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122 Shock The System

Celebrity Birthday riddles: 00:05:45 – Wedding Song Draft: 00:24:00 – What we are watching: 00:51:00 – Ryan brings the riddles. We draft songs you NEED to hear at a wedding. Adam tries to sell Titans.

121 Wedding Bells

Adam’s getting married, so for this edition of the ANP we bring a draft of all types of wedding movies! Matt brings the riddles. Ryan brings a horrifying story. Mitch is on the ones and twos.

119 Unnecessary Yard Work

Ryan brings the riddles. Matt vents about his neighbors. Adam finishes Letter Kenny.

075.5 Drafting Kickers Again

Episode 76 covering ‘The Battle of Winterfell’ is coming soon! AverageNobodies.com

Music Monday – Van Halen

Over the weekend my brother and I were lucky enough to fall into possession of a large collection of vinyls. So we did what any level headed, music loving human would do; we had a record draft. Luckily for me, and for my brother, we both have VERY different tastes in music. I was able to score all the hair metal I could carry and he made away with a sizable stack of Doo-Wops and Motown. Here is one of my scores from the weekend.

-Matt

Adam Silver Was the Epitome of Class Last Night When He Drafted Isiah Austin Into the NBA

This was far and away the highlight of the NBA Draft last night. Isaiah Austin was a lock to be drafted into the NBA coming out Baylor, but was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that guaranteed he would never play basketball again. Instead of just saying ‘oh well, tough luck”, Adam Silver decided to spotlight Austin, and in an extremely classy gesture, made him an honorary draft pick for the NBA. If you need to know how much this meant to Austin, just look at how he breaks down when Silver announces he’s been drafted by the NBA. This is a kid, like every other athlete in the room, who has been busting his ass, basically dedicating his life to his sport, in the HOPES that maybe, with an extreme amount of luck, he would have his name announced on draft night. To have that dream cut short and be completely out of your hands must be devastating. This move by the NBA and Adam Silver doesn’t change any of that, but it sure must’ve felt good to get the support he greatly deserves.

– Ryan

Monster Blog Wednesday: Our Favorite NBA Draft Busts

Getting drafted early in the first round in any sport is tough, mostly because the pressure of a usually bad franchise is forced onto your shoulders. While some lottery picks pan out, there is a long list of athletes who got drafted early on and never reached their full potential. Since the NBA Draft was last night, we decided to scour the history books and find our favorite players who turned out to be Draft Day duds.

Adam Morrison – 3rd Overall (2006)

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Any time you get picked number 3 overall and are completely out of the league in 5 years you can pretty much guarantee you’ll be talked about as a bust. During his illustrious four year career, Morrison started 28 games and averaged 7.5 PPG and 2.1 RPG. To make things worse, Morrison always sported a dirt stache that was a weird mix between a B movie porn star and a small town gas station attendant. Not a good look, Adam. But on the bright side, you’re my favorite NBA Draft bust.

– Ryan

Greg Oden – 1st Overall (2007)

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Looking back on the 2007 draft, it is mind boggling that Portland had to “decide” between Oden and Kevin Durant. Going back to 2007 that decision would have been easy, but hindsight is 20/20. At the time nobody thought twice about them selecting Oden; he was pegged to be a once in a generation talent that couldn’t be passed on. Numerous knee injuries later and Greg Oden is riding the bench in Miami. Which is not a bad place to be considering their hot streak over the last few years. In terms of pure performance letdown maybe Oden isn’t the worst draft bust of all time, but considering he turned out to be made of glass he is my pick for biggest NBA draft bust.

-Matt

Mallory Edens Stole My Heart at the NBA Draft Last Night

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Mallory Edens is the daughter of co-owner/smartest man in the world Wes Edens. He knew what he was doing sending his All American firecracker of a daughter up there to represent the Bucks. There wasn’t a guy in the United States not rooting for the Bucks to get the top pick. Unfortunately it didn’t work and the Bucks pick 2nd but thanks to Wes Eden and his think quick tactics I have a new love of my life. There’s a solid chance Mallory already dates an athlete or a musician or “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones, but I have an inkling that she’s into beer drinking, peanut butter and jelly eating bloggers. And if that’s the case, she knows where to find me: the bar, probably.

– Ryan

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