This was a really big deal
(Source) The Chicago Bulls spent Tuesday courting unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony, and brought out just about everyone in the organization to help with their pitch. According to sources close to the situation, the Bulls started their meeting with Anthony by giving him a tour of the United Center and then moved over to their new practice facility. Later, the Bulls’ brass made a pitch centered around the fact that a core of Anthony, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson – with Tom Thibodeau coaching – would be able to contend right away in the depleted Eastern Conference.
While Rose had went on the record saying that he wasn’t going recruit Anthony to Chicago, he was very involved in the team’s courtship of the superstar free agent, according to sources close to the situation. While at the United Center, sources say that Rose went through a private workout to show Anthony that he’s healthy and ready to compete at a high level next season.
I know some people won’t see this as a big deal but in my mind it’s HUGE. Just Monday we were all wondering why the hell Derrick Rose would openly say it wasn’t his job to recruit and then yesterday he goes out and has a private workout specifically for Carmelo showing him that his knee is ok. That’s quite the humbling experience for a guy who was MVP of the NBA. To not only come in and meet with Melo but workout for him? That’s D-Rose putting his money where his mouth is and stepping up to the plate and I for one could not be happier.
I’ve also heard a few rumblings how all of this grandstanding and meetings and players sucking each other off is pathetic and below the Bulls. Wrong. This is the NBA now, this is how it works. In 2010 when the Bulls were pursuing Lebron they brought Zero players to the meeting in Cleveland. Derrick Rose didn’t pick up his phone or even attempt to talk to Lebron, fine. But guess what happened? He ended up going to the place where Dwyane Wade was actively pursuing him. Lobbying for his services and colluding with Chris Bosh. That’s just the nature of the business now. It isn’t MJ or Bird or Magic’s NBA. These guys don’t hate each other like they used to. Does that sort of suck? Sure, but it’s the reality. And as the old saying goes, adapt or die, and this is Derrick Rose and the Bulls adapting instead of dying yet again. I’m all for it.
If you missed the update on Dead Eye the monkey it may be my favorite story this year.
If you missed the update on Dead Eye the monkey it may be my favorite story this year.
Looks like the Blackhawks might have finally gotten the No.2 center they have been trying to acquire since probably before the lockout…the first lockout in 2004-05. Have to give Stan Bowman credit. Everyone was calling for the Hawks to make a big splash. Make some sexy move for Kesler, Stastny, Spezza, etc that would [...]
Looks like the Blackhawks might have finally gotten the No.2 center they have been trying to acquire since probably before the lockout…the first lockout in 2004-05. Have to give Stan Bowman credit. Everyone was calling for the Hawks to make a big splash. Make some sexy move for Kesler, Stastny, Spezza, etc that would have required a shakeup of the roster that was very close to repeating as Stanley Cup champs. Instead, Bowman went bargain hunting and added a guy who should slot into the top 6 and on to the 2nd PP nicely.
Who is Brad Richards? He’s that guy from the sweet Untucked ads on the Superpage.
He is also a guy who used to bang Olivia Munn
Richards is not the player he was 10 years ago. He’s not even the player he was 5 years ago. He’s not a great skater anymore, but he can still play. He had 51 points, played a full 82 games, and was a key player for a Rangers team that made an unexpected run to the Stanley Cup Finals. He won’t be a star here, but he doesn’t have to be. Richards is an upgrade over Handzus on a team that didn’t need a lot of upgrades. It’s not everyday you can add a Conn Smythe winner to your roster for $2M. Coach Q will have a fun time putting lines together next year. This gives him a ton of flexibility.
After the Richards and Regin signings the Hawks are $2.2M or so over the Cap so Stan still has some work to do. Most obvious choices to be shipped out are Versteeg plus a defenseman. Oduya and Rozsival are the most likely to go. Any way you slice it, the Hawks are better today than they were at the start of the day yesterday.
PS: Hawks signed a bunch of minor leaguers to Rockford yesterday. One of them was Lemont native, goalie Scott Darling. Here he is feeding some stupid Finnish goalie knuckle sandwiches.
Just giving a free agent your number and plastering it on the arena directly in your face, even though he most likely won’t sign. Awkkkkwwward. PS How about the Rockets just jacking our entire pitch to Melo? Be more of a copycat, you can’t.
Just giving a free agent your number and plastering it on the arena directly in your face, even though he most likely won’t sign. Awkkkkwwward.
How about the Rockets just jacking our entire pitch to Melo? Be more of a copycat, you can’t.
I can’t really hate any of these people because honestly I’ve been bullshitting my way through the World Cup and trying to learn soccer on the fly as well but these always crack me up. People just digging themselves holes with their made up stories and half truths. Snake it till you make it.
Also, was this guy serious when he said he cried during the Portugal game? What the fuck?
Hollywood Boulevard is straight up not on planet earth. When Hank and I went out there for Hawks Kings we walked around and w’re absolutely lost. It’s just a ton of tourists and psycho ex-actors. Gold mine for things like this.
Come on man
First of all, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a streaker stay on a field untouched longer than this guy did yesterday. Literally got bored with running around and came back wondering why he wasn’t arrested yet. Way to have that security on lockdown Brazil.
But more importantly, if you’re going to get arrested and end up on televisions across the world you can’t end be all boned out. You just Can’t. Rule 1 of running on the field, don’t get a boner when a bunch of security guards put their hands on you. Awful look. Because instead of saving the Favelas or whatever the fuck the point of this was it’s guy with a half a chub in his sweatpants. You blew it, way to go Favela superman, your boner blew it.
What a dick
I normally hate these type of things. Waiter does a shitty job, famous person leaves bad tip, waiter tweets it out and makes famous person look like a dickhead, rinse and repeat. But with that said, I just don’t understand how you can give a zero dollar tip. I’ve never once even thought about doing that in my life. 10% for bad service, sure, but a zero dollar tip is basically the waiter called you a motherfucker and spit in your food in front of your face, that’s the only explanation, not simply, they called us “boys”. I can’t understand any other set of circumstance, only cocksuckers don’t tip. Cocksuckers and Mr. Pink.
Warren Sapp, not practicing No Carb Summer
I’ll give Warren credit here, writing “Boys Don’t Tip” definitely softens the blow. Like that’s his rule, sorry, boys don’t tip, don’t know what to tell you, they just don’t.
Left his heart out on the field. Now I know there a lot of opinions floating around that we can all go back to “hating” soccer and today was an embarrassment, fine. I’m not going to sit here and tell people what they should and shouldn’t like but I will say this. [...]
Left his heart out on the field.
Now I know there a lot of opinions floating around that we can all go back to “hating” soccer and today was an embarrassment, fine. I’m not going to sit here and tell people what they should and shouldn’t like but I will say this. I thoroughly enjoyed the US run in the World Cup. This tournament is awesome, I’ve been captivated every second, I’m genuinely excited for the quarterfinals, semi’s and finals even if America isn’t participating. I’ll be the first to admit I never thought I’d see the day that I genuinely enjoyed soccer but I’m there. And it’s more than that. You can sit and hate and call these guys pussies and stay stuck in your ways or you can watch some incredible athletes do incredible things. At the end of the day I watch sports to see guys do things I couldn’t dream of, I watch sports for the moments that stick in your brain forever, and that’s all this World Cup has been. Incredible moments, athletes being pushed to the edge, the highest level of competition, I’m in. So yeah today sucked, but this run was still fun and anyone doesn’t watch because soccer is a “pussy” sport is missing out, their loss not mine. It’s ok to like new things and I now like Soccer, sue me.
Fucking Eagle Man.