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Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Melo madness

Tough loss for the Nuggets tonight. They played really well and then made two boneheaded mistakes in the final minute to lose the game.

Melo was an animal though, and that bodes well for the rest of the series. Perhaps the most impressive thing was how physical he was, especially those two big offensive rebounds and put-backs in the fourth quarter. On the first one, he just abused Kobe, throwing him out of the way. It seemed like he was back in college, with the mindset that he had to dominate.

If Denver can bring the same mental approach and intensity throughout the rest of the series, they've got a good chance to win it. The way they played in the first quarter, particularly their ball movement, was a beautiful thing to watch.

.: posted by hornswaggler 9:26 PM

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