… for giving us a smile all those mornings.
… for capturing the city like no other.
… for showing us what it means to be a true Giants fan.
… for reminding us that life is, indeed, beautiful.
For one night, Baron was not sucka-free (sorry).
In any event, Baron represented the Bay at last week’s ESPYs and the always sharp point guard put together quite the ensemble. With Leather described his outfit as “Hamptons Hobo.” Other ideas include “Burlingame Bum,” “Haute Tenderloin” and our personal (nonsensical) favorite, “The Sausalito Sailor Surprise.”
Thanks to the always fashion-conscious WL for the photo. The best part is clearly the red handkerchief.
Gotta love Baron representing the Warriors at the Parker-Longoria wedding in France. Even better, the dude’s sporting the white sneaks sans tie at the wedding, and he’s too busy on the Blackberry to check out Miss Jessica Alba on his left. Cash Warren and Thierry Henry (we think) round out the photo.
By the way, this is merely Baron’s latest stop on his European offseason tour. You’ll recall that we saw him rapping in England earlier this summer.
That’s enough paparazzi role-playing for us.
[Sidenote: There really should be more cobblestone streets in America … what?]
Danville, California is now the nation’s spelling hotbed, as eighth-grader Evan O’Dorney’s
Jordanesque Lebronian performance at the 80th annual Scripps Spelling Bee landed the 13-year-old lexicon lover in the pantheon of all-time spelling greats like Anurag Kashyap, Peg McCarthy (who later went onto an illustrious career as a pirate … zing!) and Barrie Trinkle.
O’Dorney, who eats fish before spelling bees (really), seized the day with his victorious recitation of the correct spelling of “serrefine.” Some may say that O’Dorney’s victory may be tainted by the controversial–and quite frankly, egregious–disqualification of perennial favorite (and five-time LOSER) Samir Patel, but not us. O’Dorney won that shit fair and square:
O’Dorney finally won with a series of relatively simple words — at least for him: pappardelle, an Italian pasta; yosenabe, a Japanese soup; and his winning word — serrefine, small forceps for clamping a blood vessel. An unusual practice technique may also have paid off for O’Dorney: His mom, Jennifer O’Dorney, quizzes him daily on words out of Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as he juggles as many as four balls while walking around his home.
He said he sees mathematical patterns while he’s juggling and spelling words aloud.
Ladies and gentlemen, the first genius in the history of Danville. Honestly, we didn’t even know Danvillians could read, what with all the cows and whatnot.
As for the young O’Dorsey, his life dreams include embarking on a career path that leads to becoming a math teacher or music composer. Good luck, young Danvillian. Just remember: never, ever become a sad, lonely blogger.
Getting It Letter Perfect [SFGate]
Down Goes Patel! [Deadspin]
Scripps National Spelling Bee [Wikipedia]
[Photos courtesy: SFGate]
It’s a beautiful morning in the world. To celebrate, here’s an extended version of Whaddya Gimme For … (courtesy, as always, of Murph and Mac).
… the Dallas Mavericks being at the wrong place at the wrong time and running into the buzzsaw that is the Warriors and this other unfortunate equine?
… Latvian import and franchise center Andris Biedrins and Ivan Drago from Rocky IV?
Dear Golden State Warriors,