The WURST Week Ever!
But that's not such a bad thing.
For example, upon hearing that "Lost" is back on ABC this week after a long hiatus, I might reply, "Nice! This is the WURST week ever!" Or "Hey, I get to go to Vegas next week on the company dime! It's gonna be the WURST week ever!"
(Get it yet?)
Looking for an example of how not to use it? How about "That astronaut lady is have the wurst week ever."
(How about now?)
1. Web Guy
Pistons forward Chris Webber's trade from Philadelphia to Detroit back in January really could have gone either way because you don't know what's going to happen until it actually happens (That's probably true with all trades). But as Webber has gotten acclimated to his new teammates, this may have been his WURST week yet in Detroit (yep, I'm really going to keep at this name pun thing).
Webber went from a losing team out of postseason contention to a championship contender with a veteran lineup that knows how to win. In four games over the past week, all victories, Webber scored double figures in each game. He has been playing more, too - 23, 26, 28 and 34 minutes respectively.
Webber, who turns 34 at the end of the month, is proving that it's so easy even a caveman could do it.
The Pistons lost one aging former All-Star (Ben Wallace), added another and are firing on all cylinders. Detroit has won four in a row and eight of their last ten, improving to 29-18 and the best record in the Eastern Conference. Their next game is tonight against the Lakers on TNT (8 p.m.)
2. Amund Joy
Colorado 14ers forward Louis Amundson was enjoying a stellar season in the D-League, averaging 10.0 points per game and nearly 7.0 rebounds per game. The 6-9 Amundson is one of those do-it-all competitors who plays even bigger than he is (though his stats don't necessarily reflect that). He is tough, scrappy, physical and a big reason why Colorado has the best record in the league.
On Monday night, his hard work paid off as he earned a Gatorade call-up and signed with the Utah Jazz. Of course, Amundson's arrival in the NBA should take some of the Ashton Kutcher-look-alike pressure off of Sixers guard Kyle Korver, but his good fortunes did not stop there (He's getting PUNKD!). The next day, Amundson was then selected to Western Division squad for the Gillette D-League All-Star Game in association with 24 Hour Fitness, which will take place at Jam Session February 17th in Las Vegas. He will be joined by three of his Colorado teammates, Von Wafer, Elton Brown and Pooh Jeter, as well as his coach, Joe Wolf.
This game could be the best bunch of undiscovered talent in one place since Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Club (though Britney is close to falling out of this list).
3. Signed, Sealed, Delivered
I'll tell you who else is having the wurst week ever. That would be Sun guard Katie Douglas, who is the recipient of a new contract in Connecticut. The WNBA free agency period began last week with little activity except for the published list of "cored," or protected players for each team. Douglas was the one superstar who was glaringly left off of that list. Now while teams are only able to core up two players, it was still hard to imagine a team leaving the All-Star Game MVP unprotected (Of course, in a world where K-Fed has a Super Bowl commercial, anything is possible).
Yet there was never any doubt where Douglas would end up. Throughout her six-year career (spent entirely with the Sun franchise, first in Orlando and now in Connecticut), Douglas she has been underappreciated and underrated by opponents, media and fans. But she continues to hone her craft and has truly arrived as a bona fide superstar. Like Dr. Miranda Bailey on "Grey's Anatomy, Douglas is the glue that holds together the ensemble of characters while quietly stealing the scenes.
The Sun have the best record in the WNBA over the past two seasons (an impressive 52-16) and appeared in both the 2004 and 2005 Finals. Yet they fell short of going for a third consecutive time last season due in large part to a Douglas injury. She had surgery in the fall and is playing at full strength in Lithuania this winter.
You know who else might be having the WURST week ever? J.T. Yep, Justin Timberlake guy. Until you've had every relationship you've ever been in scrutinized by every media outlet and gossip magazine, you cannot appreciate just how tough it is. Okay, I have never had any relationship scrutinized by anyone other than my mother, but I can imagine.
So when JT wakes up to see his
latest (alleged) romantic trysts brandied about the press, he must truly
be really embarrassed. His break-up with Cameron Diaz has left him vulnerable,
confused, broken and lonely. Lucky for him he has been able to find solace in
good friends like Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson (Otherwise, this could
have been the worst week ever).
Louis Amundson. An an All-Star and realizing a dream all in one week? Not bad. Throw in the fact that the All-Star Game will be played at his old stomping ground (he played his college ball at UNLV) and this really will be the best week ever for Louis Amundson. This is a smart kid who understands the opportunities he is being given and should make the most of them.