May 30th, 2008 . by admin
The man suspected of killing Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams may be going to jail for the rest of his life, all because he simply couldn’t keep his mouth shut.
Willie D. Clark is currently incarcerated (on unrelated charges) and decided to write a letter to one of his fellow gang members discussing his role in the killing of Darrent Williams. The problem is, the letter was intercepted by another inmate who then gave the letter to The Rocky Mountain News in hopes of cashing in on a $100,000 reward.
In the letter, Clark says he is worried someone who saw him shoot “D-Will” – a nickname for Williams – will start talking to police about the killing.
“(The person) seen me with the gun and shoot out the whip [car],” the letter states.
The stupidity doesn’t end there. Clark won’t be able to simply deny he wrote the letter, because he wrote a separate letter to The Rocky Mountain News in the past. Yes, you read that correctly, the newspaper already has a sample of his writing from a letter he wrote to them “clearing his name”.
At the newspaper’s urging, the source this month turned over a copy of the letter to law enforcement, which conducted a handwriting analysis.
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey declined to comment on the letter or the investigation Thursday. But a law enforcement source said the writing in the letter matched a handwriting sample police obtained from Clark.”
So yeah… he’s a goner, justice will be served.
R.I.P. Darrent Williams
May 30th, 2008 . by admin
One half of my diabolic wish is complete. I dug my heels in the sand and proclaimed I would boycott the NBA finals unless the Lakers and Celtics advanced into the final round.
San Antonio got sent packing last night, which leaves the fate of humanity up to Boston.
May 29th, 2008 . by admin
The NBA has announced that they will begin issuing fines to players who flop next season.
What kind of world are we living in when a 7 foot giant can’t viciously hurl himself to the floor after being lightly brushed by an opponent? Is there no justice left in this country?
NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson confirmed the new policy Wednesday night saying: “What was clearly expressed to the committee is that we would begin imposing fines next season for the most egregious type of flops. When players are taking a dive, for lack of a better term.”
Because a precise penalty system has not yet been structured, it is not yet known whether serial floppers will be subject to possible suspensions after a certain number of fines for flopping
I love the term “serial floppers”…. theres a really inappropriate joke I can make right now, but imma let it ride…
This rule is horrible by the way, flopping is an artform and it’s been a part of the game for years. Why change it now?
May 29th, 2008 . by admin
The other day I wrote a post asking why players are criticized for skipping “voluntary” workouts. so you can imagine my disgust upon reading the following…
The Vikings excused running back Adrian Peterson and quarterback Tavaris Jackson from Wednesday’s voluntary practice for personal reasons. Which is funny, because the whole “optional” thing sounds weird if you need the coaches staff permission in order to skip it.
The good folks in management also excused linebacker Ben Leber, so he could witness the birth of his first child .
You are now excused from reading this post.
May 27th, 2008 . by Stankoniforous One
That’s the biggest question in the NBA right now. Bigger than who will advance to the NBA Finals. Bigger than who will coach where. Bigger than who will represent the US basketball team in the Olympics.
Should the Chicago Bulls draft the quicksilver point guard or the man beast Beasley? Do they take the fresh faced kid from the Chicago area that will draw fans or the silky lefty forward? The Bulls could use a purely pass-first point guard. In his last game, Rose was incredibly streaky.
Depending on how you view it the Bulls do or do not need a point guard, however, their guards regressed in a major way last season. They also do not have a point guard. Kirk Hinrich is more of an off guard and Ben Gordon is a 2. Chris Duhon is their defensive guy.
Or do they take the lefty, trey shooting forward Beasley? At 6’10″, he can post up yet has the range to hit from long distance. The Bulls do have a bevy of bigs right now in Drew Gooden, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Andres Nocioni, and Tyrus Thomas.
So it would seem the choice has been made for them, right? They have six bigs and they need a point guard who can distribute. Do they draft for need or take the game changer? Beasley is looking like the game changer. Or do they deal the pick? That last option seems the least likely.
So what do they do once Derrick Rose is in Bulls’ red? Now they have some guards who are tradeable. Capt. Kirk and Duhon are the most likely to be moved. Does acquiring Rose move the Bulls into Eastern Conference contention? That’s the ultimate question, but no one will know til tip off.