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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

So long, Greg Oden

If this (NSFW) is true, the whole "He's such a nice guy" thing is over.

Comments (34)

here's the ***REALLY*** nsfw version. It's gonna go offine soon, I'm sure.

Do you think that looks like him?

Only thing longer in Oregon is the Unemployment Line.

Maybe that's what hit his left knee.

Gives a whole new meaning to "Rise with Us".

A Portland / "Big Pipe" reference is "low-hanging fruit", so I won't go there.

Kevin Durant's is bigger and also is scoring 29 ppg

Com'on, stupid move by a big, dumb kid. Doesn't mean he isn't a "nice guy". He sent the pics to a (now ex?) girlfriend and she put it out there (pun intended). 'Sexting' isn't exactly a new, or for that matter uncommon, thing among kids these days.

That being said - why isn't he playing? Who cares about his injured foot. He could play on that third leg.....

By the way, just announced he's going to address the media at 6.

bwahahahahaha! it's good to see that even multi-millionaires do stupid things to get l**d! poor Greg. that's got to be so embarrassing, even if you do have a giant w**g.

I agree with Butch. This calls into question his intelligence, but not his "niceness."

Nobody is accusing him of cheating on a loved one (i.e. Kobe, Tiger, etc.) or forcing himself on a woman (Zach Randolph, Kobe). It's a photo of a nude body and it has nothing to do with character. Nonetheless, it was poor judgment on his part in trusting someone who didn't deserve to be trusted. The story of mankind...another guy thinking with the wrong head. I'm sure this will give him more cred in certain circles BTW, and maybe a few more female groupies of the sort he probably won't want to bring home to Mom for dinner.

Somedays you really do show your age Jack.

Exactly who has Oden hurt here? No one.

Old people really do need to grow up and accept that we're in the Internet age.

If in 1975 I gave someone a naked picture of myself, and they photocopied and passed it around, that would have been a stupid move on my part. This is, too.

"If in 1975 I gave someone a naked picture of myself, and they photocopied and passed it around, that would have been a stupid move on my part. This is, too."

And you still would have been just as nice a guy ;-)

Stupid move, no question. But how quickly we forget sitting on the Xerox machine...

I don't think that's the value system of most Blazer fans. And we have not yet heard from the person who gave out the pictures. She doesn't sound real enamored of Greg at this point, and I am sure that we will soon hear why.

"I don't think that's the value system of most Blazer fans."

Maybe not, but far and away most of the callers on 95.5 sounded pretty supportive - not that that's scientific or anything.

It was certainly a dumb move, but he didn't cheat or smack up his wife/partner, didn't take steroids and lie then to Congress, didn't bring loaded weapons to the Rose Garden, didn't raise dogs to kill each other and then participate in electrocuting and drowning them, didn't sexually assault - well you get my point. If nothing else, he benefits from the way professional athletes have really raised the bar on how not to act. But, I really don't think this is that big (ahem) a deal, plus kudos to him for the way he is handling it so far. He sounds as contrite and embarrassed as one should be.

All I know is, you can't talk about this without one double entendre after the next. And the fact is, the whole thing is great for a few laughs. See? I just did it again!

most of the callers on 95.5 sounded pretty supportive

Well, sure, the sports fans will think this is no big deal -- especially the ones whom Paul Allen's hand-picked announcers let on the air.

Look, let's call this what it was -- a boner.

As soon as Oden went down, I knew the Blazers were hosed.

Ha! What "value system" do Blazer fans have? Judging from the Blazer (pole) Dancers, I doubt fans are very prudish.

Compared to the actual crimes committed by the former Jailblazers, Oden's cameraphone pee-pee pic is more funny than shocking. The national attention Oden is receiving could even be an asset for the entertainment. Besides, when was the last time Oden made headlines.

If Greg Oden ever plays in the NBA again, he just made a year or two of absolute hell for himself on the road. I can't imagine what the fans in other cities will be yelling and displaying on signs when Oden's team comes to town. If it's the Blazers.

Given the whole "character" thing with Coach Nate, and the fact that Brandon Roy won't play with Oden, I'd be surprised if he's around a year from now.

"Look, let's call this what it was -- a boner."


Really, I'm so tired of being angry over taxes and city government and the recession... it's nice to have a good laugh for the time being!

This gives new meaning to the concept of a 29-inch vertical.

Time for a new nickname for Mr. Oden...

The Human Tripod?
Greg with the Third Leg?
The Sixth Man?

I wonder if Sam has seen the pictures yet...

The Sixth Man! Best wisecrack so far.

Mayor Adams announced this evening that if this incident causes Oden to be traded, "I will help him move."

How about...

THE Portland Timber

Greg might want to give up the NBA and get back to rocket science.

Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue!

My favorite part of the story is how the Ex showed up with these pictures expecting money but, on not getting any, decides to just hand over the pictures anyway. As though getting paid would be a good reason to do this, and not getting paid makes all ethical considerations irrelevant. Shrug. And she walks away. Oden may be foolish for trusting any girlfriend with his reputation like this, but this one in particular sounds like a real piece of work. To put it nicely.

Compared to Sebastian Telfair packing a loaded gun onto the Blazers' team plane, this is not a big deal. But since sex and cell phones are involved, it is going to have a lot more legs (pardon the expression) in celebrity news circles. Plus, it's funny.

In a situation like this, an athlete needs all the support he can get.

My daughter's little friend posted on FB, "I'm so disappointed in Greg Oden..." (doubt if she she has seen the full picture, hopefully not!) but I just want to state for the record that I am not and this has given me renewed faith in mankind. "Sweet mystery of life, I have found yoooooooooooooooooooooooou!"


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