The Dream Shake - a Houston Rockets blog: Floor Burns - Shane and Chuck need your help!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Floor Burns - Shane and Chuck need your help!

Hoops Addict has posted a very interesting tournament concept this week... an all "floor burn" competition among NBA players. Or, more specifically:

Each night ESPN, and YouTube are flooded with clips of players soaring through the air for rim rocking dunks, buzzer beating three-pointers and blocked shots that make your jaw drop in amazement. While those are all entertaining plays, teams who win championships need players who are willing to get a little dirty and do the little things needed to help their team win. As valuable and crucial as these players are to their respective teams success, these players rarely get the credit or respect that they deserve. With that in mind, the First Annual Hoops Addict Floor Burn Tournament will kick off this week.

Over the next few weeks we’re going to pare down 32 participants until we’re left with one final player who will be heralded as the First Annual Floor Burn Tournament Champion. As players are eliminated, they’ll be matched against the bracket below them. For example, the winner of the West/Powe match-up will face off against the winner of Dudley/Nocioni in the second round.

Keep in mind that voting for the first round will end on August 11th at 12:00 AM.

Now, how cool of an idea is that? It's made even more cool with the inclusion of Shane Battier and Chuck Hayes as the representatives from the Rockets. Ryan from Hoops Addict was even nice enough to stack the deck in Round 1 and put Shane up against that annoying P.O.S. Matt Harpring of the Utah Jazz, a team I hate so very, very much. Not surprisingly, Shane is kicking that Georgia Tech ass all over the brackets. Meanwhile, Chuck has a more difficult matchup against Ronnie Turiaf - and as of this posting, Chuck is maintaining a slim lead.

So ... what are you waiting for - go stuff the ballot box! And when finished, you can always go check out Chuck's free throw form again for some laughs.


C.B. Jack said...

Ah GrungeDave,

We meet again. You Harpring lover you....

Just remember how bad you hate him as we close the Rockets season in the first round again this year.

I am so glad Artest is a Rocket. Once again the world will unite behind your team and say how this year Tracy will be different and how Yao will be league MVP, and how Battier will win DPY, and yet again you will be sent home by the "lowly Utah Jazz". At what point do the Rockets become the most overrated team in the history of the NBA?

This is your year guys. This is your year.

UofTOrange said...

I hate you guys, so very, very much!!!

C.B. Jack said...

It's a love hate relationship, with our emphasis being on Hate.

Can't wait for T-Mac to

a. cry
b. call out his teammates
c. cry again
d. call out the refs
e. come up with some new excuse

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Xiane said...

Utah Jazz Employment Questionaire

Please answer yes or no to the following questions:

1. Are you white?

2. If you are not white, could you be persuaded to become as white as possible?

3. When people think of you is the first word that pops in their head "asshole"?

4. Have you ever taken out the knees of a child shooting a layup at a YMCA father and son game?

5. Do you like to flop?
6. Do you really, really, like to flop?
7. Do you really, really, really, like to flop?

8. When you see Italy play Argentina in soccer do you think, "those guys aren't flopping enough"?

9. Are you willing to sacrifice whatever game you have to the caprices of nasty abusive old alcoholic who runs the least imaginative system in the NBA?

10. Are you content with never, ever, winning an NBA title?

If you answered "yes" to 9 out of 10 questions, welcome to the absurdly named Utah Jazz, and its proud tradition of self-satisfied futility!

We couldn't win a title with two hall of famers, so we ain't winning one with you, Vladimir, or whatever your name is. Now go put your floppin' shoes on, worthless Euro scum pig.

chris said...

Wow, I love the Jazz Questionaire.

Got to put polygamist in there somewhere. Or something about taking care of Jerry Sloan's 7 wives.

Check this video out if you want to get pumped up about Artest on the Rockets next season.

C.B. Jack said...

Question. I answered yes to 10 of 10. So why am I still better than a Rockets fan?

Jeffrey Hardy Quah said...

You're not.