Gus Johnson

Posted in Hoops, Video by minoroots on 03/26/2010

Did y’all catch the K-State – Xavier game last night?? It was RIDIKOLOUS!

To quote my friend @SnoopDougE:

It must be some law of the universe that gus johnson gets the most exciting tourney games

He’s probably right. With UCLA-Gonzaga ’06 still fresh in my mind (the best call for that game was “OH THE FRESHMAN MBAH A MOUAABAUP#@$&^@!!!”), ol’ Gus came up with yet another gem last night:

No one captures March Madness excitement and emotion quite like Gus Johnson. There must have been like 30 “OHHH”s just from the highlights. He may not be so good from a professional standpoint of accurately calling a game (I can see why some would call it annoying), but I mean, come on. We all get lost in the moment sometimes, and Gus puts those emotions into words—even the ones that aren’t actual words.

To illustrate this, my favorite line of the night came at the end of the 1st overtime, when Jordan Crawford took the game-tying 3. It went something like:

Crawford’s gotta hurry…. UAHAHH*#$!…  OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (Color guy: “OH, NO”)… HE TIED IT!!

Like him or not, his name will be forever synonymous with great March Madness moments.

…By the way, in a year where everyone’s bracket seems to be completely busted, my bracket is doing miraculously well. Check it out: I’m ranked #977 in all of ESPN (probably out of over 5 million submissions), in the 100th percentile with a near-perfect Western bracket! This is probably as good as it will get, though. That Purdue pick is going to kill me.


RIP Nujabes

Posted in Music, Tribute by minoroots on 03/18/2010

For quite some time, Nujabes’ tracks have been the ringtone on my phone. So the news of his death came as an absolute shock.

From Shing02’s website:

It has been announced that Jun Seba, aka Nujabes, Japanese hip hop producer extraordinaire, passed away late February. Official statement from the label (in Japanese) here:

We deeply regret the loss of a unique talent and a close friend. Through his soulful music, Nujabes has touched so many people around the world, even beyond his dreams. He was a mysterious character to most as he avoided the public limelight, rarely conducted interviews, so only a few got to know the man behind the signature production. Yet it continued to amaze me how young listeners of all backgrounds learned of his enigmatic name, and expressed support for his music.


While we continue to respect the privacy of his family, we will work to preserve his legacy, and pay tribute to the body of work, some unreleased, that he has left for us to enjoy. Jun Seba will be dearly missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and fans worldwide.

I never thought that I would be so shocked and saddened over the death of someone I’ve never even met. I knew nothing about who Jun Seba, the person, was. But Nujabes, the artist, connected. Definitely a huge influence on me as well as many of my peers.

May his soul continue to lay down sick tracks in peace.

…Whenever you are feeling blue / Keep walking and we can get far / Wherever you are

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Video: NBA JAM 2010 Debut Trailer

Posted in Video by minoroots on 03/15/2010

Bringin’ it back! BOOM SHAKALAKA!

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B.o.B – Nothin’ On You ft. Bruno Mars [Official Video]

Posted in Music, Video by minoroots on 03/12/2010

I like how this video was put together. Bruno Mars looks like someone… can’t quite pinpoint who…

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Everybody Gets Knocked Down

Posted in Sports, Video by minoroots on 03/09/2010

Human Chain: commercial by Nike

Featured song: The Hours – Ali In The Jungle

Vintage Shaq

Posted in Hoops, Video by minoroots on 03/03/2010

Good lord.