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What's that spell?

Our good friend and spiritual forefather Casey conveys the news that Brandon Roy has officially been name NBA Rookie of the Year.  Congratulations to Brandon and the organization.

Casey also reports that Brandon missed being a unanimous selection by one vote, that of aforementioned Toronto Raptors commentator Chuck Swirsky.  I was actually trying to view his divergence with a sense of humor but the fact that his little stunt cost Brandon a little extra bit of history makes me a little more peeved.  I mean, he was the only one in the nation on the continent to vote that way and you can bet if Brandon had been a Raptor he wouldn't have.  I might regain a thimbleful of respect for Swirsky on the day that he votes against one of his own players for an award that they obviously deserve.  Until that point "Pulling a Swirsky" is officially part of the Blazersedge lexicon, defined as "making a point so obviously off-base that its lunacy makes the rest of us cringe".  An acceptable variant: "That comment was below the Swirsky line".

Other comments throughout history which have not passed the Swirsky test:

--"This artificial sweetener is completely safe for human consumption"
--"Those lights in the sky were just swamp gas"
--"I did not have sexual relations with that woman"
--"We have strong evidence of WMDs in Iraq"
--"No, honey, I was just admiring the sweater!"

Don't mess with the eighth most influential blog in the NBA universe, Chuck.  It won't be pretty.

--Dave (blazersub@yahoo.com)