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    I'm old enough to have seen our 4th quarter theme...

    I'm old enough to have seen our 4th quarter theme before. It's Wrestlemania, it's Hulk Hogan. 4th quarter, Stripes is laying a beating on the Raptor. Suddenly, those chops to the chest are just...
  2. The one main thing keeping me from considering...

    The one main thing keeping me from considering the Raps to be an elite team, is that there are teams that we have no answer for. Teams like the Clippers have our number. To be elite, I tend to think...
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    Every team in the NBA has a record that's partly...

    Every team in the NBA has a record that's partly padded by wins over weak Eastern Conference teams. That includes us, but also every record this season. Are the Pacers the worst #1 seed by the same...
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    East vs. West unfair?

    I keep hearing about how unfair the balance between team quality and playoff contention is, in terms of East vs. West. Most of what I hear is how team A. is a playoff team in the East, but team B. is...
  5. Thread: Confession Time

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    My wife won us some 2nd row seats to a pre-season...

    My wife won us some 2nd row seats to a pre-season game years ago. We played Lithuania, and I had no idea who Kapono or Delfino were, at the time, because the Internet sucked back then. The view was...
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    I think that was Brooklyn's plan for this season.

    I think that was Brooklyn's plan for this season.
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    That basically sums up my feelings exactly. Amirs...

    That basically sums up my feelings exactly. Amirs "market" value is less than his "team" and "fan" value. Garlic is worth less than ground beef, but take it out of a meat sauce, and your pasta...
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    Trade Amir for a late 1st round pick, or 2nd...

    Trade Amir for a late 1st round pick, or 2nd round picks?? Why in the hell would you even think that this is some sort of upgrade or improvement? The only way I would move him, is as part of a larger...
  9. I also have a business, and understand the...

    I also have a business, and understand the concept of investing in new equipment. My problem with most of the rebuild talk, or tanking, is the amount that has to be sold/removed/replaced in these...
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    Psycho-Tea-Cozy. I picture him in a big sweater.

    Psycho-Tea-Cozy. I picture him in a big sweater.
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    Mr. Hansbrough.

    Mr. Hansbrough.
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    The last roster spot....

    I heard a quote about Buycks being better than any of the late 1st/early 2nd round picks this year. I was thinking about the similarities between drafting a guy and (in the absence of a pick) simply...
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    Just watched a bit of Raptors-Boston on Cable....

    Just watched a bit of Raptors-Boston on Cable. The guide says Heat game, but I saw the green as I flipped past, and realized they were showing our game. That's annoying right there for sure.
  14. Thread: The 15th spot

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    I take the "Just for Men hair-care" approach...

    I take the "Just for Men hair-care" approach here. Keep that youthful look, with just a touch of Gray.
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    The amount of talent we'd have to shed, to get...

    The amount of talent we'd have to shed, to get bad enough to have a top 5 pick (hopefully) seems greater than the value of a top 5, or 10 pick to me. I would think that young players to develop,...
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    I guess my point wasnt so much the value of the %...

    I guess my point wasnt so much the value of the % in a typical game situation, but in the sort of game where there's a minute or two left, and a small lead to protect. In the game the other day, they...
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    I think I threw up a little there.....

    I think I threw up a little there.....
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    The value of the FT%

    I was watching one of our recent wins, and near the end of the game, it was a contest of fouls and free-throws. It got me thinking how under-valued FT% is as an offensive stat. I was watching Jose go...
  19. Thread: Mcguire signed

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    I'm happy for him. He worked hard here, and if it...

    I'm happy for him. He worked hard here, and if it were'nt for the injuries to guys ahead of him in the rotation, he'd not have been expected to do more than the role he was hired for.
  20. I don't think that there are any "simple trades"...

    I don't think that there are any "simple trades" in pro sports. If there were, we'd have evenly balanced teams across the league. We've got enough new guys that I don't mind waiting till the...
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    You're forgetting that this is the Internet....

    You're forgetting that this is the Internet. People get far more fired up to rant or complain about something than they do to praise a thing or a person. It's like reviews for products. If I'm...
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    I think we'll see more of Ross as the season goes...

    I think we'll see more of Ross as the season goes on. These first two games have been against top Eastern teams, and as skilled as Ross may be potentially, he's still a bit undersized and raw. JV,...
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    Can a small market team ever land or have a...

    Can a small market team ever land or have a superstar player, and actually afford to surround them (once they've matured and established themselves) with enough truly quality talent? Do you not often...
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    Someone explain the scoring to me....

    Looking up the stats for Wed.'s To./Det. game and I couldnt get past a wall of "buy tickets now" spam at NBA.com, but I did find the box score over at ESPN....
  25. It's way more than a skin disorder. I have an...

    It's way more than a skin disorder. I have an auto-immune disorder, and I can tell you, it kicks my ass on a regular basis. I really hope that Demar doesn't develop any of the more serious (and life...
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