More Fun on the (Internet) Radio
The fine folks over at Sports Bloggers Live invited me back onto their internet radio show. We talked about the MVP debate, why I call Manu "The Sickness" and other various Spurs topics. David from Crazy From the Heat was on right before me and definitely worth a listen (he also has a wicked awesome accent). I do not yet have a direct link to my portion but will post it ASAP.
I fear I may have (especially) sounded like fool during my "Sickness" explanation, so I'll repost my original reasons here:
"I have a nickname for Manu Ginobili. What you've all been waiting for, no doubt. I have to give some credit to the very nearly senile Dick Stockton. Half the time he says "mah-no" instead "ma-new," which led to this:
How bad is that? And by "bad," I mean good. Or do I? The Wife thinks it's downright awful; even calling it geigh at one point. I explained to her that "sick" means good, but she wouldn't have any of that. Didn't matter.
But I like the way it sounds. And the way Manu plays is sort of a twisted, warped version of normal NBA basketball. Wrong-footed jumpers, long-striding through the lane attempting layups no one else even sees, behind-the-back-across-the-court passes. And, AND, it doubles as a sweet wrestling OR And-1 nickname. He's The Sickness."
Coincidentally, today I stumbled across a gif of his "behind-the-back-across-the-court pass."