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|Nov-20-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: I have no idea what the Bills were trying to accomplish by benching Tyrod Taylor.|
It defies logic.
But the Bills have never really liked Taylor at all, for whatever reason. Their prior GM actually favored EJ Manuel over Taylor for the longest time....
|Nov-20-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Suddenly Kyrie Irving doesn't look like such a bad defensive player, now that he's with a team that has a comprehensive defensive scheme. (unlike his last team which was under the thumb of a GM/coach/personnel director who wears the #23 jersey)|
Here's a very smart page showing the Brad Stevens defensive philosophy:
His policy of driving all screens toward the baseline is the one thing you can see on almost every position. It's very difficult to make that work even if you have a great shot blocker, because even so you do have to account for whatever space he leave to come from the weak side to continually challenge shots. The Celtics are rarely giving up "clean" penetrations to the basket due to their hustle and Tatum and Jaylen Brown are flourishing as defenders.
But we all know that Kryie Irving doesn't deserve to have the #8 defensive rating in basketball:
Marcus Smart is #1.
|Nov-20-17|| ||WannaBe: Dallas Cowgirls will play 2 consecutive Thursday Night games, the annual Turkey Game hosting Rams (tickets as low as $10), then Nov. 30th hosting Washington ($8).|
Two road games, then home hosting Seattle ($19), before closing out the season at Philadelphia.
3 more home games, good seats still available. Cheap, too.
|Nov-20-17|| ||Keyser Soze: <bob> but you guy expect this insane 15-2 Record so far? Im impressed.|
|Nov-20-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: <Keyser Soze: <bob> but you guy expect this insane 15-2 Record so far? Im impressed.>|
No, I would've been thinking more like 10-5... excellent but not best record in the NBA.
And all of this with a $29 million a year star player out injured for the whole season.
|Nov-20-17|| ||Keyser Soze: I also expected that Cavs would be way better..|
|Nov-20-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Bol Bol:
|Nov-20-17|| ||WannaBe: Former NBA Manute Bol's son have committed to Univ. of Oregon.|
Son's name? Bol Bol. Too bad he didn't want to attend Univ. of Arkansas at Monticello.
Why? Their mascot is Bol(l) Weevil! =))
Early NFL line, MIA@NE (-15.5), shouldn't that be like 25.5?? Warm weather team going to New England?
See Delaware St/Florida State: http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/i...
So I looked it up, running clock (full 60 min. played) or shortened quarter(s), looks like NCAA use the latter, while many state's high school officiating body use the former.
Also of note, games goes 'over', with no time on clock in TB/MIA that pushed the total over 44.
Repeat after me (until you are blue in the face). "When favourite wins, bookie loses". http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/i...
|Nov-20-17|| ||saffuna: Can Bol Bol ball?|
|Nov-20-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Looking at the Youtube videos, Bol Bol definitely moves a lot better than his father ever did and with much more developed jumpin' legs.|
If he can just develop a little half hook and such he can at least be a poor man's Georghe Muresan at worst, maybe a discount Yao Ming.
|Nov-20-17|| ||HeMateMe: Shall we call him "mini Bol"?
< Suddenly Kyrie Irving doesn't look like such a bad defensive player,>
Well, despite the bad rap on his man to man body up talents, wasn't Irving top five in steals last year?
The Cavs are like the aging Celtics of '69, just coast through the regular season, mail it in some nights, but be ready for the playoffs, where they would excel. I've never liked Lebron, but hasn't he been in the finals six straight years? I think only Bill Russell can say that, good company to be in.
|Nov-20-17|| ||saffuna: Russell played in 10 straight finals. Tom Heinsohn played nine years, and played in the finals every year. Other Celtics have nine as well, Sam Jones and maybe KC Jones.|
|Nov-20-17|| ||chancho: <saffuna> Russell won his first championship with Boston in 1957.|
In 1958, they lost to the St. Louis Hawks.
(Alex Hannum was the coach of that team.)
From 1959 to 1966 Boston won 8 straight.
Then another 2 in 1968 and 1969.
1967 was the year when the Sixers and Chamberlain won the NBA title in dominating fashion.
So no, Russell did not play in 10 straight finals.
I think Sam Jones has 10 rings, and John Havlicek has 8.
Don't know about the other Boston players.
|Nov-20-17|| ||plang: According to your stats Russell played in the Finals from 1957-1966 - so that is 10 straight.|
|Nov-20-17|| ||plang: The East is 54-48 against the West in interconference play in the NBA so far this year - maybe the East is starting to catch up?|
|Nov-20-17|| ||WannaBe: 16 in a row, break up them Washington Capitals...|
|Nov-21-17|| ||WannaBe: This day in history 11-20:
35 years ago some football player ran over a marching band member.
|Nov-21-17|| ||chancho: Damn, since they lost that 58 series I completely ommitted it from my mind.|
Maria has me in the loco zone.
Yeah, 10 straight it is
|Nov-21-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Coach Mike Leach on how "fat little girlfriends" caused loss to Texas A&M:|
|Nov-21-17|| ||HeMateMe: Celtics have the best record in the league, 16-2! This, after losing their starting point guard and not getting the all-star forward they traded for. It's a head scratcher. Looks like good chemistry, Irving just does his thing, without having to say Lebron is "the world's greatest player" during press conferences. He and their lightweight center, Al Horford, seem to be a good fit. Also, they got rid of slow, meagerly talented Kelly D.|
|Nov-22-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Thabo Sefolosha saves a woman in danger of drowning in a river:|
"I just moved here from Atlanta to work for the Utah Jazz."
|Nov-23-17|| ||saffuna: NC State 90 Arizona 84
Enjoying the white sand beaches, 'Cats?
|Nov-23-17|| ||chancho: The Crapaliers now have the current longest winning streak.|
Westbrook's monster game as the Thunder thumped the beejeezus out of the Warriors was something to see.
You know he was happy at sticking it to his former playing pardnah.
|Nov-23-17|| ||saffuna: OKC really brought down the hammer on the Warriors last night. Impressive.|
Watching Westbrook play, I was wondering who would be on all-time Full-Throttle team, guys who don't let down for a second.
Moses Malone and Dave Cowens would be my first two picks. Then there would be Dennis Rodman, Norm van Lier, Alvin Robertson, John Havlicek, Dennis Johnson, Allen Iverson, Kevin Garnett, Paul Silas, Jason Kidd, Dave deBusschere, Gary Payton. Probably Russell, too, though he was not real active on offense.
Playing today I might say Westbrook, Dragic, Smart, Carmelo Anthony (just kidding).
|Nov-23-17|| ||HeMateMe: NFL Today says that Jerry Jones's first effort to buy a football team wasn't the Cowboys. It was the San Diego chargers, and he was backed by mob money, fronted by Jimmy Hoffa. The owner of the Charges, Baron Hilton, decided to sell the team to someone else, and Jones got the 'Boys|
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