Manu Ginobili’s Bat-Hunting Skills

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Unable to establish a working relationship between man and beast (like the Raiders’ special teams pigeon), a fed up San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili reminded a bat flying around AT&T Center Saturday night that it was not in the current lineup and needed to GTFO.  Not much is known about the bat itself, except that it marks the first time* an NBA game has been delayed due to a bat playing the 6th man of a box-and-one zone.  Is it just coincidence then, that the bat chose to take part in the Spurs’ Halloween home game?  It seems pretty obvious to me.  That was definitely no bat.  It was a stone cold vampire!

Manu knocked out that little rodent with such skill, I was tempted to double-check his NBA profile to make sure that Ginobili wasn’s just a nickname disguising his birth-name of Manu Van Helsing!  Despite his lack of an established vampire-killing name, I can only assume that his Argentinian upbringing gives him some super-vampire-hunting-skills that us Americans just don’t have.  After recognizing this fact, I took the time to compile a list for him of several more annoying vampires that I wouldn’t mind if he “took care of” next.

I feel like my hands are tied here.  I pretty much have to hand the man 5 X‘s for his effort.  His bat-hunting technique was close to flawless, though as professional entertainer, he should’ve gone a little Ozzy Osbourne-esque and bit the head off the bat, right at the free throw line.  PETA would’ve gone even more crazy than they already did, and that would’ve earned Manu full marks.

*completely uncited

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Blake Griffin’s Twitter Account

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If there’s one thing I cannot get enough of, it’s stalking my favorite athlete’s every move.  Thanks to Twitter, I am able to do this from the comfort of my own home.  There are many different types of “Athlete Tweeters” out there.  Some post excessively, some offer insight into a professional athlete’s life, and then there are some that are just simply dull.  Blake Griffin is somewhere in between the 2nd and 3rd categories.  Occasionally, his posts are definitely worth the 4 seconds it takes to read the 100 to 140 characters.  Unfortunately, other posts are like watching an episode of Cheaters, only instead of the guy cheating, he really does go to a weekly bowling league just like he said.

I was excited to discover that Blake Griffin was an avid twitter poster.  I pictured Blake’s life being somewhat like Entourage, with Baron Davis playing the role of Ari.  I didn’t think that it would be possible for a 20 year old that lives in LA with millions of dollars to not be interesting.  I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I felt a little let down to find out that the majority of his posts say that he is about to, is currently, or has just finished eating, exercising, or “chillin.”

Although his tweets may not be what I had expected, some are entertaining and funny enough to keep him on my following list.   One post that made me laugh was “I mean we talkin bout practice… Not a game, practice…” in reference to the Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan situation.  He also congratulated (brother) Taylor Griffin on receiving a contract from the Suns, and let everyone know that he got to throw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game – both quality tweets.

I was going to go with 2.5 X‘s for blakegriffin, but some “Athlete Tweeters” out there have set the bar so extremely low (I am looking at you Ochocinco and Dwight Howard), I settled with 3.

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