Rooting for the Cavs glad he is taking the time off. As someone rooting for my country I wish everyone who goes a safe and uneventful trip. With everything that has gone wrong and could still go wrong down in Brazil I'm surprised anyone is going. They couldn't even get the torch relay right as the jaguar escaped and had to be shot. It's going to be a complete mess for about a half dozen different reasons.
If this was always the case would agree 100% but it hasn't been. Bob Hope, John Glenn and Buster Douglas didn't attend Ohio State.
Had they not had the rule he would have played here... besides neither John Glenn or Bob Hope went to Ohio State but got to dot the I because they were from Ohio and did great things.
And I see they brought Robin Lopez back in the deal who was actually pretty decent for New York this year. Tells me Noah or Gasol or both are out if they included Lopez..
Teague probably the better player but Hill a much better fit for Utah because he can fit in with their slow pace and he plays defense.
Not a shock. Although they denied it plenty of people said Butler and Rose couldn't play together. This leads me to believe the Bulls just decided to back a Butler led team. Not surprising given Rose's health problems.
Klinsmann's press conference was all sorts of depressing. I've never been a huge Klinsmann fan but what else can he do with this group? He said he was standing on the sidelines yelling at the players to push the pace, to be aggressive, to "step on their toes", to get some yellow cards and the players did nothing. He said after the first goal they basically just gave them too much respect and played scared.
It's a catch 22. If we put any coach in the world on this team would they do any better? would the talent suddenly get better? You take off the holdovers from the Bradley era and we have what? Imagine this team minus the guys from the 2010 World Cup team (Bradley, Dempsey, Guzan, Altidore and Howard) and we're left with what? a few young players with some upside but not a whole lot to get excited about..
I'm all for this but would rather do it while he's playing. He's earned it but still in the prime of his career so let him do it and be a part of a big recruiting weekend. Win win.. Go Bucks!
Interesting. Thought he would be going to an established site but looks like he is getting in on the ground floor. Their posts only go back a few days so looks like a brand new site.
3rd or 4th place is meaningless. Time to get some kids some big minutes and let them start and not just get a handful of minutes late in the match. Playing guys like Wondoloski and Beckerman and a few other guy is pointless. Those guys wont be a part of the World Cup chances so why play them ( I get why he played them tonight but from this point forward no reason) And at some point can we get a few matches without Michael Bradley playing? He'll be 31 when the World Cup rolls around. He's supposed to be the Captain and was just horrible tonight. He runs too hot and cold as a player that it's crazy not to get a few looks with him as a sub.
I don't think he was enjoying it ( he was pretty rah-rah in the other games) but he did take a couple of swings at Kilnnsman when he mentioned Dempsey not being too old and when he said something along the lines of " with some of the decisions Kilnnsman made tonight the US team could have messi and ronaldo and would still lose..."
Love the commercial, but for his sake the sooner he can get out of LA the better. Dozens of stories about him trying to grow "his brand" instead of learning to play basketball at the NBA level. Kid has tons of talent and wish him the best.
Didn't see this mentioned above after a quick scroll but big picture there isn't an ex looking for "ammo" to take the kid back is there??? If so that should factor into things.
I tend to be over cautious with neighbors so have always had a camera on the backyard so there's never he said she said...
Hope it works out for you.. Not fun :(
Parade Coming To Downtown Cleveland With The Finals MVP LeBron James Holding Up The Trophy. Talk On Radio/TV Tomorrow Will Be "How Did The Warriors Let This Happen".
I like what LeBron told each player on the Cavs after game 4.... "Be a star in your role".. short, simple and seems to be working... :)
He seems to be full on leaving 11W which leads me to believe he's staying in the business. A lot of guesses up the thread are for sites where most of the guys who cover football are part time so you would think he could do both if he went to a smaller outlet. Seems like a full time gig at a legit sports outlet.
I Crystal Balled ESPN in the original thread yesterday and I'll stick with that. If I get two guesses I'd say FS1 as they seem to be gobbling up all the talent in all sports.
Tears for Fears in the 80s. Concert was fine and then at the end the band did like a group bow at the front of the stage and the music was still playing. Was my first brush with a live concert not being live and I felt so cheated/betrayed.
I'm going to Crystal Ball ESPN....
Basketball refs are the worst of the big sports and always have been. Pretty much the only refs that routinely make calls on things that don't see but think happened. You don't get that in other sports as much. Still though I tend to think it's the same ref stuff we've gotten for decades it's just that now we have such never before seen access to every single thing that happens on the court. More cameras at the arena and thousands of fans tweeting, vine'ing, snapchating etc etc so we get every freaking angle so we can over scrutinize every call. I'd imagine if you put in a finals tape from 10 years ago and marked down the "bad calls" they'd be about the same as they have been in this series. Heck, it's a big reason why Green got suspended. You have people cutting together video of every time Greens hand or legs got near anyones mid section and you just couldn't do that in the past.
The best part of this that no one is talking about is in a post game interview Steph said he was trying to hit the scorers table when he chucked his mouth-piece. The greatest shooter in my lifetime missed his target by 10 feet.
This series is over. Cavs take it all in 7. A perfect set of dominoes falling doomed the Warriors. Green being suspended then losing Bogut put too much pressure on Andre Iguodala. Iguodala simply can't play that much without breaking down.
LeBron is going to go for 40+ again, be the MVP and there's going to be a parade in Cleveland... book it.
This is going 7. Cavs in a blowout tonight.
Depends on what happens on other teams. If Durant leaves the Thunder ( doubtful) they would need scoring. You could do Love for Ibaka and pieces. That would help both teams. Dwight Howard is going to play somewhere. If it's not in Houston the team he is going to will probably need to move a piece or two. Teams like Orlando and Charlotte might be willing to overpay to help them take the next step..Atlanta might be another team that could be a legit trade partner. They got pieces and need to shake things up. Dark horse maybe Portland. Love could go back to Oregon and they have some pieces that would fit with the Cavs..
To me though it's Boston. I'd offer Love for Crowder and Bradley. Money works and it benefits both teams. Celtics get that much needed "star" and Cavs get major upgrades on defense and guys who can score if needed as well. Then sweet talk a guy like Evan Turner into playing for league minimum to give the second unit some scoring pop. Celtics fans won't like that deal so much but their window is in 2-3 years so they'll be moving a few pieces regardless.
The Cavs win the game if the realize what is painfully obvious. Iguodala can not play anywhere near 40 minutes and no one else on the Warriors can guard James. Every three pointer jacked up by Irving, Smith and Love is a waste of time. LeBron can get get 40+ points in the paint in his sleep with Green suspended.
Green brought it on himself. League had no choice. I think he was fine during the play and during the game but then after the game when he basically said to reporters "he felt disrespected and took a shot at James" he forced the leagues hand.
If I'm a Warriors fan ( I'm not) I think big picture i'm okay with this. They're at home in a game they should still win.. but even if Green plays stuff happens. If Green wasn't suspended he would have been on the thinnest of thin ice and I'd rather lose Green in game 5 at home then lose game 5 and have Green do something REALLY stupid and be done for games 6 and 7.
Better off with Love on the bench. When Love plays LeBron goes into spread the points around mode instead of just taking things over like he did in game 3.
This team needs more defense and more easy scoring and FINALLY needs to realize the Kevin Love everyone wanted to see from Minny never made the trip to Cleveland. The dude has fallen in love with the 3 point line. You add that to the fact he doesn't play anywhere close to championship caliber defense ( Andy just worked him over) and he has to go.
LeBron signs a 1 year deal. You keep most of the team intact. Move Kevin Love for someone who can score and play defense and we'll be back at this a year from now..