Re: This is a post about Game One of the 1996 NBA Finals.

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He dies in the end.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:06 PM
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Fuck!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:08 PM
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I was going to go to the bar tonight, but didn't because of the yelling at the TV factor.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:10 PM
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Toni Kuko─Ź! Ron Harper! Some other dude!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:10 PM
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Denny's has unlimited pancakes for $4? That's something.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:13 PM
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Is each pancake unlimited or just the number of pancakes?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:15 PM
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There's just no way the Great Apes could mount a successful revolution. There are just too few of them left, no matter how powerful and fiercely intelligent they are.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:16 PM
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7: Didn't the preview suggest they'd been juicing or something in a lab? That probably explains everything.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:17 PM
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7: Biological weapons dispersed in cheap pancakes.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:17 PM
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Polish named guy can't hit his shots, German hi tech doing well.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:18 PM
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If you wolf me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.


Posted by: Unlimited Pancake | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:20 PM
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I here Dallas does roasted meat well, I think it might be time to at least place them on the carving board to let the juices distribute properly, then dig in.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:21 PM
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UH OH!


Posted by: OPINIONATED WOLFDOWN | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:21 PM
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Stop messing around George! Detlef can't guard MJ, you need to let Gary guard him.

Also, Pookie!


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:22 PM
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If there is an unlimited pancake, I think that means the universe is ever expanding. So Denny's has just saved a shit-ton of astronomy work.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:25 PM
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WOLFDOWN

Heh. This reminds me that yesterday I was behind a car with the license plate IAM4NCST, and for some reason NC State didn't register for a few seconds. I was very surprised that somebody was expressing their support for incest so publicly.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:26 PM
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Ooh, a Corona ad! How come Corona doesn't exploit in advertising the fact that their beer, upon being opened, smells like weed? Because, um, I've heard it does.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:27 PM
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Hmm. To the game, not 17.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:35 PM
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18: Indeed!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:38 PM
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Can't believe they didn't use their foul as soon as Dirk got the ball. If the heroes are not being heroic, Miami has nothing on offense at the end of games.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:47 PM
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What amazes me is how many ISBs (maybe it's a particular variety of hops?) tastes like weed.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:49 PM
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17: Stanley's embarrassed to admit he has drunk Corona?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:52 PM
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Fuck me.

I turned off the game when the Mavs were down 15 and missed the entire comeback.

This is a humiliation, a total slapdown of one punky Miami team. This is incredible, I thought James and Wade had at least a tiny bit more character, class, and championship quality than those kids in Oklahoma.So I turned off the game.

But no, they lost a 15-point fourth quarter lead at home in the finals. Complete bums.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 8:53 PM
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22: Not embarrassed. But it's not a very good beer on my gusty bus.

23: Bums? I don't know. Miami's flashy when they're hot. Dallas seems more methodical. That comeback seemed to happen when no one was even paying attention.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 9:04 PM
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Fucking computer crashed halfway through the fourth, by the time I let it cool down and load everything back up again, the game is over. It would be ok if it had ended with the 8-12 Miami win it was looking like it was going to be, but instead the Mavs staged a great comeback. Fucking computers.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 9:08 PM
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Fucking computer crashed

Protip: dedicate one computer to fucking; have an auxiliary non-fucking computer for other tasks.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 9:16 PM
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And only use the second for Twitter.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 9:17 PM
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"Use only the second for Twitter" would I guess be less ambiguous.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 9:46 PM
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28: I support less ambiguous deployment of "only". Go, teo.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 9:54 PM
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teo, shot me an e-mail at Ma/rek.PS at the google domain.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 10:06 PM
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shoot, not shot.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 10:07 PM
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16 is hilarious.


Posted by: AWB | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 10:09 PM
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30: Done.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 2-11 10:12 PM
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oh fuck, teo shot teraz kurwa my! he is going to die in the end!


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 06- 3-11 1:57 AM
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I turned off the game when the Mavs were down 15 and missed the entire comeback.

Me too. I didn't find out that they won until this morning.

If the Mavs win I want a motivational poster with a picture of Dirk with his knee up hitting the fallaway jump shot over Collison (not the most crucial basket of the playoffs, but a remarkable one), with the words "Don't Panic."


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 06- 3-11 8:11 AM
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Not going back to link, but there is a terrific column with diagrams at I think NBA.com explaining that at the 7 minute huddle, Carlisle came up with a new offensive plan. Miami had been pressing and doubling Kidd and Terry, causing turnovers.

Carlisle came up with staggered picks by Nowitzki and Chandler out past the three point line, leaving no room for the Miami defenders to keep up with the Dallas guards. Of course you usually switch, but Miami doesn't want Bosh on Terry etc. This play just confused the hell out of Miami, and Dallas scored 4/5 times with it.

So, Miami also got outcoached.

Magic Johnson & the guys were really concerned late last night, this is the kind of loss that just breaks teams. Scares teams, makes them self-conscious and hesitant tight unrelaxed always wondering and worrying. I saw this break the Lakers and OKC. Not even saying Dallas is gonna win Sunday, we'll see. Just sayin'.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 06- 3-11 9:44 AM
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I'm not saying that Dallas will build an Underwater Fortress of Solitude this weekend, but if they do—IF THEY DO—mark my words.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 3-11 9:47 AM
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Not even saying Dallas is gonna win Sunday, we'll see. Just sayin'.

Honestly I still don't feel good about Dallas's chances in the series.

But, given my prediction for the Lakers series, you can hope that my lack of confidence is a good sign.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 06- 3-11 9:52 AM
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Carlisle came up with staggered picks by Nowitzki and Chandler out past the three point line, leaving no room for the Miami defenders to keep up with the Dallas guards.

Here's a good breakdown of the staggered screens.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 06- 3-11 10:00 AM
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Due to other commitments, I just watched this fantastic game on the DVR, and, remarkably, succeeded in avoiding learning of the outcome for three days. Rick Carlisle is an incredible coach; first time in a long time I can recall a major NBA game so clearly won by coaching, though I'm probably forgetting something obvious. He coached spectacularly well in the LA series too, of course. On to the next one.

It's kinda nice to watch these games without the panic attacks and emotional overinvestment, but not that nice.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06- 4-11 4:42 PM
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It's kinda nice to watch these games without the panic attacks and emotional overinvestment, but not that nice.

If you were a Warriors fan, you could feel like this every year. In between wondering why you were still a fan of a terrible team.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 06- 4-11 7:57 PM
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