Gilbert Issues a Manifesto
Dan Steinberg here. Not about college basketball.
I was supposed to be on a conference call about WPL today, but I was completely distracted by Gilbert's latest blog. It's 3,621 words. I'll be honest, he could use an editor. He repeats himself, repeatedly. He takes excessive umbrage at the words of ESPn persons (Skip Bayless), and with the anonymous posters on the RealGm boards. He is silly and serious and outraged and rambling, and you skip parts of it, and read it all out of order, and then you sort of wonder why he wants to dump all his personal angst on the world. In short, he's, like, an actual blogger. This is the post that clinches it. Next week, I expect him to start posting about the type of cat food he feeds to his girlfriend's pets.
None of the content is really new. He's said it to different reporters and different TV stations and even on his blog, at different times, but never in such an extended, jumbled and passionate manner. It's all about how he's an entertainer, and how he wants to have fun, and how much he loves the game. He talks about learning the refs' names, and interacting with fans, and insisting that DeShawn should not give up his hand-waving celebration because of silly gang worries, no matter what his stick-in-the-mud agent says. I could write the executive summary in about 3,601 fewer words than he needed: Like this:
People want fun. Little kids want fun. It's like we're taking fun out of basketball.....It's all entertainment.
Bless him. Although the NBA is now sending out press releases whenever Gilbert blogs. Which sort of ruins the whole thing. I mean, a blog has to lose some of its authenticity once it's all promoted by some major, mainstream corporate entity. Hi, Don Graham!
And in more Gilbert news:
Look at these shoes! Are they fabulously wonderful or fabulously ugly?
Also, I got the following e-mail from Reader Tim:
My brother and I are readers of yours as well as big Zards fans. In addition, about 30% of our diet consists of burritos, specifically, from Chipotle.... We have fused our love for Chipotle burritos with our passion for the Zards and developed the Wizards Chipotle Starting Line-up. The lineup differs a little between me and him, but the general idea is the same. Gilbert is the Carnitas burrito, Caron is the Chicken burrito, Antawn is the steak burrito....We decided to make AD the chips and guacamole side, because he is a good compliment. B-Wood would be the burrito bowl, but you can't get the bowl without a side of AD.....We even have a DAGGER! ( Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce)....Is there a point to me sharing this with you? No. I just thought you might find it interesting, and a little scary.
Correct, on both counts.
And in case Gilbert needs help with the last-second shot thing, check out the end of this Nighthawks' game, featuring consecutive four-point shots and much bedlam.
And since it's never appeared on this blog before, let's consider Gilbert's newest commercial and give more free advertising to Adidas, with Chinese subtitles.
Incidentally, expect 40 days and 40 nights of nothing but Wizards when I finally get back to doing this full time.
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