With the crushing loss in this year’s NBA finals, it seems only fitting that the Cavaliers would go out immediately after and look to add another superstar like Paul George or Jimmy Butler. If they are going to be able to compete with them next year they are going to have to do exactly what they did and stack that lineup with as many threats as possible. Right now the Cavaliers are pretty lackluster in comparison to the Warriors when you see KD, Curry, Klay, Draymond, and Iggy I guess. So for them to add a threat, hopefully Butler rather than Paul George, would enable them to actually win more than one measly fucking game in the NBA finals. As good as Lebron is, and I believe he is one of the top 5 players to ever play the game already, he cannot carry a team in the league in today’s day and age. No one can. Curry has always had help. The Spurs are the Spurs. Dirk had help and as did Kobe. Its just the way it goes, and yes they have Kyrie Irving but Kevin Love is washed up and a wildly inconsistent shooter to consider one of your “Big 3”. So you’re left with JR who seems to show up when he wants to and I cant help but root for you regardless and Tristan Thompson. Thompson can be an absolute beast down low so as a big man I dont mind him at the 5. With all of these thoughts swirling I can’t stop myself from picturing the scoring frenzy that could occur with a starting lineup of; Kyrie Irving, JR Smith, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James, and Tristan Thompson…damn. Maybe over/under for round 4 in the 2018 NBA Finals of 280? 285? It could be very interesting to see how the Cavaliers make their trades but I know K Love is gone and a can’t help but hope the door hits him on the way out. Hopefully next they can work on not having fucking Deron Williams and Richard Jefferson out there in the 4th quarter of a game 5, win or go home game. Just a crazy fucking thought I had. This could be the super team that LeBron needs to finally win another title because as we all know and as he stated he’s never really played for a super team, not even in Miami! I know! I thought that was a superteam too but apparently not. Not even Cleveland was considered one. Now I hate the Warriors even more for inventing the damn super teams! But now King James can make a run and finally get back the title, there is hope in this world. I don’t know about you but I’m fired up to see what next for the NBA. -( . )
Barstools Sports, Inc. has been under fire as of late for a blog post that was posted by one of their bloggers named Spags who was hired to not be that of a comedic face of the company but to rather draw “click bait”. Click bait is just weird, funny, interesting shit that gets people to click but what he posted was no such thing. He posted an article featuring a picture of Rihanna looking like she had gained a few pounds and proceeded to viciously rip into her with a plethora of insults. After hearing of this article being posted and the small backlash the was already ensuing, Dave Portnoy, aka El Presidente aka Davey Pageviews, the founder of Barstool made the executive decision to take the post down. After issuing a statement explaining his well-reasoned thought process behind deleting the post, he continued to receive negative criticism and backlash against his company as a whole. Cosmo magazine even featured a post condemning the Barstool site as a whole but this is just another way to show how the media tends to only tell half of the story.
I feel like I’m taking crazy pills over here but can no one see that he made a business decision ( the correct one ) and did what he did for the good of Barstool. He is getting assaulted by a two-front war with the feminists and what not like Cosmo mag on one side and idiotic stoolies on the other. Cosmo had a post titled “Garbage Sports Site Fat-Shames Rihanna, Follows Up With Garbage Apology” and it contained a bunch of one sided shit blaming the Barstool site as a whole. Pres has said time and time again since this started that Spags was never hired to do on-the-line blogs like this and when he, as a minor blogger, posted this it was immediately looked upon like it came out of Dave’s mouth on live tv. He denounced this article and explained as clearly as he could that it was not funny and just mean-spirited for being the reason it was removed. This is a comedic and satirical blog site and that was neither so the only logical option is to remove it. And then they start to attack his statement, which they labeled an apology, saying it is not sincere enough. Who gives a fuck, he runs a company and made a business decision like any other good owner would. He didn’t defend this article because it lacked any merit to do so. Plain and simple.
And the fuckin stoolies that are trying to rip on Pres and Barstool for changing what it believes in or whatever that bullshit is, just stop. If you dont see why this is the most obvious and logical move out there then put your fuckin head back in the sand. Any venture must evolve as it grows and looks to expand. This isn’t Dave hustlin papers by himself anymore, they have a global reach and impress thier contents upon millions of people a day and as cliche as it is, with great power comes great responsibility and Dave has accepted that responsibility in stride. Why you ask? He’s a born leader of men. Barstool is by the common man, for the common man and always will be. -( . )
Billboard– Over the past week, Lil Yachty’s debut album Teenage Emotions has garnered a lot of attention. After blaming his A&R for allowing him to keep his cello line in “Peek A Boo”, the 19-year-old admitted to lying about the lyric during an interview with Hot 97. “No, I actually thought it was a woodwind instrument,” Yachty told the morning crew. The debacle stemmed from Twitter calling out the Yachty lyric — “My new b—h yellow/ she blow that d–k like a cello” — as the cello is a stringed instrument that can’t be, well, blown.
