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Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!

Posted on: August 25, 2010 1:03 pm
Edited on: August 25, 2010 1:09 pm
 


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August Scoreboard
1. River_Rat - 18
2. BuccinGator - 14
3. Mr. Mo-Chi - 13
4. skinsinsk - 11
5. PheasantPlucker - 6
6. huachuca - 4 
6. D2Moo - 4
6. nathan2940 - 4
6. wilwhite - 4
7. ktopp24 - 3
8. Vive_LeBron - 2
9. DrDallas - 1

How to play:

It's simple, really. Look at the sports-related pictures above, and give us your funniest caption for any or all of them. You can write as many captions for each as you would like.

The challenge runs daily, Monday-Thursday. Each day's competition will usually be posted by noon ET, and will usually end around 11 p.m. ET. On Monday and Wednesday, Community member ktopp24 will be the judge. On Tuesday and Thursday, I'll run the show. If one of the judges decide that your caption is the funniest or most clever submitted for that picture, it will be declared a winner.

Winning captions will be announced when that day's challenge ends. There will be one winner for each picture, and also one winner for the person who can string together the 5 best captions all with the same theme.

You will be awarded one point for each winning caption that you post. You will see a running tally on the scoreboard, which will be posted at the beginning and end of each day. At the end of each month a champion is declared, and we shower that user in praise and adulation! We add his screenname to the Wall-O-Fame, and then we start everyone's score back at zero.

This is just for fun, and there are no real prizes at this time. Who thinks they can make us laugh? :)
Comments

Since: Aug 26, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2010 2:39 pm
 

Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!

1. Jeffrey is that you? Wait a minute, this ain't toy-r-us for NBA player
2. You talkin' to me Willis?
3. What do you think of my new crib?
4. Me and my Posse at my new burger joint. "Five Bros & a Ho"
5. C'mon man. Why don't you take that rifle and blow them hedge hogs off your toes....



Since: Sep 30, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2010 9:22 am
 

Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!

Okay, what the hell...
1 - "Mwwmm!! Gi... giraffe. Friend!"2 - "Quiet, y'all! Can't you see I'm hypnotizing an elf?"3 - "Yo, we're taking out some old statues they got in there to make room for a real big statue of me."4 - "Hey! I'm in a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Greece! Get it? Fried chicken? Grease? I been planning that one for years."5 - "Double hacky sack is dope!"



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2010 9:17 am
 

Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!

#1 - nathan2940

This picture was taken of the exact moment Shaq realized that he had actually never left the US, and had instead been added to the collection at Neverland Ranch. 

#2 - Vive_Lebron

Kevin Durant is trying to expand his marketability. He can be seen here shooting his new commercial for Butterfingers: "I told you Bro, nobody better lay a finger on my butterfingers!" In the next scene, Durant procedes to steal the guards hat, dribble through the entourage of bullets, and dunk on the King of Spain. "I think it went really well," Durant said after shooting, sporting his trademark ear to ear smile. "The King was a really good sport about it, even after I accidently T-Bagged him on the first take."

#3 - River_Rat

Kevin Love substitutes for Mike Rowe on Dirty Jobs as he tackles cleaning up from the festivities in Minneapolis from Brett Favre day.  A day in which Brett pops up out of his hole and throws an interception to his shadow.

#4 - D2Moo

The US imports steel, nickel, cars, computers, toys, and other durable goods from many different countries.  We send them in return basketball players and KFC's.  Looks like a fair trade to me.  Glad to see it doesn't take a whole lot to make folks outside our country happy.

#5 - skinsinsk

Judging from the short skirt, Kevin Durant assumed he could at least score 2 boxes of thin mints off of this chick.

Theme - BuccinGator

"Where Amazing Happens!:"

1) On a trip to the zoo, Shaq is dumbfounded when he discovers that the amount a giraffe eats in one day is still smaller than LeBron's ego.

2) Durant is soon stunned to learn that the Evzones do not live by the same codes as British Bobbies, and he gets beat down and hauled off to jail.

3) Love is amazed that the Greeks will refurbish this old heap even with their economy, but can't get simple upgrades to the Target Center back home.

4) They have American dietary nightmares in Athens?  Who knew?

