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Site Updates, Cena Out 6-8 Months, Rockies/Padres, and Mental Health Day

SITE STUFF
A new article and a new podcast are now available for your respective reading and listening pleasures at KevinMarshallOnline.com. The article reviews Kanye West’s “Graduation” (spoiler – it’s much better than I expected it to be). The podcast covers, of course, RAW from last night. Woop dee pickle.

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CENA…OUT!
As a follow-up to last night’s Podcast, John Cena DID INDEED injure himself during the match with Ken Kennedy. The diagnosis is a torn pectoral muscle that has him on the shelf for up to eight months. He’s been taken off the pay-per-view this Sunday and the title has been vacated. People are assuming this means a Randy Orton title reign, which will end at Survivor Series at the hands of HHH. That, of course, is incorrect. The past four weeks have shown that the more likely scenario is HHH absolutely destroying Umaga, then Orton coming out, then HHH being announced as his opponent as he pedigrees Orton sixteen times in route to becoming WWE Champion. Then the entire lockeroom will come out, and HHH will Pedigree each and every one of them in succession until there’s absolutely nobody else left that can get any semblance of reaction from the crowd. Gah.

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MLB INSTANT REPLAY?
There’s a ton of controversy over two bad calls in last night’s one-game playoff between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies. The calls were considered so bad by so many that it’s once again sparked a debate over whether or not there should be instant replay in Major League Baseball. Having watched the replays myself repeatedly form multiple angles, I can say conclusively who gives a shit, it’s the Rockies and Padres.

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WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE SHITCAN ISAIAH THOMAS?
…there’s not much more to add, really. Thomas has been a complete failure and a disaster for the Knicks organization from the moment he was hired. Now we’ve got a guilty verdict for sexual harassment, and it’s not even GOOD sexual harassment – it was just stuff like him calling a woman “bitch” and “ho.” Thomas can’t even get chauvinism right!

What’s curious is that MSG Chairman James Dolan is still insisting that Browne, though fired after it came out she was filing a sexual harassment suit, was fired only because she was incompetent on budget matters. Which I don’t believe, simply because Thomas is incompetent in every area and aspect of his job, and yet he still has one.

No response either from NBA Commissioner David Stern’s office, and no punishment or retaliation is expected either. Unbelievable. And people wonder why the NBA’s ratings are in the shitter.

More later…

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  1. October 3, 2007 at 12:50 am

    i went to bed before the cena/HHH match, too bad for him.

    homecoming is my favorite on that CD. so, so good. i’m a big fan of most of the CD, actually. you have good taste.

    • October 3, 2007 at 3:02 pm

      It was actually Cena/Kennedy. But yeah, you didn’t miss much.

      And thank you. 🙂

      • October 4, 2007 at 12:06 am

        right, yeah, that. i watched the rest of the show, but went to the sleeping as they announced cena.

  2. October 3, 2007 at 4:17 am

    I absolutely know nothing about this sexual harassment suit, but Thomas has been pretty good at drafting talent. On paper the Nicks are a good team. And Max Kellerman agrees with me. After the brawl, the Nicks were an okay team. And Thomas got us Nate Robinson, who when he stops trying to be a punk will be a good short man player. The kid can play defense, which is rare on the Nicks.

    • October 3, 2007 at 3:45 pm

      On paper the Knicks also have six consecutive losing seasons. On paper, the Knicks haven’t made the playoffs since before Thomas’s arrival. On paper, the Knicks despite Thomas and his defenders’ claims of drafting talent and building for the future have gotten progressively worse and worse each year.

      Yes, they won ten more games in the ’06-’07 season than they won the previous season. That still put them 16 games under .500.

      In the Eastern Conference.

      I’m sorry, that’s miserable. Something went wrong when they lost Ewing, and Thomas has somehow managed to make it worse. In the time since his arrival, the team hasn’t just continued a downward trend, it plummeted.

      An NBA team isn’t like a Presidential Administration where four years into your tenure you can blame the previous Administration for current failures and shortcomings. A terrible season is one thing – but to have a terrible season, then become ATROCIOUS, and then only improve to the point where you’re terrible again? Obviously something’s not being rebuilt.

      The key here is that the Knicks were on a downturn but got worse under Thomas and haven’t shown any improvements (other than improving from one season where they went .200 – and you really have to try to play as bad as they did that year). It’s the same deal with the Lakers in that when you have a team that looks as good as that on paper and performs as badly as it does and is projected to perform this year – and the Knicks don’t look nearly as good as other underperforming teams in the NBA look on paper – then somebody has to be held accountable.

      Being both GM and Head Coach, there’s really only one guy you can hold accountable. One player playing defense isn’t enough. Thomas picked up players who on their own are decent players and might have upsides, but he’s at his base completely incapable of drafting and trading for talent that’s going to make a good team. We can sit here and examine what should be happening and the improvements they should be showing all day long – if they’re not showing them, and call me crazy but I have a sneaking suspicion we’re going to see another sub-.450 season – then it doesn’t matter how good we think a couple players might be.

  3. Anonymous
    October 3, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    That Look , That Hat!

    All I can think of is Frosted Lucky Charms – they’re magically delicious!

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