getfunke and elzbi (idk your tumblr name, sorry!) rocking their EPL jerseys affirming their status as the Whitest Quad U Know

1/10/2012 (4:44pm) 8 notes


I have broken my Tumblr silence to bring the news that my beloved Argentina will be facing off against our arch-rivals, Brazil in June right in NJ! Huzzah! I’m looking forward to this so much. I can’t believe that Argentina played in the US twice in the last 6 years, but now they’re playing Brazil here…in the words of the great Jay-Z and Kanye, “That shit cray.”

¡Vamos la Albiceleste!

edit: here’s the link





The New Jersey Nets were officially introduced to Brooklyn today by none other than BK’s Marcy Project survivor, Jay-Z. After a year of searching for a name and an angle to re-brand the struggling franchise with, it looks like the team will stick with their original name; the Brooklyn Nets. 

But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. The Nets did make a big splash today in the blogosphere and twitter but not because of their more than obvious name announcement. They made headlines due to the fact that a well know and respected writer finally stepped up to dismiss the myth of NBA teams losing serious amounts of money. 

Malcolm Gladwell dropped a must-read post on Grantland today titled ‘The Nets and NBA Economics’, essentially touching on same points that fellow bloggers like @JonesOnTheNBA, @HPBasketball, @KBergCBS and myself have been championing for months. 

Read Gladwell’s piece. Read all of it and understand it. It’s got numbers in there that will make turn your insides and set fire to your heart. Perhaps it will burn off the wool that’s been pulled over the eye’s of the majority and it will be loud and clear; NBA OWNERSHIP IS A PROFITABLE BUSINESS. I can not express this enough.

NBA teams make a ton of revenue that doesn’t fall into the typical BRI (Basketball Related Income). Sure, NBA owners are mostly all billionaires and have various businesses and streams of income, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about business opportunities that only present themselves to the very select few that own a basketball team. 

Whether it’s Jerry Buss teaming up with AEG to build LA Live, Dan Gilbert leveraging his Cavaliers’ ownership to open Casinos in Ohio, Mark Cuban’s HDNet television networks and many, many more including the Nets moving to Brooklyn and helping fund the Atlantic Yards project, which will make millions for not only their current owner, Prokhorov, but also for the Nets’ previous ownership group.

I could go on for days on the various ‘side projects’ that were given birth by NBA ownership yet not a single dime has come to the players via their BRI Revenue Sharing model in the CBA. Not one dime. It’s not “basketball related” owners will argue. Those concerts that sell out and bring in revenue for the 200+ days that the NBA doesn’t have games, the off-season events that take place in your favorite team’s arena, all of the television stations launched around your home town teams, all of that revenue, not a single dime goes to the players yet not a single dollar would have been realized if it weren’t for the NBA and those same players. 

What city would approve hundreds of millions in funding for an arena if it were to only host concerts? What taxpayer would willingly pay more for beer if they weren’t able to have a home town team to cheer for? We, the people, the fans, give millions to billionaires for the promise of a team to cheer for, to die with and to celebrate with and in return we give them millions in unaccounted revenues.

I am a believer in capitalism and I see no harm in making a profit, even if that profit is extravagant, and that profitability would be perfectly fine with me and millions of other sports fans if the owners weren’t lying to us. Telling us that their businesses are crumbling and that the fan can no longer get their daily fix of the NBA until the players give them something back. But haven’t we given them enough? They’ve leveraged our abiding loyalty to our teams and cashed those chips in for billion dollar stadiums and matching net worth’s. Imagine a homeless man begging for quarters on the street corner, most of us would have no issues with handing that man a quarter. Now imagine after giving him that quarter, the man steps into his Ferrari and drives off to his mansion in Beverly Hills. That’s the what the owners are doing yet until today, most weren’t hadn’t seen the car or the house. For this, I applaud Gladwell, Grantland and ESPN, for finally shinning light on the grim, dark secrets of NBA ownership.  

The sad thing is that we will happily continue the financing their empires so long as they give us our sports. Entertainment for equity; that’s the ultimate price you pay as a sports fan. 


Sarcasm aside, what a great topic of discussion.

This is killing me as a former diehard Nets fan

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'Arrested Development' Reunion at the New Yorker Festival →


On Sunday, October 2nd, Nancy Franklin will moderate an exclusive “Bluth family reunion” panel, featuring the creator of “Arrested Development,” Mitchell Hurwitz, and the cast: Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter.

The event will take place at Acura at SIR Stage37 (408 West 37th Street) at 4 P.M. Tickets are $30 and on sale here.


9/19/2011 (2:55pm) 161 notes

#Bluth Family Reunion#The New Yorker#event#Arrested Development#Cast Reunion

The wonderful getfunke is coming back to me later tonight!!!! AHHHHHHHHH! GENE!!!!

8/13/2011 (6:35pm)

I may have created…

the greatest video ever for me and getfunke’s nine-month-aversary….details to follow on the 17th.

#9 monthaversary#getfunke#more steamy lovin


David Siegel - “The Project Cycle” (1997)

Found it. Per s01e24.

Thanks, interlibrary loan!

reblog for obvious reasons

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8 months of hot steamy lovin’!

7/6/2011 (10:55pm) 14 notes

Goddamnit, Argentina

How in the hell do 4 of the world’s best attacking players (all on the field at the same time) fail to get through a defense of a team that is not even in the top 50 in the world?

I blame the lack of a steady coach. The reason Messi is so successful at Barça is because he’s been under the leadership of Rijkaard and Guardiola. When he plays for Argentina, he’s played for Maradona, while a great player is not much of a coach, and then less than a year later, they are playing under Batista, whose decision making is almost as infuriating as Bob Bradley’s when the US is getting their butt kicked. (This is not to say Bradley is a terrible coach, but he has taken a lot of risks that haven’t always payed off.) Bringing Adu in in the Gold Cup was a solid decision, on the other hand.

It is unfortunate that there is such a difference in the way that a national team plays compared to a club. It may be a matter of just playing together more. Ever wonder why Spain was so incredibly successful and why they are ranked #1 in FIFA? How about the fact that 90% of the national team played either for Barça or Real Madrid? The fact that they get to play with each other during the club season was definitely a reason behind their glory the past few years.

Let’s just hope Messi and the other Argentineans can play up to their full potential sooner than later

- A very frustrated Argentine supporter

P.S. ¡Vamos el Albiceleste!
P.P.S. Screw the comparisons between Messi and Ronaldo, the difference is class.
P.P.P.S. I’m done now.