Hello Friends! It’s your boi, the BBR Ombudsman, back for more torture fun as I comb through another game recap by the douchers gentlemen here at the Blackburn Review. Before I dive into my report, I want to address 2 things.
Number 1: This fucking guy…
Sir! Excuse me, sir! There’s only room for ONE Ombudsman at the BBR, and I got here first! Cease and desist, sir!!
Are you kidding me with this bullshit? For fucks sake, it’s never good enough for the Horde. Persona? This is all me, pal. I’m like this 110% of the time…it doesn’t matter if I’m at work, on the golf course or keeping grown men that spend their free time talking about mid-major basketball on the internet honest. Don’t like it? Don’t read it. Still got beef? I’ll be at every remaining home game, come get a piece.
As for the strikethrough? Listen, if you guys know anything about me, it’s that I demand honesty and transparency. In the spirit of transparency, I use the strikethrough to show you everything that I’ve written. I’m human, sometimes I let my emotions get the best of me. But I want you guys to know that despite what you think, I’m not perfect. No one is. Well, there was one man…
But I digress, onto my next point…
Number 2: The “Contributor” who shall not be named…
Is it hard for me to stay fair and balanced when the de facto leader of the Anti-Coach Grant Horde™ writes anything. Like I said earlier, transparency folks. Hey, I didn’t put devil horns on him this time! Give me some credit, you guys. It would be easier if this guy wasn’t constantly calling for Coach Grant to be fired and questioning his coaching chops.
While the “Contributor” does know some basketball, he’s yet to retract an earlier article that misstated the amount of time UD spent in zone and man defenses to start a game. You guys know that’s one of my BIGGEST pet peeves. We all KNOW have a feeling that the “Contributor” hasn’t played, coached or watched enough basketball to tell fans in their mid-30s and older anything about basketball.
Again, this all makes doing my job here very tough…but I’ll do my best to refrain from making it personal and stick to the guts of the writing.
Onto the recap…
Title: Wings Clipped
Author: The “Contributor”
*Should have been a D, but the “Contributor” included some John Bedell and David Jablonski tweets so I gave him extra credit.
Well folks, I don’t know about y’all but I almost fell out of my chair when I fired up the BBR Machine and saw this:
14 minutes?!? Not that anyone on this site would understand the concept of brevity on a podcast, but There are better informed podcasts that take less time to ingest than this. The Flyers handled a down St. Joe’s team, so unless there’s a significant section bashing the Hawk (spoiler: there’s not) this is entirely too long of a recap. 100% on the “Contributor” if my recap is over 10 minutes. Strike 1.
The “Contributor” starts off the recap with an excuse about why it took 2 days to get a recap up. OK sure, you waited until the A10 mid-week slate was done to address the conference standings. Uh huh. We know you live in Chicago, don’t pretend you were laying on your couch pulling your pud watching Netflix while pretending to work-from-home during the Polar Vortex. Maybe next time lay off the Pornhub Netflix and get the recap done in a timely manner.
Either way, the “Contributor” actually does a good job laying out the conference standings and how things may shake out for the Flyers between now and Brooklyn. He’s dead on about the Flyers brutal schedule down the stretch and they control their own destiny. A bye in Brooklyn is still possible, despite what the Horde may tell you.
This is the 3rd game recap that I’ve reported on, and the Blackburn Review guys are now 3-for-3 on making your dude think he was having chest pains…
Ho. Lee. Shit. Did my eyes deceive me? Did the “Contributor” actually compliment Coach Grant? Color me shocked. The rest of his takes on the game action laid off Coach, and I expected him to catch hell for another stretch of low energy in the second half. Is he starting to see the light when it comes to Saint Coach Grant?
Typical. He compliments Coach and then immediately gets back on his bullshit. Hey “Contributor”, Coach Grant is NOT GETTING FIRED!! You can root against him all you want, but it ain’t happening buddy boy!!!
Although I wouldn’t classify this as another heart attack worry, I was shocked to see how much I agreed with the “Contributor” on Trey Landers and Ryan Mikesell. Trey needs to stop shooting from outside of about 15 feet. As for Chip, I love the kid more every game. Not in a weird, man crush way like Drewby. But in a “this kid plays team basketball the right way” kind of way.
Overall, a halfway decent attempt by the “Contributor” but the recap was tarnished by its tardiness. So far he’s been true to his word and hasn’t bashed Coach too badly since Charles Little told him how things really are. It won’t last I’m not getting my hopes up just yet, but maybe the “Contributor” has turned a page.
Onto the Dukes. Coach Grant is going to show the Horde something this weekend.