Centers' Little Helper

Dennis Hans, unrenowned former adjunct professor of mass comm and American foreign policy, relentlessly exposed the Bush administration’s “techniques of deceit” BEFORE the Iraq war, when it could have made a difference (see links). For decades he has fought baseball’s discrimination against lefthanded infielders and promoted his ingenious clockwise solution. A lifelong advocate for a flowing, non-brutal, flop-free NBA, he now champions the cause of its second-class citizens: the centers.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Rajon (or Rondo) and the Rondoliers
Now that the Rajon Rondo has emerged as a phenomenal and charismatic force of nature on the basketball court, it's time to retire the "Big Three" nickname. It's absurd to refer to the gritty but aging trio of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce by that term. Let’s rebrand the trio — what the heck, all of Rondo’s teammates — as “the Rondoliers.” The Boston team that has the Cavs on the ropes is “Rajon and the Rondoliers,” or, if you prefer, “Rondo and the Rondoliers.”

Someone with mad photoshop skills can produce the appropriate visuals, with green and white replacing the black and white of the gondolier’s horizontally striped shirt. I see the Grizzled Three, oars in hand, along with Perk, Sheed, Scal, Big Baby and the rest, catering to their reclining leader’s every whim: they know that their title hopes rest on the continued brilliance of their tireless maestro.