Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tyler's Invincible NBA Playoff Preview 2k7:

Tyler’s Invincible NBA Playoff Preview 2k7:

NOTE: I pretty much had to wait until the last minute to write this up because of all of the recent movement. I think I wrote stuff for seven or eight different scenarios. The West was pretty wild too, even though it looked like for a while it was pretty locked up. Lots of teams were in, and then they were out, then they were back in, and then they were back out. Madness. Anyways, here we go...

Eastern Conference;
I’m just going to start this off by saying that even though I’m totally biased towards the West Coast, it still doesn’t change the fact that there’s a noticeable between the two conferences. The #1 team in the East, Detroit, would be the #5 or 6 seed in the West. That’s a huge gap. And here’s the thing; I don't know how this gets equaled out anytime soon. The West is loaded and it's going to take a lot of blockbuster trades and free agent travel to balance it out. But I guess there’s always the chance that this upcoming draft is going to live up to all of the hype. If two Eastern squads can grab the top two picks, and if it’s truly as deep as they say, then in a couple of years you could see it start to shift back to something resembling parity between the two conferences. Anyhow, I just thought I throw that out there. Now we’re really going to get to the series-by-series analysis right now, I promise.

#1 Detroit (52-29) vs. #8 Orlando (40-42)
Detroit is looking a little long in the tooth and Orlando is obviously the up and coming squad, I like this match-up but Orlando’s still underpowered. They just need to gel together another year, hire a better coach (Brian Hill will be fired after this season), and sign a key free agent or two and then boombangpow!, they're an elite team in the East. Dwight Howard, simply put, is a man. The dude is insane. I've caught a couple of their games, I’ve seen his crazy highlights on SportsCenter, and I jumped out of my seat when he was in the dunk contest. He is going to be a force in this league if he can avoid getting hurt, and if the Magic’s management can put better talent around him. I really hope he has a breakout series so the rest of the nation can see what he can do. On the flipside, Detroit, even without Big Ben, is still the #1 team in the East, and that’s gotta count for something. They’re still a championship squad, and they’ve got veterans that have a lot of playoff experience. I still think CWebb turns on the reserve tanks an pulls off a slightly above average playoff run that ends with him getting paid next season. It will probably piss off every fan that’s ever cursed his name after he’s single-handedly destroyed their home team (The list is getting pretty long, it includes: any Golden State or Bullets/Wizards fans, The Rev/Philly and yours truly as I was a huge Sacto fan back when they had that nice run a couple of years ago). Like I said, somehow, someway, he cons an NBA GM into giving him loot, could be in Detroit, but it could be somewhere else. Some GM is going to make the mistake. It may not a huge contract, but it’s gonna be one of those ones that you’re going to notice right away, once it’s announced that it’s got a couple of years too many attached to it. Unless they can channel the 1999 Knicks, it’s De-troit-basket-ball rolling into the next round.

#2 Cleveland (50-32) vs. #7 Washington (41-41)
What do you really want me to say here? I mean, how many more guys can The Wiz lose for the rest of the season? I think they’re starting some D-Leaguers right about now. And they’ve gotta go on the road against Cleveland, a team they couldn’t beat last year in the playoffs when they were 100% healthy? Cleveland could possibly sweep this series, but I’m going to say that if anyone dodged a bullet in the last couple of days, it’s the Cavs. They were staring right at a first round match-up with Miami, but then the Bulls decided to implode and now the Cavs wind up a #2 seed and basically get a free pass against Washington. A guy I work with is already calling it a conspiracy to get LeBron more playoff time. Cavs move on, and it might be 4-0.

#3 Toronto (47-35) vs. #6 New Jersey (41-41)
I don’t really know too much about The Raptors. I mean, I know Chris Bosh is a stud, but I really have no idea how they won 47 games. They’re 2500 miles away, in another country, so why should I care about them, eh? I guess this is my chance to find about them, but I really like Jersey for some reason. They’ve dealt with adversity the entire season, they’ve got playoff experience, and even their lack of frontcourt depth doesn’t hurt them too much in this match-up. And they came up bigtime in their last game against the Bulls. I like teams with momentum at the end of the season, and Jersey’s got that going for them. All they really have to worry about is Bosh (Mickey Moore and that rookie Boone have been playing rather well as of late), then concentrate on perimeter D. I think they have a real shot at winning this series. Just keep Ford from penetrating and dishing out to their shooters and that’s half the battle. The Raps have a lot of Euro big men that like to shoot, and Bosh seems to be the only inside threat they’ve got. VC is probably gonna blow up the contract at the end of the season, so don’t think he’ll mail this one in, especially against his old team. Jefferson’s back, they’ve got Kidd running the offense, their only glaring defect is their frontcourt, but like I said, that’s mitigated to an extent by Toronto’s personnel. I think they’ve got enough to get out of the first round here, and Toronto is send packing.

