“Udonis Haslem (I’m So Handsome)” O’Grime FT. Metro Zu

LeBron did not take “talent” to Miami, Florida – it was already there! Write-up and photo to follow…but O’Grime have also collaborated with other artists in the past and brought the Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem’s hip-hop song to life.

I’m sorry if this is the third post about O’Grime and NBA players, but as long as I keep finding them, I’m going to continue posting.


Jonas Valanciunas Has A Hip-Hop Song…And Now Zydrunas Ilgauskas? Keep It Up O’Grime

Hold your horses! Just when I thought that little hip-hop tune about Jonas Valanciunas couldn’t be topped, I did some more research on the band and found out that O’Grime (featuring Nikolais Javan and L.Rey) also wrote a rap song about the Miami Heat’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas earlier in the Summer. They even throw a shout-out to our Canadian boy Joel Anthony!

This reminds me of Hainser’s tribute to Nate Dogg. Just when you thought the first soundbite provided by Bronsteter was the only one, he then pulls another hidden gem out of his pocket.

O’Grime are becoming my new favourite hip-hop groups to rap about NBA players – well the only group I know to rap about NBA players. But who cares, I can’t wait to hear what’s next…Tristan Thompson? Valanciunas’ Lithuanian teammate Rimas Kaukenas (via Tim Micallef)?


Timmy’s Maverick Rant & Phil Collins

“The Stanley Cup lies in the hands of Vezina Nominees, LeBron James contracts some sort of Asphyxiation Disease, and Chris Bosh gets to the locker room on his knees. Run, Run that Bitch….”

Another Monday is here kids which only means another episode of Canada’s number 1 Sports radio show/podcast, Tim and Sid: Uncut. Just a little note, Tim has announced that the “Woo” has been removed – it could be due to the fact that he’s out of breath at the end of each intro.; I could hear the guy huffin’ and puffin’ this afternoon. Lots to discuss today as it was a crazy weekend in the world of sports and Tim couldn’t sum it up any better, “I feel like that mosquito at a Nudist Colony.” John Noon is back in the booth and he’s joined by the ever-dependable, Aaron “Orville” Bronsteter. Topics for Monday’s show include: The King, Lord Stanley, Dan Gilbert, A Missing Crown, Mike Bolt, Dirk Diggler, Connie Smyth, and Mr. Larry O’Brien.

Tim is finding it hard to figure out where to start, but it seems only logical that he and boys begin discussion on game 6 of the NBA Championship finals. For those of you that live under a rock, the Dallas Mavericks are the 2011 NBA Champions and upset the Miami Heat to win the series 4 games to 2. It’s been an amazing series for any basketball fan and Bronsteter agrees. He thinks it’s the best NBA finals in his lifetime; even Noon was consumed during the playoffs and he’s not even a huge fan of basketball. Micallef seemed to trail off again and started ranting quotes about adversity in response to the NBA and NHL finals:

: “A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity till he has tasted adversity.” Way to go Dirk, Kidd, and Terry!
Shakespeare: “Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.” Compared to James, Wade, and Bosh.

Tim does go on and gives some major credit to the Mavericks for winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy. “Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry….you did it boys!” The guys have managed to shaken the title of not winning a championship. And a big shout-out to Mark Cuban….all that dough and money you made finally paid off. Tim also brought up the fact that “LeBron James was terrified by the moment.” He was passing the ball instead of taking the big shot, and even guys like Chalmers and Wade passed up giving LeBron the ball near the end – at times he seemed scared. The win last night by Dallas also renewed Tim’s faith in TEAM. Tim felt the Heat were taking the team concept out of the game, but thanks to the Mavs, they showed how TEAM is important if you want to win a championship. There was also some discussion on Chris Bosh and his ability to give others reasons to call him weak, fake, or a pussy. His collapse in the tunnel looked downright weak – but for once I’m going to pick up for him. I truly believe he wanted it more than LeBron.

