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|1 week 1 day ago||I blame Ed and Lisa (and, to||
I blame Ed and Lisa (and, to a lesser extent) Christian McCaffery.
As a parent, I know that - unless you constantly reinforce to your child (starting at a very young age) how important it is to *always* keep your stars in a safe place and never take them somewhere where they might be lost or stolen - they *will* lose one or more of them at some point in their life. It is inevitable.
Poor parenting (and big-brothering) - simple as that.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Hey bluesalt, we should meet||
Hey bluesalt, we should meet up @ Verizon Center for a Celtics - Wizards game this upcoming season! I was at the 2011 game when rookie Wall hit that ridiculous (translation: incredibly lucky, off-glass) 3-pointer to win the game. I went with my son - who is a C's fan - so, one of us was kinda bummed.
And, I was at the 1975 EC Finals game at the Capital Center. Game 6 (deciding game). Bullets vs. Celtics. Bullets won series 4-2. Hayes, Unseld, Chenier, Porter, Weatherspoon, et al. vs. Cowens, White, Havlicek, Silas, Nelson, et al. Good times. I was at that game with my Dad.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Sanders Sayers Dickerson Pete||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Again, respectfully disagree||
Again, respectfully disagree with your statements here, as well.
Cap space will take another jump next year. The problem they had this FA signing period (and may have next year as well) is not lack of money, but pulling the top FA's to DC vs. the multiple other options available (everyone has $ in the current environment of increasing cap space).
As for where they will finish in the EC in 2016-17, IMHO, it's too early to predict (I'm not a fan of predictions in general - I see no point; I prefer to see how things actually play out). With Brooks & staff coming in this year, same core of players may result in significantly different results (for better or worse). Also of note is that they were 18-13 after acquiring Morris last season. So, that's really the benchmark that one should be using as the starting point for where they might be heading in the upcoming season (rather than the full 2015-16 record).
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Abe's been dead for several||
Abe's been dead for several years. So, if you want to "take it up with him", you'll need a medium.
I'm not a big fan of the Wizards name either. Definitely preferred "Bullets". I think one of the reasons they went with a "W" name was to continue the alliteration theme: *B*altimore *B*ullets, *W*ashington *W*izards. But, plenty of other "W"'s they could have chosen which would have been preferable (though, I would have preferred no name change).
|3 weeks 1 day ago||UPDATE: Satoransky agrees to||
UPDATE: Satoransky agrees to a 3-year/$9M contract to join Wizards starting in 2016-17 season. Though Satoransky is 6'7", he plays point guard for Barcelona. He can probably also be used alongside Wall and Burke at the SG spot as well. It'll be interesting to see how things develop for backcourt minutes.
UPDATE 2: Temple has joined the Kings. Still may see Anderson re-sign, though.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I respectfully disagree with||
I respectfully disagree with your statement that their biggest need is/was small forward. After watching them struggle mightily with (a) regularly giving up waaaaaay too many 2nd/3rd/... chance possesions; and (b) team defense defending the 3 point shot and against long, athletic, teams who also have multiple 3-point threats (prior to acquiring Markeif Morris, that is; Dudley was rather unathletic and consequently a big defensive and rebounding liability), I would assert that their biggest need was adding youth and athletiscm to their rotation of bigs. As of today, they've basically swapped Nene and Dudley for Mahinmi and Andrew Nicholson. While Nene brings some unique skills for a big (specifically, his passing and vision), his injuries have limited his contributions overthe past two seasons (and, it's likely this will continue). So, I see their free agency activity as (a) a significant net positive, and (b) addressing their area of greatest need.
With regard to SF, Porter and Oubre are under contract. They will likely re-sign Anderson as well. I'm also hearing that they have interest in Harkless(free agent with Trailblazers). To write off Porter and Oubre would be short-sighted. Particularly with the coaching staff that they have had. I kinda think of Wittman as the NBA analogue of Hoke: great guy, players like him, but really poor at player development. With Scott Brooks and staff coming in this season, I am optimistic that the young core (Wall, Beal, Porter, Oubre, Morris, Nicholson, and sort-of still young Mahinmi) will make significant strides in their games over the next couple of seasons.
As for Burke, we shall see. It seems they are still trying to pry their Euro-phenom draft pick from 2012 - Tomas Satoransky - from Barcelona over the summer. If they indeed do convince him (and his agent) to sign with the Wizards, I expect their primary 3-guard rotation will be Wall, Beal, and Satoransky. If not, then, Trey could be a significant contributor.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Now we know the real reason behind the Brexit referendum ...||
... they want the Three Lions to leave UEFA and join Concacaf.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||While, I would cetainly||
While I would cetainly prefer Holden or Feilhaber to Kljestan, I do believe that Kljestan would be a better choice than anyone that Klinsmann selected for the 2016 Copa America roster to be the primary playmaker - i.e., the player who has the inate ability (gift?) to see things developing slightly before anyone else does and then delivering the ball precisely where it needs to be based on such early vision/diagnosis.
