Tuesday, August 30, 2011

SG NFL Pick Em 2011

It's a start, a work of art
To revolutionize make a change nuthins strange...

Once again it's on! The SG NFL Pick Em Challenge, that is. Think you got what it takes (besides the ability to read this crap a a few days a week)? Then you and your peoples sign up and pick 17 weeks of NFL action, then hang on for the playoffs and pick them too, son! The winner gets a huge pile of absolutely nothing. That's right: nuthin. Clever and witty nicknames are encouraged and football know-how is not. Good luck.

Group ID# = 33109

password = beer


(be sure to check the "terms" box or you get the wack ERROR message)

RELATED: "International Player's Anthem" - UGK F/Outkast - ("with precision I pick or make my selection")

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Pusha T ft. Tyler, The Creator- "Trouble On My Mind"

This track is just blowing up for me right now. Why? Ski masks, sfireworks in motel rooms, skanky chicks making out, throwback Kevin Garnett T-Wolves jersey, skateboards, scooter tricks, "pull strings like Gepetto", egging dudes, smashing bottles over your head, tackling fast food cows, and 50 year old bar flies. There's your answer.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

No Apple For Tebow

King of my castle, causin much pain
You dumb shrimp wimps, it's you I tame...

Seems like everyone and everyone's mother, brother, barber, and local meter maid is bashing Tim Tebow right now. Each day bring some expert bashing the Donk QB (Boomer Esiason...really?) Who will surface next to bash Tebow?

--The guy who played Tim Allen's oldest son on "Home Improvement"

--Wandy Rodriguez, Astros Rockies Astros' pitcher

--Lil Wayne, who calls out Tim on some far flung mix tape ("throw champagne in the crowd like Tebow throws footballs")

--Mother Nature, whop voiced her displeasure with small earthquakes in Southern Colorado. When asked why not in Denver she said, "I was a bit off like Tebow's passes."

--La La, who said Tebow should request a trade to New York, not the Jets, but some lame reality show called "Tebow Takes Times Square." Of course she would be the female lead.

--Nevin Shapiro, who commented from his jail cell that Florida boosters couldn't even buy him cookies and milk.

-The guy in your Fantasy Football league who for some inane reason drafts him, but adds "he sucks, but he might get a few goal line carries. Championship!"

--Little League coaches now in Williamsport, PA. "If Tebow was on this team, he'd probably be our long inning reliever, or the Gatorade mixer," one commented.

--Retired Apple CEO Steve Jobs, "Tebow tried to work an iPad and he somehow downloaded a virus."

RELATED: The Clipse - "Popular Demand" - ("Haters wish you...")


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Orton or Bust

Now when I'm on the microphone I roam through zones
But don't be tryin this shit at home

In earth shattering news, Donk Head Coach John Fox named Kyle Orton the starter for the regular season opener yesterday.

In related news Carmelo Anthony has been traded, the Buffs have moved to the Pac 12, and Denver has been awarded a National League expansion franchise!

Wouldn't it have been great if the assembled media had gasped in mock suprprise when this "announcement" was made. If you heard wailing usually reserved for courtroom settings or one scribe had simply said "no shit John."

The QB drama that is not going away is finally starting to wear on the new Bronco head coach. He seemed bursting at the seams when "announcing" the starter and "not announcing" the backup to the ascension of Orton. Expect this type of "news" all year Denver fans; the rigor of the NFL season filled with injuries, egos, and fan pressure could make a Denver depth chart look almost mandatory each week.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Maffew Ragazino – "Motley Crue"

Nearly 20 years back the "kid" rap group Da Youngstas dropped "Crews Pop" over a pretty tight beat with Treach on the hook. Maffew Ragazino and his crew recycle the seemingly forgotten beat better than the original. The Brownsville (which seems to generating it's fair share of real MCs) group gets it on this late Summer banger. Check it.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Invesco Funds Dry Up

Too much of anything makes you an addict...

It looks like the Invesco Field Era is coming to a close today with the corporate mucky money grubber title being replaced by Sports Authority sporting goods name. Colorado now has Dick's Sporting Goods Park and Sports Authority Field. No word if Big 5 will be the title sponsor at the local skate park.

Does anyone really care what the Donkey stadium is called though? I give some dap to Sports Authority being a Colorado company and tracing their roots to old Colorado sporting good stalwarts Dave Cook and Gart Brothers.

The field was Invesco for nearly a decade and what is the enduring image or memory of it? Ed McCaffery's leg dangling from his hip? The lone playoff game it hosted as Champ Bailey picked Tom Brady? The following week's debacle against Pittsburgh? The horrrendous loss to the Raiders last year?