#4 Miami (44-38) vs. #5 Chicago (49-32)
Man, does it suck to be the Bulls. Ya coulda been the #2 seed, man, but ya screwed it up. Now you get the defending champs in the first. Ouch. So, sidebar here, Miami’s the #4 seed, but Chicago’s got home-court. Doesn’t this technically make the Bulls the #4 seed? I find this whole seeding business highly suspect. Run them 1-8 based on record and be done with it. Back to the match-up, I don’t like teams that lose their way into the playoffs and the Bulls blew a great opportunity. For the Heat, D Wade’s kind of back (I guess he’s having knee problems now) and you know Shaq’s been waiting for the playoffs to start since January. The rest of the Heat’s roster would be a kick-ass fantasy team if this was like seven or eight years ago. Memo to Pat Riley: it's not 1998, please advise regarding your super creaky roster. Things could go south for the Heat real fast, especially if Wade opts out of the last year of his extension, which, coincidentally, is right after Shaq’s contract is up. This team could be the Grizzles inside of three years, enjoy it while it lasts, Miami. Personally, I think Riles calls it quits after this season. The Bulls? I just don’t like their team. They need a trade ASAP to get some low post scoring. When PJ Brown is your starting power forward, you’ve got problems. Ben Wallace isn’t noted for his offensive prowess either. That’s 2/3 of your starting frontcourt that don’t give you too much on the offensive end. So they’ve gotta rely a lot on jumpshots and dribble/penetration to kick it out for some 3’s to keep themselves in the game, and there are inevitably going to be some games when those shots don’t go down for you. I’m taking Miami in what could be a tight one, but I think Chicago chokes and the Heat move on.


Western Conference:

#1 Dallas (67-15) vs. #8 Golden State (42-40)
So this is an interesting match-up. The Warriors were one of two teams that I thought were going to make a nice push at the end of the season and move up to grab a spot. Nelly basically had a big hand in building and coaching that Mavs team, then he left or was forced to leave, or he quit/was fired at the same time, I’m still not sure what happened. Anyways, then he goes back to his old stomping grounds in Oakland, and now has to face his old team in the first round. Good luck, Golden State, you’re gonna need it. They’re stoked because they’re in the playoffs for the first time since ’94, but they’ve gotta be bummed they drew Dallas. I actually like the Warriors, they’ve gelled as a team since that trade, and Stephan Jackson finally looks like he’s found a home. They play Nellyball, which means they love to run and gun, but they’re going to be running into a brick wall called Dallas. This will not end well. The Warriors are a young team that needs some more time to put it together and even after that they’re still probably a couple of pieces away from contending. But you can finally see the potential, as opposed to the perceived underachieving that was happening in the previous two or three years before they dumped all of their dead weight onto the Pacers. The Mavs are the defending Western Conference champs, have the best record in the league, and if the refs hadn’t have taken over that Finals series last year, there would be a Championship banner hanging in Big D right now. I don’t care if the Warriors have won the last five match-ups, that was during the regular season, and they had the drop on the Mavs because of injuries and scheduling. There should be a massive team suicide if the Mavs don’t win this series. Mavs win, but the Warriors could steal one or two.

