Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Quick Hit Links

  • (stolen from the Sports Guy's Daily Links) Manny and John Henry's Chat Session.
  • I think I found my Obi Wan (alongside my Princess Leia) to guide me through this crazy little thing called blog.
  • The felicitous phrasing of Insider Mike finally gets a little recognition on Gawker. Gawk betta re ca nize.
  • Now the whole nation knows I'm a shivering flannel-clad mess. What is this 1992? I knew he was going to interview me, but calling me out on the flannel? cold. (yeah, you like that "continuity of dissent" line. what's up now.)
  • Chuck Klosterman (Esquire, Spin) on old school sports. (funny article but his logic is flawed on supporting the NBA dress code, which is just another step in David Stern's nouveau prim packaging of the NBA. In the old Boston Garden, it was dirty, the halls were filled with smoke, it was gritty and crass, and it was one of the best sports environment in the world. In the Fleet Center (sorry, TD Banknorth Garden Center Arena?), you get kicked out for giving the Fan Dance Cam the finger from the top row of the stadium, when there’s no one within 5 rows, at a crap game on a Wednesday night. Bullshit. Let the kids, the families, and the white business casual community get an unadulterated look at what the NBA and America is all about: it’s about hip hop and it’s about me, drunk and pissed off at the Dance Cam on a Wednesday night.)

4 comments:

lc said...

Re:NBA dress code. Changing his clothes is not going to make Ron Artest not hit a fan who threw something at him. Suspension for the season will. so then the dress code message becomes: you can totally get away with whatever if you play solid D and make the all star team. that's still true. Just wear a suit while you do it. preferably not a purple one because that, too, makes white people uncomfortable. i mean, puh-leaze.

Dan said...

Seriously. And I should be able to give the Fan Dance Cam the finger. That thing is seriously annoying. Half the crowd doesn't even know there's a game going on.

lc said...

assault the dance cam all you want. But if you transfer your anger to one of the players I think you also deserve to have a beat down adminsitered to your drunk ass.
and yes, getting kicked out for the finger does seem like a restriction of your right to, uh, free speech or public demonstration of pissed-offness. see this is why we need to go to law school.

Dan said...

It seems that the pom pom on my winter cap disappeared during my transfer out of the facilities. I'm looking into my legal options, so let me know how that law school thing goes.