Thursday, April 29, 2010

If We Could Go Back...

Oftentimes I have random mind-ramblings. It might be about something I read, something I saw on tv or something I had a conversation about. A lot of times I think back about these events and I say "Damn, if I could go back, ______." These random mind trips have gone undocumented until now.

Well, I was listening to Chillin by Wale and I got to the line "You niggas mad that you not me/I remain a Giant and you Jeremy Shockey..." You know, this part. I always liked the line, but it got me to thinking. Jeremy Shockey is a pretty wild dude. Great player, but he's now a New Orleans Saint. Then I remembered that the craziest of all crazy New Orleans Saints was KYLE TURLEY. If we could go back to this, I'm sure we'd detect very large amounts of ACID in his bloodstream:

I know that was pretty random and I'm not even mad at Kyle Turley. I just hope that my friends would do the same for me.

Acid or no acid.

[Note: They would.]

Jay West - Drugs+Candy. UnJealous.

Make room on your iPod. The new mixtape from my man Jay West, Drugs+Candy dropped today. Even after hearing his past music, I can honestly say I'm still impressed by this dude. I'm not gonna waste any more of your time, just download this joint asap.

Download: Drugs+Candy

Monday, April 26, 2010

Even as a Kobe Fan, I Laughed......a LOT.

I'm convinced that Trey Kerby is one of the funniest sports writers in all of blogland. Idk where he finds this stuff but he does. Check out this video of a Kobe fan revealing just a little too much of what he feels about the NBA's greatest player not named Lebron.


But I'm almost positive you laughed.

This should give Kobe haters some much-needed fuel, but it was worth it.

Lakers/Thunder Game 5, Tuesday 10:30 pm ET.

Throwback Music of the Moment - April 26, 2004

I probably couldn't even tell you the first time I heard Kenna. All I can say is that he was dope and I wanted to hear more. One time when I was up in Maryland visiting my boy Mookie and Freetime was pretty much all we played. One of the best things about Kenna is his production. Not only does he do a majority of it himself, he also works closely with Chad Hugo from the Neptunes. You know that's a good look. This song/video were off of his 2003 album, New Sacred Cow. The video tells a pretty interesting story but the catch is that it's shot from basically the knee down. Great idea, great song and great video. Come to think of it, I might have already blogged about this joint haha. Check out Freetime from Kenna:

Kenna - Freetime

Download: Freetime

New album Songs for Flight due later this year ftw.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New N.E.R.D...minus Rhea.

New N.E.R.D. and I'm glad to hear it. I was a little surprised/disappointed when Pharrell and the boys decided to add Rhea to the group last summer but she's gone and group is back with new music. The first of these new joints is Hot N' Fun featuring Nelly Furtado. I'm glad they're back. New album, Nothing, is due June 15th.

N.E.R.D. feat. Nelly Furtado - Hot N' Fun

Download: Hot N' Fun

Miami Says Nah....They Said Nah.

I couldn't bear to crop this photo.

The Miami Heat were able to avoid being swept by the Boston Celtics by relying on their proven leader, Dwyane Wade. Wade had his best playoff game ever after going off for 46, 5 and 5. But none of his buckets were any bigger than this one:

Good win for the Heat and also [and more importantly] D.Wade's contract for next year. Pay-Per.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bulls/Thunder Each Win Game 3...We Have a Series..well two.

Put those damn brooms away. The Bulls shocked a lot of people [but not me] by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers last night in Chicago. Sure, Lebron had 38, 10 and 8 but Derrick Rose had 31, 7 and the W. Let the Bulls fans say:

We still have a lot of work to do to get the series to 2-2 but at least we know it's possible. Check the recap from last night:
The Thunder also got their first win of the series against the Lakers last night in OKC. Kevin Durant [29 & 19] and Russell Westbrook [27 & 8] balled fucking out last night. Even as a Kobe fan, you can't help but root for KD and Westbrook. Definitely the future of the league. And I KNOW I wasn't the only person that got geeked when they saw the #thuglife picture of Kevin Durant on ESPN's homepage:
Thanks Bulls and Thunder. That was quite unjealousing.

Quite unjealousing indeed.

Quick NFL Draft Breakdown [First Round]

Cue Lil Wayne's Money On My Mind...

The draft started as predicted with Sam Bradford, Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy going with the first three picks...but then it got a little, eh, weird. I was happy to see Eric Berry go to the Chiefs where he should make an immediate impact with two former LSU standouts in Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson. Who could pass on adding THIS ↓↓ to their defense????
Yea. Dopeness. I was always a fan of Eric Berry over Taylor Mays but I thought it was a slap in the face that Seattle and Pete Carroll chose safety Earl Thomas instead of his former player. I was also surprised he didn't go to one of the four teams [excluding Detroit] to join already elite safeties. Butttt I guess his speed wasn't enough to make him a first-rounder. Oh well. I definitely like the Bills move getting C.J. Spiller with the 9th pick.
Crazy athlete, should make an immediate impact to an offense that will need it. I'm not gonna lie though, the Tebow pick by Denver was pretty much the strangest of all the picks in the first round. They actually traded UP to make it happen. I guess we'll have to wait to see if this turns out to be one of the biggest flops or steals in draft history.

