Trew 2 The Game #4: Let’s Go the Polls

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Published: July 23, 2013

Welcome to the fourth weekly installment of the lighter side of Pelicans reporting, Trew 2 the Game. Not a lot of action this week as Greg Oden remains unsigned, Dell Demps remains awesome and the remains of the Hornets brand appears to be heading back to Charlotte (but we all saw that coming, right?). In celebration of our team dominating the offseason (sorry, Brooklyn) let’s go to the polls, share a smile and consider ourselves a little bit closer to tip-off.

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from NBA.com

The best part of the offseason moves is how happy everyone looks in the press conference photos. Look at Dell Demps, patting Jrue on the back like he’s known him forever. Jrue can’t wait to put on his new hat and this should not be overlooked. When NBA fans start referring to “rebuilding the Pelicans way” as opposed to the “OKC way” let’s all remember photos like this. Especially in three years when we don’t trade our James Harden.

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In last week’s virtual select-a-seat event I was tickled when I saw how few seats (the green) appeared to be available. The entire upper bowl was full (edit: some of this is for group sales, but still). How exciting is that? No more jokes about empty seats! Also, no more propping your feet up on the seat in front of you. But that’s ok, Pels fans – home court advantage is about to become a very real thing.

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Whoa, this photo is kind of intense.

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Posts from the future
NBA All-Star Weekend takes over New Orleans a couple of weeks before Mardi Gras takes over New Orleans and you should begin preparing your entire body for that assault. Drink a gallon of water right now, before you read another sentence.

In honor of the event taking place in our freshly renovated arena, here’s a list of best case scenario headlines surrounding the event and our freshly renovated squad. Feel free to leave your own in the comments.

Jrue Holliday Starts All Star Game Over Chris Paul
Chris Paul literally hands a torch to Jrue Holliday

Ryan Anderson Channels Larry Bird in 3 Point Shootout
He does the finger in the air thing after every single shot and still has time to sink them all

Austin Rivers Wins Skills Competition Blindfolded
He’s the best player selected 10th in the history of the draft

Eric Gordon Wins Dunk Contest
Crowd goes wild as he puts on vintage Chris Andersen Hornets jersey and completes full court sprint dunk on first try

Greg Oden Throws Killer Party
Pelicans center averages 12 points, 12 rebounds and invites everyone to his mansion uptown

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Really love this picture of Jrue sporting the Flyers skull cap. Pro athletes adopting the team they are sharing the city with is one of my favorite things in the world. The first person who finds a picture of Jrue Holliday wearing a Saints, Voodoo or Zephyrs skull cap gets a very special shoutout in this column. The first person who finds a picture of Jrue Holliday wearing a Jesters skull cap gets one of these questionable Tyreke Evans bling pieces.

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Announcing: TweetBag! 
Starting next week I’ll take a handful of fun questions via the Trew 2 the Game twitter account and address the topic here on the column. Let’s get weird.

 

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Chris Trew is a comedian living in New Orleans and Austin. He performs weekly at the nerve center of Nola Comedy, The New Movement. Trew 2 the Game appears every Tuesday on Bourbon Street Shots.

22 Comments

  1. Pelican Poster

    July 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Pelicans Dominate All Star West Squad
    Davis, Holiday, Oden, and Evans all voted in as 2nd ranked West Pelicans become NBA’s America’s Team…Anderson and Gordon ultimately make it as alternates as some players drop out in protest of not getting enough fan votes…Monty Williams selected as head coach and says he’s just happy to be here so he can learn, but is concerned about team defense in the game…wants to try to bring down average score from 148 to 98…
    BTW…many upperbowl seats blanked out for group sales…
    And don’t forget the Name That Theme contest for our new players before they screw it up like they did for Anderson!

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  3. Papa Pelican

    July 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Lets just sign Johan Petro and move because this Oden sweepstakes it’s getting old.

