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    There really is no comparison:
    Hibbert is better than Harrison.
    And if you agree there’s no harm in me askin’
    Don’t you think that he’ll also be better than Haskin?
    Greg Dreiling? Tank Thompson? Or Stanko Barac?
    I like Hibbert better—so cut me some slack!
    And, though his prowess is still theoretical,
    He’s making me feel just a little poetical.

    Is he a star in the making—the next Patrick Ewing?
    Is he ready for SportsCenter highlight reel viewing?
    Is he Hakeem Olujuwan? Mike Olowokandi?
    Is he an NBA stud? Or a dandy?
    We really don’t know yet! It’s still the preseason,
    And yet I believe there is plenty of reason
    To suppose that Roy Hibbert is here to stay
    A legitimate force in the NBA.

    Let’s start with his wingspan—it’s seven foot four!
    (Quoting Shakespeare)’Tis not so wide as church door,
    But ‘tis enough.’ — Don’t tell me it ain’t
    To keep all the other teams out of the paint.
    Let’s look at his instincts — his b-ball IQ:
    Does he know how to stand? Where to run? What to do?
    Can he pass like Chief Parrish? Can he hustle like Bird?
    Yeah! He learned all that stuff from John Thompson the third.
    He spent four years at Georgetown — his training’s complete.
    So when somebody pump-fakes, he won’t leave his feet.
    Blocking shots? Yeah, he’s got it — he’s mastered that trick.
    That’s the reason his teammates have named him “Broomstick.”
    He can go to the rack with his left or his right;
    He can drain 10-foot hook shots night after night.
    He can pass from up high (the Princeton technique)
    To a slasher who comes from the side that is weak.
    He knows — when in traffic — how to clear out some space:
    Just smash a big elbow in M. Ely’s face.
    And then, when Melvin starts giving you ****,
    You look at him, shrug, turn your back and go sit.

    Roy's character, too, is an asset — that’s plain.
    He’s a kid with a body and also a brain.
    He learned good behavior from Jesuit priests
    So he’s never been charged with disturbing the peace.
    He doesn’t go out in the dangerous hours
    To see topless women, to drink, or carouse.
    On the night of the draft, when he knew he’d been picked,
    He imposed on himself a regime that was strict:
    To lose weight, get stronger, and better his speed—
    Three things that he knew he was going to need.
    He does what he ought to without being told.
    He’s a credit to all who wear blue and the gold.

    There are some folks, I know, who still doubt what I’ve said—
    People like croz24 and JayRedd—
    Who criticize Hibbert: “He isn’t that good.”
    “He’s a 17th pick, ‘f I could trade him, I would.”
    I respect their opinion, I don’t want to annoy;
    I agree our top bigs should be Rasho and Troy,
    But (in case you can’t tell) I’m glad we got Roy.


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    I made 55 line, at which no one should sneeze.
    Additions and comments in couplets, please.

    Last edited by Putnam; 10-17-2008 at 06:33 PM.
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    It all dries up and blows away
    I'd hang around just to see
    But they never had much use for me
    In Levelland. (James McMurtry)

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    LMAO ... 1 word ... "AWESOME" ...man ...
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    Plumlee reminds me of a young Dale Davis. Good rebounding and he contests shots well on defense and his offensive game is very raw just like DD's was coming out of college.
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    post of the year candidate

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    Joy has returned to Pacerland
    Heck they might have a band
    Now Roy has added to the hope
    Talent above and below he's no dope
    Where were you on the night of the draft
    When Larry started practicing his craft
    Something special is on it's way
    So get your seats and don't delay
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    Default Re: The OFFICIAL Hibbert poetical appreciation thread

    I can tell, my old Putnam, you're not being facetious;
    nor would I call your arguments specious.
    And incorporating the bard? That must have been hard.
    None would dare call you a freaking retard.

    I really enjoyed this commendable ode,
    and agree about Roy. Gee whiz. He's a load.

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    Putnam is the man.
    Who knew that he could do that?
    We are not worthy.
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    Nice one, Anthem. Putnam loves haiku.

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    I am very impressed with this rhyme,
    But i feel it's almost a crime,
    To give so many props,
    for Pre season drops,
    Lets wait until it's real time.

    So very impressive is Roys play,
    That it has really made my day,
    But with caution and care,
    Even though it seems rare,
    We must never get carried away!

    On a side point i think i might add,
    That i do not think it's all is bad,
    We've taken steps that we need,
    Towards reviving this team,
    From the period that we have just had!
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    WTF putnam??? i've done nothing but praise hibbert on this site and praise that draft pick.

