About Dennis Green
I don't exactly love quoting Eric Cartman as the voice of reason, but I feel I must this morning: "What's the big fuckin' deal, bitch?"
Maybe I'm just being contrarian here, but I personally don't think Dennis Green's meltdown ranks anywhere near the all-time greats. Whatever, so the guy repeated the same stupid line a few times a couple minutes removed from a tough loss. I'd have thought it much more classic if he painted himself purple and yelled, "Call me Grimace, motherfuckers. I said call me fucking Grimace!"
As it stands, the Denny Green meltdown didn't do it for me. It doesn't hold a candle to Jim Mora's "Playoffs?" rant, or even Mora's "Diddly-Poo" blow-up, nor does it approach Iverson's repetitive "Talkin' but practice" nonsense, or Hal McRae's phone-throwing tantrum, or Lee Elia's classic "Fuck You" to Cubs fans that may never be matched.
But nothing -- nothing! -- will ever top John Chaney's barging into John Calipari's press conference to shout "I'll keel ya" and "Next time I see you, I'm-a gonna kick yo' ass." Can it ever get better than that? Take a look at this short clip and tell me with a straight face that Denny Green comes near this shit...
That's what I thought. Otherwise, I'll fucking keel you.
Slack Link of the Day: In a strange and unprecedented move, I'm linking to the UEFA Champions League scoreboard as a serious reminder that today at 2:30 ET on ESPN2, the asshats from Chelsea host the defending European champs, FC Barcelona.
Chelsea lost not one but two keepers in their EPL match against Reading this past weekend, so they start a third-stringer named Hilario, which is somewhat hilarious. But this should be the international match of the year so far. I'm predicting 2-1 Chelsea at the Bridge, with goals by Didier Drogba and Awful Frank Lampard.
My Stevie Gerrard-less Liverpool squad takes on Bordeaux today, and hopefully the Reds can walk away with all three points. My message to Buster Bluth lookalike and Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez: Start Peter Crouch today, he's the only striker who can find the net right now, even if he does look like the world's tallest halogen lamp.
Slack Video of the Day: No intro needed: In an ideal world...
Slack Song of the Day: Even though he's everywhere these days, I'm feeling the Robert Randolph vibe this morning...have a little Voodoo Chile, 3 Stroke and The March from the 2002 Mountain Aire Festival.