#2 Phoenix (61-21) vs. #7 Lakers (42-40)
[Memo to Zeke: read the whole paragraph before you start ripping me]
I'll admit it. Even after the season had started, I had already written the Suns off. Nash couldn't possibly top what he's done in the last couple of years. Diaw is out of shape. Amare's not going to be the same guy he was before microfracture surgery. Raja Bell is not a starting shooting guard. Roleplayers like Barbosa who signed phat extensions aren't going to contribute anything because they're just going to be content with getting paid. I was pretty much wrong on everything. They stumbled initially out of the gate, but went on some crazy runs and secured the number two seed. And they look scary when they're 100% healthy. They're the perfect storm; the right personnel complemented by the right coaching staff and it all comes together in the perfect style of play for their team. I think this is the year they've gotta go to the finals. The aforementioned extensions and the Banks signing is going to make it super hard for them to add any help or extend Marion's contract, especially with ownership that has already gone on record as saying they’re not willing to pay the luxury tax. Of course, I just doubted them again, so they'll probably roll through to the finals, win it all, and then be set on kill for next season just to make me look like a moron. The Lakers, well, this is the match they’ve been sayin’ they want, so you better man up and show what you can do. I think they actually match-up pretty well against the Suns when they’ve got everyone healthy and when they’re properly motivated. This is where The Zenmaster is going to earn his paycheck. He’s going to have to step it up and motivate a young team, especially when they have to go on the road in a tough venue. I wouldn’t be surprised if this goes seven, but I just really don’t see that happening. I think that the Lakers are still too young and injured to slay the giant. And the way they’ve fallen down the rankings the last month is not a good indication of where their heads are at. Suns in 6 (that’s at the very most, it could be less).

#3 San Antonio (58-24) vs. #6 Denver (45-37)
Man, I really wish the Lakers could have held the 6 spot so we would have had the top two offenses go at each other (Suns vs. Denver) in a classic ‘80s style shootout. I really wanted to see some crazy final scores like 133-129 with or without OT. That would have been awesome. Instead, we get Spurs and Nuggs. In boxing, they say styles make fights, and this one could be a really good series either way, or a really bad series either way. Denver could run the Spurs out of the gym or the Spurs could lock them down and grind this series out. Whoever imposes their will first is going to take this series. Denver was the other team that I thought would make a nice push at the end of the season, and it finally looks like they’ve got everything figured out. It was pretty much just a matter of time when you’ve got two guys like A.I. and Mello on your squad, everyone else just needs to get out of the way and then get back on D. Their record for the last couple of weeks of the season reflects all of the progress they’ve made as of late. With all that said, no one really wants to match-up against the Spurs in the first round. They’re a veteran squad, they’ve won championships, and they make you play their game. I want to take the Nuggs, but I’m going to go with the Spurs, just based on both teams past playoff performances. Denver still has to ways to go and they’re still missing guys due to injury. Spurs have the better coach/bench/vets and they’re much more consistent.

#4 Utah (51-31) vs. #5 Houston (52-30)
Much like the Miami/Chicago situation, Utar’s going to have to go on the road to pull this one out. A lot of people are including Houston in the West elite with the big three, and on paper, they actually look like they’ve got an outside chance to contend if they can just put it all together at the right time. They can match-up with just about everyone, and I’ve caught a couple of their games where they’ve just taken teams apart. They’ve got Yao back, and they somehow held down the fort when their two stars missed a massive amount of games, Jeff Van Gundy finally seems to have gotten an idea on how to coach this team, McGrady’s 0-5 in the playoffs, and I think this is finally the year he gets out of the first round. This is not going to be a pretty series though, watch it at your own risk. It’s gonna be a brutal, half-court, grind-it-out, possession-based slug fest. Houston’s too deep for the Jazz, and they can’t stop Yao, and to a lesser extent they can’t stop McGrady either. So I think Houston wins the right to get steamrolled by the Mavs in the second round.


I set up a league on NBA.com for a fantasy game that’s like a NCAA Bracket Pick ‘Em, only you also have to guess how many games each team is going to win in. Go here, make an account if you don’t already have one, create a team name, then join a league. Search for LOV and the password is: vengeance. Fill out your picks, and don’t forget about the tie-breaker. Let’s get it on!

-Tyler

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Isiah Thomas said...

first great post.

Suns/Lakers, I'll add my 2 cents since I've watched most of their games.

Part of the reason the Suns started so poorly was because their training camp was in Italy and they were a little hungover from that and last season. It didn't click until Amare was inserted into the starting lineup after they were 1-5.

As for this years series I think its a complete 180 from last year. The Suns are the team rolling into the post-season (the last 2 l's withstanding) and the Lakers are struggling. Add to the mix a healthy Amare and Kurt Thomas and this matchup is night and day.

This series can still get interesting with Kobe and Odom though. I'll take the Suns in 5, 6 if Kobe plays out of his mind and the Suns shoot poorly. I actually think the Suns pulled the easiest of all the matchups in the 1st round.

