Saturday, November 14, 2015

Why do the Dallas Mavericks have old Denver Nuggets uniforms?

When I was a little kid, I used to mistake the cities of Dallas and Denver for each other.  They were both far away, began with a "D" and the words looked alike to me.  However, the main reason for my mix-up was that I owned a yellow t-shirt of the Dallas skyline (which I think one of my parents brought back for me from a business trip, it vaguely resembled the one pictured), and the Denver Nuggets logo looked liked this:

So when I flipped on ESPN the other day and saw Dirk Nowitzki and his Mavericks teammates wearing these, it only added to my 30-year-old confusion:

Here's former Nuggets star Alex English:

Friday, November 13, 2015

Kevin Youkilis wants to make sure you know his Twitter account is the real Kevin Youkilis

This tweet now features the blue "verified" check mark, but at the time Youkilis sent it that hadn't happened yet (which he also explains below):

I'm glad this is finally resolved.  I can't tell you how many times I've been fooled by fake Kevin Youkilis accounts.  There's really nothing worse than thinking you're reading tweets from the real Kevin Youkilis, only to discover afterwards that it's actually just a Kevin Youkilis impostor.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Rondo is Rondo-ing again!

During his time in Boston, Rajon Rondo was hands-down the greatest triple-doubler in the NBA.  It may just be a flash in the pan, but for the moment, Rondo is looking like his old self:

Both of these numbers are also now one greater than they were four days ago:

Three triple-doubles in four games.

RELATED: My top 5 memories of Rajon Rondo with the Boston Celtics

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Is it possible Greg Hardy is actually insane?

Until today, I assumed Greg Hardy should be in jail as apposed to walking the streets with the general public.  But, now I'm wondering if maybe a hospital is the right place.  Here's what his Twitter profile temporarily said today:

Hardy's detachment from reality is so far off the charts that it's time to question whether or not he's a fully-functional human being.  If you don't know the details, here's the whole story.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Could you eat this cucumber sandwich?

Taste-wise, I think it would actually be fairly good.  I'm talking about the physics of it:

While I am intrigued, this is definitely a flawed idea.  One, it looks really difficult to build.  I don't see many people taking the time to carve out the center of a cucumber like that.  And two, biting into/through it might be a serious challenge.  A cucumber is pretty thick (and I assume doesn't squish down like bread does) and has a tough layer of skin on the outside.

I'm guessing if I tried to eat this thing I'd be all gung-ho about it at the beginning, but by the time I got towards the end my jaw would be sore and I'd be completely sick of it.  Realistically, I just can't envision anybody consuming that entire thing.

Here's my advice for people in the cucumber-instead-of-bread sandwich market: Make a small one, and cut it into slices.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Ghetto Superstar" by Pras, ODB and Mya

Ghetto Superstar came out in the summer of 1998 as part of the Bulworth soundtrack (an excellent movie by the way, and totally worthy of its own post sometime), which is why Warren Beatty is featured on the single's cover.  Apparently (That Is What You Are) is also part of the song's official title, but I don't think I knew that before today.

The compilation by Pras, Ol' Diry Bastard and Mya took its chorus from the 1983 Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton tune, Islands in the Stream.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Patriots score in every quarter, the BC Eagles don't score in any quarters

The Patriots finished the first quarter of their opening game of the season tied 0-0 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  New England has scored in every quarter its played since, rolling to an 8-0 record.

The 31 consecutive quarters with points on the board ties an all-time NFL record, one the Pats will most likely break in the opening 15 minutes of next week's contest in New York.

On the other hand, the local college football club is slightly less proficient on offense:

I sent that tweet after the third quarter of Boston College's 24-8 loss to NC State Saturday.  At the time, the Eagles trailed 21-0.  BC's fourth-quarter touchdown gave them points in just 9 of 28 quarters vs. ACC opponents this year.  The Eagles are 0-7 in conference play, with a total of 56 points in those games.  They've also been shut out in 7 of 14 halves.

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