Other Wins:
  • Joe Haden - CB / Cleveland Browns [7th]
  • Rolando McClain - LB / Oakland Raiders [8th]
  • Jason Pierre-Paul - DE / NY Jets [15th]
  • Derrick Morgan - DE / Tennessee Titans [16th]
  • Dez Bryant - WR / Dallas Cowboys [24th]
Other WTFs:
  • Tyson Alualu - DT / Jacksonville Jaguars [10th]
  • Devin McCourty - CB / New England Patriots [27th]
  • Kyle Wilson - CB / NY Jets [29th]
Who Knows:
  • Tim Tebow - QB/TE/RB/Idk / Denver Broncos [25th]
  • Sean Weatherspoon - LB / Atlanta [19th]
  • Demaryius Thomas - WR / Denver Broncos [22nd]
Biggest fail thus far has been Jimmy Clausen. Originally thought to be a top 10 pick by even Mel Kiper, he's still undrafted going into day two. Jealous'd. I was never sold on him and apparently neither were most of the NFL teams. Oh well. Maybe THIS ↓↓ picture had something to do with it...?? #cmonson

Pause and/or No homo.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jay West x Decatur Dan // Drugs+Candy Preview

Jay West has teamed up with Decatur Dan and Phil the God for a video preview for his Drugs+Candy mixtape, due next week. Going from his past music and from the clips in the video, this is some music that we need. Check it out:
I'll be posting some mp3's as the release date approaches. Shouts to Wayne for the heads up.

Annnnnnd the lovely lady from the Language video was present.
She is QUITE snookish.

Apparently the Orlando Magic Don't Give a Fuuuuuck...and Larry Brown Doesn't Like It.

These are the words that Larry Brown had for reporters before last night's playoff game between his Charlotte Bobcats and the Orlando Magic. And THIS ↓↓ is how the Magic warmed up before the game haha
Following that vocal motivation from their coach and that disrespectful warm-up from the Magic, the Bobcats MUST have used it in the game....right???'s how the game went down:

The jealous for the Bobcats.

Oh well. Bulls game tonight IN Chicago.

[Note: Vince Carter still got it and this is unrelated but quite hilarious: link.]

Drew Brees' Madden 11 Cover Debuts in Times Square

Sorry for the low-quality photo, but the fans have spoken: Drew Brees is the Madden 11 Cover athlete. I'm not a Saints fan by any stretch of the imagination but Brees is much-deserving of the cover. But damn son....Madden Curse much???
I hope Breezus can avoid that Madden Curse.
I guess we'll see September 9th.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Music of the Moment - April 21, 2010

Van She is an Australian band that was formed back in 2005. Sounds pretty basic, but their music is anything but. Had it not been for their song Sex City being sampled for the Crystal Castles song Vanished, I would have probably never heard of the band. Any way, here is my favorite song from the band's 2005 self-titled album. Worrrrd.

Van She - Sex City

Download: Sex City

Ben Roethlisberger Catches the JEALOUS

Welp, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has laid down the law:
  • Four to six game suspension for violating NFL personal conduct policy.
  • Steelers reportedly shopping offers for possible trades.
  • And he wasn't even charged.

Oh well. I mean, this is pretty much Roethlisberger's third of fourth offense in the past three or four years. After he got off without being charged with a crime, I was almost positive that he'd get a one or two game suspension. Welp, asamp was wrong. This should show that the commish is NOT playing and any and everyone should settle the fuck down behave.

Steelers fans:

The rest of the AFC:

Sorry Steelers.

Bulls, Thunder and Heat Can't Escape the Jealous...Trail 0-2


The NBA playoffs have started off pretty much disgusting...and according to most people's plans. But not mine. I was REALLY fucking hoping predicted that the Bulls could at least strike some sort of fear in the Cavs this year; no such luck. My main upset for the first round was the Heat over the Celtics...we all saw how last night turned out. And that was WITHOUT KG. And then we have the Thunder. I thought that the youngest scoring champ in history could at least do a little damage against even the Lakers. NO DICE. I'm starting to reconsider changing the name of this blog to asamp was wrong.

And I hate to be wrong.

Come on BullsThunderHeat, don't jealous me and all the upset seekers.

[Note: The Bucks are also down 0-2 to the Hawks but I saw that one coming.]