Tyler said...

Earthlink puts all of those returns in for some reason. I sent you the word doc, it might work a little better and the link will probably show up. Or whatever.

Isiah Thomas said...

and I had you clocked around 20+ scrolls, a LOV world record.

Tyler said...

ANd I looked on ESPN after I sent it and I'm pretty sure that Marc Stein took the same teams I did, which makes me totally rethink my whole review because Marc Stein is a chode.

Isiah Thomas said...

reposted, link works

Isiah Thomas said...

new post is now around 17 or so scrolls, still a LOV world record.

Isiah Thomas said...

Good Suns/LA article

Tyler said...

Yeah, I think you're right on point with the 2007 series vs. 2006 series. This year it's the Suns that are rolling and the Lakers that are sliding, exact opposite of last year. I did forget to mention that any team that has Mamba has a shot at winning a series, though. I heard Allen Houston talk on the radio on the drive home and he hit the nail on the head, we know what Kobe can do, Lamar may or may not have a good series, but who else is going to step up for the Lakers? You look at the Suns and it's Nash, Amare, Marion, with Barbosa off the bench, it's too much. Kobe can keep them in it, but they need the other guys to step it up. I still think they're two or three years and a guy or two away from being elite. Suns - like I said, this is their year they've gotta push it to win it all. Everyone saw what happened to the Kings, they had a chance and then their window closed. Injuries can happen anytime, so when you can win now, you've gotta do what it takes.

Tyler said...

And another difference is they have Stoudemire this year, they missed him last year, especially in the playoffs. Lakers don't really have an answer for that dude.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I would like to contend that my NBA Preview was longer.

Tyler said...

Yes it was Meiz. You still hold the record.

Isiah Thomas said...

deke raised a good point, I found his nba preview and it was a few scrolls longer, posts from months ago were longer in general so the 19+ I clocked his post at may or may not be the record.

Either way, I stand corrected.

ToddPacker said...

nice work tyler... good work increasing the LoV SPP (scrolls per post) numbers, now that rev is semi-retired

ToddPacker said...

now that the braves finally lost a game, it's nice to see the mets in 1st place, where they belong

ToddPacker said...

LoV is dead today

ebntx said...

no i just felt a pulse

temwr said...

that didn't suck.

ben said...

that actually felt like a real sports blog...i think we should submit it for the webbies

whocares said...

I havent even read the post yet.

I saw how long it was and decided to go straight to the comments.

I'll catch it shortly though.

ben said...

blue gives Tyler 2 thumbs up.

ebntx said...

sg will probably steal it and use it.

whocares said...

Need new pic.

ToddPacker said...

I’m not sure if anyone has tried this yet… it’s tougher than it looks ... i did it last season... the best i did was 25 games

whocares said...

I got Tyler clocked at 9 full scrolls.

ben said...

heard on the radio today that Papale is going to be here doing some charity thing...it made me laugh...I think the conversation to get him went like this

Charity guy: "Who can we get to push this event over the top"

Other Charity guy: "Well, Elway won't talk to us, and Kiki doesn't live in Denver anymore. I just saw 'Invincible' last night, I wonder if we could get Papale, since Rudy always snubs us."

Charity Guy: "Wow, that's a great idea, that movie gave me chills. I'm sure there are tons of people who want to meet him."

Other Charity Guy: "I called his agent (sister), and amazingly he's available."

Charity Guy: "Boy we got lucky"

whocares said...

TP,

I thought you were changing that Florida pic. Please do so for my sanity.

ToddPacker said...

nice pic, wc.... my favorlits line of the movie is "husker do's and husker don'ts"

ToddPacker said...

"I thought you were changing that Florida pic. Please do so for my sanity."


ok... i'll work on it

whocares said...

Hoosker do's and hoosker dont's..... with or without the swizzle stick.

whocares said...

I really might only do about fourty five minutes of real, actual work today.


And I think I'm having a hamburger for lunch. Still up in the air.

whocares said...

It's pronounced deer-tay.

ben said...

got my NBA pick and roll choices done...originally had the mcnuggets winning it all, but changed my mind.

Cho's all-stars is going to shoot down the competition

Resident Psychologist said...

sup myyyyyyyyy niggaz

Resident Psychologist said...

nice work T-money

ben said...

so i understand Oden coming out..i understand Conley testing the waters...but Cook? Did he even play?

