I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
"Dickerson's commitment could have an immediate domino effect on the remainder of Pitt's WPIAL recruiting efforts. Two Baldwin players -- defensive linemen Jason Pinkston (6-5, 275) and Justin Hargrove (6-4, 245) -- will announce their college decisions Monday at South Hills Country Club. The club is hosting Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt's second annual golf outing. Both are expected to choose the Panthers."
Pistons in a bit.
Sorry about the mess. For some reason the end of the first post is coming only after my sidebar shudders to a halt. I have no idea why this is happening, as I made no changes to my template. Lo siento. For now, scroll down. A lot.
Also, any suggestions from the web-wise would kick ass.
I am off to watch THE GAME now. I do not promise anything later tonight; strong possibility I will humorously wander into a pole and be in no condition to write.
Just received this from a friend.
THE GAAAAAAME!!!!! THE GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMEEEEE!!!!! THE FUCKING GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEE!!!!!!
Something you should know about this man: he is getting a Ph.D. at NYU in literature. Just in case bits of Danny Crawford are found spread across a ten-state area, know that it was not necessarily my doing.
Indeed, Kit. Indeed. The Game. This is The Game. The Pistons have been here before, digging themselves out of a 3-1 hole against Tracy McGrady, a 3-2 hole against Jason Kidd, and a 3-2 hole against Shaq and Dwayne Wayne. If this country is ever attacked by robot Nazi KKK members, Billups, Sheed, Ben, Rip, and Tayshaun will rise up at the last moment and say "No. This country is not being taken over by the robot Nazi KKK. Not while we totally kick ass." Then they will beat the robot Nazi KKK on their home floor, Space Jam-style. Billups will be MVP.
I was going to type about how a win tonight would finally shut up all the doubters, but it probably wouldn't and, more importantly, I don't really care. I have begun to relish people complaining about the Pistons in general and this Finals in particular. I enjoy the prospect of others not enjoying these games. Because I am having a goddamn great time, and if you aren't, that's because you are a whiny idiot who thinks that a basketball game having 15% fewer baskets makes it a tragedy. Myself, the Pistons, and the entire city of Detroit would like to join in extending you a giant middle finger. We don't care what you think about our basketball team. We don't care what you think about our city. When the next Ice Age shows up, you'll all die. We'll go ice fishing.
And it's great that you and your hack writers think that our team sucks and our city sucks, but seriously... when you look like this:
what is the point of living in Miami? Are the hookers better looking? Do they overlook the copious hair seeping out of every available orifice and pore? Do they ignore the fact that all your attempts at humor work about as well as Dwayne Wayne's ribs?
It's the Pistons tonight. They're playing Team Mexico. Eat it.
Update: Rasheed on Game 7: "We just gotta play. It's not a do-or-die situation. We just gotta hoop."
Well, the buzz has been buzzing a while now. There is a GBW story up picturing Cincinatti Colerain linebacker Cobrani Mixon with title "End of Camp: 1 Commit Coming; Several Camp Offers." So let's just say that it's very likely that Mixon is Michigan commit #3.
Mixon on the left. OT Connor Smith on the right.
mgoblog likes this potential committment much. Mixon is a tough kid who played most of last year at half-speed after partially tearing his ACL. Despite not being fully recovered from his injury, Mixon got a very early offer from Michigan. Ohio State and LSU then followed. Honor&Glory is a poster on BuckeyePlanet who is very close to the Colerain program. This is what he has to say on Mixon:
"The only thing that has kept schools from offering him right now is the fact that he tore his ACL and is coming off of surgery...But do not underestimate this kid...he PLAYED the final 10 games of Colerain's season WITH the torn ACL and gutted it out on sheer will and pain tolerance. He is also a great kid."
If I had to bet, I'd say that Mixon initially gets pegged as a three star pending his senior year performance. If he performs as expected he should get a bump to four. So, a good player. And his name is Cobrani! That's up there with Mister Simpson and Zoltan Mesko.
All right, a real picture:
Update: Mixon is officially in. mgoblog's prediction machine is running strong at the moment with the FF and Mixon's committment, which was forecast on the recruiting board a few weeks ago. Someone get me a lotto ticket! And some peanut butter!
Update 6/22: Grudgingly re-added VA WR Percy Harvin. Removed LB Akeem Hebron, TX OL Chris Stewart, FL WR Tony Wilson, MI LB Eric Gordon (MSU commit), and PA WR Dorin Dickerson(Pitt commit). Noted that PA DT Jason Pinkston will announce Monday... probably Pitt again (wild speculation).
A lot of death and destruction in this edition of the update. Wilson and Stewart indicated vague interest very early but I haven't heard anything since. Hebron was always a long shot and will end up somewhere in the SEC. Gordon might have gotten an offer from Michigan later but family ties to MSU and a right-now offer from the Spartans made his decision easy. Dickerson... well, losing Dickerson sucks. Hard-hitting editorial commentary!