Re: Manu

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Spurs, bitches.


Posted by: Joe Drymala | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 3:03 PM
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I refuse to believe that Joe D is a Spurs fan. Say it ain't so, Joe!


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 3:10 PM
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Read the archives, man.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 3:12 PM
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These playoffs are fucking amazing. Chris Paul is emerging into the Kobe/Lebron pantheon. When has the NBA ever had so many great emerging players aged 25 or less? You have to go back to Magic/Bird days.

Basically, the international influx has finally succeeded in giving the league the depth it had prior to expansion. And the rules changes have stopped all the awful iso play.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 3:16 PM
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And everybody check out this post, which makes a very Unfogged-ready Spurs/Hillary comparison that all you haters will love:

http://freedarko.blogspot.com/2008/04/satan-is-real.html


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 3:17 PM
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I refuse to believe that Joe D is a Spurs fan. Say it ain't so, Joe!

This is not the first time you've expressed such disappointment and confusion.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 3:21 PM
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White people on the Internet like the NBA.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 3:29 PM
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Pwned by self three years earlier! The humanity!


Posted by: Grumps | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 3:34 PM
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Now that international basketball competitions are going to harmonize their rules with the U.S. rules, I think it's time for the NBA to come up with some new rule changes to maintain a clear distinction from foreign practices.

Suggestions? Here are mine...

Instead of awarding free throws to a player who has been fouled, the guilty player should have to sit out 1:00 in a penalty box, like in hockey. Short-handed defense should create some great scoring opportunities.

To make up for the absence of 1-point free throws, make the dunk equal to 1 point. But to avoid diminishing the excitement of a fast break culminating in a dunk, two-points will still be awarded for particular aesthetically pleasing dunks, including the 360, the alley-oop, and the Tomahawk from the foul line.

You can re-set the shot clock by deliberately bouncing the ball off of an opposing player, whether or not the other team takes possession.



Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:46 PM
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Pwned by self three years earlier! The humanity!

It is, indeed, very sad.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:47 PM
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If we're going to change the rules, I think all the players should have their left arms amputated and replaced with chainsaws. Unless they're lefties, of course, in which case their right arm should be amputated and replaced with a blunderbuss. Also, they shouldn't let black people play in the league. They're scary. If any or all of this happens, I promise a ratings bonanza.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:52 PM
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And I'm a Jew, like David Stern, so you should take me seriously.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:53 PM
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If any or all of this happens, I promise a ratings bonanza.

Vince McMahon, call your office!


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:55 PM
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Basketball should be played in a pool.

A pool filled with beer.

And the players should be made of metal and be buffed up super shiny.

And the score should go to a billion.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 4:59 PM
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The XFL allowed black players. Also, not enough chainsaws. Had McMahon brought me on board as a consultant, and heeded my sage advice (remember, I'm a Jew), the NFL would be out of business today.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 5:00 PM
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Would the lefties be able to fire the blunderbusses merely by the power of thought, or would they need to pull the trigger with their left hands?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 5:05 PM
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Thought-activated blunderbusses, of course. And chainsaws, in case that's the next silly question. Sheesh, Ben, I thought you were Jewish.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 5:19 PM
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You could tie tendons to them like in Evil Dead 2.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 5:21 PM
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These playoffs are fucking amazing.

I maintain that closer games and closer series are required to make the playoffs interesting. I suppose some of the 2-0 series could improve with time.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 5:30 PM
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You could tie tendons to them like in Evil Dead 2.

The tying of tendons may violate the laws of kashrut. Let me contact my rabbi and see if we'd still be able to get a hechsher.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 5:31 PM
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And probably Detroit-Philadelphia will be 1-1. The only 1-1, barring some shocking result in the 1-8 matchups.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 5:33 PM
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11: that would make the playoffs even more fucking amazing.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 6:03 PM
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The thing about the Spurs is, they are like Hillary Clinton. I can't deny it. I wish they were more like Barack Obama. What am I supposed to do, people? I'm from San Antonio. We play the cards we're dealt.


Posted by: Joe Drymala | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 6:08 PM
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I don't know; they have more experience. Maybe they're like Bill Clinton without term limits.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 6:15 PM
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The perfect rule changes have already been figured out and it's returning this season!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 6:33 PM
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Detroit is up 26? Amazing playoffs continue.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 7:32 PM
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25 is indeed the perfect spectator sport. I want season tickets!


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 8:50 PM
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1. What's wrong with the Spurs? Manu doesn't even flop that much for a non-American. And Duncan rules. Going back, Robinson was probably the nicest, smartest, best adjusted NBA superstar of all time. It's just boring that they win so often when other teams (like the Suns) are more fun.
2. Hillary is like Tony Parker and Manu in her dreams. She's really just Bruce Bowen. The only thing Spur-like about her is the sense of inevitability
3. Has anger management problems, a sense of personal righteousness, better on defense than in other important areas, exhibits excessive loyalty to institutions not fully meriting it: Kevin Garnett or John McCain?


Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 9:26 PM
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25: Dude, slamball is back? That restores my faith in America!


Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 9:27 PM
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She's really just Bruce Bowen.

I need to buy you a drink for this. Perfect.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 10:26 PM
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The Lakers game is actually close. I need to steal the tv from my roommate.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 10:28 PM
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She's really just Bruce Bowen.

I'd pay money to see Hillary kick Kobe in the head.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-23-08 10:43 PM
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4: When has the NBA ever had so many great emerging players aged 25 or less? You have to go back to Magic/Bird days.

Ah yes, Isiah's time.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-24-08 5:16 AM
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