29 July 2009
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11 July 2008
I am glad it was July 11th. Having that free 7.11 oz slurpee was a blessing in the summer heat. Lets go over what has happened on 7/11.
Football: Brett Favre wants his release. This is an interesting story. I never put pen to paper on this, but I always maintained (as did Tony from PTI) that Favre would be back for the season. Favre wants to play, but the Packers want to move on. What to do, what to do? If I am Favre, the first teams I look at are Minnesota and Baltimore.
8 July 2008
Major League Baseball’s all-star game is approaching and in all honesty, I am kind of excited. I like baseball’s all-star festivities, especially compared to the other main sports in the U.S. And if you don’t mind, I’m going to tell you why. Actually, what do I care if you mind?
3 July 2008
I am furious. The Sonics are gone and America doesn't seem to care. On today's Around the Horn 3 of 4 panelists said the NBA is better off in Oklahoma City. That statement is ludicrous.
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Here are my thoughts about the city of Seattle letting the Sonics leave
1. Seattle/Washington legislature are all idiots
If you are a Washington resident, I implore you to not re-elect our Governor (Christine Gregoire). If you live in Seattle, we need a new city council and Mayor. These people had a chance to keep the team here, twice! Yet, nothing was done. We need change if we are to ever get basketball back here again.
Like most, I am upset about the departure of Seattle's beloved SuperSonics, but I am not writing to vent or point fingers, but rather make other interesting points.
Interesting Point #1: How will the NBA's western conference be aligned? Or is the NBA just going to rename the Northwest division? Oklahoma City is not the northwest and as a resident of the northwest I would be annoyed by the labeling of Oklahoma City as northwest. It's just not right. Are they going to be put in the Southwest division, where they belong, making western conference divisions unbalanced? We'll see.
2 July 2008
In case you didn't hear, the Sonics have made a deal with the city of Seattle and will be leaving for Oklahoma City for this season. In return, the City will recieve 45 million dollars from owner Clayton Bennett, and could recieve an extra 30 million if the City does not recieve a new NBA team by 2013. The City also keeps the Sonics' names, records, etc.
1 July 2008
ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that Baron Davis has an agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers to join the team for the 08-09 season and beyond. Details of the contract are not yet available (5 yr, 65 mil as rumor has it)
27 June 2008
Well, another NBA Draft has come and gone. There were a few surprises, and more than a few things went as projected. Here's a rundown
Rose and Beasley went 1/2, respectively
OJ Mayo was selected 3rd by Minnesota, who eventually traded him to Memphis for Kevin Love in an 8 player deal
24 June 2008
Last year's NBA draft was easy as a Sonics fan. Take either Durant or Oden, whoever was left. This year however, it’s a whole new ball game. As soon as it was announced the Sonics would have the fourth pick in this draft I thought “what does that mean?” Now, I'm not stupid, I understand what having the fourth pick means, I just didn't know what that would get them.
For those of you waiting for the NBA season to begin, I have something for you to do.
Have you ever wanted to own your own team? Wanted to play in the NBA? Well here's your chance. Cyberdunk is a great way to do these things.
17 June 2008
As the trial regarding the Seattle Sonics continues I am again infuriated at the whole situation. Most of my frustration is not with Clay Bennett though. Although he is most likely taking our Sonics away he is a business man with interests of his own. I am more frustrated with David Stern and the NBA.
13 June 2008
Though they don't seem as devastating as the Soriano/Pujols loss I wrote about yesterday, two key players have gone down on two other teams today. Cleveland put Victor Martinez on the DL, while Seattle placed its once-reliable closer JJ Putz back on the DL, both with elbow injuries. And unlike Soriano's freak fracture, there were hints at undiagnosed problems with both Martinez and Putz.
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11 June 2008
The situation that should be David Stern’s worst nightmare continues. I say should because Stern continues to brush aside “rogue” former NBA official Tim Donaghy. In the past couple of days Donaghy has claimed that NBA officials have influenced the outcome of NBA playoff games, including, perhaps most notably, game six of the 2002 Western Conference Finals between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers.
29 May 2008
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28 May 2008
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25 May 2008
Here are some stories I've dug up. Always nice to get another perspective on things
Mariners woes continue as Putz blows lead vs Yanks
19 May 2008
Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 20th) at 5pm PST, Kevin Durant will have the honor of representing the Sonics at the NBA Draft Lottery. The Supes have a great chance of obtaining the number One overall selection (19.9% to be exact). Here's a look at what they may do if they get the #1 pick.
31 March 2008
Battles between titans are always filled with their share of anticipation, but rarely do the opponents bring in so much shared history as in the Final Four slugfest-to-be that is Kansas vs. North Carolina. Besides giving college sports fans one of the greatest championship games in history in 1957 when the Tarheels defteated Wilt Chamberlin and the Jayhawks 54-53 in triple overtime, the entwined history of these two powerhouses that follows should lead to one of the most anticipated Final Four matchups in history.
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30 March 2008
Last night in the Rose Garden the roaring powerhouse that is the Charlotte Bobcats smoked the Blazers. Wow. The Blazers looked like a bunch of rookies. Imagine that. They couldn't score a single bucket in the final 4:28. This prompted the Oregonian's Jason Quick to speculate on whether or not the team has "checked out for the season."
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21 February 2008
Young, homegrown talent played a significant part in the Red Sox title run last year led by Dustin Pedroia winning the Rookie of the Year and Jonathan Papelbon definitively closing out games. Clay Buchholz pitched a no hitter in his second major league start, Jacoby Ellsbury stepped in when he was needed and became a vital part of the offense, and Jon Lester got the win in the World Series clincher. All are expected to be key contributors to the team this season. However, this influx of talent from the minors has not left this cupboard bare as Boston’s farm system still ranks in Baseball America’s top 5. Here are some of the next big prospects to keep an eye on in camp this spring and follow their progress this summer.
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6 February 2008
Apparently the Miami Heat and the Phoenix Suns have agreed on a trade that would send Shaquille O'Neal to Phoenix in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. I believe this is simply a knee-jerk reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' acquisition of Pau Gasol (a brilliant move by L.A., by the way) and do not see how this trade can make sense from the Suns' vantage point.
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