Every year here at TheMixtapeMonster.com, I do a mock draft. People hate on me, disagree with me, and worship me over it. It’s pretty fun. Admittedly, I’m rarely right, but I use my mock draft as more of an “If I Was GM, I would take…” than a “Team A will probably take” (which is what you get from Chad Ford and the boys at ESPN, etc). I think it’s cooler that way.
Also keep in mind the draft is Thursday night, and over 48 hours away, so trades, etc could change the order and thus change my thoughts. But as things stand right now, if I got to play GM for each time, this is how I’d roll…(hit the jump!)
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So one day in late 2009, Big Soda and I were watching a college basketball game (regrettably, I do not remember the teams playing, or the player that spurned this) but there was a guy on the court and as soon as we saw him, we busted out laughing. It wasn’t that he was funny looking. It wasn’t that he was bad. He just looked like he should be playing in 1992, and not 2009-2010. This got us thinking a few days later, and we decided that over the course of the 2009-2010 basketball season we would build a list of these types of players. They may look like they should have played in 1992, or maybe look like they have been playing since 1992. The following are those players. They make up the 1st Annual Mixtape Monster Blog All 1992 Retro Team.
It should be noted that being on the 2010 Mixtape Monster Blog All 1992 Retro Team is an honor. It has nothing to do with skill, and everything to do with psyche.
Without further delay, I present to you (after the jumpy-jump), The 2010 Mixtape Monster Blog All 1992 Retro Team…
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Well March Madness is here, and the brackets are now out. I’ll be guest blogging via The Good Look Newsletter for those of you who subscribe to that on some of my picks (if you aren’t a subscriber, go peep http://www.thegoodlook.net and check it out). Many a people have been asking me on my first impressions of the bracket. I have NOT filled out my bracket yet, so take these observations with the grain of salt which they are given.
For those of you who follow The Mixtape Monster Blog on Twitter , you probably saw me tweetin’ up a storm during the selection show about some of my impressions. In fact, I dropped so many of them, @BigSoda might have un-deviced a player’s updates. Hopefully not though.
Anyhow, some impressions:
- I am happy with UNC’s draw. Sure, Oklahoma is the 2 and Syracuse the 3, but overall I don’t think we have the hardest road to the Final Four out of all the number 1 seeds (which I felt we did have last year), so that’s a good thing. As is opening in Greensboro.
- The Boston College – USC matchup in the first round is going to be a GREAT game.
- I’m a little nervous for FSU against Wisconsin, though I think FSU is a clearly better team
- People need to be quiet about Penn State. They didn’t deserve to get in. How the Big Ten got 7 teams anyway is already beyond me.
- VERY intrigued by a possible Wake – Arizona matchup in the second round. Same for Texas – Dook.
- Clemson – Oklahoma could be another barn burner in the second round
- Everyone (even some random guy on Twitter) keeps telling me Missouri is for real. Still not sure if I buy it, and I don’t know why.
- VCU over UCLA in round one…..I MIGHT be picking that upset. Maynor is a beast, UCLA has disappointed all year
Remember, these are just quick impressions. Haven’t filled out my bracket yet, might let y’all in on some of those secrets when I do…but probably not.
One thing I can assure you of though….I’m picking the HEELS all the way, baby! No surprise there.
Your quick thoughts?
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Now it’s cold here in NC. Quite cold actually. Like 11 degrees this morning. But my girl Mags sent this photo from her car…..during the daytime….from Cheeseland.
DAMN that’s cold.
Sidenote: -22 is the best negative tempature possible.