Nate Robinson vs. Brady Quin


I’ve always liked Nate Robinson. He’s an energetic small dude who can score in bunches. And he’s won the most dunk contests ever. But now I really like Nate Robinson.

So Dave Chappelle visited the Warriors locker room, which in itself is amazing. Chappelle is one of the most fascinating people alive. The whole comedy genius turned insane recluse thing is very appealing to me. And apparently he’s bros with Stephen Curry (who tweeted a hilarious picture of Chappelle shooting before the game).

Part of the reason Chappelle wanted to walk away from his Comedy Central deal was the fame was getting too much, people would stop him and do his bits all the time. It would get really old fast (sort of like his Lil Jon sketches. By the way, what happened to Lil Jon?)

So enter Nate Robinson. He’s always been a bit of a loose canon. He’s been suspended for fighting his own teammates. But this tops everything.

A video of Chappelle hanging in the locker room surfaced and it seemed pretty normal. Until in the background Robinson starts yelling his impression of Chappelle in “Half Baked.” Amazing. Chappelle had to be furious that he couldn’t even go in a locker room and get away from the impressions.

But it gets better. Later on Robinson’s Twitter account he tweeted a picture of him and Chappelle (who is looking a lot like Darryl Strawberry these days). Robinson is wearing possibly the most ridiculous outfit ever. A Beavis and Butthead shirt. A hat that makes him look 12. And he completes the outfit with a denim jacket.

Game, blouses.


If you have read anything I’ve ever written, you’ll know I’m not a Tim Tebow fan. But when Brady Quinn destroys Tebow in GQ, something isn’t right.

All of Quinn’s points were pretty reasonable. Tebow’s success has much to do with his team (true), fans had influence in getting Tebow in over Quinn (true), luck played a huge role (very true), and Tebow praying alone in front of the camera instead of with his team is super douchey (awesome, and true).

So why am I not loving Brady Quinn? I’d be lying if I said I didn’t consider him for Man Crush of the Week. But it’s Brady Quinn. There are few quarterbacks who have a legitimate case for actually being worse then Tebow. And Quinn would definitely be one. He went to Notre Dame and was basically Tebow before Tebow was Tebow. He was a bust as an NFL player. And he lost the quarterback job to Tebow. His own team thinks he’s worse than Tebow.

The part that really bothered me was Quinn saying Tebow was hogging the spotlight with his praying and putting himself in front of the team. This was said by a guy ripping the team’s starting quarterback in an article in a major publication about how much Tebow sucked. That’s at least the definition of Alanis Morissette irony.

It would be like the Baja Men calling out Nickleback.

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