Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Keith Olbermann Video Pack Break and Late Tuesday Night Miscellany

Here's just a few some notes in lieu of a big post tonight as I watch the tape of the Blazers/Clippers game. Keith Olbermann took a couple of minutes out of his Countdown show tonight on MSNBC to open a pack of 2010 Topps on air. The real treat is right after the 2010 Topps pack, though. I won't ruin it for you, but let's just suffice it to say that he opens a pack of something Your Mom Probably Really Threw Out. You can see the "podcast" here as well as a couple of other video formats that don't require a podcast subscription. The segment airs roughly between the 23:00 and 25:00 minute marks, so check it out. It's worth it. I would cut it up and put it on YouTube but I don't have the time. This is the page where all of the current MSNBC shows are housed. I'm not sure where exactly it will be archived on their site after the evening of 2/17/10, so consider this your warning. (I stole the image above from Fielder's Choice, which has returned on a limited basis. If someone can explain to me how to do a screenshot from VLC Media Player or Windows Media Player, please feel free.)

B-Roy is back in the Blazers lineup for the first time in nearly a month, or at least he was in the first half. At this point I am afraid to ever hear anything from the Blazers medical staff again. Marcus Camby is now a Blazer and Travis Outlaw and Steve Blake are doomed to Clipperdom. I I liked Camby as I was a pretty big fan of the Knicks in the late '90s but grew tired of him in his Nuggets years. I miss the old Nuggets and their crazy '80s unis.

As I did with the Andre Miller offseason signing, I'll reserve judgment on the trade right now as I am not sure how it will all play out. I knew it would be hard to find minutes for Travis Outlaw who was just getting ready to return from his own injury with the continuing development of Nicolas Batum and Martell Webster, but it is rough to suddenly say goodbye to your most tenured player. Meanwhile, I felt like Steve Blake was playing some of the best all-around basketball of the season, if not his career in recent days. He plays well enough with Roy that you could see him coming back to Portland in another year or two, but then again, do you really want to return to a team that has cast you aside two times now?

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8 packages were mailed out today by the Cards on Cards Postal Team. Watch your mailbox if you follow this blog! You never know...

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In other Cards on Cards news, I put a poll up a few days ago that only 4 of you have bothered to vote in. If I don't see a few more votes up there before the thing closes, I'll assume that nobody wants anything to do with reading about another mid-'90s junky hobby box. That's okay, though, I'll understand.

2 comments:

Dave - Fielder's Choice said...

That's a great looking Olbermann card!

madding said...

haha. it was pretty much the only usable Olbermann + baseball cards image I could find via Google, since my attempt at making a video screen cap failed miserably.