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Miami Heat guard Eddie House says LeBron & Co. will be the Celtics 'on steroids'


Eddiehouse Free-agent guard Eddie House signed this summer to join the Miami Heat and their three big stars: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

House, 32, knows something about playing with a Big 3, because he won a title playing for the 2007-08 Boston Celtics in their first season with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. The Celtics beat the Lakers in the 2008 NBA Finals in six games.

"I compare [this Heat team] to the year I went to Boston when the Big 3 got together," House told the Arizona Republic. "But this is going to be even bigger. This is going to be Boston on steroids."

This will be House's 11th NBA season and he's played for nine different teams. Despite jumping around, he's made a living off his three-pointers, shooting 39% for his career.

But that title year with the Celtics was memorable. "In Boston, everybody was after us.... We were playing hard-fought games every night. This is going to be even crazier. We're anointed champs [in Miami] from the beginning, and we're not the champions."

House didn't play in the 2010 Lakers-Celtics finals because Boston traded him in February to the Knicks as part of a deal for Nate Robinson. "That stung a little bit," House said, "to get ... sent to a team that has no shot.... That kind of hurt."

-- Barry Stavro

Photo: Eddie House celebrates the Celtics' NBA title after beating the Lakers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in June, 2008. Credit: Los Angeles Times / Wally Skalij.

 
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What happened to our members profile...

We got LRob, and ZairaAmaterasu...

Thanks for the tease...

I too wanted to give them the 2 digits on my hands, but NOT THE THUMBS! Posted by: vanbinh | August 26, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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ROTFLMAO!!! OH SWEET JESUS!!! NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!

I'm a Taco Beller....


And a Pepsi drinker...


And a cat lover...


And a Lakerholic.


DEAL WITH IT!Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 26, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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OH SWEET JESUS!! Deal with it? I love it!!! In fact...I Love You! And after those
brave words Mamba24 retires from the field for fear of a severe throat punch or 2.

AAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!


Is it training camp yet?

AAAAARRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!


justanothermambafan! I need some fake news!


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

Helloooooooo...

Okay, this is really weird. Standing on the outside, looking in I can see my blog fam and hear their voices. Then I step inside and it seems like an empty room.

Hey LA Times staff (excluding MM)...MODERATE THIS!!!! *I'm mooning you... wait, what is that? Is that a mole... IS THAT A MOLE?!? No, no... Whew... It's just chocolate. Scared myself for a second there.* Posted by: HalosAnt | August 26, 2010 at 12:01 PM

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OH SWEET JESUS!!! WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE!! LMAO!!!

Yep Shaq too, everywhere he went, he played with the best team. One figures what is the guy gonna say? I signed with a lousy team? At the end of the day, why give your opponents incentive to play harder against your team by declaring how great your team is before season even starts. The best thing House could do is keeping his mouth shut and starts barking only after his team won something, not before.

I checked out the Land O Lakers blog and saw some eerily familiar authors there (phredphredington,jaminus sweetimus, etc.). Maybe in lean times like these, I'll go over there under the pseudonym "bovine villa" or something.

I
Need
Some
Temperance
And
Patience
Over MM's
Sebbatical
Times

Man, am I bored...

*Singing as Fievel in An American Tale* to MM: "Somewhere out there, beneath the pale moonlight... GIVE US BACK OUR DAMN INSTA-POST!!!!" (I'm pretty sure that last part wasn't in the original song, but it should be.") Posted by: HalosAnt | August 26, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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STAND BACK FOLKS!!! HALOS ON A ROLL!!! KEEP THEM COMING!!
But...ummm Halo! Only one OUT FREAKIN STNADING per Blogger per day so...I'm sorry to say no more for you today but I can give you a ....NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!! lOL!

Now LAT you done, done it! You done riled up Lewstrs! Run, I say RUN! and find your nearest Priest and seek repentence now! NOW I SAY!

What the heck?

I finally get a chance to look at the blog and it's at a standstill? Not good people, not good. UPDATE!!!

