300% chance President Obama is emailing this video to every remaining World Cup team not named the United States of America. Like how is this not a part of the national anthem yet? I'm not saying it should replace the Star Spangled Banner, but maybe like an (ahem).......addendum? Like how in Layla it goes from hard core rock song to softer life contemplating piano at the midway point. Just throw this on right at the end. Honestly if I'm Ghana watching that 19 seconds I'm contemplating pulling a France and not even showing up on Saturday. As a sidenote is it a shock to ANYONE that France quit halfway though this World Cup. Look I don't pretend to know the intricacies of soccer, but if you asked me before the World Cup what team was most likely to get their panties in a bunch about something a coach said and quit I would have said France after you said panties. So get ready Ghana, because ROOOOCK FLAGG AND EEEEEEAAAGGGLLLEEE is going to be in your grillmix on Saturday!
Transitioning smoothly from World Cup soccer to NBA talk, the draft is tonight and the Bucks have about 42543 picks. Alright well more like 4 picks, but in the NBA that is a ton of new players. Generally teams have two, some have one, but once again John Hammond not only has added productive players before the draft, but compiled a list of picks that Ted Thompson would be proud of. So my guess is that they make some sort of trade to move up in the first round and pick a power forward or backup center in case Bogut gets hurt again. And by 'in case' I mean 'when.' For as good as he has gotten he hasn't played an entire season healthy since his rookie year. So it might be time to get somebody other than the Dan Gadzuric's or Francisco Elson's of the world to man that backup spot. By the way Hammond pulled off ANOTHER trade yesterday, acquiring Chris Douglas Roberts from the Nets for a 2012 2nd round pick. Roberts averaged 10 points per game off of the Nets bench last, is young and athletic with nothing but upside. And he got him for a pick TWO YEARS from now. Like the Mayan apocalypse is going to hit before the Nets see an R.O.I. on that! So for for those keeping score at home Hammond turned Gadzuric and Bell into Corey Maggette, Chris Douglas Roberts, and a pick. Ho-Hum. Nothing to see here. Just another day for John Hammond. Make some coffee, read the paper, do some grocery shopping, rob other NBA teams of their talent and pride, make a nice dinner and call it a night.
Anyway the draft starts at 7pm. This used to be a time of panic for fans of this franchise, with guys like Dirk Nowitski getting traded for Robert Tractor Traylor (who I'm pretty sure works at the Perkins down the road from me now) or drafting the likes of Marcus Haislip, Yi Jianlian, or Danny Fortson in the first round. It was enough to make even the most optimistic fan want to inflict self harm. Just kidding/not really. So be sure to tune in and see who the next members of the 2010-'11 NBA Champs will be! (How crazy is it that I can even type that tongue in cheek and actually NOT sound completely insane). Bonus word: flag.
PS: Now that I know what addendum means I use it all the time. And completely out of context. "Sheboygan's Country B93 inside 12 in a row Brad Paisley is coming up, right now Kenny Chesney and Beer in Mexico on B93.......addendum."
Double PS: Layla is a top 5 song of all time and anybody who says it isn't must be a communist.