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    WTF putnam??? i've done nothing but praise
    hibbert on this site and in numerous ways.
    Fixed.

    Now it rhymes.

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    Fixed.
    Now it rhymes.

    WTF putnam??? i've done nothing but praise
    hibbert on this site and in numerous ways.
    I LOL'd out loud for some reason when reading that..

    Thx.
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    Plumlee reminds me of a young Dale Davis. Good rebounding and he contests shots well on defense and his offensive game is very raw just like DD's was coming out of college.
    "If my answers frighten you, then you should cease asking scary questions."

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    Hibby is great, he's really a charm.
    His favorite food is the chicken parm.



    (see 3:52)
    Last edited by imawhat; 10-17-2008 at 11:59 PM.

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    "Oh gawd, here dukie goes again!"

    Anyone who has compared Hibbert to Harrison (and no, not Marvin) needs to have their head examined.

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    I LOL'd out loud for some reason when reading that..

    Thx.
    likewise...that was clever

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    A poetic economist, you sir, are mighty impressive
    Able to craft a bailout or pen a sonnet this obsessive
    The kid is a squeaky clean big 'un with a great Big East pedigree
    But your Hoya ties give you rose-colored glasses that see very selectively

    Love him for his size and his polish, both make for great viewing
    But for the love of all that is holy, can we stop comparing him with Ewing?
    And while I agree with Boggan, as every American always should,
    Ultimately, he's a fantastic kid, but he isn't that good
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    My very first love, in Hibbert I see.
    All potential and joy and desire within me
    But my first love had a lesson for me
    in the form of ... a burning sensation when I pee
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    I put Putty's words to music, thought it was worthwhile.
    Sloppy and unfinished, but you know that's my style.

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PTU9M5E0
    Last edited by Raskolnikov; 10-18-2008 at 08:28 AM.
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    You're a poet and you didn't even know it!

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    Putty you are the man. Keep on couting and do doodle ot do.....

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    God, this makes me proud to be a counter.

    Take a good look at Putty. Here is a man that knows his numbers inside out - and really, what else could someone ask for in life? But Putty is unlike any other man. Instead, he tackles the art of poetry and aces it on his first try.

    Putty took the road less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.

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    Once again I'm amazed by the brillance at PD.
    Putnam's another guy who's more smarter than me.

    He's also got one up on those extra clever members
    like Bball, and Twes, the Redd Galens and Uncle Pecksters

    For while this elite group excels in a certain infamous skill
    They've been beaten this time by Putnam's time-consuming quill.

    The skill? No, it's not Shakespearian rhyme.
    It's their knack for Digesting on company time.
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    Putnam is a poet
    Let's hope Hibbert doesn't blow it
    He had a bad game tonight
    But that's expected, alright
    I like me some Hibby
    I really do
    And like Double D may his elbows fly true

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    In spirit of the thread, I finally came up with the Pacers Rap that I was given the green light to do from Mike Dunleavy last season. I know, I procrastinate...


    This is a little more than just about Roy....



    Back in the day, all we had to say is, "Why are the Pacers playing this way?"

    Trouble on the court, trouble on the street, this team could never could keep out of the late-night police beat.

    Things got down, things got tough, but the Bird came along and did some cleanin' and stuff.

    Larry Legend seemed like he couldn't ever do anything right, but things turned around in just one draft night.

    Trades, draft picks, almost the lottery and, things are now looking up in Pacer land.

    We got T.J., Rush, Roy, and Jack. All in part to bring that Pacer Pride back.

    Granger puttin' other teams in danger of going ten points down? Mike throwin' down shots way from downtown.

    The front office wants us to ignite the passion, restore the pride, sooner or lata the P's gonna be hittin' their stride.

    Look out for the Pacers, nice, new shiny and neat, just wait we gonna get you in that seat.

    So long, goodnight for now, I gotta go wash my rally towel.
    Last edited by duke dynamite; 10-19-2008 at 02:57 AM.

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    I like Roy
    I'm filled with joy
    Rock on
    Pacers,baby!

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    Indy has a center named Roy
    Pacer fans hope he'll bring joy
    Putnam gives him poetic props
    But he could be a big flop
    Then all he will do is annoy

    ...come on...who doen't love a good limerick?

    I nominate Putty's poem for POTY.
    Last edited by travmil; 10-19-2008 at 08:50 AM.

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