By Sam Rubenstein

Hello and Happy Columbus Day! I’ll keep this short cause I played in my fall football league yesterday, which blended into an extended flip cup and beer pong session. I can not feel the middle finger on my left hand cause we have a new QB that throws the ball 200 MPH from 10 feet away in warm-ups. There are other feelings of discomfort hitting my body. Needless to say, Mr. Rubenstein is not 100% today.

The NBA season previews will continue. I shot off the big gun early, with Mutoni‘s Lakers preview. We are now at a little over 94,000 comments in the history of slamonline. I’ll let you know when we get closer to 100,000 cause there will be a BIG PRIZE for the hundred thousandth comment!!! So we got the Lakers out of the way, clocking in at a somewhat decent 284 comments. I was expecting 1,000 at the very minimum. Hang your heads in shame, for you have failed me.

I want to offer a hearty “FEEL BETTER SOON” to Monta Ellis, who got Trent Greened in practice. Not only is Monta one of the most exciting players in the NBA, but he’s the latest AND-1 posterman, and he’s the face of a website that has great taste regarding other sites they link to, if you read the front page. More on Monta later today.

The baseball playoffs… SLAM Editor in Chief Ben Osborne asked me who I thought would win each series before the playoffs started, and he may or may not have used that information for supplemental income purposes. I have been incorrect on many counts. All of them if you want to get technical about it. Oh well. At least Roger Dodger tainted his legacy for the thousandth time. Khalid will be gloating about Manny Ramirez, who Salaam claims is the only person that makes baseball watchable. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, nothing makes me sicker to my stomach than Khalid’s happiness. My favorite interoffice quote of the year is when I was doing my usual “annoy Khalid for my own amusement purposes” routine, and he looked at me and pointedly asked “What’s your agenda, Sam?” AHAHAHAHAHAHAH! As far as NFL football goes, the Giants didn’t blow it. Cool. I didn’t get to watch though.

Alright, enough fun. The office is not closed on Columbus Day. Previews and some other stuff coming.