So I had some friends in over the weekend, and they straight up Uncle Bucked me. I have no idea if I can use that as a verb, and I do mean the movie, they didn’t show up and immediately get cancelled like the recent TV series attempt. Well, I haven’t really seen either, but I think the point gets across! They went hard and seemed closer together than my lame, grandpa ass. Can’t hang like I used to!
In a similar way, when I took over Razzball Hoops, I sometimes felt like the lame black sheep of the family. Grey over there at baseball was clubbing like that scene from The Social Network, this song was playing, and was talking about how a million page views isn’t cool anymore. A billion page views is! Then football had Sky then Jay running a party boat like they were on Lake Minnetonka. But hoops over here was the ginger outcast, living like Harry Potter under the steps. Somehow and someway, we went to Hogwarts and became as cool as those other Wizards (although, not the awful 2-7 Washington ones…), and as fantasy hoops grew as the best global fantasy game, Razzball Hoops Nation came along with us for the ride. Either that, or you keep reading just because you think to yourself, “this clown is such a disgrace, he wears a jersey that says “Smart” and he’s the biggest doofus around!”
Like initiation into the Razzball fraternal order, we have a huge announcement. Huuuuuuge! Huge Gina! Razzball Basketball now has dedicated Player Pages! Wooooooo, drop the confetti, we’re part of the big boys! From here on out, you’ll see player names hyperlinked with our own internal player page system that imports several layers of stats: Per game stats, per 36, USG calculations, game logs, season stats, and contract information. Player pages also link to recent Razzball posts when the player was last mentioned, and coming soon will include next 7 days and DFS projections. We’re going to be looking into the future! Slow clap to Rudy for his work putting these together, and working with yours truly to hopefully deliver an awesome new tool that will overtake the player pages you use for your leagues. And let us know what you think! If you have additional things you want, things you hate, we want to know! Razzball Hoops is entirely based on our community and comments, so let us know if you like em!
To mark this triumphant new era for Razzball Hoops, I thought long and hard about who to hyperlink first. I do have an unhealthy KCP addiction, and slicky Ricky is oh so spicy, but why not go with the hottest guy in 2016, DeMar DeRozan! Time Magazine‘s sexiest man alive has nothing on DeMar! And nothing on those sleek player pages either! 33/7/4/2/0 against the Poppycockers, giving him 32+ points in 8 of his first 9 games. Invasion from Canada! While he’s obviously more than Wigginsing it, he only has 3 games under 54% from the field, his steals are at a career-high, and he’s likely going to regress a smidge. I’m certainly not giving him away, but if someone thinks his poutines AND gravy are completely legit, maybe you can get a little more value out of him than he’s worth. But if he’s carrying your scoring, ride this wave! Here’s what else went down in fantasy hoops action, now with players linked to their Razzball pages! Woooooo!Please, blog, may I have some more?