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Heat Eliminate Pistons in Game 6 Rout: Heat make first NBA Finals.
posted by joecab to basketball at 09:58 PM on June 02 - 43 comments
Kobe Leads the Lakers Past the Suns in OT : Kobe adjusts to a new role in the playoffs.
posted by joecab to basketball at 01:07 PM on May 01 - 24 comments
Hey, I agree that the suspension was unwarranted, but there is no doubt to Stack's intentions. I looked at the replay as suggested above, and if you look at the slow motion IN SLOW MOTION you will see that Stack led with his forearm to the shoulders and head, and then the left arm extended at a feigned attempt to block the shot. Having said that, this is the playoffs, and messages are sent. NO EASY LAYUP BASKETS !!!
posted by joecab at 09:49 PM on June 16
As a American of Spanish heritage, I now want to be known as a Southwest European transplanted Hispanic-American. And I feel that the United States and it's Anglo-Saxon citizentry should pay restitution to my people for the lands they took away from us as well. I also want the NFL Cleveland team to change its' name. I think they are throwing my race a red herring when they say the team was named after its founder. No more Cleveland Browns. It is an insult to Hispanics. After all, you wouldn't call them the Cleveland Caucasians, would you?
posted by joecab at 11:20 PM on June 15
Myabe they should be called the "Gambling Casino Moguls", although that would probably offend Steve Wynn and his buddies. By the way, Desert Dog, I am hispanic and live in SoCal. And I believe if you pulled me over, it was because I did something wrong or you have probable cause, so please don't despair. Thank you for putting your life on the line every day to defend us.
posted by joecab at 07:11 PM on June 15
Texas and everett, been to any good professional soccer matches in the US lately? The real bullshit is that you guys think the general public in the US cares about soccer. It's like watching college basketball before the shot clock.
posted by joecab at 11:41 PM on June 11
I hope the US wins it all so we can show the rest of the world that if we REALLY cared about soccer, we could dominate it. Let's face it...the best part of watching the cup is hearing the Spanish broadcaster yell "Goooooooooooooooooooooooooollll"
posted by joecab at 11:17 PM on June 11
I've looked into my crystal ball: Dateline May 27, 2011...21-year old Michelle Wie failed yet again in her quest to qualify for the Men's US Open. One curious note is that Miss Wie, a former child prodigy, has also failed to win one tournament in her career on the LPGA
posted by joecab at 09:05 AM on June 05
Hey, FtheRedSux, while I agree with your statement, you missed one point. How long until, in this politically correct world we live in, will it be until they allow her and/or other women to play in men's tournaments but hit from shorter distances? You know it's coming sooner or later. I can already see that NOW cow Martha Burk cooking up her plans in her cauldron
posted by joecab at 11:17 PM on June 03
There is no doubt in the world that Wilt was the greatest center ever. Despite what some may be saying, there were plenty of quality centers in the league through the 60's, and rightly so some knowledgeable contributors to this thread have pointed that out. The reality is that if blocked shots had been kept as a stat in the 60's, Wilt would have likely averaged a triple-double for yearly stats several times. Just a side note to his unique abilities: Who is the only center to ever lead the NBA in assists?...Wilt. The man could do it all, except free throws after they changed the rule. By the way, those that criticize Shaq for his offensive moves and contact he creates would do well to remember the man-child, Moses Malone. He was Shaq before Shaq and played much the same way. And while they are at it, look at the films of old games and check out the "lack of contact" in the great battles between Kareem and Wilt, Willis Reed and Lanier, Thurmond and Unseld, Russell and Wilt, etc. Center going at it and slamming into each other has been going on for over 40 years. It is not Shaq's fault that he is stronger than the others around him.
posted by joecab at 10:58 PM on June 03
Ah grum...yet another bitter Pissons fan...lol. It truly needs to be asked: is this the greatest choke of all time in the NBA?...Which other "guaranteed" team, one which its fans were stupidly saying should have had even greater representation (or was that over representation) at the All-Star game, has ever choked this badly?
posted by joecab at 04:02 PM on June 03
It is always nice when the powers that be on this site filter out what one says. I stated in the original post that the Pistons were never as great as their record, and that they had many shortcomings that were exposed in the playoffs. I also stated that the window of opportunity for this Pistons squad is now closed, and Dumars will have to start working his magic again to bring them back. I figure this post will also be rejected since it seems the 'keepers' of this site are big time Detroit fans and rarely let anything critical of the Detroit defensive thugs go through. Maybe this time they will have enough "bowls" to do so. As a Lakers fan, it is also REALLY pleasing that Shaq and Riley are leading the way in beating Detroit. Memories being what they are, they enjoy being in the finals, but they REALLY enjoy having beaten Detroit.
posted by joecab at 02:11 PM on June 03
I tried to sell my loyalty to flaxseed oil, but now I'm being investigated for purjury
posted by joecab at 08:57 PM on May 04
hey, gspm, you will not hear from me that there wasn't some home-court refereeing, and I sat that as a life-long Lakers fan. The bottom line is that there are more favorable calls for the one side in an NBA home playoff game than in any other sports event, except perhaps in this year's "tainted steel" Super Bowl.
posted by joecab at 02:51 PM on May 01
Good luck to Favre and the Packers. As for the Bears, I think the playoffs showed the team they are - a team that had a really good record only because of the NFL's weighted schedule program that gives the illusion of parity. Just watch. The Bears will crash and burn their way this year to a 7-9 record.
posted by joecab at 08:31 AM on April 26
since a team is really in a do or die situation when it has 2 outs, a clutch RBI should any RBI delivered when there are 2 outs, in a close game (+/- 3 runs), an it should not matter how it was accomplished. I mean there should be no difference between a Home Run or a bases loaded walk. The bottom line is that when there are 2 outs, the team is living on the edge. If that player makes out, the entire inning is over and an entire new rally has to begin the next time. Coming through under those circumstances is clutch.
posted by joecab at 11:22 AM on April 22
Thank you, Grum, for putting facts to my observations above.
posted by joecab at 11:25 PM on April 20
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