Unfortunately for Bronco glory, the name Invesco Field reminds us mainly of a Senator Barrack Obama accepting the nomination a few years back. (Shout to Slim Thug who actualy worked it into a song, Scarface's "Forgot About Me" where he spits I get crunk like Obama at Invesco.)Not exactly sporting glory there. But like Obama in 2008, maybe Sports Authority Field should invoke a similar catchphrase for the Bronco future: Hope.

RELATED: Slim Thug - "Like A Boss"


Friday, August 12, 2011

Depth Chart Douchebag

Forgot where your from, but I'll tell ya where you at
Lip synchin', lyin' and about to get slapped...

How much analysis can really be thrown out there about last night's first preseason game between the Donks and the Cowboys? All the QBs looked average, the running game looked good, the defense looked OK, the penalties were wack, and the coaches didn't seem much different from the last regime. But again it was the first preseason game after a long lockout.

What I did notice is the annointed QB1, Kyle Orton being a stellar teammate. Notice Tim Tebow, Brady Quinn, and Adam Weber all moving in concert with eachother and the coaches? Did you see anyone with a neckbeard in that group? Way to work with the young QBs, Kyle.

Are we suggesting Orton don a headset and be an extra coach for the players behind him? Sure, why not? We've seen other top QBs do that. Think Peyton Manning will simply chill in a baseball cap this preseason while nursing hs neck injury? Are other teams who will need a QB when Orton's contract is up seeing this? Maybe. If so, that's money out of his pocket.

Orton shows no spark, no emotion, no energy on the field. We know he doesn't give a crap about the fans off the field, and he's still a pouting "veteran" on the sideline. First string QB? Yep. First string asshole? Definitely.

RELATED: Audio Two - "I Dont Care"


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bathroom Bar Art #6

FOUND BY: Commish CH
WHERE: Guanella Pass Summit parking lot, Clear Creek County, CO

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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Beats, Rhymes, and Life- The Movie

Group dynamics are a funny thing. Musical group dynamics take it to a whole another level, and Hip Hop isn't immune. Michael Rapaport's Beats, Rhymes, and Life examines the often-tense interworkings of A Tribe Called Quest while still celebrating and looking back at one of Hip Hop's most influential and iconic groups.

Rapaport captures the beginnings of the group with some great interviews and rare footage from the early days. Scenes from Tip and Phife's Queen's neighborhood and Tip and Ali's trip back to their High School shaped the doc and gave us a glimpse of their growing process. Lest we forget too that before ATCQ was The Jungle Brothers, who it could be argued "paved" the way, a fact not glazed over. The entire Native Tongue vibe (a term we come to find out Q-Tip coined) is laid out and shown as it emerged in the late 80s.

The interviews really hit hard when the discussion veers from the Afrocentric, free-flowing, People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (an album that a young Commish shunned for a bit, due to the band's non-hardcore look and jazzy, "hippie" loops. Until I really sat and listened, and in part due to my love for "Can I Kick It", this debut took a while for me to digest) to their second joint The Low End Theory. Pharrell Williams and Questlove of The Roots really shine when brought in to talk about the sophomore release.

It is also where Rapaport lays out the beginning of friction between Q-Tip and Phife Dawg, the latter starting to battle his diabetes during this time. It is a tension that lasts until the present day. Phife seems to resent the light Q-Tip receives and the perception that he is the frontman and talent of the group. Key word: perception. Tip doesn't and hadn't done a thing to attract that perception, and stresses that to Phife throughout the film.

The film isn't without some omissions though; for one the actual music is limited to 10-15 second concert clips or show appearances. The great posse cut "Scenario" isn't discussed, nor the group's work on their legendary videos.

The thrust of the group's popularity (89-94) happened to occur when a young Commish was on the come up and making my own transition from young knucklehead to, well, older knucklehead. As my man Fresh Marcus said, "it was like a soundtrack to my youth." Exactly. The flick was a retrospective journey for many of us older heads that brought many a chuckle, some head scratching, and even a tear. Can I kick it? Yes, you can.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Skillz - "Regular Guy"

Skillz been around for more than a minute. Golden Era heads remember a little bit of a buzz he had in 9-5 when he was Mad Skillz. Throw in a ridiculous beef with Shaquille O'Neal and his yearly "Year End Wrap Up" tracks and he's been doing the thing for 15 plus years. Trying to get back out there with some real Hip Hop and "Regualr Guy" is a damn good start. Refreshing (as is what most SG selections reflect) visuals and lyrics to go with it. Check it.