Resident Psychologist said...


he'll be dead within 4 years


put money on it.

(oh, and then we'll act like it was a big tragedy. boo hoo.)

Resident Psychologist said...

was cook number 20 or 25? he stepped up in the tourney.. but i think he might have FirstRoundPick-itis. (just cause u play with other 1st rndr's doesnt mean youre one too..)

ben said...

I like that all of Pacman's family and friends are saying "he NEEDS football now more then ever, and the NFL is turning their backs on him" like he has a right to play football.

If you embarass any employer, they will fire you.

ben said...

the picture on the front page of CNN of the banners that was sent to VT, are those supposed to look like bloody handprints, becuase that's kind of sick.

ToddPacker said...

bloody hand prints seems like an odd choice

Resident Psychologist said...

ben, good call.. this shit is a JOB, you earn your way into it..

people lose perspective about this fact.

ben said...

FH one of your co-workers is complaining

ToddPacker said...

"no-shower-tosis"

that was funny

ToddPacker said...

new pic... wc was tired of the gator head

whocares said...

Hungover and unmotivated pretty much describes my condition today.

ToddPacker said...

hopefully it brings some luck to the lightning tonight

whocares said...

Actually, that pretty much describes me three out of five days a week.

whocares said...

Many thanks for the pic change TP. I am on Florida overload.



I hate Florida.

Resident Psychologist said...

happy 4/20 day bitches

whocares said...

The more and more I think about it, the more and more I think that a hamburger for lunch is a good call.

whocares said...

I may throw in some type of fry with that burger. Maybe curly, maybe not. I've got 90 minutes to figure this out.

ToddPacker said...

what are you going to do next football season when florida repeats in football, too

ToddPacker said...

i've only got 60 minutes until lunch.... i'm thinking whataburger or chipolte

ben said...

I just got an email outlining the code of conduct for technology uses with my company. I'm not sure if it came to me specifically or if the entire company got it too.

ToddPacker said...

although all the taco bell talk yesterday got me in the mood for a crunch wrap

ToddPacker said...

ben's in trouble

temwr said...

RE: Cook

Apparently his family is really really hurting for money, so he is turning pro for that sole reason.

I am pretty sure he knows that he will probably go undrafted, sign a FA contract, bomb out and then make money in Europe.

That's he word in CBus.

temwr said...

I'm thinking club sammich for lunch.

temwr said...

Also the 80s sitcom phase is over.

Time to introduce a new phase.

ToddPacker said...

i miss the angry axe phase

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Life's a garden, dig it...

Rowlf said...

Where's that damn frog?

ToddPacker said...

meiz is down with dirt-tay

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Taco Bell talk caused mr to get some for din-din yesterday. Chicken Quesadilla & a Mexican Pizza. I 'm fat.

ben said...

JP

your cards are now officially fighting the cubs for the cellar...that's quality

Spaceman Spiff said...

'I love this game'

ben said...

no this years slogan is "will you be watching"

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Who's in 1st place in the NL Central?

Rowlf said...

Has anyone seen this before?

ToddPacker said...

"Who's in 1st place in the NL Central?"



brew crew

ToddPacker said...

who's in last in the nl central?

Spaceman Spiff said...

lakers cant beat the suns, but they can help a future team beat them by tiring them out in a 7 game series.

ToddPacker said...

zeke (i think) already linked that sg thing

Resident Psychologist said...

i think zeke posted that 'write your own SG' thing last week.. but its still funny and i dont think it got much run before.

ben said...

tem-
Zeke did that a few weeks back, it creates an extremely long story...kind of funny though.

Resident Psychologist said...

somebody please slit sanjaya's throat.

just go away, i never want to hear or see you again in my life.

Spaceman Spiff said...

gay-rod has fucked team captain stupendous up this week

ben said...

a guy on the radio this morning called in and made a comparison of Sanjaya and Joakim Noah...he had me laughing.

ben said...

SG is chatting in 37 minutes.

Spaceman Spiff said...

sanjaya def gonna try to stretch his 15 minutes into a lifetime. prepare for him on the surreal life

Rowlf said...

zeke smarts > rowlf smarts

ToddPacker said...

question for sg:


why do you suck?

ToddPacker said...

rowlf's head is clouded with thoughts of kermit' mouth

blue said...

maybe changing my name to blue will throw the corporate hounddogs off the scent.

