It’s funny how a post this old still gets occasional comments.
And, for the record, Rivers seems to have never acted this way again (at least not that I’ve seen).
I do like the guy, too. But I doubt that this post will generate comments – certainly not three seasons out.
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And that’s why I’m so excited about Saturday mornings!
By the way, I actually searched for a good 20 minutes to find this video. Yes, I’m really that pathetic.
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Never, ever have I wished so badly that an NBA player gets leveled. It’s so very un-Christian of me.
And yet, when I see Rondo, I just want someone to just TAKE. HIM. OUT.
Want to flop and fake a foul while playing dirty against us? Let me show you a REAL foul.
See? Very un-Christian. He makes me so MAD! And no matter how dirty he plays (or any of Boston’s players, for that matter), he doesn’t get suspended. Hip check a player so hard he winds up in the locker room getting stitched up? No suspension. Later in the same game, grab another player by the arm and hurl him into the scorers’ table? No suspension. More dirty play against Orlando (though no stitches or throwing involved)? No suspension. Perkins throws a forearm into the throat of an Orlando player? No suspension.
Do they have to decapitate someone to get suspended or something?
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While watching our recorded Slam Dunk and Skills Challege shows from the All Star Weekend, I saw one of the funniest commercials I’ve seen in a long time.
When it started, I thought, “Oh, my gosh! They’re doing a spoof of Monty Python and the Holy Grail
!” And then the Holy Grail music came in. I nearly died laughing!
This is a combination of all of the shorter commercials, which can also be seen here
We’re big Orlando Magic fans around here, and just LOVED Dwight Howard’s slam dunk win last year during the All Star Break.
And when asked what makes him most proud of his son – Slam Dunk Champ, top player in the NBA, Olympic Gold Medal Winner – Dwight’s dad said he was most proud of his Christian faith. How can you dislike a guy with a family like that? This year’s Slam Dunk contest was fun to watch, even if Little Girl was disappointed at the lack of birthday cupcakes. And Dwight Howard, though he lost the contest, was still BMOC as far as I was concerned because of his sportsmanship and his assistance to Nate Robinson. Robinson won, by the way, and Howard (despite what the announcers said) did not look all that disappointed. It’s all fun, and Howard just was all class here.
Of course, this dunk was just so jaw-dropping, we weren’t sure it could be beat. Naturally, when you are under 6 feet tall and jump over someone who is nearly 7 feet tall, you deserve to win. (But since my girls loved it so, I wanted to include this, Howard’s new Superman dunk.)
Okay, one more. A little risque, perhaps, but kind of funny.
Can someone tell me why I can’t watch the Super Bowl with my kids without changing the channel at every third commercial? For example, at just after 7 EST (4 in the afternoon for West Coasters!), we had the girls cover their eyes QUICK when a Fast and Furious commercial came on. Thank God we did: there was a very brief, but still there, lesbian kiss in the commercial. A Doritos commercial showed a woman in black lace lingerie with garters and stockings (and quite suddenly). An NBC spot for Chuck that aired several times from 6:30 on (and probably earlier, but we weren’t watching much before kickoff) had a busty blonde crawling up a bed in lingerie. Go Daddy … well, we just know to turn that off as soon as we see anything with that name. A commercial for flowers that started out funny wound up working in “No one wants to see you naked” and another reference from a co-worker that he would … as he is told to shut up.
And this isn’t even getting into the violence in so many ads!
It isn’t like this is a surprise, though. We’ve found that we need remote in hand at all times when we try to watch sports with our girls. We keep EWTN
on the recall to get away quickly from the immodest, amoral, sexually-charged commercials that are now typical during sporting events. But we are dismayed at how bad this has become. It used to be that dads could watch the game with their kids and bond. Now it’s an exercise in quick reflexes as you try to shield your children from the Culture of Death.
(There were exceptions. Budweiser’s Clydesdale ads, the Coke ad below where Troy Polamalu takes Mean Joe Green’s place ["Is he coming?"], and the e*trade ads were all good, clean fun. But overall, commercial breaks have become a nerve-wracking experience for concerned parents.)
I TOTALLY forgot to mention this last week!
Big Girl’s team had their second soccer game of the season last week (September 19). Little Girl plays with her this year, which is great because it’s making her less timid when playing sports, but unfortunately, Little Girl was also running a fever last week. (We all took turns, and Big Girl actually missed soccer practice the previous Tuesday because of it.)
My parents were there to watch the game since they were on the way to my cousin’s wedding in NYC the next weekend.
And, it finally happened.
Big Girl SCORED!!!!! This is her third or fourth year with the team, two seasons per year, and she finally got in there and pounded on into the goal! As it went past the goalie, she thrust her fists into the air and made a sharp turnaround on the field, running with her fists up and her arms straight. Her coach ran out onto the field and hugged her. I restrained myself enough NOT to do that, but was definitely heard screaming as I jumped up and down on the sidelines. And the best part is that it happened right in front of where we were seated. We’d set our chairs down near the goal where her team would score in the second half!
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I especially love the one sister looking for the Yanks on the other sister’s smock!
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