The Story so far

A couple of games, and here’s a quick chart of some of the shit that I’m thinking. Enjoy, and apologies for the lack of anything in a while. I have kids….it’s there fault.



Super Original Story Concept – 2013-2014 Season predictions – Tada

Who the hell doesn’t love a good bit of predicting. I do! You don’t? Then never come back to this website again! Let’s not waste time; after all you’re doing that by reading this, so why draw it out any longer.


Team that is absolutely set up to crack under pressure

Denver Nuggets, all the same players…AND THAT ARE IT!

Team that is a quiet threat and shouldn’t be underestimated

Denver Nuggets, all the same players, sure new coach, soooo shut up?

Best head to head match for pure offense and f*ck all for defense

Golden State V. Orlando…weird right?! I think a lot of people would have thought I was going with Washington or Miami, but nah got to go with the Magic here. Oladipo and Harris alone should provide some fun shoot-at-will entertainment, then GSW has Curry and Thompson with Barnes and Iggy is going to be pandemonium!

Best head to head match for pure defense, ah the low score_ist!

Detroit v. Memphis I hate defense, unless it’s really really good defense and these teams look to show off the D. Memphis is a benchmark for defense with Gasol, Prince, and yes Ed Davis but Detroit (broke city) is ready to resume it’s bad boy stance with Monroe/Drummond/Smith…I’d be scarred sh!tless going trying to go in the paint on either of these teams…I really would.

Rookie set to kick Anderson Varejao’s ass in an awful hair contest

Kelly Olynyk. Nuff said.

Team who had the least impressive offseason

Tough one, Spurs are always pretty drab, but the Bucks really tried hard by losing Monta and trading Jennings…so it’s a tie? I guess? Never mind just remembered that Phoenix was still in the league. Phoenix.

First coach to get fired

Mike D’antoni, goodbye Pringles man. As far as ruining historic franchises I’m pretty sure your reign of terror is over.

2013-2014 flattest top

Nerlens Noel, sorry Shump

First player to do something stupid

It’s really hard not to pick J.R. Smith, however, I’m pretty sure DeMarcus Cousins just hired Isaiah Ryder as a life coach so I’m going with Cousins. Nice max signing Sacto…(bits thumb)

Will Kevin Love ask for a trade this year?

Yes, and it’s ok Wolves…you’ll actually get better.

Best job making it look like they’re not tanking for Wiggins

Lakers. At first I thought ok seems a little strange that they’re adding Jordan Farmar…then Wesley Johnson, then I full on knew they were tanking when they added Nick Young. Nice try Kupchak I’m on to you!

Playoff finals no one wants to see

Miami v. Miami Sure it’s not possible, or is it? Cause if it is I’m out.

I’m out



Why I’m better than you at Fantasy Basketball – I’m a thrifty garbage picker edition

Here at the i8theball Super Metrics Space Center for Advance Numbers Past 11 and Stategories Beyond Hawkins Genius Shakes (or S.M.S.C.A.N.P.11.S.B.H.G.S) we pride ourselves on knowing how to run a fantasy clinic on our invisible online frenemies during the regular (and playoff) fantasy basketball season so that you don’t have to.

So, cool, you picked Dame Lillard because you know he’s going to be the next D.Rose. Who the hell you picking in the 6th round? How about the 9th (if there is one)? Ya, that’s what I thought, whoever is around, or plays on the team you really like. Let me help my fantasy challenged friend. Shhhhhh, just let the expert tell you how to do this.

The garbage round is so vital; it often makes or breaks a team. This is where you can pick up a lesser-known player if you know how to choose. Last year I managed to get my greasy hands on Greivis Vasquez and as a result I BEAT THE PISS OUT OF MY LEAGUE…BEAT THE YELLOWISH, SLIGHTLY ASPARAGUSY PISS RIGHT OUT OF THEM! (I’m competitive).  So now, let’s play a game I like to call ‘who you’d pick in the late rounds (wrong) versus who I’d pick (piss beating awesomeness!) Shall we?

Your Center

Andrea Bargnani – Old Italy pants does not shoot a good 3, you’re wrong, has a decent FT%, and has noodly pasta hands that couldn’t grab a rebound if he tried. Did I mention his health is on the decline, and has virtually no chance of playing more 70+ games

My Center

Byron Mullens – Let’s get this out of the way…he’s absolutely horrible to look at. There I said it. Now let’s move on. Mullens also shoots the 3, just better, he’s so ugly people will literally not pick him so he’ll be available. He rebounds more than Bargnani, shoots an ok FT% and will be whipped off court and berated by Doc Rivers if he tries to play defense lightly.  Also he played more games last year than Bargnani…just saying.

Your Power Forward

Amir Johnson – Good pick, not going to argue too much on this one….hahahaha, yes I am you idiot! It’s a trap, grab an axe! I really do like Amir, but he is so inconsistent it’s infuriating. He has the tools, shoots a good FG, and FT% gets you the boards, and absolutely dials it in whenever there is a back-to-back game. It’s like he can only pay attention to one game a week.

My Power Forward

Ed Davis – Solid, and so quiet he could be forgotten in the draft. I say could, but those assholes at ESPN pointed him out on there top 500 players at #156 The former Raptor turned pro bench warmer in Memphis is bound to get his chance this year. I just figure there is no way that Z-Bo can keep eating like he’s pregnant and play 40+ minutes, fuck man, just give him some playing time! Even in limited production he puts up good numbers, great percentages, and doesn’t over do it. If he slips to like the 8th round, GO GO GO!