ToddPacker said...

i doubt it, ben

blue said...

Question for SG:

Seriously why do steal all of your material from LOV?

tem said...

Did the memo say you can not post on blogger?

Just ask a work related question every now and then to justify the usage.

tem said...

I'm hungry.

ToddPacker said...

"Just ask a work related question every now and then to justify the usage."

b&t analisis usually works

ToddPacker said...

*analysis

blue said...

there wasn't a name in the "to" field, which makes me think it was a mass e-mail to the entire company. I may need to do some re-con later. But it just asked that we review corporate policy on usage of technology...it didn't say "Blue, quit looking up porn and spending the whole day on LOV."

tem said...

yep a good b&t analysis is good for all lines of business.

blue said...

they took the bloody handprint picture down.

jugdish said...

The SG doesn't steal his stuff from LOV directly. I am actually J-Bug and I pass the good stuff onto him.

whocares said...

Boss catches you watching Oprah.

Then you get a shady e-mail about technology usage on a Friday.


Ben's getting fired this afternoon.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

" "Who's in 1st place in the NL Central?"

brew crew"


Really? I had no idea.

ToddPacker said...

juggy = j-bug?... interesting

whocares said...

I never saw the creat your own SG column link before.


Kind of funny but entirely too long.

whocares said...

RIP Blue.


This afternoon I'm going to give a rousing rendition of Dust in the Wind in your honor.

blue said...

good call on the Oprah thing

jugdish said...

Brew crew play the stros for first place tonight...stros have been playing well lately.

whocares said...

I cloooooose my eeeeeyes. Only for a moment and the moments gone...

blue said...

J-bug seems funnier in SG's columns

jugdish said...

Can someone repost the create your own SG column link?

whocares said...

Did Jugdish just resurface this morning or did I miss his return?

Hell, was he ever gone? Where am I?

Either way, good to see you back jug.

blue said...

can you just scroll up?

jugdish said...

You have to have a sense of humor to get The Bug's jokes.

whocares said...

Jug: Check Rowlf at 11:17 today.


And dont get your hopes up.

jugdish said...

Apparently not...

Isiah Thomas said...

woo woo

THIS IS NOT A GAME PEOPLE.

Isiah Thomas said...

RIP the FLA pic.

Isiah Thomas said...

if FLA repeats in football I'm going to Cho myself.

whocares said...

Jug apparently has the mouse that only scrolls down.

Isiah Thomas said...

caught the OT of the Dallas game last night, playoff hockey is great. versus....is not.

whocares said...

Believe it or not, today actually is a game. A sick, twisted game that I am destined to lose.

Isiah Thomas said...

and gAy-Rod is definitely dropping half gram of moldy green shit on whoever I'm playing this week.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Got my early SG question in.


Hi Bill! On average, how much of our material would you say you use?

Regardz,

Lordz of Vengeance

whocares said...

I tried to watch some hockey last night but it just didnt work for me.


It's one of those things where I really want to like the sport because it looks entertaining, but I just cant get into it. It's like a mental block or something.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"Brew crew play the stros for first place tonight...stros have been playing well lately."

I'm going to the game tomorrow.

Cappy'll baffle them 'Stros

whocares said...

Or maybe it's my predisposition to dislike anything Canadian.

blue said...

I still can only stand watching hockey if i'm actually at the game...and had a few beers.

whocares said...

*disliking

Isiah Thomas said...

and I finally saw the last 5 mins of the I Love NY reunion where Tango pulls the "nobody dizrezpectz momz" routine.

It all look set-up and disappointing, although Chance looks legit heartbroken.

whocares said...

Why does the SG have to begin his chat right at the start of my two hour lunch?



How the hell am I ever going to bombard him with questions that he'll never answer?

Isiah Thomas said...

Or maybe it's my predisposition to dislike anything Canadian.

and europeans

whocares said...

I Love NY reunion = fake as all hell.



Mr Boston with that chick that spit in NY's face? I dont buy it for a minute.

ToddPacker said...

playoff hockey is great

ToddPacker said...

"if FLA repeats in football I'm going to Cho myself."


you mean 'when' not 'if'

Isiah Thomas said...

I only saw the last 5 mins I can't wait to see the rest if Mr. Boston is with that chick.

And RIP Melo's wife's career. All she does is reunion show's I guess.

blue said...

I like TP's optimism on the Tim Tebow era.

