Tyson, Dez, Kendrick: Name-Drop Donuts
DONUT 1: I promise to link to the Bill Simmons interview with Dallas Mavericks standout Tyson Chandler -- you know, the one in which he says "I thought about it'' -- if you'll promise to not freak out because TY answered a will-you-go-overseas question in a polite-but-vague manner. Deal?
DONUT 2: Who wins that DB.com Summer Swag?
In the last few weeks I've reached into the DallasBasketball.com Prize Closet and handed out $25 giftcards, DB.com gear and a signed Dirk Nowitzki trading card.
Today's DB.com prize: A his-and-hers t-shirt package from the DB.com Store! All you had to do to be entered is be a Premium Subscriber and send me an email at fish@DallasBasketball.com. Misty Mav has drawn a winner's name and we announce it now ... Will W. and sweetheart, you win!
Congrats, Will W.! This offer, by the way, is courtesy of the good people at MIG, the Signs Etc. guys! Congrats, Mr. and Ms. WW!
DONUT 3: So Kendrick Perkins got arrested, eh? Man, I would've loved to have seen the look on his face ...
No. I take that back.
DONUT 4: Please check out the Mavs DB.com Store! Which will it be? 'YES. WE. DID'? 'Take That Championship Wit Chew'? Or 'The UberMan'?
DONUT 5: My man Mark Followill reports that late last week, a local TV station did a feature in which it interviewed DFW citizens who were hoping to experience yet another 100-degree day so they "could be a part of history.''
There are biggest things at stake here, ladies and gentlemen, than being able to some day inform your grandchildren that you lived through the Summer of 2011. This isn't like you were a Navy Seal who gave Bin Laden his final bath. This isn't like you saw The Beatles' last concert. This isn't some souvenir that reminds you of a personal accomplishment.
This is you and your fat ass sitting on the couch, asking your wife to turn down the therostat and bring you a sixth beer. This is about your boredom ...
And your failure to comprehend the importance of avoiding a dry period that is ruining farmers and killing crops and contributing to our crushed economy.
So we didn't break the record. But dude, you can still tell your grandchilden something about you and the Summer of 2011: You can tell them you were a dope.
DONUT 6: Get your Twitter on.
FishSports is on Twitter, and if you are, too, join the thousands who follow us and who are in line for free beer!
Oh, and also, ... Any Friend of the Mavs on Facebook is a DB.com Friend of Fish.
DONUT 7: Dez Bryant is going to be the endorser for a company called Core Synergy and their Titanium wristbands. He's perfect for the product because it's kind of like jewelry but not really worth stealing.
DONUT 8: Props to Dwight Howard, who is reacting to the lockout not by making noises about Europe but instead by attempting to make progress as a basketball player. He's among those working under the tutelage of Hakeem Olajuwon, Howard wishing to expand his offensive skills.
Now there's a novel thought.
DONUT 9: Want MORE Mavs? Sign on up! It's about a dime-a-day for the very best in Mavs coverage from DB.com. And yes, we keep it rolling all summer long ... You won't get 'em covered like you get 'em covered here! Go Mavs and Go Premium!
DONUT 10: We get some lovely letters here at DB.com. Let's reach into the French mailbag ...
I am very glad to thank you for your great contribution to this website.
I spent the last two years in the US in grad school and I finally went back home in France last month. I have been a Mavs fan for many years (long time before Roddy came to Big D!!) and I found the perfect website to stay in touch with my all-time favorite team. Please allow me to thank you again for your exciting analysis and discussions. I am aware you may receive this kind of email every week, maybe every day, but I thought I wanted to share my joy to be a Mavs fan with you and all the DB.com readers all around the world...
Basketball has no borders, neither does the "Mavs fan club" :)
Take care and keep going!
Marc (from France)
PS: These two years in the US have been the best of my life thanks to American people! I miss you guys!
DONUT 11: I'm going to Esparza's tonight to sit on the patio. They are notorious and have been for a quarter of a century! I'm Grapevine-bound! Who's with me on this?
DONUT 12: In order to outlaw "rookie hazing'' and such, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has prohibited "anything that's demeaning" to rookies.
Hopefully, "demeaning things'' include being members of a 6-10 team.