Chris Broussard & the Real LeBron James
This is what I’m talking about Tim and Sidizens – you want A+ quality guests? You get them. This afternoon, Bronsteter managed to snag ESPN analyst, Chris Broussard. Broussard mainly covers the NBA and in my opinion, he’s one of the best out there. He’s most notably known recently for breaking the news of James’ decision to head to Miami. So if anybody could give us some insight about what happened to James, it would be him. Micallef started off the interview by asking Chris if he was surprised by what happened last night in Miami? “I don’t think you could help but be surprised.”, said Broussard. “But what happened to LeBron James is the story. The dude just faded.” And who can argue with that, James fell off Planet Earth during crunch time on many occassions throughout the series. Chris believes that by Miami not winning the championship, the season could be considered a failure. It was basically win it all or bust – “He could of stayed in Cleveland and got close. And if he wants to win 7 championships, he better get started.” Uncle Timmy wondered if Rick Carlisle or Dwayne Casey might have anything to do with James’ inability to score or get to the basket? Broussard felt while the coaching was good, it really had nothing to do with shutting down LeBron. He felt LeBron has been in this position before and there isn’t a defensive scheme that he hasn’t faced. Chris just felt it was straight up nerves – James wasn’t aggressive, he was giving up the ball, and was missing his strut. James just didn’t show up in this series.

Micallef followed with a great question and asked if the Big Three were now questioning themselves and their collective decision? Broussard felt “the Big Three were actually questioning LeBron.” How can you not? As mentioned before, “He wasn’t playing with his swagger, there was no aggressiveness, he was not the LeBron James from the last 8 years. You look at a guy like Dwayne and he went out swinging…..But it looked like LeBron went up there and didn’t even swing.” Broussard still feels that while LeBron failed to win, “you can’t write his epitaph – he’s only 26 years old.” He believes that all the greats had their struggles in the NBA finals – Shaq, Bird, Magic, Kareem, it’s normal. “It’s not that he can’t be one of the all time greats anymore. He just can’t be Michael.” Apparently, he can be all the other guys. As a huge fan of MJ, I was happy to hear that. To finish up the interview, Tim asked Chris if he thought if LeBron will learn anything from this. Chris believes that LeBron “works on what he wants to work on. He doesn’t work on his weaknesses.” And this is an interesting statement from a guy who is very close to James’ camp. Great interview Timmy!

Once the interview was over, Tim and the guys broke into another classic match game in honour of LeBron James: #LeBrondisappearsmorethan_____________________. Some of the great suggestions included:
– My (Tim) own hairline
– Polkaroo
– Women who meet up with Hainser on a blind date
– Lindsay Lohan’s dignity
– Hainser’s Pride

Timmy’s Dallas Mavericks Celebration Rant
We all know what this is! Who doesn’t like a Tim Micallef rant? Big shout-outs to the Dallas Mavericks and the supporting players. Tim felt that Nowitzki was a monster, but it was the team that helped him out – the guy shot 37% in the final 3 games, so a huge thumbs up for guys like Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, JJ Barea, and Tyson Chandler. “Forget the Cowboys, America’s team sleeps with Larry O’Brien….the underdogs got the job done. You did it for those that came before you.” Some of the names that Tim threw out included: Rolando Blackman, Derek Harper, Michael Finley, Shawn Bradley, Roy Tarpley & his cocaine, Jamal Mashburn, and Toni Braxton. The boys also give a shout-out to Keith Van Horn; he got paid for a year of bench sitting – well, I don’t even think he dressed at all, mainly helped the Mavericks with the Jason Kidd trade.

Interesting Facts From Robert Pizzo’s Update
1. After the Dallas Mavericks finished off the Miami Heat, some of the players received some very interesting party favours. One in particular was the t-shirt worn by DeShawn Stevenson. Simply amazing! It said, “Hey LeBron! How’s My Dirk Taste?”
2. During a recent Pirates and Mets baseball game, over 39,000 fans showed up to watch the game. Strange you say? Well, people only showed up because there was a post-game concert by the one and only, Huey Lewis and the News. Noon had a great line here, “Little known fact, it’s still 1987 in Pittsburgh.”
3. Nate Robinson got into a little trouble of the weekend. Around 2:30, Friday morning, he had to be taken to Police Headquarters for public urination.

Tim’s Ultimate Pump-Up Song

I’m not sure that it really works for me – the jury is still out. Bronsteter should have played this song in the background during the Timmy Mavericks rant.