  4. RonJohn63

    July 23, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Anyone voting that pic of gause in nostrils as “Rickey Jackson tough” needs to grovel and beg forgiveness of a real man who played linebacker with a broken jaw.

  5. DruProductions

    July 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I won’t let the 5.12% of voters that picked me as our James Harden down!

  6. Roger.That.

    July 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    It’s Chris AnderSEN

    • Trew2TheGame

      July 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Roger.That. I’m as mortified as he. Thanks for the heads up.

  7. mateor

    July 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I need to see some actual basketball. I am now haunting myself with thoughts of 
    *signing Jeff Teague instead of Tyreke 
    * keeping Nerlens. 
    *Suck like crazy next year and then
    * make real serious offers of Nerlens and 2014 #1 for Wiggins.
    * ?
    * Profit.

  8. yaboytonez

    July 25, 2013 at 12:49 am

    I hope we nab Oden & I hope he rebounds his career….you see what I did there.

  9. Caffeinedisaster

    July 25, 2013 at 8:53 am

    • Pelican Poster

      July 25, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Caffeinedisaster That is a fantastic read…thanks for posting it.  Truly inspiring for Pel fans! I wonder, however, if Jrue let the “jersey” cat out of the bag on accident?

      • Caffeinedisaster

        July 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

        Pelican Poster Caffeinedisaster 
        I think he leaked it “by design”.

      • Pelican Poster

        July 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

        Caffeinedisaster Pelican Poster I’m not so sure…I don’t think they like to operate that way. Generally a big press briefing announcing it, then a media covered meeting. Jrue at practice in Vegas just doesn’t add up for me as a plan, though letting it “loose’ to an SI reporter might.

    • Pelican Poster

      July 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Caffeinedisaster That is a fantastic read…thanks for posting it.  Truly inspiring for Pel fans! I wonder, however, if Jrue let the “jersey” cat out of the bag on accident?

    • SamuelWhoDatWilcher

      July 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Caffeinedisaster Thanks for the link.

  10. RobertWelch

    July 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Anyone watch Sports Center tonight? Out of 4 highlight plays shown from the Team USA scrimmage game, 3 of them featured Anthony Davis plays, including one that was a blocked shot resulting in him taking the ball coast to coast down the court for a dunk. That was pretty special to see AD as the obvious star of the game, seeing as it was a Team USA v. Team USA game. Of course, Monty Wiliams was the coach of his team, that was nice.

    • Pelican Poster

      July 26, 2013 at 12:10 am

      RobertWelch AD was on the blue team….Monty coached the white team with Jrue and Ryan on it.  Guys hardly threw to Anderson while he was in the game.  I did see him drain one three before I stopped watching after the end of the 3rd.  Monty’s team wins 128-106.
      Holiday 12pts, 5ast, 7reb; AD 22pts, 7reb, Ryno unknown stats…

      • RobertWelch

        July 26, 2013 at 1:47 am

        Pelican Poster thanks for clarifying, the SC highlight clip seemed to indicate AD was on the team Monty coached. They did show one of AD’s jumpers going in clean, along with the block/coast-to-coast dunk, the latter making the top 10 highlight reel for the day.
        Those are some good numbers for Holiday-AD, hope they are indicative of things to come. I’m fine with Monty’s team winning, although you’d think his team would find Ryno more.

  11. Pelican Poster

    July 26, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Gordon is in the Philippines with James Harden for NBA 3x a massive 3-on-3 tournament.  Check out his old just-got-traded-to-the-Hornets moniker:

  12. Caffeinedisaster

    July 26, 2013 at 8:58 am

    The Brow’s full highlights from USA Scrimmage.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm0biGorFJk
    Enjoy!

  13. CoReMeGa

    July 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Man that blocked alley oop to coast coast monster dunk was Niiiiiiiiceeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! I replayed it like 8 times last night while watching the game…. getting my FIX for NBA action!

  14. DavidLBrown

    July 29, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Did everyone take vacation at the same time? No new articles in a week. I need some new content.

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