10.28.2008

The Macrophenomenal Website (And All It Contains)



Ordinarily, we'd take Opening Day to giggle, shake, and look forward to another season of NBA action. But this year, we already went and presaged the whole thing. In case you care, Bulls/Bucks is the real game to watch, and if you've got any fine wines stashed for the occasion, save them for Wednesday's Knicks/Suns answer-fest.

Instead, WELCOME TO OUR BOOK'S HIGHLY ADVANCED WEBSITE. Of special interest shall be the media page, which has embeddable preview widgets and our theme song. And kindly swing by Ye Olde FD Imperial Outlet, where you can pre-order new shirts and limited edition prints of the book's art. In the future leading up to the book's release, there will be more previews, some other media surprises, and the long-rumored Silverbird Stats Corner.

Anyway, feel free to turn this into an open thread about whatever, and we'll be around soon with a new post. Hopefully, this other site will tide you over, and maybe even convince a few more people to buy the book itself.

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30 Comments:

At 10/28/2008 12:42 AM, Blogger Jon Bois said...

My God.

I can't believe how amazing this reads and looks. This is going to kill, and has just usurped everything else as the piece of media I'm most looking forward to.

 
At 10/28/2008 1:31 AM, Blogger Gerald said...

my head just exploded

 
At 10/28/2008 1:34 AM, Blogger goathair said...

I am so glad I have to decorate a house right now.

 
At 10/28/2008 2:08 AM, Blogger Posit said...

incroyable.

 
At 10/28/2008 2:19 AM, Blogger Mr. Six said...

Everything looks fantastic. I can't believe you didn't do a print of that TMac piece.

And no Iver Anderson? My girl is disappointed.

 
At 10/28/2008 3:13 AM, Blogger T. said...

Well, we'll have to clear out some wall space, and closet space, but I need stuff. Ordering now.

WV: reals = No comment necessary.

 
At 10/28/2008 5:32 AM, Blogger Jeffrey Hardy Quah said...

My god. I wasn't going to pick this up, but you just made a sale. And I'll echo Mr. Six: where can I get a copy of that McGrady illustration? It's perfect.

 
At 10/28/2008 7:41 AM, Blogger W2 said...

I hate TMAC. The book looks great. I will force those who know me to gift me a copy. Then I will gift them a copy. It will be like watching the Nuggets play Golden State.

Visit Portland ME.

 
At 10/28/2008 8:51 AM, Blogger johnny5 said...

I cannot wait. The style is even more FreeDarkoly exceptional than previously glimpsed. This book will have an effect on the game - players are going to read it and change accordingly. It's going to be on Phil Jackson's book club.

Freakin' Arenas!

 
At 10/28/2008 9:34 AM, Blogger themarkpike said...

I'm definitely snagging a print. Well done, fellas.

And, if I may briefly be a design fanboy, your Tw Cen MT font usage here has some serious swagger.

Love it.

 
At 10/28/2008 9:47 AM, Blogger Jeff V said...

FYI: I think you're obligated to pretend that you don't care about the sales of your book (google the Cobain theorem).

However, I was really on the fence about buying your book before and after seeing your website I'm getting out my credit card.

So on the marketing tip, Huzzah!

 
At 10/28/2008 10:58 AM, Blogger Michael said...

The web site is an amazing work in itself. Now I'm trying to think of all the people who might possibly appreciate this book that I can gift it to.

wv: sinesses - a spanish-yiddish hunger strike

 
At 10/28/2008 11:15 AM, Blogger Quantavius Sturdivant said...

this does look amazing. i would love to get that t-mac picture as a print, the barbosa one is nice too.

 
At 10/28/2008 3:07 PM, Blogger Dan Filowitz said...

Now I have to wait both for the book and the sledgehammer Amare tshirt to arrive in the mail.

This looks incredible, guys. Congrats and lots of success with it!

 
At 10/28/2008 3:11 PM, Blogger koji said...

