I got a call from a guy at Fox in Minnesota, asking me if he could feature my blog in a commercial because he likes my work. I suspect, though, what he really likes is the fact that I am pretty bullish on the Minnesota Timberwolves:
Note how my article on the Wolves being good enough to get 57 wins is featured, with the 57 wins prominently highlighted! I'm used to people coming along and saying "Dude, you high?", and often enough it's actually my sanity barometer -- when mainstream pundits start agreeing with me, I get worried. If you are chiming in for the first time are going to be thinking I'm nuts. I'll point out, though, that Kevin Love still had healthy knuckles when I wrote that post.
Tonight (finally!) the Wolves play their first game. I've been looking forward to this for a while (how cruel of the NBA to go three whole gamedays without us). Tonight, I only have one prediction, and it is based on sound scientific principles and has been thoroughly tested by most robust statistical models:
- "And the Peksecutioner will rise from atop a pile stacked high with the skulls of his victims. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Get it? "Children of the kingdom"? Get it? It's funny because we're playing the kings. Get it?
Ok, I have one other prediction for this season. Like Ryan Anderson before him, Nikola Pekovic will win the NBA's "Most Improved" award, without actually improving. They should just rename it the "NBA Player Who's Always Been Pretty Great But Whom We Didn't Know About Last Year" award.