Your Small Forward

Evan Turner – You got conned sucker, your wife is also probably cheating on you and your kids have your wallet. Another streaky player that has shown so much potential. I remember having enough attention span once at a pre-season game to watch this kid and be sincerely impressed, so what happened? The siren call of Turner is great, especially on a tanking 76’ers team, but heed my warning friend, you’ll find nothing but sadness at the end of that trail.

My Small Forward

Tobias Harris – I have a basketboner just thinking about this guy.  See below.























APR 10, 2013 – ORL vs. MIL























Sure that’s one game against a craptacular Bucks team, just go on his stats page for April, then brag to your friends how you picked him instead of Evan Turner and how your dick grew three inches by eating kale.

Your Shooting Guard

Ben McLemore – Sure pick a rookie, why the hell not? And when he hits the wall (which always happens!) and everyone else’s reserve SG is putting a client on your rook, then what…pfft…have I taught you nothing!?!

My Shooting Guard

Marco Belinelli – I kind of hate this guy, he’s all over the place, he’s shown glimpses of great ability, he probably gets laid all the time, has money, has a weird Italian smugness, ack. So why did I pick him? Pop. Straight up Greg Popovich will destroy his soul if he doesn’t play according to Pop. I think if he ropes in his game a little, he’s the perfect reserve SG.

Your Point Guard

Reggie Jackson – This is another trick. Sure Westbrook is out, and probably will have a streaky season ahead of him. So in theory this is a good place for Jackson to be right? Wrong! Ok, not wrong, but I just doubt that he’s going to pick up his game to even a reserve PG level on any fantasy team, so don’t waste the pick. It’s like saving your last condom for…nevermind.

My Point Guard

Dwight Buycks – Who? Sorry, who?! I know right! Is your mind blown? Do you even know what team this guy plays for? Well, he’s a Toronto Raptor, he was pretty good over in Europe, he’s fast as hell, and…oh yeah Masai Ujiri picked him up. The same Ujiri who saw potential in Ty Lawson. I will admit, this is a deep hunch pick, so go for it, call me a homer. Or pick the fucking guy, watch him run circles around your competitions pick like there was no tomorrow. My only disclaimer on this one is that you can only pick him if he is your absolute last pick…OR, you picked a shitty player and need to drop one and add one.

So there you have it, stow your contrived and obvious picks, study mine, don’t play against me (because I will bite your dick off if you select any of my picks and we’re in the same league) and let’s review this guidance session in the late spring of 2014 while we’re hoisting virtual trophies over our avatars getting all that sweet cyber booty…ok I’ll stop now. Clink!

It Matters. Period

It Matters. Period.


Earlier today news came out that first time NBA head coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Budenholzer apparently refused a breathalyzer (which in and of itself is a chargeable offence) when asked by Georgia State trooper Johnathon Nelms. Undoubtedly this comes as a disappointing blow to the Atlanta Hawks who recently signed the former Spurs assistant coach.

Drinking and driving is a shitty thing to do. There I said it. And if asked again about it in the future, I’ll say it again. I sadly know people whose lives have been directly impacted by the stupidity and lack of good judgment of those who choose to drive impaired.

I really feel bad for the Hawks fans out there; it’s been a tough summer for them. For one, I thought that Larry Drew was and still is a good coach, letting him go for an inexperienced head coach didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me to begin with. Then losing Josh Smith (which likely came as no surprise to anyone in Georgia…or, well anywhere) dealt another blow to the franchise. Again, I like Danny Ferry, I think he’s a very capable GM, but this has not been a stellar off-season for the Atlanta GM.

Then this happens. Which is basically the equivalent of throwing gas on a napalm fire while trying to blow it out with nuclear radiation. In short, a cluster fuck.

When I went to one of my usual basketball websites to read about it, I noticed that one predominant basketball website decided it was not really news worthy and published a small linked article that was not visible or accessible from their main page (it was sent to me later). For the record, the story was positioned 3rd on the ESPN website, and 1st in the ‘Top Stories’ section of the NBA’s front page. (See screen shots below). I discussed the matter with one of the editor/writers about it on Twitter. They let me know it was effectively not really news worthy (to them). Ultimately they also went on to basically infer that until a court ruling gets handed out that it’s also does not really have an impact on the game (see my Twitter timeline if you’re interested).

 I don’t want to sound like a whiny Perez Hilton here, but THE FUCK YOU SAY IT DOESN’T IMPACT THE GAME!

 Really?! So if you’re Danny Ferry you’re cool with it? If you’re a Hawks fan that’s already probably pissed that the offseason didn’t work out the way you’d hoped, you’re cool with it? You think newly appointed commissioner Adam Silver is peachy with this? Please let us have a Dr. Phil moment here – ‘GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS’

 It matters, it really matters. Forget being a fan, or sports, or you for a second. Think about lives. Think about safety.

Now think about your family…on the road.

Sure Budenholzer ‘might’ be innocent (because State Troopers usually make this shit up, and hence refusing to take a breathalyzer is the only way to truly prove your innocence), but I’m not entirely confident in the choices he made leading up to him in the back of a cop car.

 Now, right now I’m officially at a loss of words to describe that sports site’s poor choice. Poor choice not to run it, poor choice not to discuss it honestly, and poor choice not to just stand up and say “Hey guys you know what, that shit IS wrong”. You lost more than a reader tonight.



(BTW – Thank you to ESPN and the NBA for recognizing the severity of the issue)