The A-Train Rant 13.0!

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It’s the weekend and I have some things that need to be said…

  1. Jason Kidd coaching the Brooklyn Nets is like Whoopi Goldberg’s character Eddie coaching the New York Knicks…it’s a joke.
  2. Chris Petersen is a great hire for Washington, he’ll start stealing those Pac-12 recruits from USC, UCLA and Oregon.
  3. Might have to start watching the 2014 World Cup, if not, I should start playing FIFA.
  4. Maybe Jay-Z is a smart guy after all. Kudos to him netting former New York Yankees 2nd baseman Robinson Cano a $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. Maybe Cano might humble himself after all in a new uniform. Then again, it’s Robinson Cano. Shoutout to Stephen A. Smith for calling out the Yankees on First Take. (NOTE: I rarely watch that show)
  5. Watched Bulls/Heat last night…I guess it’s one of those times the Heat plays like crapola before turning it up in the month of April.
  6. I really want Mizzou to win the SEC Championship just to see how screwy the BCS gang will be towards them.
  7. Curtis Granderson got $60 million from the New York Mets…Hey Mets management, how did that deal with Jason Bay work out? Curt, make your money! If you screw the Mets, I love every minute of it.
  8. Gary Kubiak getting fired from the Houston Texans was understandable, but don’t fire the man when he just got off a stroke. I don’t care how big or how small it was. Damn. I guess 11 straight losses made sure he got that ax quick.
  9. To the gamer who cussed during the middle of a game on NBA 2K14…do that again, it was hilarious.
  10. I want to see how the Downtown Athletic Club treats Jameis Winston now that he is not charged…My race card is ready to pulled if he doesn’t win the Heisman. He’s the favorite. Johnny Manziel and A.J. McCarron can both go to hell.
  11. I actually miss Lovie Smith. It’s time for him to get back in the saddle as head coach for a team…maybe the Houston Texans come to mind. I don’t know.
  12. I would actually laugh if the Miami Heat trade Dwyane Wade.
  13. What was the point of the Indianapolis Colts getting Trent Richardson? I’ll leave that for YOU to answer.
  14. DeMarcus Cousins should have no reason saying anything about anybody. You play for the Sacramento Kings dude, the Kings.
  15. What happened to the St. Louis Blues? Please EA, be correct on this prediction.
  16. So…is Kobe coming back?

That will wrap up this rant for today. More to come. Make sure you tune in to “Beyond The Ropes” on Youtube, comes on every Monday night after Raw. It’s LIVE and you can chat with the crew.

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The A-Train

NBA WHEEL AND DEAL

ANNOUNCER:  THESE GENERAL MANAGERS DRESSED AS THEY ARE, COME FROM ALL OVER THE ASSOCIATION TO MAKE  DEALS AND SPEND MONEY HERE AT THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE, NBA WHEEL & DEAL! And now here’s the overseer of all the wheeling and dealing, THE A-TRAIN!

A-TRAIN: Thank you very much! Welcome to NBA Wheel & Deal! As you can see behind me, our general managers from all over the NBA have been literally WHEELING AND DEALING! The object of our game is to find the best valuable “pieces” to win an NBA championship! It’s that simple. Let’s go and check out the many different teams that are on the trading floor today!

**GOES TO BROOKLYN NETS GM BILLY KING**

As you can see, Billy King (along with Jay-Z and Mikhail Prokhorov) has went and made a couple of deals to fill their championship pieces…but still is missing one addition, this upcoming season’s big prize…DWIGHT HOWARD! All of our teams are going after the grand prize, the big fella in Orlando…which has by speculation has angered many NBA fans and media alike. But in the meantime, the Nets have “wheeled and dealed” to keep their superstar point guard Deron Williams for close to $100 million. In addition by acquiring Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks for GET THIS…5 players! WOW! Some sure fire wheelin’ and dealin going on the Brooklyn side. Good luck to them.

**LOOKS AT ATLANTA’S TABLE**

Now, we move over to Atlanta, who had received 5 players via trade for Johnson. They are working very hard to provide a nucleus that could hopefully one day bring them a championship, in which the franchise hadn’t seen since 1958 when they were in St. Louis. No titles have come there way since being in Atlanta and no Finals appearances. It looks they are dealing even more as they are giving up Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz. Atlanta is also going for the big prize in Dwight Howard. Howard is a hometown guy and I wonder if they will have the world to give to him because that is what is going  to be needed if they want to win anytime soon. Good luck to the Hawks.

Before we move on to another table…let’s discuss the game’s grand prize. Let’s go over to our announcer and hear what’s at stake for the grand prize. Johnny?

ANNOUNCER: ONE OF OUR TEAMS COULD WIN…DWIGHT HOWARD!!! THIS ORLANDO CENTER IS LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME, HE’S ALREADY HAD HIS GM AND HEAD COACH FIRED, PLUS HAS PROVIDED HEADACHES TO THE MANY NBA FAITHFUL FANS! BUT JUST TO LET OUR GMs IN THE GAME KNOW, HE CANNOT SIGN WITH ANOTHER TEAM UNLESS HE IS TRADED. HOWARD IS STILL UNDER CONTRACT. BUT IF YOU ARE THE TEAM TO WIN HIM OVER, YOU WILL RECEIVE A 6-FOOT-11 INCH, 265 POUND CENTER, A TERRIFIC SCORER, A DOMINANT REBOUNDER AND SHOT BLOCKER, A 6-TIME ALL-STAR, A 3-TIME DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, AN NBA FIRST TEAMER AND DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAMER! IT’S ALL YOURS FROM NBA WHEEL & DEAL!!

Alright, you’ve heard about the grand prize and we’ve got more wheeling and dealing, including a deal that features Steve Nash, you come back for more NBA Wheel & Deal! WHY? Because the A-Train said so.

ANNOUNCER: NBA WHEEL & DEAL is sponsored by NO ONE! We’ll be back with more in a moment.

UPDATE: We have been informed to tell you that the rest of the broadcast has been cancelled! Apparently no one can make their mind about Dwight Howard, so we don’t care either. THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT!