AWARDS DotW: New Orleans Hornets’ head coach Monty Williams, for just really being a douche. Mr. Pancakes: the NBA bitches!!! Burrito:The World Series of Fighting exists. Why do these other fighting organizations think they can drink UFC’s milkshake? Isn’t it almost like going up against the NFL?
What’s up, internet. Its early November and the NBA is back. In ALTTAB Land that’s a highlight of the year (along with our annual remembrances of Russia Declaring War on the Ottoman Empire in 1914 and Mozart writing his Symphony Number 36, what can I say, we’re a highbrow bunch).
The Lakers look terrible and Mike Brown should be fired. Or maybe un-hired, if that’s possible. Jim Buss, un-hire yourself, too. Harden and Jeremy Lin have come together like Voltron to form Beardsanity.
Miami still looks great, even as Wade digs himself deeper and deeper into the role of flop king, and so does San Antonio, again, again.
We’ll have lots more coming up, but in the meantime, have you seen the giant shit Deadspin has been talking on NBA League Pass Broadband? We purchased it for this season and so far have no complaints. I can’t tell if I should be waiting for the other shoe to drop and for the rest of my season to be unviewable or if Deadspin should maybe not empower the stupidest of Yelpers who like to give one star reviews to restaurants with a five star average on dozens of reviews. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Rose is a longtime favorite around these parts and while Simmons is definitely influential (The Book of Basketball is on the main bookshelf here in the studio), his stock, with me at least, was at its highest probably two or three years ago. The best news here is the departure of Chris Broussard who never made any sense on that show. Broussard, the blue twitter bird with the vacant expression, didn’t have the gravitas to talk before, after, or at the same table with Magic Johnson, much less Jon Berry. Speaking of whom, Berry will be transitioning to in-game work. Deadspin, while claiming to not snark, snarked that this revamped NBA Countdown “threatens to be tolerable.”
AWARDS DotW: Frank Luntz. The mastermind behind the NHL’s upcoming propaganda scheme to keep the public on the side of the owners. Mr. Pancakes: Sarah Jones! Our favorite (ex) Bengals cheerleader, who had some inappropriate extracurricular activities (see what I did there?) with a student of hers, had other things to say about her blossoming relationship. Burrito: This is a more a “what the hell were you thinking doing that?” Alabama’s DeMichael Fanning literally suplexes Mizzou’s Russell Hansbrough.
It’s been very busy here at ALTTAB the past fews weeks, but not in fun ways. In hard, day job ways. I’ve been slammed at work and Dano even had his first business trip. Sorry for being away. We miss you even more than you miss us. At any rate, I do have something new, something that was a 2012 to-do for the podcast: a new logo! Check this sucker out.
We’ll be back on Monday with a new episode which I’m sure will be replete with THE CHARGERS ARE ON MNF ROLFOMZORG!!! See you then.
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