Monday, November 30, 2009

Nike Pro Combat (is Gar-Bage)

About 5 years ago I became a official college football fan. My homie Tyvon has been a die hard FSU fan for as long as I could remember so I stared out following Charlie Ward, Peter Warrick and Warrick Dunn. Then with the arrival of Vince Young (and Kevin Durant) I became a huge Texas Fan. Been fucking with the Longhorns ever since. (By the way we coming for that national chip this year, and Colt's getting that Heisman!)

So I'm watching college football this sat, and I notice that Nike is debuting there Nike Pro Combat Football Jerseys. These strange uniform appearances are the result of Nike's System of Dress program, which they say is supposed to revolutionizing the way football is dressed. Let me be the first to say that these are some of the ugliest looking jerseys that I have ever seen in my life. What really gets me is that they got lazy with the design by just having a universal template and just changing the colorway. Then they didnt even get all the colorways correct. LSU had on gold helmets even though they have never had gold in there school colors. Florida Gators had on blue jerseys with white looking all crazy.

Nike didn't even give a fuck about football until Under Armor started kicking there ass and making there pockets lighter. Nike wasn't even thinking about making products that go under your jersey cus you cant see them, and there all about viability. Football players are the most non-visible athletes, so you can see why Nike was letting the back up team handle there designs and marketing.

At the end of the day College Football is more about Money than competition and school tradition, so it is a win/win for historic programs who are always happy to take extra bags of cash and for Nike who can erase the individual school’s identities and make them into distinctive symbols of the Nike brand.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Shouts to the homie Shamgod. I remember being up at Minisink waiting on line to get crossed over by this dude just to say it happened to me and shit. I think he's over in China now which is good news because there are a lot of dudes on the summer circuit with no jobs frontin. Enjoy the reminisce

"Heyyy, Heehhyyyyy, Hehhyyyyy"



Yall probably forgot about this one but Jayson Williams has cut a plea deal that would send him to prison for up to three years for accidentally shooting a driver at his New Jersey estate in 2002, a person with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Williams, who retired in 2000 after playing nine seasons in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, was to face a retrial in January on a reckless manslaughter count.

Get your affairs in order playa.



Clippers head coach Mike Dunleavy doesn't think there's a better man for the job than himself.
After the Hornets fired Byron Scott last week, rumors have circulated that Dunleavy could be the next coach to get canned.
"When's the last time you ever saw an interim coach come in and the team be successful and make a playoff run?" Dunleavy said. "It's not happening. Nobody knows these guys better than I know them.
"Give a coach a chance to coach Eric Gordon and Blake Griffin. After that, fine. Let the chips fall where they may. Other than that, you just fall to pressure."
Dunleavy was referring to the fact that both Griffin and Gordon, the team's last two Lottery picks, are out with injuries.
"I understand fans," he said. "I don't blame fans. They're not technically a lot of times savvy. They don't understand and they don't weigh issues the way that you weigh them. They know wins and losses.
"We've had an awful run with this, but my track record is that I have not lost with my players. I have lost without my players, but I haven't lost with my players. From an ownership standpoint, I know there's always a lot of pressure. I'll live with whatever decision our owner makes. I'll live by it."
The Clippers are 4-9 this season.



Michael Jordan appreciated the gesture from LeBron James, but he doesn't believe his No. 23 should be retired across the NBA.
"“It was very nice, I totally understand that. But I’m a guy that says there is no one great player in the NBA. The NBA lasts a lot longer than one particular person so I understand what his point is. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Bill Russell all those guys should have their jerseys retired too. I understand his gesture, but I’m in the same group as those guys so I wouldn’t want to see my jersey retired unless you retire those guys."

SIDE NOTE: What Up Juanita!



What up good people. Word on the street is Cavs and Bobcats are planning a 2 for 1 swap that would send bumb ass Zydrunas to Charlotte for hothead(pause) Stephen Jackson and Nazr Mohammed. It's a salary cap play for the Cats as Z is in the last year of his contract and is probably going to retire at the end of the season.
SIDE NOTE: If you all are wondering if that tattoo on Jackson's stomach really is an image of praying hands clasping a pistol on a tombstone, yes that is a tattoo of praying hands clasping a pistol on a tombstone.


I don't think I have to say too much about this but let's all agree to forget about the last year the boy AI had and appreciate the 10+ years of "Greatest 50" basketball. Ok so maybe he wasn't in the orginal fifty but we can also all agree that the 50G's list needs to be dusted off and edited to amplify.

Iverson, has had more influence on pop culture than any player in the history of the NBA, period. More than Jordan (yeah i said it!)Kobe, Lebron, Magic, Bird whomever. He repped for the people, you fealt like if you saw AI on the block, and you probably would, you could step to him, give em a pound and talk about b$%9es or somethin. Yo AI is the only reason I had braids and probably the reason I started getting tatted up, well that and my boy Guyton had the hook up out in Lefrak (What up Guyton!)

