Archive for December 29th, 2008

29
Dec
08

That 7 Foot Tall Guy Sure Can Play a Mean Pinball

Todd MacCulloch parlayed one pretty good NBA Finals series as a 76’er against the Lakers in 2001 into a $34 million contract with the New Jersey Nets. After only one year in Jersey, albeit one that took them to the Finals, he was traded back to the Sixers for Dikembe Mutombo. Unfortunately for MacCulloch and the Sixers, it turned out that MacCulloch’s feet were battling against him, eventually receiving a diagnosis of bilateral neuropathy, a condition which means he has severe nerve damage in his feet. Only 2 years after signing that 6-year $34 million contract, the 28 year old MacCulloch was retired, unable to stand the rigors of playing basketball any more.

These days MacCulloch passes the time playing on any of his over 80 different pinball machines. In fact, he’s so into pinball that he participates in tournaments and is a ranked player, currently 130 although apparently the rankings are a bit screwy and he really should be more like 60-70. For someone whose average game salary in the NBA was approximately $70K, MacCulloch has pulled down a robust $700 in pinball earnings.

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29
Dec
08

Hockey is Back!

Since it has been nearly 48 hours since I posted any hockey action I figured I was due.

I wish that the other major sports leagues would follow the NHL’s example and have high quality highlights available for free on youtube. It is nice to see a league who won’t shut down fans who are trying to share the awesome moments with one another, unlike certain other unnamed baseball leagues.

So, how about this totally balls out neato goal from Washington Capital Alexander Ovechkin. He totally scores while sliding on his face across the ice; I am unable to do that. Or at least I’ve never been given the chance.

Make sure you are watching it in high quality, another awesome bonus of NHL allowing their clips on youtube, no shitty pixelation!

Who knows, maybe I’ll just become all hockey all the time!

That or old recapping David the Gnome episodes.

29
Dec
08

These Clown Shoes Are Konkles

I imagine for a professional basketball player having your own Nike shoe is a great honor; after all, they are the brand of Michael Jordan. Kids across the world would be desperately wanting to wear your shoes (while other kids would be stitching them together obviously).

These, however would not be my choice for my show line. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Kevin Durant’s clown shoes.

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Now, to be fair, if I were looking for an awesome shoe to wear for Halloween events or perhaps was needing something for a brief moonwalk, I would absolutely consider these. On the basketball court though, I’m not so sure. How do you not even trip over these, that toe looks HUGE right?

I wear a size 10. I will wear these all the time.

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