• Apologies for the stream of consciousness last night.  One of the reasons a person starts a blog is to deal with his fan issues openly.  Some people liken it to a sports bar, but I think the dialogue here is something more.  It's sort of like an AA meeting for Clippers fans.  Having said all that, I decided to cut my post from last night.  We at Clipperblog should demand a higher sense of pride from ourselves.

  • Did anyone else pick up on the Elton Brand shout-out on last week's episode of The Wire?  Michael was flipping through a basketball 'zine with his little brother, comes across a full page spread of EB, then says, "Elton Brand.  What do you know about him?"  One more reason to love the best show on American television. 

  • Do these stupidass "Power Rankings" that every site proffers up annoy anyone else besides me?  Thought they were stupid when the Clips were ranked third a couple weeks ago and think they get more inane every week.  Doesn't anyone just analyze sports anymore besides Charley Rosen?  You know, the substance of, like, what's happening on the court?  What's even more hysterical are people who actually go to rhetorical war with a guy like Mark Marc Stein over them.  "How can you put my team #14 when you put St. Mary's of the Holy Ulna #11???"  Ridiculous.

Clipperblog's Power Rankings

1

Despondence

14-2

Been insanely hot ever since Hitler invaded Poland. 

2

Humility

10-5

Can Elton Brand, Christ, and St. Thomas Aquinas take them all the way?

3

Self-Deprecation

12-3

Won't let anyone on the roster who'd want to be on the roster.

4

Cruelty

11-5

Showed its fangs with the 2004 election and the shooting of John Lennon.

5

High

4-20

This timeless state of being never gets old. 

6

Cleveland Cavaliers

9-5

Need to learn to win on the road.

7

Exhibitionism

8-8

Douchebag Joe Francis diminished its appeal and sexiness forever.

8

Laughter

8-8

When well-earned, as good as anyone in the league.  But often cheap. 

9

Anarchism

7-10

Did Kropotkin and Emma Goldman know something we don't? Probably not.

10

Paternalism

7-12

The nanny state is a resilient motherfucker.

11

Pluckiness

5-12

We prefer wealth.

12

Yo' Mama

3-13

Is so fat she goes to a restaurant, looks at the menu and says "okay!"


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