Posted on: September 5, 2009 11:55 pm
I just witnessed the massacre of Charleston Southern. The quarterback who could be the best at his position in college football history, Tim Tebow, ran for a TD and threw one while at 2-string, John Brantley passed for a TD too. I watched the Gators run back a kickoff all the way for their first kickoff return since 1999. They are also ranked number 1, coming off a National Championship season. They have an enourmous target on their backs but Tim Tebow's team will play harder than any other team in the country.
Posted on: May 30, 2009 12:13 am
Edited on: May 30, 2009 12:13 am
As a Nuggets fan, I'm not only depressed, I'm in awe. That is the best performance I have seen by the hard-headed Lakers since the Shaq era. If they played like this every game, there would be no argument of who the better player is between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. They have the potential to beat the '96 Bulls' 72-10 record. They are the best team in the NBA. As much as I hate this team, and I will be rooting against them in the Finals, I think they are a shoo-in for the NBA title. They'll take any team playing like this and beat them by 10. I'm worried that Kobe will pass Michael Jordan as the best player to play basketball in the world. Bryant already has so much ego it's hard to believe. I think if he gets too much better, his head might explode.
"They are a great team," George Karl said in a post-game interview, "they deserve the right to win the Western Conference championship. I think they are the best team in the NBA right now." And he is right. The Lakers are literally unstoppable when playing at their best, like they did tonight. I had a good feeling coming into this year. Denver was giving up on the Nuggets and I was thinking maybe we'd make it in to the finals on a lucky streak like the Rockies of a few years ago.
But I am excited for next year. "Everything that can be, everything that should be and everything that hopefully will be" George Karl added.
"I've been in this position too many times now, coming this close and losing, not winning the championship. But this isn't as far as I wanna go." Chauncey said after his post-game interview.
Let's bring Chauncey back to his 8th consecutive Western Conference Championship and go farther to win it all this time!
Posted on: May 28, 2009 3:46 pm
Thanks to David Stern, the NBA's commissioner, the NBA has quickly become the most poorly officiated league in pro sports.
Thanks to David Stern, the NBA has become the most poorly officiated league in pro sports. He hired these refs that don't seem to be able to make the right calls. It's ticking off fans in his little scheme to get the best marketed teams to the championship. In other words, he just wants money. Money, money, money. It's human nature to desire more of what you are already aboud with. As Americans, we have a lot of food, so we always want more. Same for David Stern. He's loaded with money so he wants more. More, more, more. That's what is heading the NBA in the wrong direction. Tell these refs to call the games right and if they don't listen, fire them. How hard can it be to replace an NBA ref? There are thousands of people out there that would die to run on the court with NBA stars even if they have to call the fouls.
Wait. There's more(no surprise there). What else is wrong with this NBA rules system? THE TECHNICALS. You can't call an in-game technical and give the opposing team the free throws. Not if you're going to review the technical after the game is over and overturn the call. It can't be done because then the refs are giving away free fouls when that happens.Put it in this perspective.
Kenyon Martin of the Denver Nuggets has gotten 6 technical fouls. 3 of them overturned.
Those are literally "free" throws because they didn't have to work to get them. Even David Stern said that they weren't technicalls meaning they shouldn't get the technical.
The only possible solution?
Only to be used to decide if a technical or flagrant really was called the right way. People say bad refs don't change the outcome of games but if you're giving away free throws that shouldn't have even happened, that could change the result of a close game. They could put on a comercial, show a replay or two and it shouldn't make the show take too much longer.
And they already use it to decide if the ball was out of a players hands before the buzzer or after to decide whether or not it was a succesful buzzer beater.
Posted on: May 27, 2009 12:39 am
The Orlando Magic have stolen a third game against the Cleveland Cavaliers to make the series 3-1. They are on the road to the NBA Finals. Imagine if LeBron missed the buzzer beater in game 2. The third seed Orlando Magic would've swept the first seed Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime.
The Cavs are playing poorly. LeBron is being forced to do it all. He needs help to beat the Magic who have depth.
But the Magic are also playing fantastic basketball. Finding the open man, often on the perimeter, and making it rain 3-pointers.
I think the Nuggets can also pull an upset on the Lakers to make it Nuggets vs Magic in the finals and the Magic would have the coveted home-court advantage because their regular season record trumps the Nuggets' record. But I am a Denver fan, so I am biased. I really am unsure and it is about a 50/50 chance for either LA or Denver to win. This series is completely unpredictable. However I'll make an attempt to predict it. After a game 4 blowout in Denver, the Nuggets should come out strong in the Staples Center for game 5 to take their first series lead at 3-2. Then the teams head back northeast to the Mile High City. If the Nuggets can pull this one off at home it'll be a 6 game series. If not a game 7 is not out of reach for the Nuggets but is likely that the Lakers will win in that situation.
West: Nuggets in 7
East: Magic in 6