Hockey Talk with Mr. Update
After the update with Pizzo, he stuck around a bit longer to discuss game 6 tonight of the Stanley Cup final between the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins. The boys discuss whether or not the game tonight is a must win? Pizzo believes that the Canucks have to win now, the pressure is too great. The Canucks do not want to go home and try and win a game 7. Some interesting statistics were thrown out by the guys and supposedly, the Canucks are 3-4 in elimination games so far this season and during those 7 games, the Sedin Twins are a minus -18. SHIT! In saying all that though, Micallef and Pizzo are convinced that he Canucks win tonight and take home the Cup. The guys then disucss the Conn Smythe and who they believe it should go to. Pizzo is adamanet that “you don’t give it to someone who loses in the finals”on speculation that if Boston lose, there’s still a good chance Tim Thomas takes home the award. There’s also the thought that if Luongo can have a shutout tonight, he could redeem himself, otherwise, Burrows could be considered a candidate. Whatever happens, Pizzo would also like to see it end because he’s got a graduation to go to during game 7 – let’s hope the restaurant has a T.V. If not, get your PVR ready and stay off Twitter Rob.

Rapid Fire
Nice little Rapid Fire by Bronsteter here. It was good to have some sweet-ass questions.
– Sylvester Stallone was recently inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame over the weekend. Do you think an actor should be inducted into a Sports Hall of Fame? It’s a tough one and I’m going to sit on the fence. Rocky was huge for the sport of boxing and therefore, Stallone was responsible – but when it comes to all the work an athlete puts into the sport, it’s hard to put a guy in there that spends maybe 6 months of training for a movie role and then give it up.
– What is your all-time favourite Steven Spielberg project? Hands down, The Indiana Jones Trilogy (I don’t count the 4th film because it was no good).
– Dirk Nowitzki is bringing home a championship to Germany. Who is your favourite International NBA player? I would have to say Toni Kukoc or Drazen Petrovic…leaning more towards Toni though.
Extended Rapid Fire was not required as Tim and the boys were able to discuss all topics today.

Good Post-NBA Championship show today. Massive thanks to Bronsteter for getting Chris Broussard on the phone – especially after what transpired last night. You know Broussard was busy today and for him to fit in Tim and Sid: Uncut was huge props to how popular this show has become. It’s legit! Tim also was huge in asking thought provoking questions – not the standard, he did a good job. The Mavericks Timmy Rant was golden once again – loved hearing some of those old names of past players. Awesome, excellent show. Maybe I’m biased, but when the guys are on the topic of basketball, I tend to get the most excited. What the hell are the Tim and Sidizens going to do when the NHL Stanley Cup finals are over? 9.5/10. 

Dallas Mavericks Take Talents 2 South Beach & Leave With NBA Championship!

The Dallas Mavericks are the 2011 NBA Champions!

A big shout-out to Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion, Jason Terry, JJ Barea, Tyson Chandler, and the rest of the Mavericks for slaying the “Supposedly” unbeatable Dragons. I’m sure Uncle Timmy will talk about this game and the rest of the series tomorrow on Tim and Sid: Uncut, but for now congratulations on redeeming yourselves for the 2006 collapse and past playoffs (they’re now forgotten) – you deserve it. Way to do for yourselves and Dallas Mavericks of the past; for guys like:

– Jason Kidd (’94 – ’96)      – Shawn Bradley
– Mark Aguirre                    – Cedric Ceballos
– Chris Gatling                    – Roy Tarpley
– Jimmy Jackson                – Sam Perkins
– Jamal Mashburn              – Steve Nash
– Michael Finley                  – Detlef Schrempf
– Don Nelson                      – Dale Ellis
– Rolando Blackman          – Derek Harper

Congratulations from all the Tim and Sidizens! Tomorrow should be a great show.

* Honourable mention to Sid’s Statutue – it continues to prove it’s dominance.

Cliques & Donnie Wahlberg

“Today on Tim and Sid, It’s a veritable sporting buffet: from Bron Bron to Bobby Lou, we offer all the prey, cause to quote Rebecca Black, it’s Friday. Yes I did, and Famous did too.”

Hello Tim and Sidizens! Another Friday is upon us and I’m sure all of us can’t wait to finish off the work week. It’s my birthday today so I know I’m going to enjoy my Friday evening once I’m out of here. On today’s show Brevin Knight and the ever elusive Dana White will be joining Tim; behind the glass we have Bronsteter providing support and in the absence of Johnny Noon, Dave Coulson is covering for him. And remember folks, especially those with Team Live, if you use the Hastag #timandsid, you can get into the conversation as it happens. Topic for today’s Friday include: Bobby Lou again, Bron Bron again, Michael Jordan again, Dana White again, and for the love of God, thankfully, not Tony Weiner again.

