May 28, 2008 at 8:55 am | Posted in Jackie Manuel, Lates Links | 1 Comment
Tags: balky, Jozy, next year
According to Tim Reynolds; Danny Green, Tywon Lawson, and Wayne Ellington are eager to find out where they will be drafted. The Posse can relate. Greg Barnes had a few questions for the three gentlemen and it appears Danny would return if he’s not projected in the first round. Wayne mentions that he also is on the bubble and Tywon is ready to show that he is healthy. Draft Express has a report from Day One as does NBA draftnet.
I have to say that I am looking forward to the meaningless game in Wembley tonight. I understand that Jozy is busy with MLS. I have no problem with league football taking precedence, but why in Preki’s name can’t the league adjust their schedule to FIFA like every other decent league. Anyways, I fear a beating for the Nats. Capello can’t afford a loss to the US so early in his reign. Plus, those English tw*ts have to have a little bit of pride, and should be sore from not being part of all of the Euro hype.
FANNNTASTIC call. Ordering one of these right now. Sp*rs finally pass Arsenal. Ric switching teams?
May 27, 2008 at 8:50 am | Posted in Jackie Manuel, Lates Links | 2 Comments
Tags: illogical, real sport, windass
So, O.J. Mayo makes a fraud out of college basketball and respected journalists write that the age limit should be extended. What?
Basketball is a great game, but the sport is fractured. We again were reminded of that when ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported USC star O.J. Mayo was paid thousands of dollars by an agent’s “runner” while Mayo played high school ball and one season with the Trojans.
I guess he’s making a case for getting rid of the age limit. No age limit = no thousand dollar USC season. Thanks for finally exposing this, Mike.
Would an increase in the NBA’s draft age minimum to 20 fix everything?
There’s one reason I’m certain it’s a good move, though: Many agents think it’s a bad one.
Perfectly illogical. If (a) agents are evil and (b) agents like something than (c) that something is evil.
For too long, there has been no attention paid to basketball’s bottom line. In 1994, before the NBA’s introduction of a rookie salary scale essentially invited high school players into the draft, 19 percent of Americans identified basketball — college (8 percent) or pro (11) — as their favorite sport. Now it’s down to 8 percent, split evenly between the two. David Falk, who gained fame as Michael Jordan’s agent, believes the players association should recognize how the decline in popularity affects them and support increasing the age minimum.
What does this have to with the player? This logic is even more ridiculous. No one could argue that the rule is not good for the huge college programs or even the NBA. I thought we were talking about O.J. Mayo here. He lost a big pay day and now is being ripped for taking a tiny fraction of what he could have made if the league was not denying him the right to make a living doing what he loves, even though he is an adult. So Mike wants to add a year!
Roy honored for being a mountain man. Tony Barnhart seems high on our gridiron chances. I’m not shocked. Spittle the key? Hockey is a real sport. David Glenn blogs about what it takes to make college gridiron a real sport. Nats excited about three friendly beatings. DEAN WINDASS! I’ve known this for years. Very smooth, Princess Di.
May 22, 2008 at 9:14 pm | Posted in Baseball, Jackie Manuel | Leave a comment
Tags: $1 beer, Kershaw, Zebulon
He hit 97 twice, didn’t give up a hit, and left after one. Word is he is pitching on Tuesday….for the Dodgers!
May 21, 2008 at 8:52 am | Posted in Jackie Manuel, Lates Links | 3 Comments
Tags: Panic, thinking ahead, wanted riots
Congratulations and a warm welcome from the Posse to Justin Watts. Watts is a bull city boy and will suit up for the Heels next season unless Roy decides to red-shirt him. This does come as a pretty big surprise and it inevitably leads one to believe that at least one of Wayne, Tywon, or Danny are likely to leave. I think Roy is most likely just hedging his bets, though. We can’t get too carried away with assumptions about what the very late signing means. After all, there is still no news about Wayne, Tywon, or Danny. All three have a legitimate shot at being drafted in the first round. All three have a legitimate risk of not being drafted in the first round. With Frasor’s injury issues it would be very difficult to count on him and if all three left; Ginyard, Frasor, and Drew would be the only true guards on the roster. I love Will Graves, but I’m not sure we want him bringing the ball down tho court. (Actually, I’m pretty sure about this) To me, it is similar to the signing of Mike Copeland. I don’t know if it is better to use a scholarship to have guaranteed depth with little star potential or whether it is better to save it for a top 100 recruit. Roy does know though, and so there shouldn’t be too many complaints. Anyways. . .the last three-star player we signed out of Durham worked out pretty well, no?
She can’t be worse than Cleo Lemon. Spike Lee and MJ? Is it wrong to root for a riot? I did own a Mike Piazza jersey. Strong claim about the Eastern Conference from Basketball Prospectus. Have a lovely Wednesday.
May 20, 2008 at 9:16 am | Posted in Jackie Manuel, Lates Links | 2 Comments
Tags: auto-text, bed-bath-beyond, Work at Work
There is no news about Wayne, Tywon, or Danny. All three have a legitimate shot at being drafted in the first round. All three have a legitimate risk of not being drafted in the first round. Carolina March blogs on the silly gridiron post-season. Adam Gold interviews Roy Williams.
As much as I dislike Boston sport and also Kobe Bryant, the country can’t really take Sp*rs-Pistons, can we? Dodgers get bad news. Poor Cincinnati. Derby County’s season review. I’ve never been less excited about a cash cup final. This is brutal. The King had no help. Nixicheck? Dolphins having another great off-season.
May 19, 2008 at 8:54 am | Posted in Jackie Manuel, Lates Links | Leave a comment
Tags: happy trails, redickulous, the truth
AS Ed Geth mentioned this morning, Alex Stepheson is transferring. Most of the discussion on the message boards question Alex’s intentions. Is he really leaving because of his family’s heath concerns or is he leaving because UNC might have the only basketball program where he can’t start? I blogged a bit about this in January and it is very silly to question this decision. It does not matter why he decided that Carolina is not for him right now. The timing of this shows that Alex made a careful decision about his future and it seems to me any Carolina supporter must respect that. Best of luck to Alex!
Jon Weisman seems only half as frustrated as I am. Wesley Flagg is off the gridiron team. Tar Heel Fan has a new address. Great game last night. Let us stop with the Nique-Bird stuff though. First off, LeBron did not have any teammates being doubled, while KG was doubled every time he touched the ball. That Cleveland made it a series with the Celtics, shows us how good LeBron James is at basketball. Plenty of credit is due to Paul Pierce, but the game isn’t one on one and honestly Boston is better at every other spot and this thing went into the final minute of game 7 still undecided. If anything it was closer to Jordan’s duel with Bird. If Cleveland can find a few competent players to surround James with, they’ll be winning titles.
BWAHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHAAA. To be traded you must have value, douche bag.
Out of time, now. . . back to work.
May 19, 2008 at 8:24 am | Posted in Basketball, Ed Geth, Lates Links | Leave a comment
Good luck wherever you decide to go. I’ll be listening to Tiffany all day.