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bulls Earn Playoff Spot...Collision Course With King James

So we've done it. By winning our last three games the Bulls were able to secure the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Just imagine how elated I was to see this this morning. ↓↓

Seems harmless right?? Well not completely. We've just set a collision course for the best team in the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Well damn. But Bulls fans, don't let it get you down. We're 2-2 against the Cavs this year and Lebron only of them. However far-fetched it might seem, we DO have a chance against the Cavs. Otherwise, why would they play the games?!?! [Insert sarcastic answers here.] Check out the highlights from last night's game against the Charlotte Jordancats and pay close attention to what Brad Miller does at 1:21 or just click here hahaha

Let's do the impossible, Bulls.

At least be nice to Lebron so he considers Chicago for a home next season.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BEER THAT MAN: Derrick Rose

So the Bulls needed a win...bad. What does Derrick Rose decide to do?? Idk, just drop 39 on the Celtics. Not only was this the greatest scoring performance of his career, it also kept the Bulls in playoff contention. And even though the first round would be a match-up against Lebron and the Cavs, we definitely need to make it there. This dunk from last night's game pretty much sums up Derrick Rose's awesomeness.


Big game tonight versus the Bobcats for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Pllllllease let the unjealous occur.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Music of the Moment - April 12, 2010


This one's a little different. But it has a familiar sound. The Dirty Heads are a band from Southern California and I'm not gonna be around the bush about it, they sound like Sublime. That's what I was thinking until I realized that this song featured Rome Ramirez from Sublime. Anyway, check out Lay Me Down by the Dirty Heads. Audio here.
Dirty Heads feat. Rome - Lay Me Down

Download: Lay Me Down

Tiger Woods Returns. Plays Ehhh...

All jokes aside, I'm happy that Tiger Woods was able to make it back to thsi year's Masters and also be in contention for most of the weekend. Finishing fourth after five and a half away from the game is nothing short of amazing. But I also saw something that was nothing short of f'ing hilarious. Just watch:
Tell me you didn't laugh.

Even though that wasn't from this year's Masters, I still almost died laughing when I saw this. Shouts to CrunkPopeye for the link.

TELL ME he didn't sound like this.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Throwback Music of the Moment - April 7, 1999

Man, I can't be the only dude I know that listened to Canibus. Seriously, he was one of the most slept on rappers of our lifetime. That sounds like a bold statement but I can actually stand by it. His verse on 4, 3, 2, 1 was insane and even put him in the hip-hop spotlight. He followed it up with 2nd Round KO and I knew he was nice. This is one of my favorite songs from his debut album, Can-I-Bus entitled Buckingham Palace. Definitely dope.

Canibus - Buckingham Palace

Download: Buckingham Palace

I have to do more research to see what Canibus is up to these days. He might still be in the military but he could also be working on new music.

Let's hope it's the latter.

The Bulls Season Is Making Me Feel Like...


...or this:

...or this:

The moral of the story is that I'm not happy about the season at this point.

Playoffs please????

UConn's Women's Team Gives Stanford the Jealous

78 straight wins. A second consecutive National Championship. Seven under Coach Auriemma.

Wow. I don't care if it's women's or men's, tennis or soccer, basketball or lacrosse, that shit is impressive. What UConn's Women's basketball team has managed to do is insane, unheard of and incredible: two back-to-back undefeated championship seasons. It's still hard to believe. Geno Auriemma has to go down as one of the greatest coaches in modern sports history. For real. And shouts to Maya Moore, too. If you're reading this, you really do have the snooks. Congrats on your accomplishments, but not for too long. I know Geno won't allow it.


But for real, congrats.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mark Buehrle Whuddup // Dutchtown Whuddup

Whether you want to believe it or not, baseball season is here. *sampsigh* And with MLB's Opening Day and the NCAA Men's Championship game both in the books, with the exception of the NBA playoffs, we are about to be subjected to months and months and MONTHS of baseball. Might as well make the most out of it, right? I'm not expecting to post much about baseball this year but it's not every day that one of my Chicago White Sox players makes the play of the year....on Opening Day. Don't believe me, just check out what Mark Buehrle did:
Pretty crazy, right? Hopefully we're in store for more plays like this throughout the year.


[Note: Also in baseball news: My high school beat our rival, and my former high school, following a grand slam. State Championship #2 on the way?? Ow.]

Duke Wins...Haters Unite

This goes down in history as the first time I've been happy to be wrong...and it will probably be the last. Duke wins, Butler gets jealous'd. All is well in the world.
[Note: In all actuality, I'm happy that Butler made it this far. It's further proof that the tourney should stick to 64 teams to keep Cinderellas alive. They have passed the label of mid-major and I was impressed with their run. Shouts to Gordon Hayward and Avery Jukes who played great games. But #dukies all day.]