Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Voices from a Stranger...



Hey readers, here is another rant from other source besides us three geniuses. If you don't remember this feature is a guest writer's opinion on whatever they like. If you feel you’d like to do this just email the tkontoast@gmail.com address and let us know. You can email that address to see if we already have one in line for that week or email your post for us to review. Also, if it’s not good it’s not going up. We are honest SOB’s that will say...hell no!

Without further ado, this week's entry comes from our most loyal reader that is slightly taller than Q, one of your head writers. He also shares three things with Brittney Spears: 1) The same birthday, 2) The same shaved head look, and 3) The love of her music. Ok, one of those is fake...you guess which one. Along with being a nacho craving-broomball player he has a strong passion for the Sports. This rant is about the Association. Enjoy...

NBA Thoughts-

Finally an NBA article for that deals with current NBA players, instead of current 18 year old boys who have no trouble dominating the world of college basketball. Here are just a few quick notes on what’s been happening early on.

• In case you forgot, the Timberpups are still around, though they are, and will remain, at the bottom of the league. Big Al has shown he will be a force inside, which has been one of the few bright spots all year. He just dominated Amare Stoudemire and the Suns for 32 and 20. That’s exactly why the Celts wanted to keep him out of any trade. But I guess they’re feeling okay about giving him up now that KG and Co. are owning the East. (Although the Pistons will give them a good run come May).

• The other bright spot has been the impressive early play of Rashad McCants. He definitely finally looks healthy and is showing no effects from that microfracture surgery of a year and a half ago. He’s been exploding to the hoop as well as knocking down treys like he used to in Chapel Hill.

• Antoine Walker is fat and awful, yet he is 7th in minutes on the team. He didn’t play on Saturday night and look at the W we were able to pull off (hopefully Randy Wittman took note as he’s out after back surgery).

• Teddy Ratliff showed a brief bit of new found talent, swatting shots like no other. But then showed he is still Theo Ratliff and has not played since November 16th with a knee injury. Also, Randy Foye has yet to play this year. Once he comes back we’ll all get our first real look at the future of the Wolves.

• Overall they are a very bad team and one of these “special” freshmen we’re assured of drafting won’t change that record much next year.

A few other points:

• Joakim Noah officially has the ugliest jumper in the league…try to find it on YouTube or something if you get a chance. It’s quite similar to shots I’ve seen by parrots, dolphins, orangutans, and all other lower forms of animals.

• College side note: Texas Tech went on a 42-1 run against La. Tech…how does this ever happen? Why wouldn’t La Tech’s coach go Bobby Knight on the legend himself? You know, chair throwing, player choking, etc. Basically anything to get ejected so you don’t have to watch that trash anymore.

• I’m taking the Spurs to repeat. They just beat the Mavs and the Jazz without Duncan. As boring as it is to watch them, they are very good and Manu “Toucan Sam” Ginobili is dominating.

Stay tuned to the Association, especially anytime you see that this guy is on.


Who doesn’t miss that guy?

Out,
Chosman

12 comments:

Dogg said...

That is solid work my boy. How many wins do you think the Wolves come up with this year? I'm predicting 13.

Buddha said...

Where did you find the 13th? I could only come up with 9 - but then again who cares about the NBA?? I go into a 1.5 month depression between the super bowl and March Madness with nothing to watch, except ESPN shoving NBA down our throats. With the Big 10 network in effect, I can't even see whats up in dinkytown. What is going on with this BS?

Fuzz said...

Come on Buddha! Nine wins would tie us for the worst record of all time with the 1976 Philly 76ers. We're not that bad are we? 13 wins Dogg would place us fifth all time. Man maybe we are that bad...

Dogg said...

Buddha, it's called watch regular season college basketball games so you could have a sniff while filling out the brackets and betting on the games.

The Wolves were going to be bad already and remember they lost their 1st or 2nd most talented player in Randy Foye. It sounds like he could be out another month and could easily see the organization shutting him down for good this year if his knee is not healing properly. I'm sticking with lucky number 13.

Chosman said...

I'm gonna go ahead and stick to the old high school number and say 12. That's getting ambitious even, since we'll definitely shut down the entire team by the beginning of April in order to lock up as many ping pong balls as possible.

The front-office will claim Big Al is worn out from being the go-to guy for the first time for a whole season and tell him to take the last month off, just like they had KG do once we were out of contention. Anyone else playing decent will come down with some injury or illness to keep them from allowing us to come close to getting a win.

12 wins and I'll be willing to bet anyone we don't get the #1

Fuzz said...

I'll take that bet Chosman. I think we will get the #1 seed. $5?

Dogg said...

You mean the #1 pick toolbag?

Mom said...

By far the best article on TK on Toast so far. Keep the stranger writing.

Dogg said...

I love you mom!

I wish your name would say who's mom you were but that's cool.

The Truth said...

I'm gonna have to agree with Chos, 12 wins sounds right. Once Foye comes back he could get us an extra 2 or 3 wins...

Do you guys see the Wolves making a play at any of the big name free agents on the market this upcoming summer? I know a lot of the trades they have done recently were to free up cap space to sign guys, and if we could combine some veteran big-time talent with the young stars like Foye, Al, and Brewer we could be a solid team next year. My guess...we'll pass on someone like Gilbert Arenas and instead throw $80 million at Cuttino Mobley or something, or just sign nobody altogether

Chosman said...

Deal $5 that we don't get the #1 seed. I'll take that bet that we don't get the #1 pick as well.

I see us going after some chumps like Antoine Wright, Malik Allen, or Francisco Elson if we make any move.

Bullhead said...

I think in this years draft it wont matter if you are 1-10, you will be getting a good pick. With a potential star in future, it will be tough to say who is the #1 overall come draft time.