2009`Fall/Winter NL (NYC)
Not Swishes & Bricks, Just Bricks (For Being So Tardy To Update)
|What’s with the lack of love for the NL homepage this season?|
What – just cause it’s 5 teams, the DL doesn’t feel an obligation to ever have to refresh its content every once in awhile? WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU???
Trust us, we feel it. We think about it. Day and night. In the middle of laundry sometimes, we go, daaaaaang – somebody gots to put something new up on the NL spot!
Trust us, it haunts us.
Just because the division is downsized this season, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve front and center attention. After all, downsizing isn’t always necessarily a bad thing.
Top to bottom, this is the most competitive season we’ve ever had.
Yea, right, you’re thinking.
Fine, IPC is sunk right now at 0-5, but tell us something. Have you ever seen a better 0-5 team? AK Tewary is about to get his semi-pro schwerve on with the Newark Patrons. Varun Manocha is still a young 25 – in the prime of his freakishly athletic life. Mo Ghumman is still a monster. Danny Lee is earning his NL wings. And with Ryan DeGracia and now Kash Miah bombing from outside, we dare you – we triple dog dare you – to find us a pair of better sharp shooters on the same team right now.
Okay, so what gives?
As is always the case with these guys who have worse attendance than a grade school kid with measles, they can never get everyone to show.
It’s too bad too, because they’re the one outlier in a season that otherwise looks juicily delicious. Cali Love make look like they were running away with it, but then they lost to A Ball. The same A Ball who lost to the Cruisers by 1, but then just lost to them by a ton. The same Cruisers who lost to Love and the Spartans. The same Spartans who were beaten by Love. The same Love who lost to A Ball.
Basically, it’s a topsy turvy time right now and anyone can beat anyone it seems. Ain’t no one running away with it this time like the Spartans did last season and that’s how we like it cause get this – the semis and the championship are shaping up to be 3-game series at least. Might the Finals be 5? Might that be too much?
We’ll think about it some more during the next round of laundry.
In the interim, we promise to update this page more frequently. Scout’s honor, cause this has just been unacceptable.
Also in the interim, elite level teams reading up on this, take note – our annual GOTHAM CITY GAMES are upon us once again. Peep this link and start making plans!!! As always, please feel free to push around. Peace.
Reprinting. Because if you missed it, it deserves to be read. From espn.com's The Sport's Guy and his NBA preview of the top 33 people to watch for this season:
14. Andrew Bynum
I am 65 percent certain that this exact conversation happened within the past four weeks.
(Kobe enters Phil Jackson's office. Brian Shaw is sitting to Phil's right.)
Phil: Kobe, thanks for stopping by.
Kobe: No problem. I got five minutes. Artest is taking me to Hollywood Boulevard; he wants to introduce me to the guys dressed up like Superman and Batman. He thinks they're the actual superheroes. I haven't had the heart to tell him they're homeless guys.
Phil: Well, don't tell him differently. Let him think that.
Kobe: I will.
Phil: Look, I really want to get Bynum more involved in our offense in November and December. It's a good thing, Kobe. Just trust me. We run everything through him for 42 minutes. You take over for the last six.
Kobe: C'mon, we did this last season. Then he got hurt, I took over and our team took off. Why go through the charade again?
Phil: Because you're still two titles behind MJ?
Kobe: That's your big motivational move with me now, huh?
Phil: Hey, he told me himself -- "Tell Kobe to call me when he gets to six."
Kobe (eyes narrowing): He said that?
Phil: Yup. He said he can't even take you seriously until you win two more.
Phil: Yup. That's why we need Bynum right now. The Pechonkamappadosa tribe has a phrase for this called, "Kakaboomaka." It means, "To share the credit without giving up credit with those who matter." I just want to build his confidence up and save your legs. We put a ton of miles on those babies these past two years -- 208 games. This is good for you.
Kobe: Lemme think about it.
(Kobe leaves. Phil turns to Shaw.)
Phil: This is too easy.