This past summer, college basketball decided to adopt the NBA defensive rules with regards to an offensive player’s “freedom of movement“. The NCAA wants to see higher scoring games, and it has certainly gotten that. But not the way fans, coaches, or even players for that matter, want to see it. Continue reading
It’s safe to say that from the middle of July to the first week of September is one of the most boring times in professional sports. We are still three weeks away from the NFL season kicking off, and a little more than two and a half months away from the 2013-2014 NBA season tipping off. Since I don’t care for writing about football, I thought I would give a super early NBA preview of the Western Conference starting with team I expect to finish in the bottom of the conference. Today I will go from No. 15 to No. 13, counting down three teams every day until I finish both conferences.
Of course, I predict that all these predictions will hold true, barring any unforeseen injuries to major players on contending teams. (That was a slight attempt at humor) Continue reading
The last two years we were supposed to see improvements in our beloved Minnesota Timberwolves. But injuries to key players have derailed the past two seasons for the T’wolves. Now it’s “do or die” time for the T’wolves for two reasons.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 20 years to get that many views.
For the most part, I agree that a general manager should reward their players for their performances. In a contract year, if a player performs well, that player should be rewarded with a new contract the following offseason. This past offseason, we saw some players get some “max” contracts when it’s obvious the sample size of the player didn’t fit the contract. Here are my Top 5 Overpaid Players who RECEIVED a contract this past offseason. Continue reading