That is all.

Justa, I feel you girl. Your original post was applauded!

LAT...YOU MAY CRUSH US, BUT IN THE END YOU WILL MAKE US STRONGER THAN YOU CAN EVER IMAGINE!!!

justanothermambafan,

you seem a tad heated today. Are you sure you're not a WWE diva or into
MMA? Don't get me wrong. I LOVE IT! :)

These photos look soooooo nice on a mac book!

re: Mr. House. Let him rant. Just more farting in the wind. More
bulletin board material for the Lakers & the Celtics.

Helloooooooo...Okay, this is really weird. Standing on the outside, looking in I can see my blog fam and hear their voices. Then I step inside and it seems like an empty room.
Posted by: LakerLass | August 26, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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lAT, now you have definitely done it. Now you have frustrated the lovely LakerLass!! Does your cruelty know no bounds? OH THE HUMANITY!!!

Haven't read any of the comments to this story, so I hope I'm not repeating anyones post...
Celtics on steroids???
Mentally Unstable, and sexually impotent. Nice combo.

Celtics on steroids???
Mentally Unstable, and sexually impotent. Nice combo.

Posted by: wildone | August 26, 2010 at 12:54 PM

HAHAHA that rocked! But hey, maybe that's what they're shooting for...

The LAT would do well to listen to our Mama b, er, I mean our Mamba.

*wink*

I sit at my desk here
twiddling my thumbs
hitting the "refresh" button
Man I feel dumb

An hour's gone by now
and still nothing new
desperate for something
other than work for me to do

The LA Time staff here
don't seem to care
That with Insta-post off
we're all pullin' out our hair

We miss MM so dearly
come on dude, hurry back
(sorry Jon k) but like a rapper would say
"Man this ISH is WHACK!!!"

Now if you had said, Eddie Jones, Eddie Van Halen or even Eddie Vedder. OK ! But Eddie Freakin House? No, No, HELL NO!!! Carry On!

Posted by: mamba24 | August 26, 2010 at 05:28 AM
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SIMPLY AWESOME, SUPERB!!!!!!!!

In between moving to our winter home two months earlier than usual and I thought I would peek in to see whats happening.

Okay,...... I think I'm going to quietly back up, close the door carefully, slide away peacefully, hoping to be unseen by anyone.

I see we're on Manana posting time. Post today, come back tomorrow, and see if it's there.

To quote a famous orator. "Oh the humanity!" - Mamba24

And to the LA Times summer vacation skeleton crew staff.

"Think of the children! Think of the children!"

THIS JUST IN: In a hallucinatory fit of flailing rage and Lakeraholic withdrawls, 300,000 members of Laker Nation invaded Angels Stadium today and declared professional baseball "null and void".


Between screaming for a basketball court to be build in center field, tearing out seats and chanting "Anaheim is not Los Angeles!" the wild eyed, perspiring bunch was seen guzzling vodka and downing handful of percoset while doing the Lakers five-clap.


A raven haired beauty was seen shouting out, "There they are! Finally, the Lakers are playing!" as she pointed to an empty field populated by a single squirrel.


A boisterous cheer rang out across the stadium as the crowd fixated upon the field, amidst guzzling of vodka and "GO LAKERS!!!" and the wave.


Police outside the stadium when asked for comment responded, "I ain't goin' in there! Are you crazy? This could go on for days. How soon is it until training camp anyhow?"


What do we play for? RINGS!!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

I HATE TO SAY GOODBYE, BUT . . .

With all due respect to MM and the blog community here, I have to say goodbye for a while. I cannot continue to support and participate in this blog under the current circumstances. We may be a lively group that occasionally gets a little too rambunctious, but not to the extent that we be treated with an odd blend of contempt and apathy by the LA TIMES summer staff.

