Friday, May 13, 2005

4,790!



Above, see a portion of the record-setting day at Bob’s Blog. 4,790 humans visited this little website on Thursday to smash the previous high by some 1400 hits. We are surely no ESPN.com or Drudgereport.com, but to near 5,000 hits in a day is enough to make me say, “Thanks!” Perhaps, I should thank the George video for this increase in traffic, but whatever the reason, good times…

With the series moving to Dallas, and with Joe Johnson out for a week, the Mavericks must unleash the fury tonight and attempt to grab control of this series. It will certainly not come easy, as the Suns have won more on the road than any team in the sport, but with a successful weekend at the AAC, the Mavericks can really put these inexperienced Suns back on their heels. Of course, the wise fan expects a split in Dallas, and we return to Phoenix for Game 5 tied at a 2-2….

Links:

Finley shows his worth

Revo on the transformation of Dirk


We've watched as he became one of the NBA's most dangerous players, a phenomenon blessed with agility and nimbleness that belied his size. He had become, in fact, almost unstoppable.

But he's finally met his match, and it's not Phoenix's Shawn Marion.

It's new Mavs coach Avery Johnson.

Avery has turned Dirk into the Incredible Shrinking Superstar.

And in the process, may somehow have made him even better than before.


Joe Johnson to be re-evaluated after game 5

The long road of Mike D’Antoni

Sonics beat the Spurs in Game 3 , Spurs lose by 1, miss 8 4th Quarter free throws…

COLUMN OF THE DAY: What Is a Number Worth? Some Athletes Pay the Price

Glazer, the hated American, takes over Manchester United ...The Brits worst nightmare...




Arrested Development back for 2 more years!


Hallelujah! Arrested Development fans, brace yourselves. I have some good news and--well, you might want to sit down for this--some mind-blowing, earth-shattering, out-of-this-world, fantastic news.

Earlier this week, a friend here at E! interviewed Jason Bateman at a charity event with his good friend Ben Stiller. When asked the status of Arrested Development, he lit up like a banana stand: "Actually, great. Supergreat. There is a heartbeat. There is no flatline. And there may be twins. I'm going to let Kristin figure out what that means. I can't comment any further, but there will be an announcement next week."

After various calls to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Pamela Anderson and Jennifer Garner's OB-GYN re "twins," I can tell you that Jason's little hint had nothing whatsoever to do with any of those things. And while there are 17 listings for a "J. Bateman" in the local Hollywood white pages, none of them know a damned thing about the fate of Arrested Development. But glory be, after much badgering and pestering, two rock-solid Fox sources, who have never failed me before, caved and gave me the lowdown.

Though they're still dotting I's and crossing T's on the final documents, I'm told Fox network and 20th Century Fox studio are "99.9 percent of the way there" to reaching an agreement on the new season. According to these highly placed sources, it looks very likely that Arrested Development will be coming back not only for a full season of 22 episodes but actually two full seasons of 22 episodes. How freaking fantastic is that?

At press time, I can tell you this is precisely where the show's fate stands. So, barring any last-minute switch-a-roonies or bad acts by Satan or Rupert Murdoch, we will get glorious "twin" seasons of the best damn comedy on TV.

17 comments:

Lorena the Aggie said...

Amen on Arrested Development coming back and maybe even for 2 years! At least Fox is showing they have some appreciation for quality.

Now if only NBC would follow suit and give 'The Office' another try.
"Whatchu want a cookie?"

Anonymous said...

I BELIEVE!!!!!

Patrick said...

There are reputable TV sources hinting at a second season for The Office. NBC does its upfronts first, I believe, on Monday, so we'll possibly know then. Fox's upfronts are later next week.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the comments made by Shaq last night? It was a complete Erick Dampier bitch-slap.
Finals bulletin board material?????

Anonymous said...

Dirk's 10th in playoff scoring and 8th in rebounding--immediately behind Duncan in both categories and ahead of both Shaq and Jermaine O'Neal. I haven't heard anybody complaining that any of those guys are having a bad playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Shaq:
"I know one day, I'm going to wake up and it's not going to be there," O'Neal said, referring to the soreness in his leg. "When that day comes, whoever we're playing, they're going to be in trouble ... I've been playing like Erick Dampier."

Steve in Research said...

Bob,

You are welcome. However, can you get your blog up by 9am? I would like to check it out before my boss gets here.

Cool.

DONT FALL FOR IT said...

How can you guys stand Arrested Development? Worst-Show-Ever!
The narrated story is the lowest form of story telling there is. Give me a show with dialogue only or a reality show any day over your AD's, Sex in the Cities, Doogie Howser's or Wonder Years'. It's a ridiculous ass whipping and only gets in the way of what should be a quality show.

Seacrest Out said...

Damn that was a cold bitch slap by Shaq! Maybe it, combined with Dirk's comments and Avery's screaming will get him motivated. We need him to play like he did in game 2 every night.

-Seacrest Out

Anonymous said...

Yeah maybe that will be his motivation for game 3. We are gonna need somebody on standby for game 4.

Anonymous said...

That was just unnecessary. Why did Shaq have to go there? It didn't even make sense.

Big Daddy said...

ManU made a deal with the devil in becoming a public company, now they're paying the price.

Screw 'em.

meredith said...

How can you guys stand Arrested Development? Worst-Show-Ever!

aww, how sad.

Thanks for the good news, bob. What a relief.

just a n00b said...

Genius Bob,

Imagine telling people to come here during BaD to get some specific content (yes, Jub's attempt to nab a ball with a babyarm) and then the traffic increases. Amazing how that works. So tomorrow, if you post your record-breaking footage of you, a beach towel, and a measuring stick, just think of how you could cross-promote it during gay not gay and watch the traffic explode.

QualityPantalooner said...

I hope it is true by that Arrested Development article makes no sense. They cut this season from 22 episodes to 18 episodes, and then go ahead and order TWO seasons at once?

My highest hope for the show is that they decide to start running it for 12-15 episodes a season during the summer.

JIM said...

Tiger fails to make the cut...... And he plays below par at TPC and over at Cottonwood....

Now that's unbelievable, but that happened today at the Nelson....

One thing is for certain: Local Teaching Guru and Tiger's current teacher Hank Haney will have all weekend to work out the problems in his game....

Also, check to see if the Fake Tiger played today...... I have a feeling The Musers will call Tiger at 8:40 a.m. on Monday will discuss why he missed the cut......

meredith said...

hope it is true by that Arrested Development article makes no sense. They cut this season from 22 episodes to 18 episodes, and then go ahead and order TWO seasons at once?

There's a new boss over at Fox, which could explain the network's apparent change of heart...IF this is all true.