While I've not watched a lot of Red Bulls' matches of late, this recent Sports Nation article by Joshua Hargett is relevant here: LINK
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Benny Feilhaber||
If Klinsmann is out, I certainly applaud this decision.
I simply don't understand why he has shut Feilhaber out of the USMNT pool. From Feilhaber's early years at the national level, he was a player who stood out to me as someone who had the vision & technical skill that seems so rare on the USMNT. Did he have some deficiencies in his performances in those early appearences? Yes, of course, all young players do. But, it seems like he's become a much more well-rounded player (i.e., able to play well defensively and stand up to rough, physical play) since then. And, yet, Klinsmann opts for Beckerman and Bradley over Feilhaber (and Kljestan). I repeat myself, but I simply don't understand.
A couple of interesting articles on this topic:
And, then there's Stuart Holden. Another of the rare USMNT players with superb vision & technical skills - a potential star for the USMNT.<<Sad story>>. Though, I do wonder, even if he had not had his career cut short due to injuries, would Klinsmann have ignored him too?
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||Wait, Grobe read the report||
Wait, Grobe read the report ... which doesn't exist? How exactly did that work?
"This should put interim Head Football Coach Jim Grobe in an interesting position to defend his decision to keep the entire coaching staff intact. He said his decision was based on reading part of the Pepper Hamilton report."
|8 weeks 6 days ago||For me, it's not even close -||
For me, it's not even close - definitely Willie Hen...
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Butch Woolfolk, pickup||
Butch Woolfolk, pickup basketball game at IMSB, 1979.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Wait, no Chief Jay Strongbow?||
Wait, no Chief Jay Strongbow? Or Haystacks Calhoun? Or Mr. Fuji and Tanaka?
Well, I'm pretty bummed.
It looks like a good show nonetheless.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||My son will be starting there||
My son will be starting there this fall (he started at JMU, didn't like it at all and is transferring to VCU), so I read the VCU news web site. I'm a UM grad (LS&A class of 1983) now living in central VA.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Clearly, but a clever||
Clearly, but a clever one.
Tats not SAT's!!!
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Physical Intangibles ???||
Physical intangibles?? It sounds oxymoronic to me. But, as long as they're off the charts - that's the important thing. BTW, is this chart a physical chart or an intangible one?
|23 weeks 5 hours ago||The particluar sticking point||
The particluar sticking point here is with regard to one prominent species of bovine - longhornus quinta-starus - that is currently on the protected species list. If the pipeline were to go through, it would likely be extinct within 4-5 years.
|23 weeks 11 hours ago||That's likely going to be||
That's likely going to be rejected based on huge environmental impact. I hear it would likely have 2-3X greater (negative) environmental impact than Keystone.
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||I heard that Murphy thought||
I heard that Murphy thought the raisin bread toast at Angelo's was just kinda "meh", so Harbaugh pulled the offer.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Well, ummm, sort of||
Well, ummm, sort of upstanding? maybe? If we use of very loose definition of "upstanding"?http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/01/peyton-s-manning-s-forgotten-sex-scandal.html
(to the tune of the Nationwide jingle)... "Some peo-ple can't take a joke"
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, agreed. The latter part||
Yes, agreed. The latter part of the IU game along with the OSU game were Exhibits A & B as to why this is important (with - as you point out - the loss of Glasgow being a big caveat).
Uche (in particular) and Kemp have the potential to develop into dominant edge rushers (though, I'd be surprised if either gets a lot of playing time in 2016). So, Gary as a versatile 3T is likely his final, primary destination.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Mea Culpa if this is||
Mea Culpa if this is old/repeated info. I hadn't seen it on MGoBoard, but I may have missed it.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Not exactly how I||
Not exactly how I interpretted the article. Author seems to be arguing that they should play Gary inside *most* of the time. He argues that having a dominant run-stopper is more valuable in the college game than a dominant edge-rusher.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, they really *are*||
Wow, they really *are* cutting the budget at ESPN HQ. I would've thought their offices/studios would be a bit more flashy than that (though the snowman is *very* flash).
(And, yes, I know, that's most certainly not ESPN, but rather, the admin office at Paramus Catholic after Rashan returned to school from his visit to Bristol; this was an attempt at humor [you be the judge]).
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Don't have a lot to offer.||
Don't have a lot to offer. Here's his highlights on hudl ...
|26 weeks 11 hours ago||BTW, does anyone know if Von||
BTW, does anyone know if Von had baggage at TAMU or if his fine set of luggage was acquired with his NFL earnings.
|26 weeks 11 hours ago||Von Miller (wishful||
Von Miller (wishful thinking), without the baggage?
|26 weeks 15 hours ago||This is as close as I could||
This is as close as I could get.