I am so sad to say goodbye to the likes of MAMBA, JUSTA, JON K, EDWIN, WES, LEWSTRS, PHRED, PHATTY, and so many others here (especially the recently departing LAKERTOM). But the lack of responsiveness on the part of LA TIMES has finally irked me to the point of no return. Either those of us here at the blog have an overly inflated view of ourselves as a community of customers to LA TIMES or we are suckers for not holding accountable the actions of LA TIMES towards us. I believe, for my own part, that I must hold accountable the LA TIMES.

I am only one, but my one is all I have. So I withdraw my all, respectfully.

When the season gets rolling and MM is back in his groove, I will no doubt stop by for a visit. But for now, I am taking my blog-body over to the K-Bros. I will certainly feel homesick for LA TIMES blog within a few days. And I know I will soon hold out hope that things might change.

I have enjoyed the community for the three years I have been here. I will miss you.

God bless you.
Mike

Interesting article by Kevin Ding about the possibility of Shaw becoming Lakers head coach next year: http://www.ocregister.com/sports/shaw-263748-lakers-jackson.html

Wait, guys, we totally missed it. The LA Times staff chose this picture to make us happy! I mean, think about it...

1) It's a picture of Eddie house on his knees (insert your own joke here)
AND
2) There's a sign above Luke Walton's head that says "It's all over"

See? They totally get us!

Jon K -

We could all go down to the Lakers training facility tomorrow, hold up signs protesting the down time, while DEMANDING they open up camp NOW.

"WE WANT CAMP!! WE WANT CAMP!!"

I idea is just crazy enough to work.....

After the protest, we of course would end up over at Del Taco for a burrito with extra green sauce, and a small coke. I prefer Tito's but might not be able to afford it after I post my bail with the judge.

But hey, maybe that's what they're shooting for...

Posted by: longtimelakerlover
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It's better than shooting blanks.

Ok - that was too easy.

hobbit - how YOU doin?

We've discussed:

Shaq's johnson...(small) lol
Cat and Dogs...
Music and Sci-Fi...
LeChoke and the Cheats...
Vodka and Percocets...
The handle "justa"...
The Chowders...
Canada...
LakerTom manage a trois...
The off season moves...
etc...etc..

Now can we have the next member profile and instant posting back...at least during office hours: 8-5...

Thank you...a simple request, from a loyal fan...

@LAKERLASS, Lass always remember...One persons Mamba is another persons MamaB. LMAO!! Thank you Lass My Love!!
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We miss MM so dearly
come on dude, hurry back
(sorry Jon k) but like a rapper would say
"Man this ISH is WHACK!!!" Posted by: HalosAnt | August 26, 2010 at 01:08 PM
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RAP ON HALO, RAP ON!!!!!!

Now can we have the next member profile and instant posting back...at least during office hours: 8-5...Thank you...a simple request, from a loyal fan...
Posted by: LEWSTRS | August 26, 2010 at 01:48 PM
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GOD%$#$@%$^&!!!! IS THIS GUY CLASSY OR WHAT?


Today is like finding out your parents hired the neighborhood junkie as a babysitter.

Ok, calm down guys, a little adversity is good for the soul, builds character, and makes us appreciate FCM more. We could use an intern here, though. They don’t need to get paid, they can work from home, all they have to do is check whether a comment has a dirty word in it or not and then click ‘ok.’

Intern, trained monkey, pfunk, whichever.

THE LOVE IS PATIENT, THE LOVE IS KIND, THE LOVE IS UNDERSTANDING, THE LOVE…WAIT, I DID NOT WRITE THIS.

ANYWAY, THE LOVE CAN CHILL UNTIL THE NEXT EPISODE

IT IS ALL ABOUT THE LOVE

GO LAKERS!

THIS JUST IN:

Wild-eyed crowds of men, women and children - all wearing Laker gear - were seen streaming towards the Los Angeles Times head offices. When asked what they were all riled up about, the man leading the charge (wearing a purple and gold thong) started screaming "BRING BACK INSTA-POSTING". Another man, seen with chocolate smeared all over his backside, was attempting to moon the LAT staff. A third man was arrested for punching staffers in the throat.