I've never had the pleasure to see AI play live but I'm hoping and praying (and I know a certain gumsoul blogger is probably doing more than that!) that the Big homie Donnie can get off that cheap shit and bring AI to MSG.Listen Donnie we Fuc'd up the Brandon Jennings movement now here's a chance to redeem yourself in a major way! Iverson represents all that is NYC basketball and no other city will embrace him the way we would. Yo Iverson would bring jerseys back b. AI is so good that even if he did come to NY the Knicks would still be ass but everyone would want to tune into a game just to see an icon playing in the most iconic of arenas, MSG.

Now if we can only get him on waivers from Reebok...

Stay Tuned NYC, stay tuned.


Good Ol Ron Ron...

This happened a lil min ago but it's still kinda funny.

Exactly the kinda of Sh*@T we brought Ron Ron in to do.



24pts 13 rebounds. Not too many dudes come back from an injury and perform the way big homie Gasol did last night.
Now that he's back, It will be interesting to see how the Lakers create space in the Western Conf.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The B Jennigs Puts a Double Nickel on the Warriors (55 - 5 - 5)

For those of you that missed Brandon Jennings' record-setting show last week, NBA TV has a lunchtime treat for you. Jennings' 55-point scoring explosion in a win over Golden State can be seen again at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Jennings' double-nickel performance marked the most points by an NBA rookie since Earl Monroe scored 56 on Feb. 13, 1968. He also set the Bucks' rookie scoring record, eclipsing the 51 points set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) during the 1969-'70 season.

He was two points shy of tying Michael Redd's single-game franchise record of 57 points. He became only the third Bucks player to score 50 points in a game, joining Abdul-Jabbar and Redd.

Doo Doo Fisher

Everybody knows that my preseason pick to take the Golden Ball was the LA Lakers. I now want to make a slight correction on that pick. As long as Derick Fisher is the starting point guard for the Lakers they will continue to lose to teams they have no business losing to. Arron Brooks has officially made D.Fish his Bitch last year in the playoffs, and in La's last lost to Houston Brooks had a career high with 33 points. Meanwhile bum ass was 3 for 13. Backup Shannon Brown, who should have been starting a year ago, was 4 for 6 in only 15 mins. If you look at all the teams that faced La in the playoffs, each one significantly improved there back court. Utah picked up Eric Maynor, who recently made his first start for the injured Deron Willimas. Denver picked up Ty Lawson who recently banged all over the Lakers two games ago. Orlando picked up Puerto Rican all star Carlos Aroyo. And Houston last year promoted Brooks to the starting spot and made Lawry a starter off the bench.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ty Lawson (5'11) Bangs on Lakers Bums

Side Show Bob

This Dunk is spectacular for a couple reasons. They play started with Lebron getting send back on his dunk attempt by Jermaine O'neal. Then Wade came right back on the next play to show Bron how its supposed to be done. Side Show seen Wade coming the whole time, and still got destroyed. He got Adrian Peterson'd out there. Peep how hard Side Show falls into the base of the basket. Even though this dunk happened early in the season, it will be hard to top this for dunk of the year.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Josh Powell Gets Banged on by Shannon Brown!

Check out how High Shannon gets for the tip dunk. Somebody please tell me why this kid is not starting. Derrick Fisher is over, well at least until the playoffs. D.Fish is pulling his best Robert Horry impression. Toward the end of his career Horry use to always kick his feet up till playoff time rolled around. Then he started playing foreal.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

B Jennings Gets Bizzy!

Please don't sleep on Brandon Jennings. I admit that when I first saw him a couple years back in the Mickey Deez All American game with that Retro Kids, kid and play flat top I was hating. I soon had to get up off that hated after seeing him get busy. Even though he had a funny played out hair cut, there was nothing played out or funny about his game. The media, and even Brandon's agent seems to have been sleeping on him for sometime now. When he decided to skip college and go pro in the Euro-Leagues people thought it was a bad decision. Then when the NBA Draft came around his agent advised him not to show up to MSG because he felt that he was not gonna be a Lottery pick. Low and behold Brandon was a Lottery pick, and even though he didnt get the playing time he expected, going to play over seas made him a more mature and complete player. Brandon put up incredible numbers in his NBA debut with 17, 9 and 9 falling just short of a triple double. 8 defensive rebounds for a 6-1 point guard fresh out the box is pretty damn good.
I got the chance to watch Brandon play against the Pistons the other day and I was very surprised by his performance. I knew he was gonna be real good as some point but I did not know it was gonna be this quick. He was getting bizzy out there in the Bradley Center. I don't think I ever heard a Milwaukee crowd get that loud and hype. I believe he had like 14 straight points in the 4th quarter. Jumpers, three pointers, lil Tony Parker floaters with the left, and he was playing D. Brandon is averaging 22 points, 4 bounds and 5 dimes a game, and with those numbers its safe to say that he may be playing in Jerry Jones and the Cowboys new arena at All-star break in not only in the rookie game but in the All-star game as well. If you don't know now you know!