Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Empire Lives

I often joke to my co-workers that I'm a writer, not a reader, when they ask me why I don't read The Signal.

That's the newspaper that I had been working for until yesterday (in case you didn't know.)

But lately I've been doing a lot of reading, and not a lot of writing.

As many of the Empire's loyal following already know, the Empire is headed East to Bristol, CT and the Worldwide leader in sports.

BTW, my boy Gerry Gittleson at the Daily News actually wrote a blog entry about me.

The opportunity is no doubt extremely exciting, but bittersweet nonetheless.

I'm going to need to fill my writing appetite and that's where the Empire comes in.

Rule No. 76, no excuses play like a champion. I have no excuses for not updating the blog, except just a pure lack of effort. I've been like half writer, half season and believe me I hate to compare myself to Vince Carter.

So now that we got that out of the way, and I'll hopefully keep the Empire afloat, let's get to some things of interest:

I had to show you this. It's my main boy Gibbs catching a home run off the bat of randy Winn.

Ronny Turiaf is a Golden State Warrior. My Turiaf jersey, like the jerseys that have gone before it, the Eddie Jones No. 6 Lakers, and the No. 33 Grant Hill Pistons jersey, is now unwearable. I will remember the Ronny times fondly. Remember this is a guy who had heart surgery, a guy who's heart is a lot bigger than his game, and an enthusiasm that's unmatched. As much as I want to see the Lakers win, I also want to see the guys having fun. Ronny brought me back to a time when I always had a smile on face when I was on the court. Basketball is fun and that's why I loved watching Ronny play. It will be bittersweet to see him doing the same things in a Warriors uniform.

More evidence that Stephon Marbury has complete lost it. Starbury got a tattoo of his signature shoe's logo on the side of his head.

Brandon Jennings seems to be doing just fine. Arizona's top 2009 recruit Abdul Gaddy recommitted to Arizona. Let's hope he doesn't follow Jennings to Italy.

With that being said, let's hope Kobe doesn't follow Jennings to Italy either when he becomes a free agent. But I'd rather see Kobe in an Italian uniform then any other NBA uniform aside from the Lakers.

I was at the Arizona/UCLA football game and remembered why I miss college football so much. Arizona smashed the Bruins 31-10 and has a legitimate chance to go 5-1, with games against Washington and Stanford coming up. Of course we all know that won't happen.

Lamar Odom might be coming off the bench this year. Good because I'd rather see him play the four off the bench where he can get in the post. We all know Lamar is a horrible outside shooter and tends to float on the perimeter when he plays the three. Bad because when Lamar's role is limited, he takes himself out of games mentally.

The Dodgers will be in the playoffs only because of Manny Ramirez. No Manny, no postseason, simple as that.

Lil Wayne is now blogging for ESPN like Stuart Scott, straight out of the ESPN shop.

That's all I have for the Empire's fourth comeback. Till next time. Hopefully sooner than later.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Roman,

so whats the deal with ESPN? I'm like the only person without the 411 on this deal.

Jason Galvin
KHTS
Hit me up.