By Justin McCahren 703JuiceAtomic
*The NBA office has fined veteran Spurs guard Stephen Jackson $25,000 for a “hostile tweet” directed at OKC’s Serge Ibaka. Jackson’s tweet: “Somebody tel serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That’s a promise. He doin 2 much.“
Translation: “Serge Ibaka is not a tough individual. If he comes at me, I’m going to show him what tough is.” However, when you read his grammatically butchered tweet, you can’t help but keep noticing the whole “im goin in his mouth” thing. You have to assume that he meant, go “AT” his mouth. Going “IN” his mouth just sounds disturbing no matter how you translate it.
*The Los Angeles Lakers lost 117-110 to the Utah Jazz Sunday night. The loss drops the “All-Star Line-up Lakers” to 9-12 on the season. No witty jokes necessary for this one. Just the facts: The loss drops the Lakers to 3rd in the Pacific Division behind the Clippers and Golden St. Warriors. LAL is now 11th in the Western Conference and would be watching the playoffs from their couches if the season ended today. It doesn’t appear as if Mike Brown was the problem, and so far doesn’t seem like new coach Mike D’Antoni is the solution.
*Barcelona and Argentina soccer virtuoso Lionel Messi broke what was once that to be an “unbreakable” record Sunday. Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals to break German legend Gerd Muller’s 40 year record for most goals in a calendar year. Messi still has 3 matches to go before the New Year. He has a chance to break 90 and distance himself even further. If Muller’s record was “unbreakable” for forty years, just how long will Messi’s new mark stand?
*Reports indicate that the San Diego Chargers will fire head coach Norv Turner and general manager AJ Smith at the end of the season. “That’s about 3 years too late.”~Said Every Charger Fan Ever.
*Vikings punter Chris Kluwe covered up the NFL’s 50 year Hall of Fame patch with a post-it-note during Sunday’s victory over the Bears. The post-it-note simply read, “Vote Ray Guy.” Guy is widely considered the NFL’s greatest punter. The Hall Of Fame voters have been reluctant to recognize players who’s only impact on the game was special teams. By taking a stand, Kluwe is hoping to drum up support for Guy. The NFL uniform police are sure to make his next paycheck a little lighter. In a related story, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen puts a “kick me” note on the back of Kluwe on a daily basis.
*#1 Indiana ran their record to 9-0 Saturday. The game really wasn’t a story as they throttled lowly Central Connecticut St. However, did you know that they have a freshman on the roster named Peter Jurkin? Sure, it’s Juvenille to bring that up, but just know that when he’s eligible to play (currently suspended) announcers like Dick Vitale need to beware. As entusiastic as Vitale typically is, if Jurkin does something outstanding…the sound bite could instantly become legendary. Just imagine Dick Vitale: “Jurkin to the hole, OHHHH, Peter Jurkin is AWESOME BABY!!!” Just sayin’.
More *Blasts to come soon.