December 6, 2012

"The Lakers have just pooped their big-boy pants..."

29 comments:

EDH said...

The metaphor doesn't offer much credit to the come from behind winners, does it?

Shouting Thomas said...

My Filipino friends follow the Rockets now, for the sole reason that Jeremy Lin is their point guard.

The Filipino ladies all love him.

Tim said...

I think this is a new derivation of "Butthurt," but without the imagery of anal rape.

hombre said...

Sports commentators are certainly distinguishing themselves with fatuousness these days.

Chip S. said...

Bob Costas would've said the Lakers were the victims of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Jay Vogt said...

. . . sigh.

If it's any conciliation, there are only 111 days until we can listen to Vin Scully call a baseball game.

rhhardin said...

Some opponent had said tauntingly that the whichever team had to put on their big-boy pants.

The announcer was throwing that back at him.

Bob Ellison said...

Jay Vogt, Vin Scully is a treasure, even to a BoSox fan.

Shouting Thomas said...

Yes, let's go back to those old fashioned big boy pants in basketball.

The wildly exaggerated skirted shorts now in vogue are awful!

Jan said...

Kobe Bryant told Pau Gasol to put on his bog boy pants and play better under the new coach. That's where the Houston broadcaster got it-throwing it back at Kobe, who's not liked much around the league

edutcher said...

Grantland Rice is spinning.

Ann Althouse said...

I gave this posts my old "men in shorts" tag.

Suffice it to say, I don't consider shorts to be "big boy pants."

(Even though I do accept men in shorts where they are the official gear for a particular sport. So okay for basketball players, but not for golfers.)

Ann Althouse said...

"The wildly exaggerated skirted shorts now in vogue are awful!"

I agree. Silken skirts. The clothes are so huge that the men -- who are unusually tall -- are dwarfed. The desire to look like little boys (or little girls) is offputting. Not sexy. Women prefer football.

Chip S. said...

Althouse is right. Shorts aren't "big-boy pants."

These are big-boy pants.

I think the Lakers should wear them as their warmup pants before the next game.

Jay Vogt said...

You're down on men wearing shorts gratuitously (and I'm with you in this), but somehow OK with men wearing cameras on their heads?

mccullough said...

Kobe is the closest to Jordan and he's not that close. The guy absolutely wants to win and works harder than anyone in the league, but his teammates are old or weak or both. Dwight Howard is a total pussy. Players don't like Kobe, but they respect him. He's the only one in the league with a killer instinct. Magic, Bird, and Jordan had it, too. It's a rare trait in athletes. Lebron is a terrific player, but he doesn't have it. Durant doesn't either.

edutcher said...

Ann Althouse said...

The wildly exaggerated skirted shorts now in vogue are awful!

I agree. Silken skirts. The clothes are so huge that the men -- who are unusually tall -- are dwarfed. The desire to look like little boys (or little girls) is offputting. Not sexy. Women prefer football.


Dare we ask if Meade has gotten a pair of Packers pants for Christmas since he interested the little woman in pro football?

Mary Beth said...

Doesn't replace "boom goes the dynamite" as my favorite basketball comment.

Pastafarian said...

mccolough: "He's the only one in the league with a killer instinct."

Kobe's killer instinct really kicks in when he sees a Colorado concierge. Then he really takes it to the hole.

Baron Zemo said...

The history of the Lakers in the NBA is a long and storied one. They are one of the most disliked teams in basktetball. The only team that was hated more was the Boston Celtics.

Of course part of this is because they won so much. Losers hate winners.

Say what you want but Kobe is a winner. He won with Shack and without him. As someone has said he has the killer instinct.

You have to take what other teams have to say about the Lakers with a grain of salt.


Baron Zemo said...

Michael Jordan is to blame for the long shorts that are in vouge now. If you watch any clips from the 1970's you will see how short the pants really were back in the day.

Check out Dr J's shorts.

Now thems some shorts!

EMD said...

Lakers losing is great news no matter how awful the commentary is.

ndspinelli said...

Baron, you're right about Jordan but early on in his career he wore short shorts too. Nobody wore shorter shorts than Clyde, Pearl, Bradley, etc. of the 70's Knicks. Clyde's johnson would stick out!!

Baron Zemo said...

When the league had Magic Johnson, Larry Johnson, Marques Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Dennis Johnson and Avery Johnson they had the best marketing ploy in all of sports.

"The NBA: Come and See Our Johnsons."

Alan said...

Today's kids absolutely love the "old school" shorts:
Blindsided: Coach Phil Martelli and Saint Joseph’s

deborah said...

I'm glad you said that, rh. I had assumed that the announcer had come up with that line and was waiting for an opportunity to use it.

(That's Shaq, Twinkie :)

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ndspinelli said...

And the women[and Titus] did come out to see The Johnsons!

wyo sis said...

The old school guys didn't have skins to wear under those short pants. And they were tight.