However, Tim didn’t shy away from Weiner again because he just found out the news that our man Tony, the man responsible for all the recent sex-ting, is expecting a child with his wife. “To quote the great Wu-Tang, the Saga Continues.”, said Tim. Apparently, this dude just won’t go away. God knows what news will continue to leak in the coming weeks.

Bron Bron & Bobby Lou Meet Pressure
To get today’s show rolling, Tim begins some chat about the pressure that both Roberto Luongo and LeBron James are currently feeling in their respective sports. In the case of Luongo, who thought that the pressure couldn’t get any worse than it did in game 7 of the first round series against the Blackhawks? But here we here, with Lou giving up 12 goals in the last two games. According to the boys, the Vezina nominee just needs to “Go out there and prove it.” Bronsteter makes a valid point that Boston hasn’t won a game in Vancouver in this series yet and until that happens, there’s no need for Canuck fans to panic. And in regards to Sid’s Statute, whoever wins tonight’s game should win the cup.

In regards to the pressure faced by LeBron James, it appears that he’s also facing some uphill battles of his own. In game 5 of the NBA Championship, James finished with a triple double, but the boy only had 17 points – with 2 of those points coming in the 4th quarter. Are you kidding me? I’d love to know when Jordan scored only 2 points in a 4th quarter last when it involved such an important game. In game 5, the Mavericks won and have a stranglehold on the series and again Sid’s Statute came into play. Tim said he’s sure not if the statute really counts as the series is 2-3-2, but in my opinion, when it comes down to it, each team still has to 4 games, it doesn’t matter. Micallef hopes it at least goes to seven games as this may be one of the best finals in NBA history – right up there with Jordan’s final shot against the Jazz and the Magic/Bird Final in ’87. A little bit of the conversation then steered into the mocking of Dirk Nowitzki by Dwayne Wade and LeBron James. If you’re not aware, supposedly, both players were making fun of Dirk getting sick in game 5.

According to Bronsteter, he feels that Wade and James are like High School bullies and Bosh is the guy that’s trying to fit into the pack, while everyone knows he is actually a punk. If the Heat are trying not to look like Heels, this is not the way to go about it. Tim wonders if maybe the team is doing this on purpose (they like being the Heels), “They’re like kids. They’re immature and that’s why people don’t like them.”

Baby’s Momma or Your Momma?
Conversation continued to stay on LeBron and the recent news that Rashard Lewis supposedly slept with James’ girlfriend, Savannah Brinson. To help clarify some comments on who would you rather someone slept with, the boys brought in Pizzo. “Would I rather someone bang my mother or bang my wife (baby’s momma)? It’s a very difficult decision. It’s a difficult decision and nobody wants to see their wife get banged by somebody else. If I’m in LeBron’s situation, to have your own teammate sleep with someone in your family is worse.” Pizzo gets some flack for making this statement and most of the opposition is coming from Bronsteter, and I don’t blame him, it’s hard to believe that Pizzo would rather a guy bang his wife than his mother. But I think Pizzo is observing the rumour as a sports owner/fan/teammate, and the effect it has own a team. Whereas Bronsteter, it seems, is taking the view point of what and how it can affect a family as a whole (i.e. Children). The guys then play a clip of Rashard Lewis responding to the accusations and he says it’s all nonsense, it’s crazy! “It’s crazy for people to think that and they are 100% false…..They need to leave the man alone and let him try and win a NBA Championship.” Tim said he wasn’t overly convinced though, Lewis didn’t sound like a man who was telling the truth. I should also note here that Brevin Knight failed to call in or answer his phone, “Could be taking an afternoon nap or out with his family.”, Bronsteter.

Random NBA Notes
1. Tim: The Mavericks have had to be almost perfect in their 3 wins in this series.
2. There are rumours circulating that Dwayne Casey and Maurice Cheeks could be the next Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors.
3. LeBron James has only gone to the line 3 times in all 5 4th quarters.

Interesting Facts From Pizzo’s Update
1. Big Papi, David Ortiz seemed to blame the media the other day for getting hit by a pitch from CC Sabathia.
2. Scott Martini from the suburbs of Chicago and huge Cubs fan, burned all his Chicago Cubs memorabilia after his son Nick Martini was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. Talk about a Dad being there and supporting his son. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get traded in the future to the Cubbies.
3. Tony La Russa, the Manager for the St. Louis Cardinals, just managed his 5000th game. Talk about an era. Unfortunately for him, the Brewers spoiled the 5000th party and won the game.

