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TANTRIC-NINJA

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Ramen Joy! Thanks Obama....

30 September 2014 - 12:59 PM

Real commercial. Check out these stomach turning recipies...tapeworm killer not included.

The Ramen apple pie and the Ground beef/ketchup/cola BBQ recipe had me thinking this was a comedy bit but no...althought i would eat that Ramen BBQ over Sonny's BBQ any day.

http://ispot.tv/a/7NIQ

MLB Channel: High Heat- Phil Russo

22 August 2014 - 12:08 PM

Why is this guy on TV?

He opens the show with an annoying delivery and screams like its 1988 sports talk radio in NY.


Just..make it stop.

Otherwise the MLB channel is the best league channel imo. They rarely emplot cheap ESPN headline/shock tatics like the NFL Network does to exhaustion.

The NBA channel almost does the bare minimum with rehashed CNN sports guys.

Orlando Summer league observations

10 July 2014 - 10:44 PM

Anyone else watching? I realized no one is discussing the no names in summer league but it is interesting.

So far I have been keeping tabs on a few rookies as well as recognizable names. Most of this is just the "eye test".


Boston vs Orlando(thur)

I am really impressed with point guard Elfrid Payton for Orlando. He is a smooth confident player with great control. He floor vision is great and he seems to get by guys easily as a pass first and second pg. 9rebs and 9 assists in the third qtr now.

Marcus Smart is a little lost on offense as he just does his bull rush drives to the basket. His outside shot needs a lot of work as it will be no threat anytime soon. He is a smothering elite perimeter defender. You see that 6'9 wingspan frustrate a few perimeter guys. As I type this Smart comes off a pick and drains a couple of threes like he does it in his sleep. Im going by seeing him for the third time now in summer league...where his shooting has been awful.

When Seth Curry gets his feet set he gets effortless threes. He had a good first half but Marcus Smart on him exposes his limited speed/ball handling.

Seth Curry is not the only kid of NBA players in this summer leage as Jimmy Jackson's son and Paul Pressey's son are playing. Both have natural ability and have great feel for a couple of dudes in a pickup bball game style that is summer league.

Pressey had an impressive game vs Philly but not hitting shots this game..he is getting by guys and has great moves to get to the basket but not finishing as shots are half down and rimming out.

How the Iraq War Launched the Modern Era of Political BS

30 June 2014 - 09:05 PM

ive been so frustrated by politics in the last 8 years because it seems no politician, media report is seemingly afraid to either give misleading information or flat out denial of actual facts presented to them. As if denying a fact makes one's resolve or belief system stronger.... Like it is a badge of honor to refuse facts.

When did this start? It was never this bad but this article sort of pinpoints the beginning of the end.


http://www.motherjon...itical-unreason


Factual divides over whether Iraq had WMD, and whether Saddam was working with Osama, set the stage for today's battles over reality

They discovered a surprising "backfire effect" among political conservatives: Reading the correction made members of this group more likely to believe that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction than conservatives who did not receive the factual correction.

Free Agency Targets: Gordon Heyward 

26 May 2014 - 11:55 PM


I have seen Heyward mentioned in a few free agency threads but he gets a shrug about max money vs other money...which most likley be close to max bc that is his market value.

Heyward is a player I would have on my short list if GM of the Hornets Max money or not...just get him.

A true 6'8 small forward with at a fully developed 220 poumds.  

Strong upperbody to finish in traffic regularly.  Stout defender who plays passing lanes well and has great defensive pursuit to showcase great anticipation and timing on blocks. 
Great shooter, can play a point forward role great feel for the game. Above avg ball handler. Great athletic ability overcoming his chronic condition(full blown WASP'ey)

He would be good enough to push MKG to a bench role where he is best suited at this time. Heyward just offers skills the Hornets have lacked in a wing player that is much needed. 

Likley target: Boston Celtics (to reunite with his coach from Butler)  

35% chance he is a Hornet. 

Season/career highlights but showcase his athletic ability, great balance on drives and outstanding open court defense. 


Jazz vs Thunder 
-his career high game where he is a smooth, fundemental guy with great athletic ability and first step.  




I just see him as a high level upgrade to this team and he is deserving of any contract that the likes of a Stephenson would command without the locker room headaches and wild mood swings.

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