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Smitty’s a hero with a big four zero

3/21/09

 It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Nuggets game and before the game started the Nuggets were on a four game win streak. The Nuggets are H-O-T (29-8) this season and I was hoping the wife and I’s presence wouldn’t interfere with that momentum.

Unfortunately we didn’t get there early enough to see the Nuggets warm-up. We arrived about five minutes into the game.

The star of the show tonight was my favorite Nugget J.R. Smith. Smitty scored an insane 40 points tonight. J.R. was allowed to start the game and seriously took advantage of that opportunity.

I’m glad that Krista, I and 18, 231 others in attendance were able to witness “Smitty’s Basketball School”. It was downright pleasurable watching the Wizzards being subject to “Professor Smith’s” night classes and failing miserably.

Me n Krista 3-20-09.jpgAt one point towards the beginning of the game the Wizzards were up by seven points but once the Nuggets snatched the lead back it was never returned leading at one point by as much as 17 points.

Here’s a picture show for you. As always let me know what you think. You don’t have to love basketball to enjoy a good picture.

                               Here’s Renaldo Balkman about to earn his money.

Balkman 3-20-09.jpg                                              Linas Kleiza and the BirdmanAnderson and Kleiza 3-20-09.jpg            Here is Kleiza trying to “Be Like Mike” He skies pretty good for a white boy.
Kleiza flying 3-20-09.jpg       The Birdman showing off his no-look block. Birdman scored 18 points in this game. 
Birdmans no-look block 3-20-09.jpg                                          One of J.R.’s many shots tonight.
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       Chauncey Billups scored 5 points and had six assists in his 32 minutes of play.
Billups 3-20-09.jpg                                                The score at half-time.
halftime scoreboard 3-20-09.jpgThe Nuggets half-time show was wild. The outfits were so bright I thought somebody had possibly slipped something in my drink. The colors were intense.
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more indian dancing 3-20-09.jpg                                              The ladies strutting their bling.
the ladies 3-20-09.jpg    I’m not quite sure exactly what I’m witnessing here but this dude had some rhythm.
not sure 3-20-09.jpg                          Then it got really intense, it was starting to make me dizzy.
Intense 3-20-09.jpgSo by now the room is spinning so I had to look away to regain my balance. I looked up and what did I see?
big coors 3-20-09.jpgA big old Coors can. Beware of the useless coupons that this and similar blimps like to drop on your head. You could really get hurt and the coupons are worthless. Tell you what, float a big “Fat Tire” beer bottle up there and maybe I’ll risk injury, but for a Coors (aka Rocky Mountain pisswater), I wouldn’t walk to the fridge.

Save you knees, a free paper isn’t worth an injury either. I tell you what, if those stupid blimps dropped baseballs it would be game on…
DP blimp 3-20-09.jpg A Ranter basketball blog entry wouldn’t be complete without a obligatory cheerleader shot :)
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        Check out the guys face on the far right holding up the cheerleader, he’s hurting.
cheerleader 2 3-20-09.jpg                              I’ll zoom in on his expression for you, priceless :)
funny face 3-20-09.jpgSorry dude, I didn’t mean to expose you nationally but you really need to work on your game face.

                                                        JR and Melo
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                                                       Love this expression.


look up 3-20-09.jpgBy far the “Best Hat of the Game”. I guess if you can afford a snazzy hat like that, court side seats are chump change.
best hat 3-20-09.jpg                      Kleiza going for the block with Birdman ready for the rebound.
Kleiza block 3-20-09.jpg                                           The Birdman with the slamajama.
Birdman slam 3-20-09.jpg  Birdman had 18 points, 11 rebounds and get this…6 blocked shots. All that in only 22 minutes. This dude is awesome to watch and the fans love him.

                                        Welcome to Denver brotha, where you been?          

                                                           Marcus who?
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I’m not sure who this guy was, but he may actually be attending Referee School.

He kept standing up and moving his arms and saying, “safe”. It’s cool, you meet all kinds of people at at Nuggets game and I like baseball.
safe 3-20-09.jpg                                                        Group picture
Group pic 3-20-09.jpg             JR Smith and Chris Anderson, making a name for themselves this season. 
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The Nuggets wave their magic wands and spell out the Wizzards 116-105.

