6.15.2008

If We Stop Talking. . .



Not sure why I feel the urge to put an open thread up for this game. Especially since it means burying A TOTALLY OVERARCHING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, AND ESSENTIAL PIECE ON THE INTELLECTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF THIS SITE. Must be because I did a link dump already this weekend, or spent way too much time qualifying my take on this series. We have sold out, so buy the book as a relic from when we still had integrity. Tomorrow, exclusive photos of Jeff McInnis putting a clock radio down his pants.

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At 6/15/2008 9:11 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

First!

 
At 6/15/2008 9:17 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

During the end of the U.S. Open, they showed a commercial reminding audiences of the sport's capacity for diversity. Would the NBA ever have done that in the late 1990's, or would that have been too much?

Also, I love that Paul Pierce plays like he has as little idea when he's going to release the ball as you do.

 
At 6/15/2008 10:34 PM, Blogger Brendan K. said...

I'm still staggering from game 4, so I have no thoughts on the actual basketball, but the Waltons at the half was the stuff of SNL sketches yet unrealized. You could not put two more opposite-yet-equally unappealing demeanors in one scene if you tried. And they're actually related! Wonderful.

 
At 6/15/2008 10:34 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

If anyone's out there, I am having a screen-related nervous breakdown.

 
At 6/15/2008 10:51 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

You know what, fuck it, the Celtics are just better--tougher, smarter, more heart. They do have some of the more distasteful (to me) elements of the past couple of NBA champs--the mercenary quality of the Heat, the humorlessness of the Spurs--but they're not nearly as unlikeable as those two. And I'm starting to really dig the idea of Paul Pierce NBA Finals MVP. I just hope they close it out in LA, I couldn't bear seeing that greenclad celebration.

 
At 6/15/2008 10:53 PM, OpenID tredecimal said...

I have faith in the site's authors to find something worthy of large-scale hagiography in Extra P tonight. Game will recognize game, I just know it.
To be honest, I'd always kind of thought he was second tier superstar prior to this series...guess I still had lingering memories of the World Games. Like the Sisters, I was wrong.

(this is not a veiled aside @ my previous ballbusting re: lib.f'dom, btw. Hell, I'm quasi-pulling for the Lakers so it means we'll get more games. I love FreeDrafto but I can wait for it to be the only focus of the site!)

 
At 6/15/2008 11:09 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

James Posey diving to block a pass like he's been watching Euro 2008 all weekend and thinking he'd look fresh in a goalie's jersey = why the Celtics are going to win the championship.

 
At 6/15/2008 11:11 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

Why is KG wearing pants on the bench?

 
At 6/15/2008 11:34 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

Mark Jackson has said some weird stuff during these playoffs, but "fake hustle defense" is perfect. I just wonder who they're trying to deceive. Phil Jackson? Themselves?

I'm sure someone else has already said this, but this series is totally U.S. vs. Europe.

Although I'm being won over by the Celtics, I still hate late-career James Posey and Sam Cassell.

 
At 6/15/2008 11:47 PM, OpenID tredecimal said...

Not just because they took them to 7, but the way the Celtics are winning has got to make the Hawks feel good.
Mappings:
1. embattled coaches
2. alliterative swingmen (PP, JJ)
3. unformed PGs with singularity nuts (Rajon, Acie IV)
4. Eddie House is Jonas Venture to Mike Bibby's Thaddeus. Or Salim is Eddie.

Somewhere in Childress & Smith is Posey & Garnett's defensive greatness.

Shit I gotta get back to the game, but I wouldn't mind seeing someone else run with this.

 
At 6/15/2008 11:50 PM, Blogger Built Chamberlain said...

I need that Jeff Mcinnis joint...

 
At 6/15/2008 11:52 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

I will relent this much: Paul Pierce is wowing the living fuck out of me. Never has wobbly seemed so authoritative.

 
At 6/15/2008 11:59 PM, Blogger Fredrik deBoer said...

I know you guys are in love with Lamar Odom, but dude does not want to fuck with James Posey.

Also, that sequence at the end there is why people think the NBA is crooked. Pierce got fouled about 5 times.

 
At 6/16/2008 12:03 AM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

I hope everyone noted the Os Mutantes McDonald's commercial. I had to check which song it was, then realized I don't know the name of anything Brazilian other than "Bat Macumba" and "Baby." And "Me Nom Es Gal."

I need a research assistant and a screen consultant.

 
At 6/16/2008 12:06 AM, Blogger themarkpike said...

If you're Ray Allen, is it difficult to play when Denzel is on the sidelines? Attica.

 
At 6/16/2008 12:08 AM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

Maybe this series isn't over. The Lakers could play well enough to force Game 7, and then ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. But, it's hard to feel very confident about the Lakers after this game, even though they won.

 
At 6/16/2008 12:10 AM, Blogger jawaan oldham said...

Did they win, or did they not lose?

 
At 6/16/2008 12:12 AM, OpenID tredecimal said...

I don't know why but the postgame "We shot the ball like crap the last time in Beantown so we're due." cracked me up. Kobe Is Magic- he can make 'crap' funny.
Paul Pierce impersonations are kinda similar to, and as fun as, Dikembe Mutumbo ones.

 
At 6/16/2008 12:16 AM, Blogger Carter Blanchard said...

During the halftime Luke was wearing an Obey shirt. Not sure what that says, but worth noting.

Also, Mark managed to have two semi-decent lines tonight: the fake hustle, and also re: vlad, "He's good enough to keep both teams in it." Perfect.

 
At 6/16/2008 12:23 AM, Blogger Ty Keenan said...

It was "A Minha Menina." I was very impressed.

 
At 6/16/2008 12:37 AM, Blogger Ghost Deini said...

So my girlfriend fell asleep during halftime, and when she woke up she told me Rajon Rondo was in her dream.

In her dream she woke up, and Rondo was sleeping in her parent's bedroom. She went into the bathroom to brush her teeth and Rondo comes in holding a toothbrush and says "Look what i got!". And she's like "it's just a toothbrush". So he's like "no, wanna see?". So he plugs the toothbrush into a television set. Turns out the toothbrush is actually a tiny camera, and he has recorded footage of scantily clad women washing a car. He was pretending to use the toothbrush to wash another car, and was actually using it to film the oblivious women. WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?

 
At 6/16/2008 1:32 AM, Blogger Sweat of Ewing said...

Paul Pierce is Tony Parker after a growth spurt and 3 shots of bourbon, and I mean that in a good way.

 
At 6/16/2008 1:52 AM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

I'll say it again: Pierce tonight had me doing backflips.

Also, if anyone goes to order the book, you'll notice that 97% of the people who go to that page and buy something end up with the FD volumne. The other 3% get "Breaks of the Game," which is out of print and starts at $35. Way to go, guys!

 
At 6/16/2008 3:21 PM, Blogger blake said...

just ordered my copy... wooo

 

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