Monday, November 24, 2008

You Know This Is Eddie, Not Michael, Right?

"Hey, never mind what haters say, ignore 'em 'til they fade away/Amazin they ungrateful after all the game I gave away" - T.I.


Un-fucking-believable. I got an e-mail from a friend of mine this morning, and all it said was "Eddie got fired." I quickly shot back an e-mail explaining that we just signed this man to an extension, how the 1-10 start isn't his fault, how he's over achieved every year Gilbert's been hurt, and how it's impossible that the Wiz could be that stupid. Well. Here we are.

Clearly I've been emotionally sideswiped with this 1-10 start, and that's the best reason I can give for not posting since my plea to McGee to not be anoter steaming hot pile of shit of a draft pick (which he's not, he's actually pretty good, but that's for another post.) I'm pretty dumbfounded right now, but let's be honest, Eddie wasn't the problem. I've been reading the comments on the Post article I linked to, and people are saying it was his poor substitutions and lack of developing young talent that did him in. That's bullshit. You can't develop young talent if you don't have any. Who have we drafted since EJ's been here? Arvis Hayes, Steve Blake, Party John, Gat-a-Tat Blatche, Pech, Young, Mcguire and McGee. Jared Jeffries and Dixon came the year before he was hired. Look at those 11 names. Six of those guys are still on the team, 4 still on their original contracts, and most of them I wouldn't want to touch with a ten foot pole if they were free agents. The only reasonably promising ones in my book are McGee and Blatche, but that's under the assumption that Blatche can leave the hookers and whores alone, and that'll probably be proven to be a gross assumption. Jury's still out on Nick Young. If he can learn to shoot a normal jumper instead of wide open fade aways then maybe we can talk. The rest of them? Well, they rival the Calbert Cheaney, Gugliotta, LaBradford Smith, Tom Hammonds run of the late 80s/early 90s. Almost mirror them exactly in the sense that there was plenty of promise, absolutely zero production, and ultimately the biggest highlight is the hilariously akward antics of a white guy attempting to fit in with his teammates (Gugs/Pech.)

If I don't stop writing now, this will eventually turn into a 67 page short non fiction work on the shortcomings of the Washington Bullets franchise over the last 25 years. So, long story short, Wiz front office is filled with retards. I only know one person who has worked for that organization in the last decade, so Jerome, I'm blaming you for this. Ed Tappscott will be taking over for the interim. My head is going to explode.

Yours in blood,
Agent Hiro

P.S. Thanks for the great seasons EJ. You made me proud to be a Wiz fan again and at the very least, made us one of the most entertaining teams in the league year after year. You didn't deserve this, but I hope you land on your feet somewhere. Unfortunately it won't be here.