Saturday, February 14, 2009

Johnny Paxson-Leaving?!?

The big mystery surrounding Bulls GM,John Paxson, has dominated the press and talk radio the past few days. The fact of the matter is no matter if he stays or goes,he
has been a GM with a grade of "C+" at best. The NBA is dying as a league. It stems from very young,uncaring men who worry more about their next Bentley then a championship. Winning means nothing to some of them! I think Mr. Paxson see's this and has become disillusioned with the whole "me,me" scene. John was forced into the Ben Wallace deal from owner,Jerry Reinsdorf. He is now paying for that with the 2 guys he got in the trade for Wallace. One guy is very talented but injured (?)in Drew Gooden & the other is inactive but also,very talented (Larry Hughes). He has had one great (at the time) draft. It was a few years back,though. His team has too many guards,not enough "musle-bound" big men. He needs to make some deals wheter he wants to or not. This current team is just what it has been the last 3 years, a big tease!
Bull fans want results now! They no longer want to hear about some dude's upside!
John if you stay or leave,PULL THE TRIGGER & ROLL THE DICE!!

MOVIE REVIEW: He's just not that in to you!

Ok,Ok...Why is a 100% hetero like me reviewing this movie. Because it is Valentines Day & my wife wanted to see it,that's why!!! The movie is basically a hodge podge of relationships of different people who somehow are all connected. The one story that will "stick out" if your a dude is the one with the guy who is married to Jennifer Conneley and is getting him some Scarlett Johansen on the side! That story right there makes the movie border on some sci-fi fantasy. Every young lady in this movie is beautiful,which makes the way they are treated hard for me to understand. I'm sure there are guys in "Real Life" that hop between one beautiful women to another. I never met any,have you??
This movie was lacking in one major area. The dialogue could have used a "going over" by some skilled comedy writers. Overall,interesting storylines,very blah dialogue,some surprise twists. If you have to see a "couples" movie,this wasn't the worst choice. I give it 2 1/3 out of 5 bowls of pasta!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Johnny RED Kerr

It was past time for John Kerr to get his "day".The salute to a great guy last night at the BULL's game was very,very classy.I miss Mr. Kerr on the broadcast side of things,but he has become very ill as of late. His playing days & Bulls coaching days were a little before my time. I loved his color commentary on games though. He is one of the "Good Guys" and I'm praying he can rebound from this illness just like he rebounded in a stellar NBA career. To get a video tribute from the President just goes to show how much this man is loved. The measure of any man is what kind of legacy he leaves behind. John has been to the top in 3 professions:player,coach & broadcaster. The "top" being NBA quality in all 3 phases of his life. He had a twinkle in his eye last night. A night he truly deserved!