Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Laundry Series--Blanco Sox in 5


Interesting story about rubbernecking, pettiness and charity.

Really cool billboard.

Taken from Gawker...the must have for fall fashion.

Great thread on Soulstrut about Eddy Curry former Bulls center...here's my take:

Eddie Curry had so much potential to be a dominant big man in the NBA.

I believe that if we had him in our playoff run last year the Wizards would have gone on vacation early. I truly wish him well but this whole situation is pretty fucked up.

I honestly believe that Eddy is willing to die to play ball. If the DNA test determined he has heart disease and he is at huge risk to die from playing, his life would be over. What would he do? What can he do but play ball?

Another thing to consider, and perhaps this is just speculation, is that Eddy is flat broke. People in Chicago like to talk especially about out athletes. Word on the street is that Eddy had spent all his money.

A friend of mine lived in the same complex and was witness to his fleet of 6 cars dispersed throughout the gated community (especially his Maybach which was too big to fit in his garage). In his rookie season he bought a Hummer tricked out with huge rims. When he was pulled over by the police b/c it was not street legal, he decided to leave his truck in the practice facility parking lot---all season.

I have even heard from people that he was borrowing money from his teammates. Promising to pay them back when he was going to get his huge contract this off season, of course before knowing about his heart condition. Paxson even said he would give Eddy the maximum deal if the DNA test showed promising results.

This truly is a sad story namely because a tremendous athlete has potential to die on the court. I wish him the best.

3 Comments:

At 2:49 PM, Blogger ONENUMLIP said...

On Eddy Curry

Think about it this way. Why should he have to take the DNA test? If he test postive for heart condition his stock value drops like a stone, if it is negative his value will rise. If it is nobody's business but his own to know what is going on with his body, then why should his employer demand a test to find out his condition. So they can save some money? That's bullshit. He should be contracted based on his ability to play ball not on his health. Imagine if you got a new job, but your employer demanded that you take a chlestrol test before they made an offer. If it was high they would pay you less or not hire you, if not they would give you a sweet deal. Does that make sense? Why should your salary be based on the chance the 500 triple cheeseburgers you have had in your lifetime may kill you before you fulfill your contractual obligation. You get hired to perform to the best of your ability whether a jizz mopper or NBA player. They should have given Rex Grossman the fragile pussy test before they hired that bum!

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger ONENUMLIP said...

On Eddy Curry

Think about it this way. Why should he have to take the DNA test? If he test postive for heart condition his stock value drops like a stone, if it is negative his value will rise. If it is nobody's business but his own to know what is going on with his body, then why should his employer demand a test to find out his condition. So they can save some money? That's bullshit. He should be contracted based on his ability to play ball not on his health. Imagine if you got a new job, but your employer demanded that you take a chlestrol test before they made an offer. If it was high they would pay you less or not hire you, if not they would give you a sweet deal. Does that make sense? Why should your salary be based on the chance the 500 triple cheeseburgers you have had in your lifetime may kill you before you fulfill your contractual obligation. You get hired to perform to the best of your ability whether a jizz mopper or NBA player. They should have given Rex Grossman the fragile pussy test before they hired that bum!

 
At 3:15 PM, Blogger wonka said...

The whole point of my argument relates to the perspective that the Bulls have to take. First and foremost they are running a business where being in peak physical condition is a direct correlation to performing your job function.

Surfing the interweb, doing a couple spreadsheets and taking 3 shits a day does NOT require you to be in peak physical condition. But you should be able to read, add and maybe know how to formulate sentences. So in a sense with every job they are testing you based on what you know and what you can do for them.

John Paxson is smart and had the best intentions in mind. Plain and simple...he doesn't want his player to drop dead. Certainly the NBA not being able to offer him medical coverage means something aint kosher in that cheeseburger heart of his. I think Pax believes that something was fucked up which is why he wanted him to take the test in the first place. Surely other teams would do the same (its illegal by law in NY to do the test by the way) to unsure they get return on their investment.

Pax said he would give him the max contract if everything test out OK and if not he would set him up for life at the tune of 50 years x $400K.

Like I said before Eddy doesn't care if he dies. He just wants to ball and show his locker partner Wong that he would be something someday.

 

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