For the record, I totally know the difference between ‘concession’ and ‘succession’… If you missed it (I’m gonna try to get the clip to post on the site), I sound like a Scandinavian eunic on the radio. That medium is not for everyone, boy. Moments after I got off-air, I had the following exchange with… Read more »
First of all, congratulation to Chris Bosh for winning the Player of the Week. Well deserved award indeed but now it’s back to work. It’s four games in five nights time again starting on Tuesday in Detroit. The Pistons just got their ass kicked by the Knicks and will be looking to kill the next… Read more »
Today, my mug’s filled with joy. It’s nice to be recognized. In case you’ve noticed a bit of buzzing in the comments section of the blog over the past week or so, this little island burg floating in the vast interocean has been found! Land HO! That’s right folks, due to lowered standards and the… Read more »
“Scrapping is what we’ve been able to do this season and tonight, we got outscrapped.” – Nate McMillan, while feeding Brandon Roy his post-game grapes. She, like, totally LOVES scrappiness and stuff! How often can we honestly say we outscrapped someone? Four games a season? GREAT effort this afternoon. Prior to the game someone must… Read more »
Changed my mind; I do have something to add: TRoss. I generally doubt that players pay attention to what-all’s being said out there (out here) but I wondered a couple weeks ago when, as the griping-crescendo was building and about to peak towards TRoss, he seemed to break out of whatever low-level of funk he was in, to suddenly play a bit better. So … I’ll throw two cents into the internet-ether to say that TRoss would be a much-much better player and would earn himself many extra-large paycheques come contract time, if he would decide once-and-for-all that he *had* to be better and to start by driving hard to the hoop, and often! I don’t expect to see an ego-maniacal-attitude (can you imagine, tho? Damn, he’d be dangerous). But if he got a little bit angry or impatient (even) at his slow progression, thus far … it couldn’t hurt.
I remember reading a lot of years ago how then-captain Bobby Clarke of the Philadelphia Flyers was pissed at one of his talented line-mates (Bill Barber, I think) who was sleep-walking, so between periods, he yelled at him loudly and whacked him hard with a stick, across his shin-pads … and it worked. (Next period, the guy scored, the team won, etc, etc.) So … maybe a fellow Rap could … you know, wake him up, just a bit more? A stick probably isn’t necessary, but .. maybe throw a shoe at him? Because he’s too talented to not be on his way (yet) to becoming a big star in this league. So c’mon DeMar. Give him a little Compton-style. Get him angry. Without JJ for a bit, you’re gonna need him.