Saturday, December 30, 2006

Rockets in the Head: T-Mac Activates Evolution

Apparently T-Mac has activated his evolution in order to acquire the power of transference. Just as Mac starts playing, Bonzi sits out with lower back pain... is you is or is you ain't reminded of somethin' or other? Cousin?

According to the, Van Gundy
just wants T-Mac to have fun out on the hardwood. 31 points in 28 minutes. 26 in the first half. We like that kind of fun, too. We want more of that fun.

You decipher whether Yao's ice cream quote (which actually put in its own story in addition to including it in the story above) is really a thinly-veiled rib from Yao to his parents.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Yao Ming All-American

We can't believe we missed this. Unfortunately, the timing of this post (after Yao's broken knee) diminishes the implications of the video below, but if there were any questions left about Yao's... apparently newfound "competitive fire," simply click little play button below.

That's right... try to f*cking stop him. The kid even gets the sneer right. That condedscending glare. Scary. Crazy American cowboy scary. Unfortunately, someone found a way to stop him. Break his damn leg.

Gotta give it up to Houston Rockets News for catching this on the giddy-up. Apparently it was the most watched video on YouTube for a few days. Which only baffles us more, 'cause if we're not watching ESPN, we're watching YouTube.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Rockets in the Head: Oh, Dear God... No

Well, Santa really did decide to leave some Christmas poo under the tree. Only there's no pony in sight. Ask Fran Blinebury at what that means.

Yao, down and out. And it sure didn't look pretty. Freak of nature breaks this one and the one last year--and Van Gundy agrees with the bad "breaks" (his unintended pun, not ours). So what now? Can the Rockets hold on for six weeks? Can T-Mac work his way back into the lineup? These answers and more intrigue to come in Houston's newest recurring sports opera,
The Rockets of Our Lives.

From Yao Central...

Just when the roadtrip seemed like a wash...

Yao and the Rockets "gave that rear a good thrashing." That italic was an editor's amendment.

Clippers in town tonight 19:30 CT.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Richard Basa is Still a Spurs Fan

Globetrotter friend and fellow Houston native, Richard Basa, is a Spurs fan. Eat it, Basa. 97-78.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Knicks Spin It!

Saw this first on a new (to us) blog called American Legends. The Rolling Stones of the late night talk show thing's still got it every now and then.

Incidentally, with less deadweight, the Knicks have won two straight in miraculous fashion (both down to the last shot). KnickerBlogger thanks New York demi-god Trent Tucker for the latter.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Yao Thanks You For Your Consideration

Between all the love and hate, Yao would like to thank you, the fans, for once again making the Big Red One-One the NBA's leading All-Star vote-getter so far.

Special ups to Greg Anthony at for his selection of Yao as early season MVP and the Associated Press for their Best Center in the NBA rhetoric. We hope you enjoyed those gift baskets. Who'd want a Nano over a 60-gig video? Nobody. With a little sweat and determination, Yao is certain we can all make sure he stays on top of the charts.
Yao Central has more.

: A concerted push for Mid-Season and All-Star MVP honors.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Rockets in the Head: Debacle and the Mania

After sitting through two consecutive heartbreakers in the Rockets' West Coast swing, Yao Ming Mania is mad has hell and can't take it anymore. Mania seems to have swung over on the depressive side now and has begun comparing Rafer Alston to Texans' quarterback David Carr.

Mania is impressed, however, with how Yao is starting to bark about the fouls--or the obvious dearth. Freakin' zebras and their god complexes... just little men trying to hold one over on the Yellow man... Yao didn't say that, but did he mean that? Mania's got your pics.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Chuck Hayes has a Fan Site

A commentor on a Yao Central post left this URL: And sure enough, we discovered it was indeed a Chuck Hayes fan site. The only one we know of.

So... of course... there's nice pics of Chuck's back as he guards Vladimir Radmanovic... Chuck's mostly framed out torso playing help defense on Kobe... Chuck ducking out of the way of a Yao dunk... and Chuck's face obscured by Baron Davis... but at least we knew was onboard the Globetrotter Especial Championship Bandwagon de Fauna when we found this little pic upon a more recent visit...

Monday, December 04, 2006

Rockets in the Head: Deke may be a Sleeper Agent

Dikembe Mutombo knocked Tracy McGrady the fuck out. But the Rockets still won. Against the Lebrons. Convincingly. The real question is who has enlisted Dikembe Mutombo to double-cross Houston? A ploy by a certain Ohio Freemasons' society to ensure Cavaliers victory? Unsuccessful. An intricate plot by Chinese Nationals to put Yao in the limelilght? ...not so fast. Mac was doing a good enough job of that himself.

Or was this simply a case of friendly fire? Were his unsheathed elbows meant for Lebron as they were below in '04? Either way, Deke... we're watching you.

Rockets finish November 10-5 and with Yao Ming taking Western Conference Player of the Month honors... not bad. ESPN's still got 'em dropping in the Power Rankings, though, even after Houston dropped Lebron and the Cavs 81-63 (tying a team record for Points Against) to start off December. And that was without T-Mac who left the game in the first with a mild concussion (mild my ass--the kid passed out, who makes classifies these things?).

To be fair, though, the Cavs were disgusting... and just when YAYsports! lifted their boycott of Cavs games.
But I guess they have enough problems with the whole Scoop Jackson thing... yep. reporter John Lopez's Yao for MVP campaign is in full swing.