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    So I was reading the Boston Globe and a I came across this article


    Gary Forbes flies out of San Antonio. Or maybe it's Houston.

    Single-serving pretzels.

    Single-serving soda.

    It's all a part of the chase.

    "You spend more time in airports and hotels than you do on the court," he said.

    He lands in Miami. Or maybe it's Milwaukee.

    Single-serving shampoo.

    Single-serving friends. Most of them, anyway.

    He sees them at every stop. They hate his defense, but his offense makes up for it. They tell him they see a spot for him in tomorrow's NBA draft, if not at the bottom of the first round then somewhere in the second.

    One city to another, he hears the same things.


    "It's just a grind," he said. "We go to different cities. Same questions. Same type of workouts."

    It wears on him.

    His brother Anthony gets all the calls. A player himself in his high school days in Brooklyn, Anthony watches the camps when they come on TV and reads the analysis when it shows up on the web. He knows all the things flashing through Gary's mind; Anthony tries to relate, but also to relax.

    "Just keep on grinding," he'll say. "Only a couple days left."

    Ever since he hoisted the University of Massachusetts on his back in the National Invitation Tournament, helping the Minutemen upset last year's NCAA champion, Florida, on the way to the final, Forbes has been connecting the dots from city to city - 11 altogether - boosting his stock at each checkpoint and trying to sell NBA teams on his ability to score and his potential for playing four positions.

    "It's a crazy experience, and I still kind of can't actually believe I'm in the position and could be drafted," he said. "It's a dream come true and I'm happy that I'm in this predicament. From where I came from to where I'm at now, it's just a blessing. So I just hope that on Thursday I hear some good news."


    The turning point
    Just three years ago, Forbes wasn't even playing basketball. He was sitting out a season after finding out he had developed diabetes, having abandoned a spiraling stint at the University of Virginia and restarted at UMass.

    The fact that his dream is now at his fingertips makes the rigors of the chase easier to put up with. The travel. The hotel. The interviews. The microscope.

    What kind of person are you?

    What do you do in your free time?

    Are you the type to keep an entourage?

    And when he thinks of his answers and the impact they can have on his future, two words come to mind: politically correct.

    He understands that it's an inspection process.

    "They do their homework," he said. "They ask you about your personal life and your family. They're investing millions of dollars and they want to make sure they're making the right decision
    Last edited by bored of education; 06-26-2008, 09:54 PM.
    my scent?...like making love to a lumberjack
    <TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
    <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
    <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
    Originally posted by Hermstheman83
    What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.

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    I'm not sure what you are asking.

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    • #3
      let me bold the area im talkin about
      my scent?...like making love to a lumberjack
      <TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
      <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
      <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
      Originally posted by Hermstheman83
      What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.

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      • #4
        I don't get it, is that bolded part from somewhere or something? It doesn't look familiar...

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        • #5
          It's from fight club!
          my scent?...like making love to a lumberjack
          <TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
          <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
          <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
          Originally posted by Hermstheman83
          What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bored of education View Post
            It's from fight club!
            ahhhh I guess I didn't make the connection between hearing the lines and reading...

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            • #7
              Yes, please sue them



              sig by BoneKrusher

              Originally posted by BuckNaked
              Ok I'd almost rather spank my meat with sandpaper at this point.

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              • #8
                yep thats def from fight club. I was reading it and I was like...dang this sounds familiar.

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                • #9
                  But...who is he plagiarising?

                  Hitman D

                  "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." - Henry David Thoreau

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                  • #10
                    Chuck P. I dont remember if it was in the book as well. I'll have to look ikn the Fight Club book.
                    my scent?...like making love to a lumberjack
                    <TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
                    <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
                    <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
                    Originally posted by Hermstheman83
                    What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.

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                    • #11
                      it isnt plagiarism because he isnt using it word for word. you could easily classify this as an allusion. you, as the reader, know what he is referring to.

                      Pick the Winners Champion 2008 | 2011

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                      • #12
                        he plagiarizes parts of it word for word. If he/she doesn't give credit for it somewhere it should be brought to his/her attention IMO.

                        ^A Bonekrusher production^
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by themaninblack View Post
                          he plagiarizes parts of it word for word.
                          Is it word for word? I have no idea because I havent see that movie or read that book in years.

                          Pick the Winners Champion 2008 | 2011

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                          • #14
                            SUE THE BASTARD! THIS IS A ******** OUTRAGE! NOBODY PLAGARISES CHUCK P! NOBODY!

                            honestly, plagarizing someone else's work is the dirtiest thing a writer can do. This guy deserves to be ******* castrated in front of an audience, just to prove how worthless he is to the world. If you cant come up with your own ideas, then your ideas dont deserve to be published. You dont pirate someone else's work, especially a work like fight club which is just ******** revolutionary. Seriously, as an aspiring writer, guys like this make me ******* sick. I hope Chuck P, a literary genius and revolutionist sues his *** for all he is worth and leaves him sleeping in a ******* ditch with nothing but his piece of **** newspaper article. Worthless
                            Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
                            The APS is strong in this one.
                            Originally posted by killxswitch
                            Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BrentN View Post
                              Is it word for word? I have no idea because I havent see that movie or read that book in years.
                              it isnt word for word, but it might as well be...its clear as day that its Chuck P's thoughts and alot of phrases are right out of the book. And wat?!?!?!?!!? read and watch ASAP!
                              Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
                              The APS is strong in this one.
                              Originally posted by killxswitch
                              Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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