Thursday, October 20, 2005

Larry Legend

I grew up in Boston in the heyday of the Larry Bird Celtics. I worshiped Larry Legend as much as anyone else - and thought all things "33" were magical - but this guy is taking it a BIT too far:

Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man got a prison term longer than prosecutors and defense attorneys had agreed to because of Larry Bird.

The lawyers reached a plea agreement Tuesday for a 30-year term for a man accused of shooting with an intent to kill and robbery. But Eric James Torpy wanted his prison term to match Bird's jersey number 33.

"He said if he was going to go down, he was going to go down in Larry Bird's jersey," Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott said Wednesday. "We accommodated his request and he was just as happy as he could be.

"I've never seen anything like this in 26 years in the courthouse. But, I know the DA is happy about it."

only in America.

In other news, I'm pretty depressed because the NYPD is really going after the underground poker scene - another club got busted last night - the club where I met most of my current "poker friends," and there are rumors of more raids on the way. Fuck. I don't want to have to go to Atlantic City to find a live game.



devilishangel said...

29.5 years into his prison term he is going to be kicking himself in the ass wishing he hadnt opened his big mouth!

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Anonymous said...

that sucks. As long as is it is a legit group of friends and not tens of thousands of dollars, who gives a fuck. Can't we get a break?