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Battle of the Car Commercials: Wiz vs. Pistons

As mentioned above, somewhat improbably, tonight's Wiz game could help determine whether the Pistons or Wizards have home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

For emphasis, let me repeat that. Somewhat improbably, tonight's Wiz game could help determine whether the Pistons or Wizards have home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Anyhow, there are countless subplots. For example, Rasheed returns to D.C. Here's an excerpt from a Richard Justice story during 'Sheed's rookie year in D.C.:

Wallace arrived from North Carolina with a reputation for being surly, and in two months has failed to prove it wrong with his scowling, explosive demeanor on the court. Coaches have warned Wallace on more than one occasion that it is easy to get a bad reputation, and that if he is perceived as a problem, the technical fouls will come more quickly. His reputation already might be a problem; he got his eighth in Seattle without uttering a word. He did, however, make an animated gesture that let the rest of the world know he thought the official had blown the call....

Wallace said: "They're gunning for me, but I'm not worried about that. I've just got to go out and play my game. At this point, even if I talk to them the way I'm talking to you now, they'll still give me a technical. I can't open my mouth."

Luckily, he's since solved that problem.

(Btw, first the blog gods gave us Kwame Brown Sucks, and now they've birthed I Detest Larry Hughes. What's next, Anthony Peeler Hates America? Chucky Atkins Gives Me Nose Bleeds? Awvee Storey is Satan? And thanks to YAYSports! for both.)

But the subplot I'm focusing on is the car commercials. Need4Sheed has video of a Chauncey Billups commercial for Ford, in which he says he shares several traits with Ford trucks: "Plenty tough, sexy, good looks and we're both beautiful inside." (Scroll down to see the clip.)

Which is fine and all, but putting that commercial next to this classic is like comparing the swag of Blatche with the swag of Arenas. Advantage: Wizards.

[Edit: I forgot to mention that I saw Antwaan Randle El at the Eastern's Auto Show booth last Friday night. The organizers had apparently determined that ARE would be unable to sign photographs of himself unless he was sandwiched between two pleasant young ladies whose valiant clothes were unable to keep all their body parts from spilling out in various places.]

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 30, 2007; 10:51 AM ET
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Comments

Anybody who doesn't love Cold Mountain is obviously insane.

Posted by: Unsilent Majority | January 30, 2007 11:07 AM | Report abuse

I see that Eddie Jones' contract is being bought out by Memphis. Any chance that Ernie goes after him? Could be an upgrade at SG or at least off the bench.

Posted by: 'zards | January 30, 2007 11:30 AM | Report abuse

I need that song on my iPod.

Posted by: MDT | January 30, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Earlier this week I actually made the Eastern Motors theme my ringtone.

Friends were briefly amused but then complained to me later in the week that they couldn't get it out of their heads.

Posted by: KC in DC | January 30, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

and why aren't there pictures of these "two pleasant young ladies whose valiant clothes were unable to keep all their body parts from spilling out"

They give you a camera for a reason my man!

Posted by: littles | January 30, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

and why aren't there any pictures of these "two pleasant young ladies whose valiant clothes were unable to keep all their body parts from spilling out"

They give you a camera for a reason my man!

Posted by: littles | January 30, 2007 3:50 PM | Report abuse

those eastern motors commercials are the best things on youtube.
And there's a lot of good things on youtube.

Ignore the timestamp on this.

Posted by: Steve | January 31, 2007 1:08 AM | Report abuse

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