This Weeks Power Rankings: December 22nd Edition, Chris Henry, Space Jams, Lil Wayne and More…

We are starting a new feature here at Uristocrat called The Power rankings. Its like your favorite sports league power rankings where each team is ranked according to their strengths. Here at Uristocrat, we take it a step further. We rank what we think was most interesting and influential in a given week.  Without further adieu, here are this weeks rankings.

1. Chris Henry – Say what you want about how he died, but it’s still a tragedy for a troubled 26-year-old to lose his life just as he was getting it back on track. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Henry family, and the Cincinnati Bengals.

2. – Nike’s best pitchmen since Lil’ Penny are back. LeBron, Kobe and Lil Dez (and Lupe Fiasco as Blitzen, KRS-One as Santa, and other characters) are back just in time for the holiday’s to pimp LeBron’s newest shoe. Let’s hope they stick around through the Finals.

3. Boo Loving – Despite the fact that much of the east was pummeled with dozens of inches of snow, some of you might have been hesitant to snuggle up with someone. Never fear, Ron Browz has lifted the $20 cuffing fee through the rest of the winter (except for those random 60 degree weekends). Cuff away my friends.

4. chapter 13 bankruptcy what is it – The sneakers that many of us have been waiting for all year are only a few days away from dropping. I don’t know about you, but I’m willing to commit a misdemeanor to get my hands on these (just kidding, please wait in line for these in a civil fashion but be willing to miss work/steal money from your mother’s purse/put your girlfriend’s presents on layway to get your hands on these).

5. LL Bean Boots – They’re warm, stylish and will save you from busting your ass on some ice this winter. They should be a staple in every man’s winter wardrobe.

6. Vince Young – Speaking of the NFL, have you seen what Vince is doing. He’s 7-1 as a starter this season, lifting the once 0-6 Titans into the thick of the playoff race. He’s gone from a Top 10 bust to a Top 10 QB.

7. Colts and Saints – The Colts did their thing again Thursday night and are only 2 wins away from the third perfect regular season in NFL history. In another primetime game on the NFL Network, the Cowboys December collapse continued upset New Orleans and ended their run at perfection. With everything wrapped up, we’ll see how much Peyton Manning plays down the stretch.

8. – Accidentally shipped 500 copies of Lil Wayne’s alternative album “Rebirth,” which has led to the entire album being leaked months in advance. Weezey fan’s 1 – Weezey/ 0.

9. Carmelo Anthony – On the low, he’s putting up monster numbers: 30.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.2 apg on 48% fg shooting and 87% from the line. He’s worked his way back into the LeBron-Wade-Kobe discussion around who’s the best player in the league.

10. The Most Interesting Man in the World – I just wanted to shoutout my favorite pitchman of the year. Let’s hope we see more of him in 2010.


  1. Edwin Akrong

    mmmm space jams…

  2. TheStandard

    I keep seeing articles for space jams and now I feel like I have to go to the store tonight at midnight to cop. I just can’t wait any longer.

    I’d really like to see the Titans in the playoffs….it’s a damn shame Kerry Collins & Jeff Fisher ruined that. Also Jeff Fisher still doesn’t seem like he has trust in Vince as much as he should. During OT the other day, he didn’t let vince pass, giving three straight runs to CJ.

    Carmello is terribly underrated and has been since he’s been in the league. Should have won at least a share of the rookie of the year award.

  3. drd

    In highschool 2 of my good friends put on a “personal bake sale” complete with cupcakes cookies and brownies, just to later take the proceeds to footlocker to wait in line for some space jams #truestory smh lol gotta love the Jordan conglomerate.

  4. Jamal

    Lil’ Penny was the best in the Blackstreet video

  5. JonnyRabbit

    “He’s worked his way back into the LeBron-Wade-Kobe discussion around who’s the best player in the league.”

    Sorry to disagree with you, but neither Carmelo nor Wade can be in a conversation with Kobe and Lebron for best player in the league. Hence, the Nike MVPuppets commercials. We could possibly have a discussion about the All NBA Team…but who knows if we can even include them in that conversation as well…lol.

  6. Jimmy

    In terms of PER, D. Wade’s 30.4 from 08-09 is the 12th best season in NBA history. Kobe’s 24.4 was 216th. Per 36 minutes last year Wade averaged about 28, 5 boards, 7 assists, 2 steals and a block. Those are MJ #s that Kobe’s never come close to. Not knocking Kobe at all, I personally think he’s the most well rounded player in the game and if I had to draft someone to win a championship for this season alone, I’d take him no question. For the next five years, I’d take LeBron, Wade and even ‘Melo (who’s been our best Olympic player since 2004, btw) over KB24.

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