Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Money can't buy happiness

but it's a damn good down payment."

My bad to all, I was out of town for a bit and with Memorial Day and everything it's been hectic.

Someone (thanks Chong) sent me this article about David Falk a little bit ago and I never got around to talking about it. David Falk matters to some because he was THE Michael Jordan's agent. An interesting point about Falk's interview with CNBC is, at the end, Falk says,

"... we're dealing in a world where agents are splitting fees with AAU coaches all the time. And it's getting worse. I wanted to meet a college player who I really enjoyed watching this year. So I asked a friend of mine, who is a very powerful man in the game, to introduce me to him. And he said, 'I'd like to help but I can't.' And when I asked why. He said, 'You are three years and $500,000 short.'"

I thought this was especially interesting because all the pub this OJ Mayo "scandal" has received lately. Basically OJ is a basketball phenom who has been heavily recruited since about 7th grade and now he allegedly took gifts or money from an agent/agency. This is funny to me because it really showcases the ignorance of the American public. Really? IF this happened, is it really the first? Who do you think is giving high school/college athletes? Powerhouse agents and boosters. The situation can't be fixed because some of these people are supporting the very schools themselves. (Paul, I meant why this Mayo story specifically, is getting more pub than countless others before him with similar talent levels.)

Please do not pretend like this is a big issue because if it were, there would've been an attempt to "fix" it. And since there hasn't been and won't be an attempt, let's just move on and focus on other things.
I typically don't like Stephen A. Smith (A-Mart's impressions are a different story) , but this article was decent.

I'll update with some pictures of my vacay and some Memorial Day details. For those of you that have it, enjoy Summer break. For my corporate folks, enjoy this hot-ass Arizona weather. I need a Summer out-of-town spot like I need lower gas prices.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Slide through the 'hood' just to check my dough"

"Trapstar fresh from head to toe,
From toe to ear, the kicks match the cap,
Black t-shirt, yeah it match the strap,"

75 San Diego State students and 96 in all were arrested in connection with a drug bust at good ol' San Diego State University. Authorities said "Two kilograms of cocaine were seized, along with 350 Ecstasy pills, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, hash oil, methamphetamine, illicit prescription drugs, several guns and at least $60,000 in cash"

Apparently Kenny and some of the fellas over at the Theta Chi house got a little too bold. Whatever happened to secretive drug dealers that didn't like getting locked up? Mass texts, what is this? Must be listening to that "cRap" music too much.

Funny thing is, how much you think the cops spent on the whole operation? Yeah, way more than $60G and that Bush League operation were worth. Oh well, it's only the American people's tax money anyways right?

Also, if anyone needs an easy class for a lit credit at ASU, DO NOT take HST364 "Sex and Society in Modern Europe." Yeah, my bad, I'm an idiot. Professor got me like a creepy dude with a blacked-out conversion van. to catch_a predator style. She'll reel you in with a semi-interesting first day, then ruin your Finals schedule because you have to write a stupid 8-10 page paper about stuff that isn't that interesting.

Paul, I need some Yoko in my life.