Maybe the kids should already have role models and not need to turn to athletes.
Full disclosure, I did not want the Olympics in Chicago-the city Rio beat out.
Honestly, I think its an outdated tradition. I don't see the purpose these competitions even serve. Complicate it with the fact that cities lacking the infrastructure to support these games and combine that with a real, and legit public health concern and you have a really potent recipe for disaster.
So lets gather up all of these people from every corner of the planet, make them play games in a sh*thole, and then send them all on their merry ways. What the heck can go wrong?
Just super impose a picture of Ohio State and Alabama's logos onto a field. They are essentially the only two teams that really matter.
Zika, reports of antibiotic resistant bacteria, the country basically saying it can't sustain itself....
They need to move the Olympics to another location or cancel. Every Olympics always looks like a disaster before the games start, Rio might actually be a disaster. Honestly, I get that a lot of these people in a lot of sports may never get a chance to compete again, but there are bigger things to worry about.
Rio had no business getting these games awarded to them.
That'll be a nice place for Meyer and JT to burn to the ground.
I feel better about this team than almost any other roster Meyer has fielded. Last year was such a loaded team that 1 loss was seen as a let down. That is where things have gotten at OSU.
This year they are going to sneak up on people for 2 weeks. Then they are going to feed Oklahoma to its dogs and everyone is going to stand up and take notice. They'll be the hunter for 3 weeks and after they storm into Norman and burn it to the ground they'll be hunted again.
Punched Scott Skiles too, because you know-there are a lot of corporate jobs where you can punch a subordinate and keep your job.
Honestly, Jerry Reinsdorf is the villain here but he has 6 titles in hoops and another on the diamond to his credit so he basically has to die in order for things to make a drastic change. The blue print is there. The Hawks were horribly run until they weren't.
Correct. And when you don't have that guy, you need to have a better roster than the hot garbage the Bulls currently have. My point is that Jimmy is acting like, getting paid like, and talking like a top 5 player in the league. All he is missing is the whole playing like one thing.
The Bulls are a convoluted mess. Derrick Rose lost the support of Bulls fans when he basically said he'd let God decide his rehab path. He's also from another planet and lives in his own world.
Jimmy Butler is a guy you win with, not a guy you win because of. He is the next one that needs to go.
Finally, they need to chop the head off of the snake and get rid of John Paxson. This entire team is a mess and it has less to do with Rose than anyone else, but at least its a start.
That doesn't make any sense, I'm sorry.
Awww. I have a down vote stalker! (not accusing you Silver)
Then you should really despise Michael Jordan. Humility wasn't in the man's vocabulary. He dissed Bryon Russel.
In this Hall of Fame Speech.
11 Years after hitting a shot over him.
So then admit you don't like Curry and move on. Jordan does it and he's competitive, Curry does it and he's entitled?
We get it, you don't like change.
And was fouled every time he missed a shot. I am an MJ fan. He is the greatest athlete I ever saw and grew up when he was at the height of his powers. I grew up in Chicago and was at ground zero for those great Bulls runs. I love MJ and can honestly say he is the biggest bad guy in the history of the NBA, potentially in all of American sports.
Then I'll have what you're having. He didn't whine so much as he was vulgar and constantly all over officials from tip off to final buzzer. Don't want to call it whining? Fine, don't. Refs hated Jordan more than any other player in the league. He was a grade A Jag Bag and was weapons grade offensive.
Players whined as much as when Jordan played as they do today.
Why are kids starting so early?
He gets mauled and also steamrolls everything in his path. When LeBron goes hard to the bucket and knocks someone over, he's just being physical. When he goes hard to the bucket and the defense is physical, its a blown call. No one gets away with more offensive fouls than LeBron.
The single biggest whiner in the history of the NBA was its greatest player.
The second biggest whiner in NBA history was the man most can comfortably accept comparisons to number 1.
The third biggest whiner in the NBA is currently the best player in the playoffs, and probably the league and might be making history this season if the Cavs win it all.
Do you see where I am going with this? Everyone LOVES to think only the bad guys whine and the other guy always does it but part of being the greatest or best in the league is taking that criticism. Michael got every call. EVERY ONE. His greatest shot (and what should have been his last) was a glorified BJJ takedown. Kobe got every call. LeBron gets every call. They've earned it.
Man, the Sox make no sense to me. They can't seem to get out of their own way right now. There was a series in KC where they lead all three games after 7. And got swept.
The Shields thing was a low risk move given that they traded away garbage, which should essentially tell you all you need to know as to why San Diego would part with him. They would have probably taken a pack of gum and a Pepsi. What worries me is he was battered around in a notorious pitcher's park and is now coming to a launch pad at the warmest time of the year....so..there's that.
The offense can't seem to find any consistency and that's largely because of Jose Abreu not being his usual spectacular self. If he heats up in the middle and top prospect Tim Anderson keeps getting on and being fast at the top of the lineup, maybe we have something.