The LA Times staff members responsible for the Lakers Blog were all unavailable for comment. A janitor, who requested he remain unnamed for fear of retaliation, simply said "everything goes to hell when Mark Medina is away from the office for any length of time. He's the hardest working man around here - you'd think he'd get a raise or something."

Note - this reporter was so traumatized by the sight of the thong that she had to be heavily sedated with vodka percoset cocktails. Doctors say she will eventually recover, and have estimated that to coincide with the start of Lakers training camp.

quick edit (i did edit before I posted, but I always miss stuff)

*'on the record' should be 'off the record'

This Just In:

Sources report that Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has decided to forgo surgery to fix his arthritic index finger and has instead decided to amputate the offending digit.

"Well, I see it as a new challenge for me. I've managed to win a Championship with an injured finger. Now I want to see about winning one without a finger."

When asked if there was enough motivation from the forming of the so-called "Super Team" of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade & Chris Bosh in Miami or the addition of Shaq to the Boston Celtics he stated:

*smirking* "You're kidding right? I could care less about all that. I just want to add 'He won a championship with a missing finger' to my legacy."

Me too Kobe... Me too.

Don't everybody applaud at once but...Like LakerTom, Edwin and Jamie Sweet before me I now also say ADIEU! Short but sweet...I like it. SEE YA!

LakerMike - please don't go. At least not permanently. We are all irked, vexed and otherwise irritated by what's been (not) going on here lately, but it will get better when MM's back. Please LakerMike. Mrs.LakerMike - please help talk some calming sense into your hubby!!! PLEASE!!!!!


HEY YOU FREAKING LAT PEOPLE - do you even see what you're doing????? DO YOU EVEN CARE?????? I bet MM will have something to say to you idiots.

justanothermambafan,

in general, I am doing well.

too long without a laker game. Ugh.

On the other hand, I met a few new laker fans at the gym and at work.

Had a nice converstion, at work, regarding LBJ vs. Kobe && the unmentionable
one [ that 7-footer with the questionable knees ].

Is it October yet? Jonesing to see the new Lakers in action.

I really think the Times needs to step up their game a bit. Noah made a point that I've also made, that an intern subbing here for a week or two while the moderator is gone could really be a thing of beauty for everyone involved. But the Times seems light years away from being progressive in that sense. They would rather pay someone to do a wickedly subpar job than give a little trust to someone who wants to be here writing and has something to say. For God's sake, sacrifice some of this stagnant mosquito-water blog-by-commity parallaysis and give a kid somewhere a shot at sharing his love of sports with this captive audience. This is getting ridiculous, like we just got cable TV installed and all we're allowed to watch is Bonanza and The Big Valley.

At this point this is a management issue. Whoever is in charge of the blog is a step behind the times. Everything seems to be reactionary around here, with almost no ingenuity, no forward thinking, no surprises and no risks taken.

The intern week could probably be one of the best weeks of the year because the guy (girls included) would break his bones to try to put together a few memorable sentences.

The times has all these 20-40 year old college educated spenders hanging out here, so I know they make a lot of money off of us when selling to advertisers.

The thing is, there is so little thought put into this space, when a little work would blossom into an outrageous blogging experience for us all.

Wes

So, I was thinking, (uh oh).
Anyway, about this blog thingamajig.

We protest to no avail.
And why should there be any avail anyway?
I mean, really, we don't bring the Times any revenue.

We threaten to leave.
Why leave?
That will just make their job easier because they will have fewer posts to monitor.
They probably think, good riddance, let MM deal with it when he gets back.

So, instead of leaving or threatening to leave, maybe we should do the opposite.

Maybe we should flood the blog with posts.
More posts than they have ever seen.
Break the record of 1000 posts.

Any kind of post, just none of that profanity/vulgar stuff, but anything else goes.

Let them monitor that.

So what if they are legit? Who cares? Is Eddie House a Legit Qualifier? There are other teams that are considered just as legit as these clowns. No good team, and I mean no good team is just going to let LaBoomBoom and his merry men roll over them. I agree, let's stop stroking their egos.

