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1  Sports / Basketball / Re: Knicks on: January 16, 2018, 10:35:50 PM
I wouldn't get your hopes up for a Jimmer Celts jersey quite yet.

 

2  Sports / Basketball / Re: Knicks on: January 16, 2018, 10:17:41 PM
Too little too late and too much AD.

Celts play catch-up all night but lose in OT.
3  Sports / Basketball / Re: Knicks on: January 16, 2018, 10:15:48 PM
You can root for Ball and Ingram to break their legs.

I don't root for injuries.

I leave that for those who have missed the normal socialization process.

4  Sports / Basketball / Re: Knicks on: January 16, 2018, 09:21:11 PM
Bank,

you get the second pick.

let's say Ayton goes #1 to Atlanta.

you can take Bagley ( the next Bosh)  or Young ( the next Curry)

you already have Tatum and Irving so there's that!

anyone would love that problem right?



Wont get NEAR the second pick

You may be right. I think their sitting at #6 now, after the recent Laker hot streak against the league powerhouses (Atlanta, Sac, Dallas, Spurs subs)

Depends on if the Lakers fall apart over the next 40 games. Or a couple of salary dump trades to clear some space...

Or the ping pong balls bouce right.
5  Sports / Basketball / Re: Knicks on: January 16, 2018, 09:12:22 PM
Bank,

you get the second pick.

let's say Ayton goes #1 to Atlanta.

you can take Bagley ( the next Bosh)  or Young ( the next Curry)

you already have Tatum and Irving so there's that!

anyone would love that problem right?



I only know about these guys from the interweb (haven't watched college hoops yet-about a month away) but all things being equal, if the Celts have the #2-5 pick, IMO they go big and get the kid from Duke. 
6  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 16, 2018, 09:08:37 PM

Sadly you're right.

Sen Booker was honest, straightforward and passionate in his condemnation of racism and those who by their silence and inaction santion racism's corrosive effect on our country.

7  Sports / Basketball / Re: Knicks on: January 16, 2018, 08:14:49 PM
Celts still on London time and look slow-footed v NO

AD abuses them for 17 in Q1
8  Sports / Basketball / Re: Knicks on: January 16, 2018, 07:39:27 PM
RIP Jo Jo White

An overshadowed Celtic great

Red pulled a few strings to get Jo Jo into the guard and onto the parquet



9  Sports / Basketball / Re: Knicks on: January 16, 2018, 05:37:35 PM
I didn't say the Celts were unbeatable koach, just a team that is very well positioned in the East.

And probably for the forseeble future
10  Sports / Basketball / Re: Knicks on: January 16, 2018, 05:02:55 PM
Nagel

I'm  just busting chops, and working off your oft-repeated "Cavs in 5" posts.

And Barkley's response last night to who he likes in the East to beat the Cavs and mentions the Bucks on the back of GF, and the Raptors.

Nary a mention of leprechauns and pots of gold!

Its still real early, but its tough to ignore the fact that (IIRC) the Celts have beaten every good team in the league.


I'm just having some fun  
11  Sports / Basketball / Re: Knicks on: January 16, 2018, 04:05:49 PM
A Celts Raps ECF would be fun. Which has a better shot of getting through the LeBrons?

Maybe its the early winter doldrums, but the Cavs are playing old and disinterested. If LBJ starts California dreaming they could be done early this year.

I've only seen the Raptors 3X this year, so I'm still not up to speed on them, other than box-scoring reading, but they looked scary good against the Cavs a few days ago.

12  Sports / Basketball / Re: Telegram For Bugs Bunny on: January 16, 2018, 03:41:33 PM
Shocked

Cavaliers are 10-12 against teams over the .500 mark...and 11-12 on the road. 

The likelihood that they boogie through the East like a force of nature, a notion promulgated with Biblical certitude by The Prophet Nagel, seems, well, unlikely, though any team with LeBron James will be in the hunt. 

But right now, Boston and Toronto look like the pick of the litter in the East, with teams in the 3-10 spots jockeying for sloppy seconds.  We know about the Celtics, but hey, the Raptors are tough and well coached, with DeRozan having a career year. 

I'm not sure who will give the Celts some credit first, Nagel or TNT's Round Mound of Repeating himself.




I think the Celtics are a year or 2 away from winning the cup. Cavs will resurface with their winning pedigree --- but it doesn't matter much anyway. Cup will remain in the West.

Probably. I didn't figure them for the Finals this year.

Except for 1 (or 2) big maybes.

Their D is real, and if they can bring it consistently in a 7 game series they can beat anyone.

Particularly if the west teams beat each other up, (a reverse 80s scenario when Showtime glided to the Finals) and a young Celts (and they are young) have the legs to pull an upset.

The 2nd big maybe is a maybe Gordon Hayward shows up in May.

counting on the D showing up more than Gordo.
13  Sports / Basketball / Re: Telegram For Bugs Bunny on: January 16, 2018, 03:22:54 PM
Shocked

Cavaliers are 10-12 against teams over the .500 mark...and 11-12 on the road. 

The likelihood that they boogie through the East like a force of nature, a notion promulgated with Biblical certitude by The Prophet Nagel, seems, well, unlikely, though any team with LeBron James will be in the hunt. 

But right now, Boston and Toronto look like the pick of the litter in the East, with teams in the 3-10 spots jockeying for sloppy seconds.  We know about the Celtics, but hey, the Raptors are tough and well coached, with DeRozan having a career year. 

I'm not sure who will give the Celts some credit first, Nagel or TNT's Round Mound of Repeating himself.


14  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 16, 2018, 02:31:52 PM
Throughout the season, once they-- they dealt with the Julian Edelman injury in the preseason. Throughout the season, they have been very fortunate as far as key players being injured, more fortunate than we've seen from New England in recent years. They also have been fortunate as far as injuries other teams have suffered.

Pats have lost 14 players to the IR this year.

Jags have 6.

Steelers had 10

Vikes have 6

Eagles  have 11

The writer doesn't have a clue.
15  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 16, 2018, 02:22:28 PM
A Pat's move?

I guess you could call that stunning CFBW a "Pats move" as the Vikes capitalized on the opponent's mistake and won the game.

Oh you meant...

As most football fans know, gametime communications are administered and overseen by the NFL.

And as contained in the article but curiously not in the post,

Although the Saints were the only team to challenge a play in Sunday's game, the Vikings had the same replay issues, according to a league source.

Both coaches booths and the instant replay booth experienced a brief loss of video feed in the second half, the source said Monday night. This video feed originates from the TV truck.

The issue was quickly rectified and didn't impact the ability of officials to review plays in the replay booth, according to the source.


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