10.02.2008

AT LAST



Feels like I've been waiting all of FD's life for this to turn up.

Proceed below for some Quentin Richardson projection.

UPDATE: Holy crap. Via Zillz, Gerald Wallace with some choice quotes on his future in Charlotte, and the devil that's taken over there:

"My agent called me and he had talked to (GM) Rod (Higgins) and those guys ..." Wallace said. "I said, 'Well, I'm in Alabama with my kids. Call me if I've got to move.' That was it."

"He's trying to break me out of the one-man defensive thing," Wallace said. "He wants all five guys to play defense. ... If you go for those steals and miss and the way you're going to leave your teammates hanging."


Of course, I've edited out the parts where Brown suggests that Wallace is his kind of player, because I'd never believe anything that snake says for a second. And hearing that Wallace is being asked to stop being a "one-man defensive thing" positively sinks my ship.

"FREE DARKO" was stupid, "FREE AMIR" only a matter of time. But at this point in his career, "FREE GERALD" would be as big a downer as I can imagine.

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18 Comments:

At 10/02/2008 11:26 AM, Blogger Louie Bones said...

Can we get an FD Axis of Evil?
Larry Brown, Avery Johnson, Dolan, Shawn Bradley, etc...

 
At 10/02/2008 11:52 AM, Blogger Graydon said...

I now have that damn "Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday" song stuck in my head.

 
At 10/02/2008 11:58 AM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

I like Larry Brown, and there has been some LB praise on this site in the past, so he is most definitely not in any Axis of Evil. Assigning FD-type values to coaches is actually pretty complicated. For instance, Jeff Van Gundy the coach was pretty anti-FD in a lot of ways, but Van Gundy the announcer is incredible and arguably FD. And there's this.

 
At 10/02/2008 11:58 AM, Blogger mdesus said...

Thought you'd like to know lil wayne is espousing liberated fandom .
"People were also asking in the blog comments why don't I like the Saints? I do like the Saints, but I'm not a Saints fan first, and that's only because that shows my true love for sports. I'm not just gonna choose a favorite team just 'cause that's my city. The only reason why I'm a Saints fan is because that's my city, but I'm a true Packers fan."
http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3619710&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos2

 
At 10/02/2008 12:08 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

See also Lebron's Yankee cap.

I would argue there's a racial aspect to traditional vs. liberated fandom, but I don't really want to open that can of worms.

 
At 10/02/2008 12:09 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

You or I already have on numerous occasions.

That said, Lil Wayne choosing the Packers does kind of confound that.

 
At 10/02/2008 12:25 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

Hey dudes, you might want to take a look at the recently refurbished Amazon page if you're at all curious about the book. . .

 
At 10/02/2008 12:35 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

I haven't really analyzed African-American sports fandom in-depth, but the Yankees and Packers were both winning championships when 'Bron and Weezy were at formative stages. From what I've seen, African-American sports fans are more likely to be frontrunners than white fans. Can opened?

 
At 10/02/2008 12:39 PM, Blogger themarkpike said...

Illustrations featured on Amazon are amazing. Kobe putting ships in bottles is my new wallpaper. Collabo with Threadless ASAP, por favor.

 
At 10/02/2008 12:40 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

I think i did a post at some point that was roundly dismissed. I guess I'd say this: Yankees are New York, and have Jeter, a Jordan-approved celebrity-winner. Packers are white as fuck.

 
At 10/02/2008 1:05 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

I don't know, as a dude, Favre seems pretty "white," but as a player, he has kind of a "black" game. Plus, the Packers have a cool logo and colors, which always helps.

 
At 10/02/2008 3:09 PM, OpenID gpietras said...

Don't forget the Farve-Cajun connection, which I imagine would have some appeal to a young Lil' Wayne.

 
At 10/02/2008 3:09 PM, OpenID gpietras said...

Favre.

 
At 10/02/2008 4:01 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

Someone like Ufford had better pipe up if I say this, but it's hard to know what to make of Favre, or Steve Young, or Fran Tarkenton, when it comes to assessing race and style in QB's. Granted, none of them are thinly disguised running backs like Vick was, but these are all-timers, all of whom excelled and proved the value of a looser, less disciplined approach to the position. They obviously paved the way for the "running quarterback."

 
At 10/02/2008 7:31 PM, Blogger berts said...

I know you guys have discussed race with insight and care, and your track record gives you the benefit of the doubt, but to say Favre has a "black" game is to reify the same tropes you are generally on guard against.

Particularly in football, it's pretty hard to polarize "white" and "black" in a team ethos.

 
At 10/02/2008 7:44 PM, Blogger Mr. Six said...

Second on the excellence of the artwork in the book previews. Seeing Big Baby's "Style Guide" sketches fully realized has been a big part of my excitement about the book. Any chance he'd consider selling some of the original art?

And I'm just assuming that you guys are going to merchandise the hell out of it. I mean I might actually wear a Tim Duncan t-shirt if it had his ruined statue head on the front and His Gothic Dimensions on the back.


wv: lttrr -- "Let's try to run, Randolph," said Eddy Curry to Zach.

 
At 10/02/2008 11:26 PM, Blogger RyanP said...

Screw LB, GW and the Republicants, Free Walter Herrmann!!

 
At 10/03/2008 2:19 AM, Blogger RyanP said...

Biden is totally Rasheed Wallace and Sarah Palin is Kevin Martin, provided McCain is elected and Martin makes an All-Star team.

 

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