And yes, I am biased! Lakers 2011 Champions.


All right Art!

So while the babysitter's passed out in the bathroom, we REDECORATE.

HalosAnt.........You are one funny Lakerholic,Chocoholic dude!! Ooops, I do hope that was a mole. MM, please come back, you're having way to much fun, whilest we sit here and wait and wait for the next post to pop up. One, Two,Three...RINGS, MANY RINGS!! Watched the Sparks last nite, they won't last long without Lisa and Candace. It is 3:35 Mtn. Lets see what time this comes up?

Well he's the new stupid.. people can't fix "stupid". The Heat are nothing they are mere mortals playacting as legendary figures. Their roleplayers are delusional puppets hinging on the tails of these so-called Jimmy Latelies. Kobe will eat Wade for breakfast, Artest 2 dozen pounds lighter has found a new vigor, Gasol is well, the best all around big man left in this league. I don't see any other team as a quote, "world-beater". I see wife beaters, snollygosters, and yes the legendary "heat" logo. STRIKE. You tards are out.

Cmon Eddie...get real. Boston's 08 team has two things that this Miami team doesn't. Defense and rebounding. Every champion over the last decade has those two attributes on it's team. Miami will not win the title till they have a defense first attitude and I don't see that happening anytime soon. Aside from Wade, Haslem who is only 6'8", who is gonna play D and rebound? Please oh please dont say Joel Anthony....I don't even anticipate them getting past the second round. Either Boston or Orlando will take them out just for that reason.

Art,

We bring the Times a LOT of money. Unless I'm mistaken, we're the #1 money making advertising demographic the LA Times has. The Times literally sells us every day to advertisers. Because of this, we deserve the best the Times has.

Wes

My people...My people...

A great poet once said, "If you can keep your head when all others are losing theirs..."

Yep...I'm frustrated as everyone else, but hey if we all go away we lose, not the LA Times. Like Art mentioned they don't charge for this service and as someone that sells advertising for a living I'm sure this blog is not a revenue stream. So Edwin, LakerMike, Mamba...don't y'all go anywhere or we all lose.

FYI...I went off mildly on an earlier post, but somehow it never made it here...hmmm.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T...find out what it means to me!

That's all we're asking!

