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Posted on: February 19, 2009 10:46 am
 

Can the Suns play the Clippers every night?

Like most Suns fans, I've been a bit down in the dumps lately.  The teams play has been uninspired at best, and lazy at worst.  Come to find out, a little change was what they needed.  Steve Kerr, you silly little man.  All of this was part of your devious plan right?  I should have seen it all along.

Since the run and gun, 7 seconds or less Suns seemed to run out of gas every year around playoff time you made sure to get a coach in there who would bog them down with silly halfcourt sets (Amare + 19 jump shot = silly), and defensive platitudes.  For half a season, they've been taking their time grinding with the Shaqtus.  Walking the ball up the court, then throwing the ball down low to see who Shaq would pass it to.  All that standing around now gives them fresh legs for a playoff run!  Genius. 

Now, could you please arrange it so that the Suns play the Clippers two nights a week for the rest of the season.  Their roster included two active bigs for these two games, and one of them was suspended for a "punch" in the second game.  The lane was wide open!  Hopefully, against tougher Defenses our spirit won't wilt.  Flame on.

Category: NBA
Tags: Phoenix, Suns
 
Posted on: February 6, 2009 3:32 pm
 

flare out...

I am angry at the Suns.  More directly, I am angry at Steve Kerr and Robert Sarver.  Fickle men who push and pry.  Directionless. 

 

The biggest sin of this club is letting Mike D'Antoni get away.  Actually, it was worse to meddle with his coaching style and philosophy.  Under Mike D, the Suns played great basketball.  They weren't the best defensive team in the leage, but they weren't the worst either.  I would argue they at least played better defense then they are playing now.  What can't be argued is, they aren't as good of a team anymore.  Kerr and Sarver sold out D'Antoni because he couldn't beat the Spurs...and then let a great team fade under the "defense wins championships" banner.  Great teams win championships, and the Suns are no longer a great team. 

 

Now, supposedly, they are going to make more trades.  Everyone except Nash is on the block.  Under what type of direction are we going?  Panic from the front office with no evidence of a real plan or strategy is not a good sign.

Category: NBA
Tags: Suns
 
Posted on: December 24, 2008 5:04 pm
 

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory!

The Saints motto this year...Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory. Right now, the Who Dats are at 8 and 7. Now, forget the fact we're out of the playoffs, that's not a terrible season by Saints standards. Right? Well, I'd like to say this is one of the toughest Saints years in recent memory. Most of our losses were games we could/should have won. Lets take a look.....

Week 2: Saints 24 v. Redskins 29 - Skins score 14 straight in 4th...Go ahead TD 67 yard pass to Moss who burns Porter with 3:29 left.

Week 3: Saints 32 v. Broncos 34 - Gramatica misses 2 field goals, including game winning 43 yard attempt with 1:55 left.

Week 5: Vikings 30 v. Saints 27 - Gramatica has 1 FG blocked and returned for TD, then misses in 4th alowing Longwell GW with :30 left.

Week 7: Saints 7 v. Panthers 30 - Complete dismantling by Carolina.

Week 9: Saints 20 v. Falcons 34 - Falcons take advantage of 3 Brees interceptions.

Week 12: Saints 20 v. Bucks 23 - Brees intercepted twice in 4th quarter, Bryant kicks game winner with 1:55 left.

Week 15: Saints 24 v. Bears 27 - Gould kicks game tying FG with :00 left, game winner on first OT possesion.

Notice, five of the seven losses were by five points or fewer. And four of those were by less than three points. And except for the two big losses to Carolina and Atlanta, all the games were lost in the last 4 minutes.

These are 5 heartbreaking losses. It makes me sick to go back and read the recaps...knowing what the season could have been. Gramatica doesn't choke...we could be 11 and 5. Brees doesn't throw those interceptions, 13 and 3. Shoulda, woulda, coulda I know. My point is, this team should be better than 8 and 7 right now, and It's frustrating.

Who dat say 'dey gonna beat 'dem Saints?
Category: NFL
 
 
 
 
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