Monday, June 21, 2010


adj. The highest praise that can be bestowed upon a sporting event, short of a free harem for the winner.

Real citation: "For such a ballyhooed series, the 2010 Finals haven’t met our (impossibly high, admittedly) expectations. I'd compare it to Season 5 of 'The Wire' – tons of hype going in, entertaining/dramatic/compelling/intense in the moment, but as a finished body of work leading up to the final episode? Like the lead-up episodes in Season 5, the lead-up games of the 2010 Finals didn't reach their potential. Like Season 5, we didn’t see a main character peak for an extended time (with the exception of Ray Allen’s first half of Game 2 and Kobe’s third quarter in Game 5). Like Season 5, we didn’t have a 'WOW!' moment along the lines of… (sorry, I can’t spoil Season 5’s 'WOW!' moment). And like Season 5, none of those first six Finals games were espnclassicable (I just made up that word). Which is kind of amazing. If we don’t get there tonight, will we end up considering the 2010 Finals something of a historical lemon? Possibly."
(June 17, 2010, Bill Simmons,,

Made-up citation: "I don't care what you say, my pillow fights are all espnclassicable. However, my thumb-wrestling career has been a disappointment."

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