Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Wang's World

More meagre Photoshop offerings from a guy who admittedly is an amateur.

Still, I have to think a lot of people reading have some Photoshop skills, so consider this an open thread for people like Mr. Sleek to do better.

(You can email me for a hi-res shot of Snow if you like — although I'm afraid I don't have one of Chuck.)

On a related note, The Globe and Mail's Al Maki unearthed some of the details behind how Neil Smith was fired yesterday afternoon:
Just before his firing, Smith attended a meeting to discuss organizational matters. After the meeting, Wang approached Smith and said: “This isn't working. It's better to end this now, so why don't you resign and tell me what I owe you for six weeks.”

Smith refused to resign and was fired. He and the Islanders must now negotiate a settlement on the three-year contract Smith signed last month.
Smith's deal was reported to be worth more than $2-million.


At 5:12 a.m., July 19, 2006, Blogger zanstorm said...

hahaha, nice work on the pic, it! What a wacky turn of events on the island. It really angers me ,even.

At 7:44 a.m., July 19, 2006, Blogger alyosha mcbain said...

The Islanders are right there with the NBA's NY Knicks as contenders for the prize of biggest laughingstock in professional sports. Mike Milbury is still obviously running things out there. And now it looks like he has conned owner Charles Wang into letting him work behind the scenes with even less accountability than he had before he "stepped down" as GM.

I hate the Islanders due to my Ranger loyalties, but this franchise's spinout into the bottom tier of the NHL is sad. They have a tradition that most teams would kill for, but they have the worst front-office direction of any franchise in hockey. They have traded Zdeno Chara, Wade Redden, Roberto Luongo, Todd Bertuzzi, Eric Brewer, Taylor Pyatt, Raffi Torres, and Tim Connolly, while mysteriously committing their money and future to the unstable and overrated Rick DiPietro. If they had kept even half of these guys this team would've probably made a run to the semifinals (at least) in the past few seasons.

To name an asskissing inexperienced clown like Garth Snow as their alleged GM is the equivalent of giving a giant middle finger to all of their loyal fans. I never thought I'd say this, but the NY Islanders deserve a better fate than being sentenced to more years under Milbury's "tutelage".

At 8:26 a.m., July 19, 2006, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

That's one of the worst Photoshop jobs I have ever seen. But it still made me laugh!

At 11:19 a.m., July 19, 2006, Blogger sager said...

Not to toot my own horn, but I figured this was another David Stern conspiracy theory from the start!

What else could it be, but a fiendish plot to make the Isles so irrelevant in NYC that they have to move someplace like Winnipeg or Kansas City.

At 12:44 p.m., July 19, 2006, Blogger Earl Sleek said...

More meagre Photoshop offerings from a guy who admittedly is an amateur.

That's halfway decent, Mirtle (from another admitted hack). There's few things tougher than superimposing a human face onto another man's head (both in PhotoShop and in real life).

At 2:29 p.m., July 19, 2006, Anonymous David said...

After I made my Welcome Back, Peca pic prematurely, I was a bit weary of spending time on any new one until it settles and is still applicable. I'll try and get on one soon.

At 5:54 p.m., July 19, 2006, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

My Joey Porter as Dracula is my favorite. I was too lazy to clean up the edges, but you can't see them anyway unless you make the picture bigger.

My other favorite was putting a Seahawks shirt on my buddy Kevin, who is a Steelers fan. I'm still impressed with how well the neck goes on that shirt. You'd actually think he was wearing it.


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