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Damn, who would have thunk that Ron “The Melee” Artest would be the hero for game seven for LA? God bless lunatics. Loved how he thanked his family and his psychiatrist, but he forgot his Filipino family! How dare he? Now all I have for the summer are baseball and some World Cup… blah. All I can say is that summer anime better be better than expected. With that said, we’ll return to our bassist overlords after I upgrade this blog to WordPress 3, which won’t happen tonight. And, yes, nothing would have been funnier than David Stern handing the Finals MVP to Ron Artest, “You charged into the stands, attacked paying season ticket holders, caused the biggest melee in NBA history, and you killed the NBA championship aspirations of a stacked Pacers team. But, now, Ron Artest, you are the NBA Finals MVP!” That would have been awesome. But Stern chickened out and gave it to Kobe.

9 Responses to “gooooooooooooooooal!”

  1. Damn right!!! Long life to Lakers!!!

  2. The hilarity of Artest getting the Finals MVP would almost have made up for the Celtics losing… almost.

  3. What’s that? Complaints? Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of the vuvuzelas

  4. In general, the whole idea of Filipinos getting into the mainstream seems like it should’ve happened forever ago. I mean, what with all the Indians breaking through in Hollywood and the like, why can’t the same be true for Filipinos? [/minirant]

  5. i like chicken. Buffalo chicken especially. Soccer > Basketball.

  6. Lakers? Whats that? Anyway danm vuvuzelas on the world cup World Cup, FIFA should have banned atleast inside the stadiums

  7. Take out Konata and Kagami and it looks like the England squad playing XD

  8. ^Sure does, they sucked this night.Not that I care tough I was rooting for Algeria.

  9. Right then, anime/sports related program activities thread.

    Meet Eri Yoshida:

    Eri Yoshida (吉田 えり, Yoshida Eri?, born January 17, 1992, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) is a high-school student at Kawasaki-kita Senior High School in Kawasaki, who at the age of 16 became the first female drafted by a Japanese professional baseball team, Kobe 9 Cruise of Kansai Independent Baseball League, to play alongside male teammates.

    Yoshida is a sidearm knuckleball pitcher and stands 1.55 meters (5 ft 1 in) tall. Her pitches have been clocked at 101 kilometers per hour (63 mph), while her knuckleball measures around 50 mph.[6] She started throwing the knuckleball after seeing videos of American Major League Baseball knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.

    Yes, that’s right: a 5 foot 1 inch, 16 year old professional baseball playing Japanese high school girl. She met her role model, Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox, recently, which is when I learned of her:

    Just keep her away from Hideki Matsui!

    On April 8, 2010, she signed the contract with the Chico Outlaws and became the first female professional baseball player in the U.S. since the retirement of Ila Borders 10 years previously, and the first ever to play professionally in two countries Her debut playing for the Chico Outlaws was on 29 May 2010. Yoshida’s nickname is “Knuckle Princess” (Japanese language: ナックル姫).

    Hmmm, any relation to Ryo Hayakawa? Anyway, I’m not so sure about the Chico Outlaws. They are the team that initially cut Daniel Nava, then later sold him to the Red Sox for a dollar. Nava, when callled up by the Sox last week, hit a grand slam on his very first pitch, meaning that, for a few minutes, his career batting numbers were the best numbers that are mathematically possible for a baseball player. Gotta wonder whether Eri might someday replace Daisuke Matsuzaka on the Sox roster? It’s unlikely the Sox would need to pay 51 million to make the trade, and both Nava and Yoshida would make great anime characters.

    Eri could leave behind a younger brother who gets run over by some crazy alien girl on a Vespa! Or she could be a crazy alien girl on a Vespa who runs over Nava! Who is also a professional-baseball-playing Japanese school girl, and saves the world.

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