5) Sure, standing at attention in this fashion doesn't impress Kevin in his comfy Nike's, but imagine having to do it in the ridiculous footwear of the Evzones.

August Scoreboard
1. River_Rat - 19
2. BuccinGator - 15
3. Mr. Mo-Chi - 13
4. skinsinsk - 12
5. PheasantPlucker - 6
6. D2Moo - 5
6. nathan2940 - 5
7. huachuca - 4 
7. wilwhite - 4
8. ktopp24 - 3
8. Vive_LeBron - 3
9. DrDallas - 1




Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2010 12:30 am
 

Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!

Five reasons why ktopp doen't watch the NBA.

1.  Slow old centers who have no sense when it comes to zoo animals or why they're not getting playing time like they used to.

2.  Players who go into the stands and stare down fans until they give the player their $5 box of Mike and Ikes.

3.  Players who think they're bigger and more important than what's around them.

4.  NBA stars who walk into KFC's and buy everyone lunch just as ktopp is driving out of the parking lot, having just consumed $25 worth of extra crispy wings.

5.  Finally, players who no matter how many times they're shown in practice how to do something, the lesson never sinks in. 



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2010 12:12 am
 

Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!

1.  Shaq panics when a giraffe mistakes his tatoos for its natural food supply and begins to stalk him much like Olajuwon did in the '95 Finals.  He still remembers that beatdown and wants no part of the giraffe.

2.  You're right, he really doesn't know who we are or cares who we are.  I can't even beat him in a staring contest.  We must be in a foreign country or at the academy where they teach immigrants how to drive taxis.

3.  So the question remains, what are the oldest ruins, the Parthenon or the Cilppers locker room?  We may never know.

4.  The US imports steel, nickel, cars, computers, toys, and other durable goods from many different countries.  We send them in return basketball players and KFC's.  Looks like a fair trade to me.  Glad to see it doesn't take a whole lot to make folks outside our country happy.

5.  As our basketball stars mimic guards at important landmarks around the globe one burning question emerges from this picture.  How did Allen Iverson get the contract to provide compression tights to overseas armies?  That should help him get out of his financial woes shouldn't it?



Since: Sep 30, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2010 12:11 am
 

Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!

Is the NBA still on?



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2010 9:50 pm
 

Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!

I don't get which part of his set is NBA fan specific... just cause of the slogan? lol I'm confused.... This hurts my brain more than Percy Harvin's Migraine (too soon?) :)Yes, it was me turning the NBA's own slogan against it that I figured would rouse Joe's interest.  Oh well.



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2010 9:10 pm
 

Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!


Thankfully, what I do is more about project management than knowing who the 12th man is on the Detroit Pistons.
Don't feel bad. Tracy McGrady barely remembers who he is these days, too.



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2010 9:08 pm
 

Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!

1) Boston, who for all their progress is still a bastion of racism, signed Shaq not to be the Big Celtic, but to be the Big Zoo Animal.

2) Kevin Durant, still utterly confused about this whole concept of "defense", ended up spending the 2nd and 3rd quarter tightly marking a Camel cigerette vendor outside the stadium during a Team USA exhibition.

3) Kevin Love, sick of hearing his incompetent GM David Kahn explain the years of Timberwolves failure with the expression "Rome wasn't built in a day", goes to do some carbon dating on some old ruins, just to make positive that he has a career of nothing but losing ahead of him until he escapes Minnesota.

4) Russell Westbrook, told by Coach K that he needed to learn to be more of a leader, inadvertently became the first person to honestly buy the claims from those McDonald's pamphlets that talk about the job skills that working for them develop.
5) How bad are modern comedies? Our nations' 20-somethings actually find The Society of Funny Walks better then anything network TV shoves down their throat. If you've ever seen an episode of Two and a Half Men, it's hard to blame them...



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2010 8:56 pm
 

Photo Caption Challenge: NBA Goes Worldwide!

No, Vive, he's referring to me. It's been announced numerous times (by me) that I am severly not a fan of what is known as the NBA. And, unfortunatly for Joe, he doesn't get to sit around and read funny captions all day long. Part of what he is paid for by CBS is being one of the resident NBA "experts", and I use that term loosely. Expert... no. Fan... not really.

Thankfully, what I do is more about project management than knowing who the 12th man is on the Detroit Pistons.


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