When I think Center of Attention, I think Wes Unseld.
BOY COULD THE WIDE U CLEAN THE GLASS, AND DOUBLE BOY ON HOW HE COULD GRAB THAT DEFENSIVE REBOUND, HOLD IT ABOVE HIS ‘FRO, AND FLICK IT FULL COURT WITHOUT MUCH STRAIN … LIKE NOBODY BEFORE, AND NOBODY SINCE. ONLY 6 FOOT 7, HE USED EVERY BIT OF HIS PUNISHING 245, TO BULLY HIS WAY DOWN LOW AND MAKE THAT OUTLET PASS THROW. A HALL OF FAMER 7 YEARS AFTER HE LEFT THE GAME, WES ALSO MADE THE PLAYOFFS AN AMAZING 12 STRAIGHT YEARS, WON AN NBA MVP, A ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (IN THE SAME YEAR, HIS FIRST!) AND A 1978 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES MVP (TO GO ALONG WITH HIS NBA TITLE).
On the The Don’t Let Your National Guard Down CDST Show (Pt. 1):
— Heavy artillery to the rescue of business owners and our great cities … send in the guard — Looting is not a victimless crime, and CA laws only encourage it — The various considerations to be taken account in presenting charges — More details about the facts and circumstances surrounding the George Floyd killing — Give me Liberty Chan or give me no weather reports — No hair cuts on the virus-laden horizon for our favorite Jersey boy — HEY EVERYBODY, LET’S GET METSMERIZED!!!! We get down in Met town with The Straw, Nails, Doctor K, Ray I’d rather fight Knight, and Rafael “Baseball been berry berry good to me” Santana…. — Frankie Midnight takes us through the four big fracases during their last championship year, including the game with the Pirates marked by Rick Rhoden’s scuffing, Mitchell choking the insolent Khalifa, and the ensuing mayhem. — Poor Niedenfuer needed a heads up that bean balls don’t ward off long balls. — We get the inside scoop on the wild ride of the victors after their conquest of Houston in the NLCS ($35k of damage sustained by the plane in 1986 dollars) (sorry Eric, no itemization) — Why is Bill Robinson’s name continually coming up? — I think “relief” specialist and ex-Met Calvin Schiraldi is still giving up round trippers blowing save opportunities — The legend of Paul DiPodesta, not JP Retardi (how good does “Strategy Officer” for the Brownies sound) — Oh no, we have to watch a game … and put on your clam diggers to use the flooding urinals … at the O.Co. On to Vegas? Probably not, and the A’s don’t know the way to San Jose. — Dialing back time to relive Da Bears’ huge Super Bowl demolition of the Patriots, who just weeks earlier had mercilessly squished the Fish. — The 46-year old Golden Bear comes roaring back to win his last major at the Masters — Celtics use a very pass-happy attack to break down the Rockets for the NBA title. Were they employing the 3-men-must-touch rule? — The NBA Hall of Fame … if you’re famous, then you’re probably in.