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Haberstroh buries Simmons, not an urban legend!

‘Tom Haberstroh buries Bill Simmons’ was not the headline at ESPN, but it could have been. If it had been, the headline would have been more true to the substance of Haberstroh’s article than the headline they actually went with, … Continue reading

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BS Sports Guy living up to name

Update Jan 15, 2014: Read how Tom Haberstroh agrees with me. ————————————————————————————————- I am a fan of Bill Simmons. I enjoy his writing and podcasts. But as would be expected, the downside of his ESPN ubiquitousness is that he now … Continue reading

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If Bizarro NBA season continues …

Entering game 6 of the NBA Finals, I recap, in honor of Seinfeld and Sgt. Friday, some bizarro facts, ma’am: Defending NBA champions Considered by opponents, ‘Hollywood as hell’ Head coach turning 43 years old during year Team featured 3 … Continue reading

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Are eventual NBA champs ever routed in Finals?

A great friend and loyal Heat fan texted me the following after the Spurs crushed the Heat [PG version]: Shameful day for Heat fans … impossible to win by 20ish and then lose by 30ish … real champions would never … Continue reading

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The two roads from two two

So how common is it for NBA conference finals to go 2-2? Is it an indicator of weakness? Do great teams ever struggle in the playoffs? The Basketball-Reference web site provides us details and we can draw our own conclusions. … Continue reading

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Jason Terry and Saint Longinus confront their God

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LeBron James favorite new latrine

Good news for Heat: Lebron James puts Kevin Garnett’s big mouth to good use.  Bad news [ode to Zaslow] for Celtics:  King James is not finished.  Whole lotta chowda.

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Process of elimination

Here’s why the Miami Heat losing game 5 at home could be a good thing.  The Heat would not have home court advantage in the Finals against either the Spurs or the Thunder. Which means that they would likely have … Continue reading

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Broadcaster narratives unencumbered by facts

Watch any sport too closely and you will be driven to distraction by broadcasters whose job it is to find a narrative that keeps the attention of the casual fan. We fanatics will watch no matter the storyline. In that … Continue reading

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The Meeting That Made The Decision Possible

DISSOLVE TO: A garden, somewhere outside Schenectady: PAT O’RILEY So … Reinsdorf will move against you first. He’ll set up a meeting with someone that you absolutely trust … guaranteeing your ability to speak freely. And at that meeting, you’ll … Continue reading

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