Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Exclusive: an Interview with Patrick Potopsky, Owner of the Brew Garden (Plus, A SECOND MOZGOV COMMERCIAL!)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Brew_Garden_Logo

Occasionally, amazing things happen in this life. One of those things was the Timofey Mozgov ad for the Brew Garden that I wrote 1,700 words on earlier today. However, just that writeup did not fully quench my thirst for knowledge about the 15 seconds of pure magic that is Timofey Mozgov firing a competitor plate aside and declaring that he is hungry for Brew Garden. So I called the Brew Garden and got some initial details from a bartender who was present for the shoot of the ad, and was able to get some information for her. I also left my number for the owner of the Brew Garden, the true mastermind of the ad, in the hopes that I could get the full breakdown of the ad. A few hours later, he called me back. The following is a transcript of what he told me about the ad. (more…)

Recap: Heat 106, Cavs 92 (Or the world chico and everything in it)

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

twiysg-979x453

Bloggers Note: I wrote the recap on my piece of junk HP laptop that I should have smashed in a drunken rage years ago. During the fourth quarter, said piece of junk HP laptop decided to start configuring updates and my recap was lost. It was a miserable game to watch. It was a miserable game to recap, and it would have been a miserable read. Here is an alternative version.  

(more…)

Live Thread: Cavs @ Mavericks

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Unknown

 

Our boys in wine and gold and sometimes blue travel to the land of shotgun shells and chicken fried steak for a matchup with the mighty Mavericks of Dallas. The Mavs beat the brakes off the LeBron-less Cavs at The Q by 29 points in early January.  This meeting should be a more competitive bout, as both squads are jockeying for playoff position. Dish.

Live Thread: Cavs @ Rockets

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Sorry for the delay guys!

LeBron is back and looking to take down another MVP rival in The Beard…

Cavs look to get back on the winning track (even without Kyrie). Going to be a challenging one today against the Rockets… I believe the Cavs will ride another strong performance from LBJ to victory…

Prediction: Cavs 115-111. Fire up the comments!

The Point Four-ward: Empty the Bench

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

-b84c6ac157783576

First off, if you haven’t read Ben’s excellent recap of the Cavs win in Detroit last night, please do yourself that favor. Then, it’s onto—

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers…

1.) On a recent Cavs telecast, I heard something that gave me pause. It concerned the overall league ranking for the Cavs bench. Anyone want to guess what it was?

Try 30th overall. That’s right, the Cavs bench is ranked dead last in the league averaging just 23.6 points per game according to hoopsstats.com. That is not something that inspires much confidence when talking about a team whose recent stretch of torrid play has vaulted it back in the thick of the championship contender conversation.

(more…)

Live Bloggin’ – All Star Saturday

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

453120688-e1411503677676What, you thought I wasn’t going to do this again?  C’mon!  Sure, it’s Valentine’s Day, and sure, Paul McCartney is playing Irving Plaza right now…But IT’s ALL STAR SATURDAY!

This is the first time I’ve watched with the GF…Wish me luck!

8:56 – OK, full discloure, I just got home like 10 minutes ago.  It’s Valentine’s day, and the girlfriend and I ended up up wandering around for like 5 hours.  I’m exhausted, and I missed the entire Shooting Stars competition. How will I ever forgive myself?

(more…)

Recap: Cavaliers 108, Bulls 94 (Or “Oh no, there goes Thibodeau. Go go Mozilla.”)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

images

“Mozilla”

With deep sunken eyes like a giant basset hound
Mozilla pulls all the rebounds down

Helpless Derrick Rose, in so much pain
Stays clear of the paint, cause it’s Moz’s domain

You put up a shot and he throws it back down
In St. Petersburg, he turns ladies frowns upside down

Oh no, they say he’s got to go go go Mozilla
Oh no, there goes Thibodeau go go Mozilla

Mozilla watches again and again
His highlight plays on ESPN
Mozilla!

(more…)

Live Thread: Cavs @ Suns

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Eric Bledsoe, Kyrie Irving

The Cavs have another West coast game, but this won’t be the same team we have all grown accustomed to watching over the past two weeks. King James is finally returning to action. It has been rumored that he hasn’t felt himself all season. As of right now, it has not been rumored that the King will return and still be super frail. I’m taking that to mean that he will once again be the high flying, ball swatting, bag of basketball sexiness I witnessed during the first few years of his career. Yay, optimism. Nate has some thoughts on tonight’s game that can be found here. (more…)

Contest: Help Cory pick a new favorite Cav!

Friday, January 9th, 2015

ConTest_Logo

When Dion wasn’t in the starting lineup as previously advertised for the 76ers game, I knew there could be only two possible reasons for his absence. I assumed he was in the locker room throwing up from the stomach bug that’s going around (or a pool party hangover), or he had been traded. Sadly, it was the later. I began feeling a bit under the weather myself the night of the trade. When I awoke the next day, I knew I had the bug. I threw up Glacier Freeze G2 all day. In a  fitting symbolic end to the Saint Weirdo era, even my bile was Oklahoma City Thunder light blue. My favorite Cav has traded walleye for whips and I’m without a guy to irrationally root for on the roster.

(more…)

Live Thread: Cavaliers at Sixers

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Nothing says “woulda coulda shoulda” like the Philadelphia 76ers. The Cavs easily could have had both Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid. Whatever poison you cared to pick was there for the taking. In back to back drafts, the Sixers choose the path most easily covered by tread. One can easily see the logic in choosing high ceiling bigmen. One can even defend the selections by pointing to Nerlens Noel’s relative success as a rookie. Regardless of your opinion on tanking developing young players, the Sixers have sacrificed wins for the development of young talent. The Cavaliers and David Blatt(who got a vote of confidence that wasn’t a vote of confidence) desperately need what Philly is cooking.

With Kyrie, LeBron and Andy(forever) out of the lineup, the Wine and Gold will look for a circa 2013 game from Kevin Love. Dion Waiters will get the opportunity to run the team for the first time since his successful stretch to finish last season. Sound off.