Opinion Gus Johnson Does Mad Libs
Gus Johnson is one of the hardest working broadcasters in sports.
But that doesn't mean he can't enjoy a little down time from the NCAA Tournament by doing some Mad Libs.
Someone tell Derrick Rose to wake up. (via Midwest Sports Fans)
1. Play the Name Game
Come up with a funny team name. Ideally this name will include a reference to something that's currently in the news but won't seem at all timely by the All-Star Break. May we suggest, "Dunk City's Harlem Shake"?
2. Pick Your Marks
Invite Yankees GM Brian Cashman to join your league. You need at least one easy mark to fleece in trades, and if he's dumb enough to willingly put Vernon Wells on his team, just think of what Cashman will do in fantasy. Trust the process here.
3. Embrace Stat Geeks
Hang out at a local tavern until an older fellow with a beard comes in for a tipple. Offer him 40 bucks to come to your draft as your assistant and introduce himself to people as Bill James, renowned baseball statistical guru. People will be terrified of you. Nobody knows what Bill James looks like, so who's to say he doesn't stink of cheap brandy and constantly scream about the metal plates in his head?
They're Jesuit / so you know they're the shiz nit. Word.
"We live in a little bit of a bubble in Provo, but we're not completely separated from the rest of the world," said Fredette. "I hear the talk. I know that, right or wrong, some people are really pulling for me because of the color of my skin. But there are good players in the NBA D-League. I don't know if I can go in there and just dominate."
Fredette says he knows he will be drafted and fully intends to try to forge a career in the regular NBA, but believes his best shot to be a game-changer is in the D-League.
"All the hopes and expectations placed on me does not change the fact that I am a 6-foot-2 shooting guard who is a gunner and can't play defense at all. I mean, even a little bit," said Fredette. "At the absolute max of my potential I could maybe be like J.J. Redick in the NBA. That's far short of the hopes people have for me. But have me playing teams like the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the Erie Bayhawks every night? That's pretty much the same quality as the Mountain West Conference. I might be able to tear it up."
March 25, 2011 Column
Tweet of the Week
Also humbling about the country of Africa? Calling it a country.
From @santonio10 AKA New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes
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But Holmes then quickly learns a lesson, albeit a very "unimportant" one
He respects photographers as much as he does NCAA rules.