Quisy for Threesy even better than Schrempf Dip
Dec 20, 2007
In the whirlwind that is the intense, high-pressure world of professional sport as presented by the ever-evolving infrastructure of the Internet, I'm sure you appreciate the intricate, technical, high-level problems a guy like me has to deal with on a daily basis.
Take today's conundrum, for example.
How exactly does one spell Reb Porter's latest catch phrase?
Quisy for threesy?
Quizy for threezy?
Quizee for threezee?
Or the text-message inspired, KeyZ 4 3Z?
I'm fairly certain it doesn't go like this: "the lone Granger."
However it's spelled, this has potential for liftoff.
It could be right up there with "Miller Time," "Smits Happens" and "Schrempf Dip" in the pantheon of Reb yells. OK, they never used "Schrempf Dip," but not for lack of my suggesting. I also offered up "The Grand Teuton," but they didn't bite on that one either.
Had the Pacers been able to sign European sensation Gregor ****a, I had a pretty nice list developed but, alas, the deal fell through. Should Stanko Barac ever make it big in the NBA, stay tuned.
Exactly who's the father of this particular brainchild is a bit of a mystery. Daniels said it was a ballboy, but can't remember his name. Jermaine O'Neal said it was Daniels' idea. Jamaal Tinsley just likes saying it. Over and over and over again.
"I heard it all night last night," said Daniels after his 26-point game Wednesday that happened to include a career- high trio of threesies. "Even at the restaurant when we went to eat, J.T. was in there bothering me all night about it."
Being the relentless investigative reporter type I, of course, spent my post-practice time today inquiring if other players would like their own personal 3-point calls.
What do you say, Jamaal? Something along the lines of, "Ring the bell, Mel-Mel?"
"Unh-uh," he said. "I'll start missing 'em, and I'm having enough trouble making threes as it is."
Troy Murphy seems an ideal candidate, right? I mean, could it get more natural than "Trey Murphy?"
"No, no, no," he said, "but that 'Quisy for threesy' is awesome. That's great."
I was too obsessed with giving Travis Diener grief for not posting a blog yet to discuss this with him, but you know "Diener Time" will have to get strong consideration. If he ever gets any. Time, I mean.
Well, as you can probably tell, I'm quite busy and must run off to do my important corporate work, which includes attending meetings, scheduling meetings, figuring out creative ways to fill up my Outlook Calendar with fake meetings so that I always appear to be busy. And then I'll have to hurry home, and you know why.
I'll need to battle Rush Hour so I can make it home for Diener Time.