Sunday, January 31, 2016

"He's from a small town. He can't run. He can't jump. He can't play against bigger guys. He's a step slow. He can't play defense".

Larry Bird - Drive
"All day, every day"
Hall of Famer Larry Bird is my spirit animal. The self-proclaimed Hick from French Lick is, by quite a large margin, my favorite NBA player of all time, what with his work ethic, moustache, trash talk, court vision and ultra-competitiveness. Selected with the No. 6 overall pick by Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach in 1987, after which he played out his final season at Indiana State instead of making the jump to the pros, Bird carved out a lofty career for himself. The West Baden, Indiana native became a three-time NBA Champion, reeled in three MVP Awards and was named an NBA All-Star twelve times, all the while producing countless and averaging 24.3 PPG, 10.0 RPG and 6.3 APG over a 13-year career that was unfortunately cut short because of debilitating back problems. Drive: The Story of My Life (1989) chronicles Bird's life and career up to the 1989 season.

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Vacation (2015)
We're going to Walley World!
Last night I watched Vacation (2015) with Sarah and my Hollywood-crazed sister Margot. The movie had been on my radar ever since the trailer zipped by on Facebook, quickly drawing me in with the fun chemistry between brothers Kevin and James. I remember immediately forwarding the trailer to Margot, because I'm pretty much the dingus older brother and she's 200% the twisted smaller sibling. Going in, I expected a non-committal comedy in the mold of We're the Millers (2013), but with Hangover star Ed Helms replacing SNL alumn Jason Sudeikis and Amy Green Christina Applegate replacing Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston. Let's ride!

Friday, January 15, 2016

All is quiet on the trade front

Rudy Gay trade
Rondo doesn't like you
I'm not even going to lie: a big part of why I like the NBA is the wheeling and dealing.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pain & Gain

Pain & Gain
Are you a do-er or a don't-er?
Last week me and Sarah watched Pain & Gain (2013) by Transformers: Age of Extinction director/four-time Worst Director nominee Michael Bay. When a teaser for it flashed by on Monday, she immediately turned to me and asked, "Did we just find a movie to watch?"

Monday, January 4, 2016