(Go back and read that last sentence, nice huh?  :)

Melo had 20 points and looked like he may have hurt his ankle?? Hope he’s ok.
Nene had 11 points and 2 blocked shots.

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Thanks for stopping by, if your interested in of being one of the first people to participate in the new sport called Hagg’n let me know. If not we could always use cheerleaders..:)

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Willy set free, and dinner with the “P”

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The Rockies had to non-tender CF Willy Taveras, after figuring out they wouldn’t be able to trade “Speedy” before  Fridays deadline for offering contracts to arbitration eligible players.

The Rockies were trying to swing a deal with Taveras and Juan Morillio going to the Nationals for pitcher Tim Redding, but the deal fell flat.

So Willy T is Free. Actually Redding is too for that matter. I tell you what, if “Speedy” could up his OBP just a wee bit, you might really have something there. You need to be on base to “steal ‘em”. 

Fuentes420-1.jpgRemember Brian “Tito” Fuentes is still free out there.  Maybe he and Willy can go for a swim? 

Starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, and relievers Huston Street, Taylor Buchholz and Jason Grilli were tendered offers, along with Clint Barmes and Garrett Atkins.

Me, my head still hurts, but I’m on the upswing. Hunter and I are heading to the Nuggets game tonight.

 I could possibly have a pair of backstage passes for us.

 Third level seats tonight, but the backstage pictures should be cool.

I’m hoping to get Chauncey Billups, Balkman, and Birdman’s autograph tonight…D

 

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I’ll be attending a special Dinner with the family on next Thursday.

 It’s a dinner/get together, for the season ticket holders in the Pavilion at Coors Field.

<–(These are not Rockies season ticket holders, and will not be attending the dinner party). 

This dinner/party doesn’t officially have a name yet, so I’ve been challenged to come up with one (Not much rhymes with pavilion).

                             It’s going to be a great time. Such a fun group of people.

Disco guy.jpg                                        Ranter’s Bad Joke of the Day 

 A  Mets fan, a Braves fan, a Yankees fan, and a Rockies fan are climbing up a mountian. On the way to the top, each is arguing about how loyal they are to their team and what they would do for that team.

Upon reaching the top, the Mets fan shouts, “This is for the Mets!!!” and throw’s himself off the top of the mountian. Next the Braves fan yells, “I love Atlanta”..This is for you Braves!!” and he too, jumps off. Finally when then the Rockies fan reaches the top he screams, “This is for EVERYONE!!” and pushes the Yankee fan off the mountian.

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Melo, not such a nice fellow

11/28/08

 Hope you all had a great T-Day. Mine was superb.

Thank you all for the kind comments. The bloggers who habitate this sphere really are the salt of the earth. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to shoot a comment back to everyone, I did try.

                                           Hornets vs Nuggets

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15,563 people decided to be:

“L-TryptoFans” and showed up to “The Can”, despite the urge to take a nice long nap on the couch.

 

 

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 You know it’s a good day when you walk into the Pepsi Center, and this is how you’re greeted.DNC auto photo 11-27-08.jpg

 

The ladies were nice enough to personally autograph a photo for me. 
 

 
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 Chucky Atkins about to get hit in the head with a basketball during practice.

 

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If you look hard you might see Nene in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Below you see the official game of “Here we go round the Mulberry bush” played before the start of every Nuggets game. You can’t argue tradition.

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JR Smith was a freggin madman last night. I had the feeling he was out there trying to prove something to George Karl.Jr Smith 2 11-27-08.JPG

GK11-27-08.jpg Coach Karl had benched him the previous night for showing up late for practice.

                      Remember, according to Allen Iverson,

                                    “It’s just practice”
Thumbnail image for ai-young.jpg                        But George Karl don’t play that way.

Especially when it comes to JR Smith, they have some history.


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JR proved he was “The Man”, scoring a season-high 32 points.

 Nice job JR, this dude can ball.

Do us a favor though, set your alarm clock 30 minutes earlier, and that should take care of it.

Basketball alarm clock.jpg  I want that clock, It’s cool.         

 

 

 Want to know why they call Chris Andersen “The Birdman”?  Picture the basketball net as his nest.

