Around the WOW ( as of 12/05/2010)

Posted on 12/05/2010 by


“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. i’ll always be with you.” -Winnie the Pooh

I’ve been somewhat away for a while. I wanted to put this up a while ago (almost a week ago in fact), but I kept going off topic and was to busy.  But to paraphrase a wise bear:

“Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there.”

In my absence, some great stuff has gone up, so here goes, around the WOW with some really great pieces from some really smart folks.

A very small and quiet sort of world.

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
Winnie the Pooh

We start of at the center of the network, at the home of Prof. Berri of the Wages of Wins with :

A Quiz

And a fantastic job of highlighting the forgotten stories and clearing media misconceptions on the:

For some reason this exchange comes to mind:

Gopher: First thing to be done is to get rid of that bear. He’s gumming up the whole project.
Owl: Dash it all, he *is* the project!

With the Bear being every team but the Heat.🙂

Next we head to where the deer graze and defensive stats are calculated and assigned, to Ty Willihnganz place  at Courtside Analysist . Careful when visiting though, you need to be prepared to be regaled of long ago (I personally think they’re awesome).

“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit. “No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began it. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.”

The quote is in honor of Andres Alvarez at NerdNumbers taking on some recurring arguments:

Rebounding:Rebounding a story

Battle of the vintage bigs:Face of the Franchise Rematch: David Robinson vs. Hakeem Olajuwon

A weekly conversation with friends:Podcast: Coming Up Big

and Usage, baby, usage:Taking Control and Possibly Winning Games

Devin: Why did I ever invite that Bargnani to lunch? Why, oh, why, oh, why?

Official assistant GM of this Blog Devin Dignam of NBeh? ,cast as the Rabbit in this quote with Bargs as that annoying old Bear, keeps it up with:

Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.

This one is in honor of Evan at the The City picking up some of my slack:

I will say on the smackdown update, that the season is still early (small samples).

Narrator: [chuckles] Well, Tigger, your bouncing really got you into trouble this time.
Tigger: [puzzled] Say, who’re you?
Narrator: I’m the narrator.
Tigger: [pleads desperately] Oh well, please, for goodness sakes, narrate me down from here!
Narrator: Very well. Hold on tight.

Tigger and bouncing into trouble  puts me in mind of our resident Miami Heat blogger, reservoirgod and in fact the subject of this post:

Simmons Says: Attacking The Sports Guy One Tweet At A Time

While I agree that Simmons says some , shall we say interesting things, I have to say rg: “Why you hatin?”.

By the way, as a celtics fan I do love the fact that we now have some interesting rivals in the east in Chicago and Miami.

“A little Consideration, a litle Thought for Others, makes all the difference. Or so they say.”

An Eeyore quote, for Mr. Consistency Ian Levy over at Hickory High who’s been doing daily reviews of all the games. This week he also gives a short piece on unexpected results (and an illustration of Mark Twain’s saying :”Lies,damn lies and statistics”).

“Eeyore, the old grey Donkey, stood by the side of the stream and looked at himself in the water. ‘Pathetic,’ he said. ‘That’s what it is. Pathetic.’ He turned and walked slowly down the stream for twenty yards, splashed across it, and walked slowly back on the other side. Then he looked at himself in the water again. ‘As I thought,’ he said. ‘No better from this side.'”

Finally, we end with some depressing stories from our Pistons fans at Pistons by the Numbers

My short answer to both of those statements is yes.

And finally I’ll leave you with this final thought from the silly yellow bear:

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

Here's to unexpected depth (Image courtesy of

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