ToddPacker said...

tebow grew 1.5 feet and put on 100 pounds of muscle in the off season.... how is anyone going to stop an 8 foot, 350 lb qb

blue said...

lala's been pregnant, thus less work, and living in Denver makes it hard to work for MTV...but she doesn't need money, her man makes enough.

Isiah Thomas said...

SG's chats usually turn into a Boston fest.

blue said...

recon has been done. the technology usage email was sent to everybody...back to surfing for porn

ToddPacker said...

lunch time

blue said...

SG, is it true that El Padrino ate a burrito out of your wife's glory hole while you were busy in your man cave?

ebntx said...

ben, the mere fact that you got busted watching oprah probably means the it guys are probably monitoring your usage now.

the email was probably your warning.

blue said...

nah, the IT guys are in a completely different state, i'm not concerned.

Mills said...

benjamin --

Cards will be fine. I am really not worried. Last years team was a streaky team, and it doesn't look like this team will any different.

we could use another bat, but starting pitching has been a nice suprise.

long season, lots of games to play. so they don't go 153-9 this year...no big.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

SG comment #2:

I'm sure you saw the clip on D__d_pin of the Sox-Bluejays game...Red Sox fan sure are a classy bunch. "Hey, Sully! That BlueJay fan is not cheering for the Sawx. Let's throw beer on him." "Sounds good!" "Arrrgrhglggrglgr GO SAWX!!" ::gives the crowd the bird::

blue said...

Bill, change to the big box

blue said...

atta boy

Spaceman Spiff said...

a friend of mine, rockets fan and 3 more peeps are driving to houston to watch game 1, then driving back, 40 hours of drive time for 2.5 hours of fun(maybe not if a loss)

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Is the chat purely on the "refresh" style.

blue said...

that's ridiculous (insert Balki Bartakamous picture)

blue said...

deke-
he moved into the main window now.

whocares said...

"nah, the IT guys are in a completely different state, i'm not concerned"



Ben, you are aware how the interent works, no?

whocares said...

re-dick-olos.

whocares said...

Holding off on the lunch until I can get a feel for the mood of the chat.


Is SG going for the three hour job, or is this one of the mandatory 70 minute sprints?

I need to know these things before eating.

Tyler said...

Second sentence Bills writes and it's gotta be about Boston. We get it Bill, you're from Boston, Boston's great and all other cities are not Boston. We understand. Time to move on you one trick pony.

blue ben: it doesn't matter if the IT guys are in another state, if they've got software on the network, they can track your IP, and you'll get busted, so I'd maybe rethink logging into Hairless Asian Boys dot com today if I were you.

Tyler said...

just messin' with you ben, you know you're my boy.

blue said...

I know how it all works, what i meant by that was it would be a lot of extra work for my boss to contact them and have them track me individually. It's not like he ran into the IT guy in the bathroom and said "that ben, he was watching oprah today" and the IT guy said "well lets see what else he's been doing"

Tyler said...

You do know that email is pretty easy to work. You just write something and click send. Maybe to an IT guy in another state. Then he emails you back with a list of all of the sites some guy has been too. I'm just sayin'. Don't want to get you paranoid or anything, but it's pretty easy. Not like you have to wait to run into the IT guy in the bathroom while you're taking a piss.

whocares said...

I can see this chat going nowhere.



Lunch.

Isiah Thomas said...

spiff why don't your friends rock a burbank/houston Southwest flight, its gotsta be cheaper/easier than driving.

whocares said...

tyler,

I was thinking the same thing. I guess by "extra work" Ben was refering to the ten second e-mail or phone call.

blue said...

no, what i'm saying is that my boss wouldn't do that, he's on the web as much, if not more, then me.

I don't really go to inappropriate sites.

Isiah Thomas said...

wow, just checked the burbank/houston flights and they're not cheap.

Ding, you are now ready to get ripped off.

blue said...

you can try and parannoy me but it won't work. If it had been sent just to me, paranoia would have set in.

Spaceman Spiff said...

i think the flights were expensive, and these guys are bums who dont work.

jugdish said...

If you weren't paranoid you wouldn't have mentioned it.

blue said...

bums who don't work can afford to buy tickets to a baskeeeetball game that's 2000 miles away?

blue said...

"If you weren't paranoid you wouldn't have mentioned it."

let me rephrase, since finding out everyone got sent the same email, i am no longer paraniod.

