Orange County Crush

CNN is reporting that one of Orange County’s richest ghetto fab hoodlums, Dennis Rodman, is going back to work.

Dennis Rodman signed a contract with the Orange County (Calif.) Crush of the ABA. Insiders predict he’ll get in a scrap with onetime Chino bad boy Ryan by sweeps week.

My first thought was: when did the American Bar Association field a sports team? Then I realized they were referring to the American Basketball Association, which hasn’t existed since 1976. Didn’t the ABA merge with the NBA a quarter of a century ago? Was the NBA not successful enough for them? Did they decide to seceed after Kerry lost the election?

Also, I thought Orange Crush was a carbonated beverage, not a basketball team. Orange Crush can also describe a particularly bad stretch of freeway where the 5, 57, and 22 meet near Anaheim Stadium.

And since when does Orange County have a professional basketball team at all? I still haven’t gotten used to the fact that Long Beach has a hockey team (another unfortuate name: Ice Dogs). On the other hand, perhaps a new pro basketball league is a great idea. You have to be George Soros to afford tickets to a Laker game these days. That might explain why I still haven’t seen the inside of Staples Center.

I liked the reference to television’s The O.C.. Perhaps Rodman can grab the mike from the announcer before every home game and taunt the opposing team with that famous line: “Welcome to the O.C., bitch”.

  1 comment for “Orange County Crush

  1. Jon
    November 15, 2004 at 9:05 am

    “The Ice Dogs Do Not Suck!”

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