8.08.2008

Each Day is a Lifetime, 8.8.08


















I kind of hate football right now:

--Our old friend Dan Hopper catches something in the Carmelo Anthony episode of cribs that may cause us to revise our definition of "Black Jesus," which already appears twice in the Free Darko Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac glossary. Carmelo's description of the painting seriously needs to be watched for full appreciation.

--When someone asks you what Free Darko means, just show them this.

--This piece from The Root on LeBron's political inclinations appears surprisingly too late given the scuttlebutt on whether or not Coach K and Don Vito Colangelo has ordered a gag rule on political talk at the olympics. Nonetheless, this piece is nice (and unique) in its optimism for athletes' political involvement.

--Just note how surreal it is that Silas and Smith are co-coaching a team. SITCOM (BS)

--This decidedly slays this, which decidedly slays this. As Shoals notes, "That dsr song mentions a throwback ostertag!!!!!"

--Good conversation on the Marvin Gaye "Star Spangled Banner" jumpoff, which has been the topic of much discussion lately for its appearance in Nike's newest Olympic advertisement. Personally, I think the Nike ad is kind of weak and really undermines the awesomeness of Marvin returning from drugged out seclusion to use the NBA as centerstage for a dramatic return. That moment has zero to do with the Olympics. Also, just for the record, we put Marvin's anthem on this site in the first installment ever of "Thursdays with Thurl."
















--And now, a dissection of the news of the day. BLAMP!!!

Carter Blanchard: This is so fantastic. Conley/Mayo/Gay/Smith actually feels like something real. Sad that the Hawks are dead, but maybe their spirit will live on in a more viable form just a little to the west. Darko so would be on this team.

Brown Recluse, Esq: Darko reborn as Andris Biedrins? That blows my mind. Is this what Darko needed all along, to be on a team like the Hawks or the Warriors?

Ty Keenan: I would be nervous about this if it ever took the Hawks management fewer than seven days to do anything.

Carter Blanchard: Somehow I think this fits your redundancy theme. Rather than turning Smith into a high energy role player, or pairing Gay with someone more proven to pave his way, this is such a beautiful collection of questioned lost souls, whose solidarity will fuel them. Even Mayo as an overhyped rookie somehow fits the identity of "tantalizing but can't trust him."

Bethlehem Shoals: Also, obviously the new Darko shirt is the original with all the Grizzles jumping around him.



















UPDATE: This photo is all about the blazer and the flag. In the words of Shoals, "THE HAIR IS OVER." (Chris Mottram)























DOUBLE SUPER-UPDATE:

Peep Flex's jersey in the opening seconds:



(Caps told my brother who told me, Shoals)

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13 Comments:

At 8/08/2008 1:55 PM, Blogger Joshua R said...

I'm surprised it took the Grizzlies this damn long. They have a PG (too many!), a SG, a SF, and with Marc Gasol and Darko some sort of Center. Smith and Okafor were natural targets, with Smith amplifying the high-flying potential. Ultimately this is a win-win for them: if they get him they improve their team. If they don't, they at least signal to the NBA community and their fans that they haven't completely given up yet.

 
At 8/08/2008 2:15 PM, Blogger Dr. Lawyer IndianChief said...

I didn't participate in the brief convo, because I am anti-this trade for one simple (potentially stupid) far-removed reason: As long as the Grizzlies are kinda good or trying to be good, the less likely it is that they will relocate to Seattle.

 
At 8/08/2008 2:25 PM, Blogger Dr. Lawyer IndianChief said...

Whoa to that second update. Peep.

 
At 8/08/2008 2:26 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

No offense to Seattle, where I live, but I like the idea of this particular team thriving (open to re-definition) in Memphis so much more than I do having them here. Read as much into that as you want.

Also, added one more video.

 
At 8/08/2008 2:27 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

(Clarification: We were talking about the same thing)

 
At 8/08/2008 2:52 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

Incidentally, LeBron can't go to Russia now, can he?

 
At 8/08/2008 3:10 PM, Blogger goathair said...

Just watch, this'll be the one thing the Hawks management can agree on. They ruin everything.

 
At 8/08/2008 5:41 PM, Blogger Carter Blanchard said...

Full disclosure: I'm a complete idiot. When I saw the headline 'Smith signs offer with Grizzlies', my mind starting racing with possibilities and in the heat of the moment I completely forgot about restrictedness and the Hawks' right to match. Hence some of the for-grantedness of my comments. Not sure how I forgot something as basic as that that we've been reading it for months, but it was early in the morning and I still wasn't fully awake.

 
At 8/09/2008 12:31 AM, OpenID tredecimal said...

Be of good cheer that Smith's (got to be) staying with the Hawks.
This means the Helicopter's still got a place to call landing pad, and I for one, think Warrick's got a place in the positional revolution/power-forwards-are-the-new-slow/quiet-building-to-loud/fast. Doesn't one of y'all have a thing for him? He sort of IS the hourly waged man's Josh Smith (who is a startup millionaire's version of Shawn Marion).

 
At 8/09/2008 1:34 AM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

Hawks matching. Sigh. Well, we'll always have 8/8/08.

 
At 8/09/2008 1:21 PM, OpenID BigSaxmo said...

I'm sorry for bothering you fine people with my retard issues, but can someone please tell me what time the USA/China game will be shown on the east coast tomorrow? I don't know where else to turn. God, I'm so ashamed.

 
At 8/09/2008 2:33 PM, Blogger bernard snowy said...

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/olympics/24272929.html

looks like it's gonna be on NBC at 10 AM. hope that helps.

 
At 8/10/2008 11:51 PM, Blogger chaunceydevega said...

And per an earlier request re The Death of Black Politics

here you go.

http://wearerespectablenegroes.blogspot.com/2008/08/chauncey-devega-says-obama-and-end-of_10.html

 

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