Once Pizzo finished up with his update, Bronsteter played some classic Canadian Hip-hop from the ’90’s. Please tell me you remember Northern Touch featuring Rascalz, Kardinal Offishal, Choclair, CheckMate, and Thrust!

The boys follow the tune with some talk on the City of Vancouver and the fact that it could be considered the Centre of the Universe right now. Between the UFC, the Olympics, and now the Stanley Cup Finals, the city definitely has lots to celebrate. It’s not only one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, it’s becoming a sports and entertainment hot bed.

Dana “Motherfuckin’ White
* Please see the official transcript shortly for the entire interview between Dana and Tim. Amazing job Tim, you really knocked that interview out of the park.

The guys then discussed the recent New Kids on the Block concert that took place at the Rogers Centre the other day. Tim mentioned how he was on his way home from Co-ed Softball when he noticed “there were more 40 year old fat girls than I could take a stick to; all Cougars.” Bronsteter said he experienced the same thing when he was on his way home and both guys suggested that Hainser and Cabbie could do some serious damage in amongst all those uglies.

Rapid Fire
What We Learned This Week:
– Popeye Jones son Seth, is a legitimate NHL Prospect.
– According to Sid’s Statute, the Mavs will win the NBA Championship.
– Brian Cardinal is the NBA’s Tim Micallef.
– Tim and Nooner are jealous of John Buccigross’ golf score.
– Mauro thinks you would beat Sid in a fight.
– Anthony Weiner is a lier.
– Hainser hates Frank D’Angleo.

And to finish off Friday’s episode, Bronsteter threw out some interesting Rapid Fire questions.
– Which League Commissioner would you most like to interview? Tim thinks it would be Gary Bettman, but for me it would be David Stern.
– Have you ever seen a woman walk around topless in the City of Toronto? I’ve only seen this once up by the bus station near Nathan Philip’s Square. She could have been a crack-whore though.
– What is the worst sports facility you’ve ever been to? I would have to say the old Memorial Stadium in St. John’s, Newfoundland. It was the old home of the St. John’s Maple Leafs – definitely a building that was falling apart.

Great show today guys. There was no need to do an extended Rapid Fire as Tim managed to get to all the topics. To bad Brevin Knight didn’t show up but I think I was more interested in the discussion about the MAVS/HEAT series anyways. I have to give a huge thumbs up to Tim for a great interview with White. Dana White is definitely a personality and I think the questions directed at him were original and they gave him something to think about. HORNS should definitely be directed towards Bronsteter for even getting him on the show. Thanks Aaron from all the Tim and Sidizens – It’s very much appreciated. 9.5/10.

Scoop Jackson In Da House

Great show tomorrow Tim and Sidizens!

Bronsteter let the listeners know that tomorrow’s guest on Tim and Sid: Uncut will be American sports journalist Scoop Jackson. Known for his work with ESPN.com, ESPN the Magazine, and the hugely popular SLAM Magazine, I’m sure Jackson will bring some great NBA Playoff talk to Timmy, the boys behind the glass, and all the Tim and Sidizens.

Remember to tune into tomorrow’s show at 4PM ET on SIRIUS Channel 158.

Orville’s NBA Challenge Update

“I see where you’re going though Bronsteter, but I think you’re so fucking wrong, it’s unbelievable.” – Sid Seixeiro’s statement regarding Bronsteter’s idea that there’s a possibility that viewership would be greater during the Eastern Conference Finals than the NBA Finals; especially if the Miami Heat are knocked out by the Chicago Bulls.

Well, that theory didn’t transpire and the Heat did make it to the next round. Game 1 of the NBA Finals took place last night between the MAVS and HEAT and it’s time for Seixeiro’s TV numbers to start pouring in.

Bronsteter’s Eastern Conference           Seixeiro’s NBA Final
Game #1:   11.1 Million                                         *Game #1: 12.8 Million
Game #2: 10.0 Million
Game #3: 10.6 Million
Game #4:    9.7 Million
Game #5: 10.4 Million

Total #:    51.8 Million

* The numbers for Game 1 of the NBA Championship Finals are still being tweeked and are un-adjusted. This is an estimate from several sites this afternoon on the 9pm – 11pm time period.