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CHECKING OUT OR HAS CHECKED OUT OF LAKERSBLOG - BANDWAGON
When something you love dearly that has been part of your life for the last five years no longer is fun, then the time has come to move on.
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(01) LAKERTOM – OWNER - When something you love dearly that has been part of your life for the last five years no longer is fun, then the time has come to move on. That any blogger would be allowed to slur someone with such
rude and obscene comments without consequence is beyond any standard of good taste, fair play, & sportsmanship. As a result, I have decided to take a long & maybe permanent vacation from the blog. My thanks to KobeMVP, Art, and Blitz for having my back regarding the comments made but I
have no desire for my wife, son, grandson, or friends to come to this blog and read such denigrating comments about me. Next year is going to be a wonderful year for the Lakers. I will just have to find
another place to enjoy it.
(02) LAKERMIKE – DRIVER - I HATE TO SAY GOODBYE, BUT . . .With all due respect to MM and the blog community here, I have to say goodbye for a while. I cannot continue to support and participate in this blog under the current circumstances. We may be a lively group that occasionally gets a little too rambunctious, but not to the extent that we be treated with an odd blend of contempt and apathy by the LA TIMES summer staff. I am so sad to say goodbye to the likes of MAMBA, JUSTA, JON K, EDWIN, WES, LEWSTRS, PHRED, PHATTY, and so many others here (especially the recently departing LAKERTOM). But the lack of responsiveness on the part of LA TIMES has finally irked me to the point of no return. Either those of us here at the blog have an overly inflated view of ourselves as a community of customers to LA TIMES or we are suckers for not holding accountable the actions of LA TIMES towards us. I believe, for my own part, that I must hold accountable the LA TIMES. I am only one, but my one is all I have. So I withdraw my all, respectfully. When the season gets rolling and MM is back in his groove, I will no doubt stop by for a visit. But for now, I am taking my blog-body over to the K-Bros. I will certainly feel homesick for LA TIMES blog within a few days. And I know I will soon hold out hope that things might change. I Have enjoyed the community for the three years I have been here. I will miss you. God bless you. Mike
(03) EDWIN GUECO – ALT/DRIVER - Since I will be on vacation to my sister's place and visit other New England states., I think it is best to put myself in a rest mode till preseason. Will further evaluate what kind of blog will this be(? )whether my friend, LakerTom and I are still welcome here? We have been here for quite sometime in bad and good times, let these ambitious trolls take over the platform. Good idea also on Art's suggestion to try other blogs i suggest to visit Faith's blog, Forum Blue & Gold, OC Register blog, Press Enterprise blog and also LOL, see you during preaseason.
(04) JAMIE SWEET – RIDING SHOTGUN - Trolls infested it, big business slowed it to a trickle and took away content, now we have to wait days to see what was typed 9 hours ago. If this were the days of dial-up I could understand...now however...I think I'm just going to spend more time on K Bros Land O Lakers blog.
Not bailing for all time, just for the forseeable future. When it's not fun that is when you move on.
(05) LAKERFANINCOWTOWN - I checked out the Land O Lakers blog and saw some eerily familiar authors there (phredphredington,jaminus sweetimus, etc.). Maybe in lean times like these, I'll go over there under the pseudonym "bovine villa" or something.
(06) MAMBA24 – Don't everybody applaud at once but...Like LakerTom, LakerMike, EdwinGueco and Jamie Sweet before me I now also say ADIEU! See My LakerLass, I wasn’t kidding! Love Ya! Short but sweet...I like it. SEE YA! GOD BLESS THE FREAKIN LA LAKERS & THE FREAKIN LA LAKER NATION!

Wes/Noah,

That intern thing is a good idea.
I would guess there are people right here on the blog who are responsible enough that could fill in.
They jut need a few people who could take on a few shifts who would be allowed to delete posts and perhaps even submit articles that the Times could edit before posting.
I think it could work.

Good grief, all this nonsense about the super Heat.
What about the 2006 USA team with Labron, Wade, Howard, Bosh Melo, Chris Paul etc. that couldn't even beat Greece, a team with not one NBA player.
That team was way better than the Heat.
Beat the Heat will be a more fun slogan than Beat LA.

LakerPeace,

That WAS an interesting article about Shaw.
I figured he would be the new coach if PJ left this year and have little doubt he will get the job when PJ steps down.
It should make for an interesting transition.
Of course Shaw isn't Phil, but the change may be a spark.

the ego's of the Big 3 of Miami will clash, thus the steroids won't work... LBJ, Wade and Bosh will fight to be the leader, they are too big headed to stick together. Boston will beat them.

What happened to our members profile...
We got LRob, and ZairaAmaterasu...
Thanks for the tease...

Posted by: LEWSTRS | August 26, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Lewstrs - he's doing the profiles on the weekend

Wouldn't it be funny if because of this comment, the NBA decided to test all Miami players for `roids and one of the big 3 got caught and suspended?

oops.

ALL U HEAT HEATERS IF LEBRON WOULD HAVE SIGNED ON WITH ANY ONE OF YOUR TEAMS IN THE NBA I BET YALL WOULD HAVE TAKEN HIM!!! SO SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE RIDE!! DEUCES!!!

Listen people,
The colors are GREEN and WHITE & the only color we want this year is gold. We want a gold rind, trophy, and jersey. Listen, when we find that goose that laid that golden egg, we are going to put the (heat) out and step on it.

Go GREEN, baby!

Listen people,
The colors are GREEN and WHITE. &, the only color we want this year is gold. We want a gold ring, trophy and that gold jersey. On top of that, we want the goose that laid that golden egg; and when we find it, we are going to put the (heat) out and step on it.

 
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