Monday, July 30, 2007


The MLB trade deadline inching ever so close and we are finally starting to see some player movement. Kudos to Wess for getting out in front of it and pretty much nailing the particulars of the inevitable Kyle Lohse trade. (Do yourself a favor and scroll down to read his Reds trade deadline report if you haven't already.) Hopefully the Redlegs will make more moves tomorrow. Until then, take a trip down memory lane and share a laugh about some recent Reds' deadline deals with the good folks at THE REDS ROCKET.

In other trade deadline news, Mark Teixeira was traded to Atlanta as part of a six player deal. Luis Castillo was traded from the Twins to the Mets. Does anyone give a shit? I sure don't. If it isn't a Reds game or the postseason, I'd rather watch two senior citizens bang than watch a baseball game. I'll leave the baseball talk to people who actually care (like Wess).

Now on to the trade that actually matters:

The Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to send Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics.

Now, I understand that to most of you it sounds completely ridiculous that I consider the MLB trade deadline an afterthought, but I am overjoyed about an NBA deal in July. Consider a couple things though. First, the NBA is a thousand times cooler than baseball. Secondly, a once in a generation player who redefined both the power forward position and the NBA salary structure, has instantly made one of the two most storied franchises in American sports history relevant for the first time since Larry Bird hung it up.

The Celtics will team Garnett (career 20.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 1.97 bpg) with arguably the league's best shooter who's coming off a career- best 26.4 ppg in 06-07 in Ray Allen (career 21.5 ppg) and the face of the franchise for the past decade in Paul Pierce (career 23.6 ppg). The three players, who have a combined 22 all-star appearances, have all been "the man" and more importantly, all three have already made their money. KG, Allen, Pierce have a combined career earnings of around $360 MILLION!!! Garnett will have his contract extended as part of the deal. Allen is owed $52 million over the next three seasons and Pierce signed a max extension last summer that will keep him in Celtic green through 2010-2011. Because they are all paid like alpha dogs they should all be able to leave their egos at the door. The only thing left for these three to do is win a championship.

You may not care about this trade or the NBA whatsoever right now, but you will. Trust me. Next June, when the NBA playoffs roll around and you are watching montages of Auerbach, Russell, Cousy, Havlicek, Bird etc. and the TD BANKNORTH GARDEN seems like the old BOSTON GARDEN, you will be talking about how much better the NBA playoffs are now that the Celtics are back.


Pac Man Jones has apparrently found an interesting new career that will keep him occupied while he's serving his suspension. How is it possible for one man to be so awesome? God, I hope he ends up a Bengal someday, but not as much as I wish I could have hung out with him and Chris Henry back when they were both at West Virginia.

Michael Vick is fucked. It sucks when you are the big fish that the feds are after. It was only a matter of time before the smaller fish rolled on him.

Now that football season is right around the corner, I thought I should let you know that it looks like TECMO BOWL is coming back!

Cam Carey just knows how to win (