Bullpens, however, are a fickle mistress. The Sox had not only a good bullpen to start the year but a nearly unhittable one. Now, you can't trust anyone in it. Chris Sale is going through his usual lull and will heat up in a few weeks, JQ keeps you in a position to win most games. They need Jose Abreu to heat up and a third starter to emerge. Otherwise, it will be more .500 baseball.
If LeBron is the best player on the court again tonight, this thing is heading back west. I don't like the Cavs but I love James.
Go get em King.
The Bulls problems go far beyond the locker room. Nepotism is the reason John Paxson is still Basketball Czar. Part of it is Hoiberg being weak and getting walked over. He also lost the locker room early with the way he treated Joakim Noah who was the unquestioned leader of that locker room. It went from bad to worse in Chicago before the Bulls played 10 games. Butler didn't do anyone any favors by constantly cutting off the coaches legs in the media, at practice, etc. I don't JUST have a problem with Jimmy but its a convoluted mess.
You have an owner loyal to a guy who hit a big shot and won a title for the Bulls and won't fire him because he doesn't fire his guys.
You have a President of Basketball Ops that is constantly trying to exert his power over people (grabbing ties and punching coaches, but still not getting fired).
You have a flunkie of that guy who is the "GM" and doesn't know his ass from a hole in the wall.
These three have a hand in hiring a coach who is hired largely because he's the exact opposite of the guy you had previously.
Meanwhile the worst crime Tom Thibedeoux ever committed in Chicago was calling out upper managment on its bull shit and getting the absolute most out of some dog ass teams. His best teams were simply at the wrong place in the wrong time being the second best team in the East behind LeBron's heat. When Derek went down, everything came crashing with it. Rose didn't do himself any favors as he isn't free and clear either since he basically let God decide his rehab path, and not doctors but the second he clutched his knee against Philly, the Bulls were inexorably changed for the worse.
Derek's other worldly ability concealed the serious problems within the organization that needed a miracle to get Rose in the first place.
This is the organization that produced Michael Jordan and 6 NBA championships. And this is what we have now.
Except Jimmy is as much of a problem as Derek. He's not that lunch pail guy he was when he came in. He thinks he's a legit top 5 NBA player.
If he is going to undermine Fred, he'll undermine anyone at this point. However, if he goes to Minnesota and gets reunited with Thibs, I guess. But let's not give Butler more credit than he deserves. IF Derek was never hurt, Butler would be playing second fiddle and not even attempting to over come anything. But Derek turned out to be a flake and Butler is an egomaniac-which is fine but he also is a number 2 pretending to be a number 1. They need to blow it up, sure. They won't.
You shouldn't be. The Bulls are an organization with serious cracks in the foundation. Butler is a guy that earned a max deal but isn't a max deal type of player. He also eviscerated his coach this season by telling him to coach harder and that he wouldn't play in his offense. Butler will tell anyone that listens that its his locker room-when you have to tell people you're the leader, you AREN'T the leader. He's a good player but the Bulls tricked themselves into thinking he's a guy that you build around. Jimmy Butler is a classic example of a guy you win with, not because of.
The Bulls had the worst thing that could happen to an organization with the Rose injuries and subsequent fall out-their biggest asset became their biggest liability. When that happens, there's little you can do to over come it. There is no market for Rose who will probably be left to walk when his contract expires (Telling people that you can't wait for your contract with 2 years left on your mega deal is not a good look). The way this team is flailing around is a true embarassment for one of the elite franchises in the league. This team boasts the NBA's greatest team and one of the greatest athletes in American Sports and this is the best they can muster?
Somehow John Paxon has survived 5 coaches. That shouldn't happen for a GM\President\Whatever he is now. At some point, the problem isn't the guys getting hired-its the guys doing the hiring. They need to blow the whole thing up, but look no further than Chicago's South Side to see that a team owned by Jerry Reinsdorf can not, by its very nature, tear itself down and build up. It needs to try to win every year. So instead of long term success, you get mediocrity with the hopes of catching lightning in a bottle.
If LBJ keeps pulling out the old Akron Package and slapping it on GSW's head, we might see the end of the longest drought in American sports. I had written Cleveland off in Game 1 so shame on me but after watching yesterday, its clear who the best guy on the court is when he wants to be the best guy on the court. Not sure if you can expect 41\16\7 but anything close to that and GSW is in trouble. I think Cleveland takes this thing to 7. Beyond that? I don't know.
Cool. Good honor for a guy that deserves it relative to his success as a Gator.
With that said, he's as over rated as they come which makes sense since Florida is as over rated of a program as it gets.
When you create a "28 foot line" and can hit from that distance with regularity, it changes the way defenses have to play. What we are seeing out of GSW is like nothing we have ever seen before. To simple put names out there of guys who play defense doesn't do it for me. Hand checking wouldn't kill either of them. GSW is an under rated defensive team as well. You know that them being allowed to hand check would help them too right?