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Archive for June, 2007

Point, Counter-Point: Pennycook vs. Wilkinson II (Draft Edition)

This piece has been submitted by Alex “NBA 2-Guard” Pennycook and Stu “Rasho” Wilkinson.

For those who don’t know, in late March Stu and Alex had their first point, counter-point article, to great reviews. With a controversial split-decision victory for Pennycook, Stu is back to avenge the defeat and rebutt Alex into submission. All of today’s topics concern the NBA Draft. Pennycook! Wilkinson! Part 2!

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A Third Thiggy Thang

Yes, this is my third piece on Blue Jays’ catching prospect Curtis Thigpen in as many weeks. No, that does not mean I have the same type of man-crush hard-on I had for Alex Rios three or four years ago. It’s just that, to be honest, the original Thigpen article gave me more feedback than any piece other than my original NCAA March Madness Preview article. I received a few e-mails and passing comments, as well as an impassioned and educated e-mail from Erik Arnold that I felt the need to post, with my response (a note to Erik: your 40-man roster concern was irrelevant, as John Thompson was bumped to the 60-day DL to clear the spot). Today I write for a third time because J.P. Riccardi, a well known reader of this site, has taken my advice and called Thiggy up. Granted, it took a(nother) injury to a starter for it to happen, but it has, and my reputation as knowing shit about shit is now on the line. So here’s what I think about the call up.
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A Dangerous Venom: Could Kobe Really Be Traded?

Note: This article was written by the extremely talented Laker fan Trevor Smith, the biggest Mamba fan I know. I e-mailed him when the Kobe trade demand news broke, requesting he write a piece, and within hours I had the file in my inbox. Take a read, it definately doesn’t disappoint. T hides his Laker love to stay on my point like that Uncle Sam poster.

“You can’t change the rules of the game with two outs in the 9th inning”
- Beanie Sigel

He’s a liar. He’s a cheat. He ran Shaq out of town. He’s disloyal. He killed the Lakers.
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