Wednesday, August 01, 2007

After all the bad news that has been going on in sports yesterday, its about time something actually related to on the field/court stuff happened, and that was the Kevin Garnett trade. I'll break down this trade in an upcoming sports article I'm going to write(self-promotion), but in a nutshell this trade is kind of sad for me. Gone are the days when your favorite player or superstar stays with one team the duration of his career. Gone are the days when your general manager/owner does whatever he needs to do to make sure that the team succeeds..well maybe it just seems like those are gone. Kevin Mchale, the general manager of Kevin Garnett's now former team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, failed for 12 years to put a good team around Garnett. Now Garnett is responsible for some of that, because he never really put the team on his back, and took over the way a superstar should do every night. But still, he didn't have a great team around him. So by executing this trade, McHale basically is waving the white flag, giving up, and telling the world and the Minnesota fans, we are taking 4 steps backwards to start moving forward again. If I was a Minnesota Timberwolves season ticket holder, I'd demand my money back. I bought tickets thinking I was going to see Kevin Garnett, and now a half empty arena will be watching household names like Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair and Al Jefferson.. Now if I lived in Boston or if I am a Celtic fan like my favorite writer is, this is a very fun and sexy time.

I am going to attempt to re-create something hilarious I saw on my way to work this morning. Two older gentlemen were passing one another. Both men were immaculately dressed. Both men were carrying briefcases. One was just coming off the escalator, the other was walking by to catch the escalator going in the opposite direction. Both men looked like mild mannered individuals. The one difference? One of the men had on an eye patch, and the other did not. I assume that the eye patch prevented him from properly seeing out of one eye, because when the two men walked by one another, the non eye patch gentlemen bumped into the eye patch wearing one, and the eye patcher caught the worst of the collision and he fell flat on his ass. Everyone around the two men kind of stopped, because it was clear that the fallen one eyed soldier was going to retort in a way that was nothing short of violent..however when he tried to get up, he fell again. And this is when I had to conceal my laughter. So instead of getting up, he proceeded to curse all kinds of ways at the man, who was standing over him yelling, "What the hell is wrong with you?". And then, the one eyed man stood up, and they started yelling at each other, but no punches were thrown(a damn shame). They just stood in each other's face, until their respective trains came, and then they left..both trying to get the last word. I have no idea whether this story is funny now, but if you can just picture a one eyed man falling, trying to get up, then falling again...

I swear i need a video camera...


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2 comments:

Sha said...

eye patches are sexy...falling is not

hadassah444 said...

KG is so overated and was never worth the millons he was originally signed for and he damn sure ainet worth 5 players and 2 #1 draft picks!! I look forward to your article.

correct me if Im wrong!