OH MY GOD! This is breathtakingly brilliant! Now if there only was a way to buy the book and/or prints in Poland, then I would simply implode. Unfortunately, I can't order this via international mail - I wouldn't risk to get it ruined by the post-office butchers. I'll have to wait till someone I know goes to the States and picks it up for me personally. Damn.

The graphic content is just perfect. Simply genius!

 
At 10/28/2008 3:18 PM, Blogger Ken said...

Pre-ordered on 5/28. Ship that Bitch!

Seriously though, cheers and congrats. Good to see those who had some fraction of doubt jumping on board.

Trying to decide which print to buy though. If we got a break on the price I'd probably buy all 4 to be honest.

 
At 10/28/2008 11:44 PM, Blogger FunWithLogic said...

Six Months Early:

"Mar 09 L.A. Lakers@Portland: Sometimes, it's okay to cry. Let's face it: Portland will be movin' on up, but the Lakers will expose all that's left for them to learn. So I get it's a positive experience for everyone."

L.A. is killing it.

 
At 10/28/2008 11:46 PM, Blogger redrawblak said...

i was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy or two (you can find it at the right store in nyc :)). can a book change the game? glad the nba is back--

 
At 10/29/2008 12:01 AM, Blogger RyanP said...

This stuff is better than tonight's Leon Powe performance

Congrats

 
At 10/29/2008 8:56 AM, Blogger Flud said...

Stunning. not even congrats... youze people are beyond that. somewhere amazing

 
At 10/29/2008 10:29 AM, Blogger themarkpike said...

can stern please step up and make an arbitrary rule that prevents eddie house's son from frolicking on the sidelines?

or is it going to take a an errant 3rd quarter buzzer beater miss from rondo to open our nation's eyes to the horror of top-heavy adolescents...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPUnoiHB9BQ

 
At 10/29/2008 12:04 PM, Blogger Spencer said...

Unbelievable work, gentlemen. I honestly said something out loud in a quiet office when I saw the artwork. I can't wait to have it delivered.

wv: coagi- what I said

 
At 10/29/2008 2:35 PM, Blogger STEPHEN A. SMITH said...

I have never spent much time on your site, but I just took a few minutes to look at the book preview and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. I will definitely be getting a copy of this, and probably be checking your site more frequently.

Oh, and the artwork is amazing. Whoever did it is an absolute genius.

 
At 10/29/2008 3:23 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

Post coming tomorrow, but for now, Sporting News column on body/mind and Team USA.

 
At 10/29/2008 10:23 PM, Blogger gordon gartrelle said...

When I first heard about the book, I thought that it would do well at an Ego Trip-level. Now that I've seen the excerpts, I think it has a chance to do SERIOUS numbers and cement itself in pop culture.

I can't even remember the last time I bought a book that wasn't for school, but not only am I copping this as soon as I can, I'm going to proselytize for FD.

Congrats, guys.

 
At 10/29/2008 10:27 PM, Blogger El Presidente said...

I hope some other FD reader(s) just saw Stoudemire over Duncan with less than 2 minutes left. Yeeeeesh.

 
At 10/29/2008 11:13 PM, Blogger Ben said...

We need that McGrady print STAT.

 
At 10/29/2008 11:34 PM, Blogger Jerk Store said...

i was going to ask everyone here for recommendations of things on amazon that are around 10 dollars to complete the supersaver shipping, but i see a fellow new yorker has found early copies at some store. i might just have to trek out in the blustery weather and track one down. any tips, redrawblak? thanks.

 
At 10/30/2008 4:40 AM, Blogger dunces said...

Had this on pre-order for what seems like an eternity. Christmas is coming early for me this year!

wv: mistio - man, the captchas are just killing it up in here

 
At 10/30/2008 12:03 PM, Blogger Jerk Store said...

i took my best guess on who had copies and there they were: five prereleased copies of the tome, looking too oversized to be a children's book, too undersized to be a textbook. what i've read so far has been awesome, and the graphics are absolutely stunning. i'm already hoping for more books.

however, i think len bias was the second overall pick of the 1986 draft (page 43), unless i'm reading it wrong.

 

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