Yachty also addressed the slip-up during an interview with Genius last week. “OK, let’s stop for a second. Before you come at me, I’ma let you know. I’ma blame my A&R. Because he listened to that song many times and he allowed me to say that. I guess for a second I thought a cello was a woodwind instrument and it is not. And nobody ever said shit. … Nobody ever pulled up a pic and said, “Hey man. I don’t know if you know what this is, but it ain’t that.” … I f–ked up. I thought Squidward played the cello. He don’t. That’s a flute. I f–ked up.” (For the record: Squidward plays the clarinet.)
This dude is as real as it fuckin gets. He drops a line in his song about gettin blown like a cello thinking that the cello was a woodwind instrument. I’m admittedly on the Yachty Yacht right now cause I love what he’s pumping out and the vibes he throws out with just being happy and doing what he loves. So he didn’t know what a cello was, he’s not a fuckin music teacher, he’s a rapper and on top of that he openly owns not knowing what a cello is. Take me as I am he’s screaming, he’s not trying to front and make up some bullshit for the lyric because he is just young as hell and learning, along with everyone else, as he stumbles through life. One of his boys kinda dropped the ball maybe as they could have been like, “yo whats that line all about?” and then explained to him what a cello actually is but I can see his A&R just staying out of it and not wanting to question his artists work.
Props times a hundred for doubling down and dropping the Squidward reference. I am dying laughing trying to imagine myself watching Spongebob all those years and not knowing that Squidward is playing the flute. Thinking he’s playing a cello and taking that as a fact. Fuck maybe we should just change the name and make a cello the woodwind instrument formally known as the flute. Anything for Yatchy. Whatever man, this song has millions and millions of views and listens so who gives a fuck if he wasn’t completely literal with one of his lyrics, it wouldn’t be the first time in rap history. Still plays. -( . )
Source– Want to get out of your final exam? Ask Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. That’s what a student named Peyton Meyer of Janesville, Iowa, did, and Rodgers obliged. The class made a deal with its teacher, Laura Roberts, who is a Rodgers fan, that a retweet from the quarterback would cancel the final in a sports literature class made up of high school juniors and seniors in the Janesville Consolidated School District.
“We were talking about the news in sports like we do every day, and she mentioned that a student at another school tweeted at Kobe Bryant. Meyer told ESPN. “We asked if we could do the same, and we know she loves Aaron, so that’s why we picked him.”
A high school senior in Indiana got Bryant to retweet his request Thursday, getting his class out of a final exam.
Another great product of the internet and twitter is apparently the ability to effect kid’s grades in school. Pretty sure this is a bad image for the school and the education system there if a teacher is willing to cancel a final exam because an athlete retweeted a tweet but as a Green Bay fan and a mediocre student I appreciate the hell out of this lady. She is such a big Rodgers fan that she agreed to cancel a final exam if the class could get a retweet which is incredible. And Rodgers, being the beast that he is, decided to bless the kids and give a shoutout to cancel their final. Though this is just a bullshit high school Sports Literature course so I’m sure the final would have been mostly common sense and general knowledge anyways, pretty great on these kids that they dont even have to think about it though. Sidenote: Interesting precedent this sets as to where this stops. It’s up to the teachers (the smart ones) to put an end to this before people start expecting to get things that they want based on responses from social media. These kids snuck away with on an enamored fan/teacher but if this catches on I have no hope for America. -( . )
Source– Annabel Nnochiri, an art teacher from North London, was diagnosed with bone cancer, which progressed to stage four in 2016. Nnochiri, knowing her illness was therefore terminal, decided to end her relationship with her husband of 28 years.
In 2010 she beat breast cancer, but in June 2012 felt a pain in her leg, and doctors found a tumour in her hip. She told KidSpot, a news site for parents, that it was the top of her list.
“I made a bucket list and the first thing was to leave my husband. I had a good life but just felt completely trapped and wanted to break free. Knowing I had a short time to go I knew I couldn’t live the rest of my life just being a housewife.”
Nnochiri spoke to her teenage children before decided to leave. She told KidSpot she would not have ended the marriage without their blessing. Using inheritance, Nnochiri bought a flat and then announced to her husband she was leaving him.
Props times a thousand to this woman. She did exactly what 99% of married people think about doing 100% of the time. Being an unmarried man I can only hypothesize from the stories I’ve heard that this would be the case but I can certainly see the appeal in it. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer after already beating one type which obviously is nothing to joke about but this woman commands respect to a completely different level for her actions post-diagnosis. Like the fuckin champ this woman is, she realized that she has 2 years to live and doesn’t want to spend that cooking, cleaning, and monotonously moving around her house. She wants to get and fuckin LIVE! she’s out traveling and doing everything on her bucket list which is a move that is just tremendously commendable. Props to her family to for being supportive, it’s gotta be tough for your mom or wife to tell you she doesn’t want to live with you for the remainder of her life but she’s a peacock so sometimes you just gotta let her fly! -( . )