He flew for 9 points. This was his first game back after missing 9 games due to fractured ribs suffered while falling out of his tree. 
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 K-Mart came out before the game started and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

 K-Mart only scored 6 points with 6 rebounds.

I think he is the new leader of the Nuggets.

 Much more so than Carmello the “face of the team”.


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 Look at the vertical lift K-Mart gets on this block.K-Mart Jumping 11-27-08.JPG WW Denver former Mayor 11-27-08.jpg

 Former Denver Mayor, Wellington Webb showed up to give the Nuggets some love.

First time I’ve ever seen this guy in person, he’s a big dude.

 

 Chauncey Billups seemed a tad off this game (Too much turkey)?

He missed a crucial 3 pointer in the last quarter. He finished the game with 12 points, 5 assists and was 4 of 4 from the free-throw line. Just a little under his average.

The Nuggets are 9-3 since his arrival in Denver. It’s working, give it a little more time.

Chauncey, I bet it was nice to be back home in Colorado for Thanksgiving for a change, huh?

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Carmello Anthony finished with 24 points, best game this dude has had in a while.

 I used to be a huge Melo fan, but now,…not so much. I have my reasons.

I respect the man’s skills, but I do believe he has lost touch with his base. 

                   
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Caution Rant ahead.jpgLet me just say that when I am trying to get an autograph, I am extremely respectful. I really appreciate when a player takes the time out of his day to do that for me.

I had several (11), opportunities to go backstage after the Nuggets games last season.

 Not once in those eleven games did I see Melo walk backstage after a home game to sign autographs and embrace the fans who so patiently wait for him after each game.

 
PepsiCenterPhoto.jpgAs I was leaving the Pepsi Center heading to my car, I saw a father with his two daughters standing on the corner where the players exit with their cars.

It was freggin cold outside last night, those are some hardcore fans. 

While I was walking past them, I saw the small family starting to get excited. They started shouting “Melo, Melo”, so I looked back and saw Melo’s car (by the way, sweet ride Melo).

He stopped at the stop sign, then peeled out. Leaving the three of them standing there sad, cold, and autograph-less. Other than me and the family, there was not another person in sight.

There was no danger. He could have taken the 30 seconds and made a families Thanksgiving day extremely memorable. Instead, he ignored them and sped away.  I no longer want his autograph.


SH Rant-1.jpgMelo, here’s how it is, Ten minutes dude.

That’s all it takes, ten minutes after the game, before you split. 

Stop by, make an appearance, then jet out the back door.

 Everybody’s happy, and you did the right thing. 

How hard is that?

How could you drive by that family and ignore them like that?

Have you no heart or feelings? Who inspired you as a kid?

 Did your childhood idols ingore you, or sneak out the back to avoid you? How did that make you feel?

 You need to take a step back and regroup. Realize exactly where you are, and HOW YOU GOT HERE.

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Never forget how lucky you are, and come to realize exactly what the catalyst is that enables you to do what you do here (Denver fans)

 

 

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Besides, you owe us for that dumbazz DUI thing you got yourself into the end of last season, remember?

I’ll give you one more chance man (because I’m cool like that), you need to show some DENVER FAN LOVE.  

Give a little something besides money. You can’t deny what I said Melo, because I witnessed it first hand. 

Melo, you’ve been Ranted. Learn from it dude, sign a few autographs and I’ll shut the hell up.

Poseys shot 11-27-08.JPGThe Hornets really made this an exciting game. It seemed the Nuggets would rally and tie things up,  then the Hornets would take it back.

Chris Paul got his groove late in the game and led the Hornets scoring 22 points, 10 assists and 4 rebounds.

 James Posey sealed the Nuggets fate hitting the go-ahead 3-point-shot with only 19.1 seconds left to clinch the win over the Nuggets 105-101.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for plane taking off.jpgHere’s a quote from Posey “I have confidence in making shots,” Posey said I’ve been in those situations before.” 

Yea Posey, your my freggin hero, your plane’s ready, you ain’t gone yet? :) 

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RPR sign 1.jpgNext game for me?

 Sunday vs the Rockets.

 

 

Thanks for wasting some time with me. Did you like my pictures? I’m getting better, wish my  camera was…D 
 
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