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I think that for a championship game they should import refs from the farthest corners of the globe that know the rules but not the players. That way, an opposing player doesn't get a foul for merely touching Kobe because he's a Superstar.
I know this is stating the obvious, but no matter how much they may vehemently deny it, the refs in this league show a marked deference to the superstars. This gives the lakers a decided advantage that in a playoff series can mean the difference between winning or losing.
The Celtics either have to get so stealthy in how they guard Kobe, or they need a throw away goon from the bench that will guard Kobe, and whose fouling out won't impact the team.
posted by irunfromclones at 04:01 PM on June 01
Could not agree with you more. The Refs will do everything in their power to give this series to LA. They Tried to give the Boston Cavs series to the Cavs but the Celts overcame the Refs bad calls. They will have to do the same here. Refs need to call it by the books. No bogus calls. Call Traveling for what it is by the rules. Non of this 4 and 5 steps with out dribbling.
posted by twgibsr at 08:13 PM on June 01
And he needs to take Jon Miller to the unemployment line with him.
posted by twgibsr at 12:35 AM on February 11
I would much rather see him go all the way to the unemployment line. He is a sorry excuse for a sports journalist. I can't stand listening to him.
And bdaddy don't let time warner fool you. The nfl wants cable to offer NFL Network as part of its regular package and Cable wants to charge an extra fee for it. So the NFL is staying away from Cable.
posted by twgibsr at 12:32 AM on February 11
a better use of time for the Department of Justice would be to investigate Tim Geithner and other crooks appointed by Obama. If they are going to investigate the BCS why not investigate the NFL they don't include teams from the CFL and UFL in their championship games either. So look at it as the BCS is the NFL and Non BCS Conferences are the CFL and UFL.
posted by twgibsr at 05:14 PM on January 30
I really like Warner as well. Since he says he is retired I hope he doesn't tarnish his image by pulling a Favre on us.
posted by twgibsr at 09:47 PM on January 29
I go with B as well. Look at the last couple of decades at the big names that get away with penalties in Basketball. Jordan, Kobe, Shaq, and now james.
Jordan I would say got away with more violations than anyone ever. James is coming in a close second.
posted by twgibsr at 11:40 PM on January 28
You could use the NIT and the NCAA combined to do this without expanding the season. You could devide all the teams that would be invited to the 2 tournaments evenly between the two. Instead of the top 64 going into the NCAA and the others that go into the NIT. NCAA tourny would take the number 1 ranked team and NIT number 2 ranked team and so on down the line. would be more like the playoffs in the Pros. With NIT being one conference and NCAA being the other conference and the two winners playing eachother for National Title.
posted by twgibsr at 11:10 AM on January 21
Instead of expanding the NCAA tourny why not have the winner of the NIT and the NCAA play each other for the National title. That way you are basically expanding the NCAA tourney to include more teams with out expanding the schedule. The 2 current tournaments are usually played at the same time anyway.
posted by twgibsr at 11:01 AM on January 21
kirkaracha. I wouldn't look to closely at the vikings being ranked number 2 defense against the run considering the teams they played this year. When they actually played a team with a good running game they gave up TONs of yardage. Carolina Ran all over them. Vikings barely hung on to the number 2 seed. And Brett Favre at qb does not make them a better team. It stops their progress from last year actually. Who does the vikings have to step up when Favre is knocked out. Vikings have not faced a defense like the cowboys all year. The closest thing to it they faced was the way Carolina played and we know what happened there.
posted by twgibsr at 04:55 PM on January 12
if the HOF voters do not vote McGwire in then they should not vote Barroid Bonds in either.
posted by twgibsr at 10:34 PM on January 11
Unlike Bonds at least McGwire never denied using them. He refused to answer questions about it. And under the 5th ammendment he has that right. At least he finally has come clean again something you will never see berroid bonds do. You do not go from being the skinny little outfielder to a bulking muscle man in the few months of the offseason the way bonds did with out taking steroids.
posted by twgibsr at 10:31 PM on January 11
Ying Yang Mafia. Texas doesn't stand a chance even with McCoy. Alabama is over its jitters and are steam rolling over texas.
posted by twgibsr at 10:12 PM on January 07
As long as Snyder owns this team they will not win a playoff game let alone make it to the SB.
posted by twgibsr at 02:08 PM on January 07
I don't care who Washington hires as long as Dan Snyder is the owner they are not going to do anything.
posted by twgibsr at 07:13 PM on January 05
Yea, that is very odd. I guess you could argue it could be common since the NFL tries to get their marquee division matchups the last week of the season (like Eagles vs Cowboys) so one being a wildcard might mean meeting again the following week....but 2 of the 3 games are interconference which makes it more odd.
I believe they'll be more exciting this week because I think all teams were sort of not wanting to show their hand realizing the potential of meeting these guys again (if not this week then shortly after). For example, you know Cinci didn't show NYJ anything remotely similar to a polished gameplan since they had nothing to play for.
posted by bdaddy at 09:30 AM on January 04
This may have been the case in some of these games but not all them. Why would filthydelphia shegirls not show their hand when they have a chance to win the #2 seed and a bye plus a homegame? they were just plain out dominated by the better team this past week.
posted by twgibsr at 03:57 PM on January 04
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