Corbin said...

Mets Supreme!!!!!!!!

Tyler said...

I'm going to start referring to Arod as "Purple Lips McStrikeout" in honor of this morning's A.M. Jump. DJ Gallo: well played sir.

whocares said...

Spiff,

How do non-working bums afford a halfway cross country trip and tickets to an NBA game?


Please advise as that is my ideal lifestyle.

whocares said...

Seriously, I'm going to lunch.



You cant stop me.

whocares said...

I'm seriously too lazy/hungover/unmotivated to get up and go to lunch.



This is an all time low.

whocares said...

The thought of going out into the bright sun and getting in my car that is going to be like an oven is not appealing.

whocares said...

Lunchtime Natch.

jugdish said...

I sent the following question to SG:

I have heard more than one person say that The Sports Gal articles are actually written by you. Same jokes, same writing style, all the "Bill said" references...can you convince us otherwise, or are you just trying to get in touch with your feminine side?

Do y'all just keep sending in the same question to his chats to get them on there, or just send it in once?

Isiah Thomas said...

You have to send the same question at least 5-10 times.

blue said...

I'm bringing my d- game today...but i usually don't ask the same questions over and over.

ebntx said...

jug, i sent a similar question.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I can't find the "live" chat.

Spaceman Spiff said...

re:bums

they get money from parents(my friend's parents believe he has a job and is trying to save up money, so they give him enough for rent and food), make money from poker occassionally. the tix were only around 120 each and they can all split gas.

blue said...

BILL SIMMONS
I am more excited to see if Entourage can get through the entire season without a single well-crafted joke.

My question: So it sounds like Entourage has become like an SG column?

ebntx said...

i like how he totally blew off the question about the girl because sh is probably sitting next to him.

Spaceman Spiff said...

deke, click "the show" tab at the top of the page

Mills said...

i am doing lunch too. if he goes marathon, i can catch up then.

jugdish said...

Has anyone put two betta fish in the same bowl to watch them fight to the death? This lady here in the office has two fish in two bowls and I really want to stage a betta fish death match, if anything, just to satisfy my own curiosity.

ebntx said...

do it jug, set up a webcam and sell the ppv rights.

blue said...

I did the beta fish thing when I was in highschool, it was kind of cool...my mom was not impressed.

ebntx said...

so do we have list boston or ny as our city to get our questions answered?

jugdish said...

Don't know, but I love the talk about the Knicks getting the first or second pick in the draft!

blue said...

and we've reached the Real World portion of the chat...SG doesn't realize that it's not 1995 anymore.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Midday crickets.

jugdish said...

"Sean, Emmitsburg MD: Who would you rather have sex with, Meg Ryan or Jack Nicholson?"

For a second there, I thought I stumbled across an on line chat with Kod.

ToddPacker said...

taco bell was good... i asked for extra grease... so my 'food' was a little more orange than normal

blue said...

why would he waste the time answering a question like that...is it supposed to be comedy?

blue said...

Simmons took the exact words from my question and used it in his answer about Whitlock. That was the exact question I sent in.

blue said...

I even used the term Big Sexy instead of whitlock.

blue said...

stealing bastard

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Zeke, I'm trying to pull something together for Overbay.

ebntx said...

off to lunch.

someone will have to post the rest of the chat once it goes insider.

Resident Psychologist said...

my morning turned out really awkward when i got a field-trainee guy dumped on me..

i am about the last person that i thought wouldve gotten this task. theres plenty more "professional looking" people in the office, but the boss dumped him to me..

rocking the big mutton chops, Tigers skull cap, shoes off, i'm the young guy, etc..

stranger even that we have guys in our group that do a semi-related job as the trainee.. 'cept they still picked me to show him the ropes. the other boss confirmed that this wasnt a mistake.

thanks for the pat on the back, but its just weird...

oh and thanks to the other semi-boss guy for coming over and asking why he was sitting with a slacker. go fuck yourself (although i was thinking the same thing, so i good call, i guess).

blue said...

ryan (worcester) is my hero....

Resident Psychologist said...

and now i get to catch up.. but thats a welcome task now

blue said...

well maybe not my hero, but he did have a good question that simmons answered:

At what age do you have to stop watching reality shows that are supposed to be for teenagers? When your daughter becomes one?

tem said...

I am back

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