Archive for September 26th, 2008


Rajon Rondo Wasn’t Very Friendly

So last night I was at a media event and Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo where there amongst other people, hence why I was there. Kevin Garnett couldn’t have been nicer, he was totally down. However, I am VERY VERY disappointed with Rajon Rondo who was a total dbag to me. I first went up to him and tried to introduce myself as a Celtics fan and he blew me off. Fine, whateves, it’s a party. Then later when he was standing alone off to the side, I approached him again and asked if I could get a photo with him. He reluctantly agreed and then when I took my phone out of my pocket to take the picture he refused, saying “NO camera phones,” and then turned his back on me. It wasn’t like I was trying to take a video of him nailing 6 hookers or something, I just wanted a picture of me and him. Needless to say I am GREATLY disappointed. First off, Rondo was barely bigger than I am, and I ain’t the biggest tree in the forest, and second, BE NICE TO THE FANS! Especially since I used to be a minority owner of the Celtics. I once was VERY very tertiarily involved in the paying of salaries! So, here’s the worst camera phone picture of Rondo that I got last night. This one DEFINITELY makes him look like an alien.



There’s Nothing Like A Witty Coach

Sports reporters often ask stupid question to coaches, fortunately Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has a bit of wit about him and is able to make some fun out of their asinine questions. Check out some of these one-liners that The Sun assembled for us:

Reporter: “Gordon, can we have a quick word please?”

Strachan: “Velocity.”

Reporter: “Bang, there goes your unbeaten run. Can you take it?”

Strachan: “No, I’m going to crumble like a wreck. I’ll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe jump off a bridge. Umm, I think I can take it, yeah.”

Reporter: “There’s no negative vibes or negative feelings here?”

Strachan: “Apart from yourself, we’re all quite positive round here. I’m going to whack you over the head with a big stick — down, negative man, down.”

Reporter: “Gordon, do you think James Beattie deserves to be in the England squad?”

Strachan: “I don’t care, I’m Scottish.”

Reporter: “Gordon, if you were English?”

Strachan: “I’d top myself.”

Strachan after a defeat: “I tried to get the disappointment out of my system by going for a walk.

“I ended up 17 miles from home and I had to phone my wife Lesley to come and pick me up.”

Reporter: “Welcome to Southampton. Do you think you are the right man to turn things around?”

Strachan: “No. I was asked if I thought I was the right man for the job and I said, ‘No, I think they should have got George Graham because I’m useless.’ ”

Strachan on Wayne Rooney: “It’s an incredible rise to stardom.

“At 17 you’re more likely to get a call from Michael Jackson than Sven Goran Eriksson.”

Reporter: “You must be delighted with the result?”

Strachan: “You’re spot on! You can read me like a book.”

Reporter: “So, Gordon, in what areas do you think Middlesbrough were better than you today?”

Strachan: “What areas? Mainly that big green one out there.”

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September 2008