Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Matt from Blog a Bull (http://www.blogabull.com/) has a created a trade scenario that makes sense for the three teams involved, the Nets, Lakers and Bulls. Basically the Bulls receive Lamar Odom and Darrell Armstrong from the Lakers and Bostjan Nachbar from the Nets while giving up Chris Duhon, Joe Smith and Andres Nocioni. While I am not sure how I feel about giving up Nocioni but I think Odom would be a bigger addition and getting rid of Noce and Smith frees up minutes for Noah and Tyrus Thomas. If you want to see all the details of the trade follow the link.
Monday, January 28, 2008
I won't actually be going to the Super Bowl but nonetheless I do have some thoughts on it. Much has been made of Tom Brady being seen in the walking boot and how this may derail the perfect season they've had thus far. I think that Brady is the least of their concern their linebacker core is not made up of spring chickens anymore. And second they should have probably lost at a minimum the Ravens game and to the Giants in week seventeen. There are probably more that I did not see but when the going got tough the referees started throwing flags. At times I thought the NFL was trying to help the Patriots stay perfect.
This brings me to the Giants. The Manning family gets plenty of grief here in bloggerdom and I had spent some time thinking this weekend that maybe Eli is the better of the two. He is in his fourth season and Peyton was in his ninth; I believe; before he made it to the Super Bowl. I noticed a couple of times during the season when Eli seemed to take the bull by the horns and deliver when his team needed him the most. During the Bears game he led them down field in the fourth quarter. He certainly didn't lose the Patriots game and then in OT against the Packers when he led them into field goal range a third time before his kicker sealed the deal. I am smelling an upset here.
Friday, January 25, 2008
The Florida primary is coming up as well as the South Carolina Democratic primary. The Florida primary is being billed as the one will determine a frontrunner in both parties leadning into Super Tuesday. Rudy has placed all of his eggs in this basket if he is to remain a viable candidate he will have to win in Florida.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
If the Bulls only had to play the Pistons and Miami Heat they would be great. Last nights victory reminded me of the Bulls of last year they played hard and they played with passion. They had their lapses but they battled thru them. I think part of the difference has been the play of Thabo Sefolosha. In the loss to Golden State he had nine points and eight rebounds and in last nights victory he twelve points and thirteen rebounds. When he was matched up against Billups or Hamilton his length caused problems for them. The question I have is once Hinrich comes back will Boylan revert to Duhon in the starting line up or is this Sefolosha's chance to play the role he was drafted for? Time will tell but I liked what I saw
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I am not one of these Bears fans that hate the Packers because I am a Bears fan. I like Brett Favre because of what he has accomplished and the way he plays the game; he plays with a youthful enthusiasm that is rarely seen in professional sports these days. Can he be self-serving? Probably but I am just in awe of how he goes out there week after week to compete. I would love to see him and the Packers dispense of the other Manning brother and the Giants to reach the Super Bowl. There they will probably be destroyed by the Patriots. But none the less good luck Brett
Monday, January 14, 2008
It is not flying yet but I am getting it ready to go to the dry cleaners. Man this is horrible. You have a team meeting called by Wallace, who does not play hard and Adrian Griffin; who never sees the floor. I am not saying that what Noah did was right but come on who is running this damn team? They are not playing hard, losing to bad teams and make the Knicks look functional. The tail is wagging the dog. You need to break this crap up. Noah needs to play, Thomas needs to play, Thabo needs to get on the court and we need to see our "core" of Hinrich, Gordon and Deng stand up. All we've heard is they are "untouchable" and our "core" well stand up and say something! Show something! If we had just pulled the trigger on the Garnett trade we could very well be leading the Eastern Conference but no. We are in the basement and lottery bound, we deserve better than this
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I am not surprised by the recent spark they are playing with since the dismissal of Scott Skiles it was to be expected. I am wondering if Jim Boylan will keep the job after this season and if not who are they going to bring in? The unemployed; Rick Carlisle, Jeff Van Gundy and Doug Collins are Skiles like, Hubie Brown is old so who else is there?
Second thought I want to see more of Tyrus Thomas, Noah and Thabo. I think that Thabo will work his way into the two guard position to help take the pressure off of Hinrich guarding taller two guards and will also make up defensively for Gordon when he is on the court with him. Tyrus I think will eventually be the starting power forward he is the most athletic player on a team that lacks athletes. I also think that in the end we will be the winners of the draft day trade. And finally Noah he is growing on me but I think eventually he maybe included in a trade for a post presence which leads me to my last thought...
Trades. I have been playing around on ESPN Trade Machine and I am finding two problems. First off the machine rejects a lot of them due to salary issues; although I was able to get a Noce, Noah and Duhon for Pau Gasol to work. But after looking further at other teams rosters I don't see a whole lot out there to help us; other than problems and bad salaries for cap space. If a team has a young big man who shows any talent whatsoever they are not letting them go for our poo poo platter.
Friday, January 4, 2008
I was on Blog a Bull ( http://www.blogabull.com/) last night before the game and I mentioned I had a bad feeling about this game and someone replied way to think positive. I believe that was a valid reply since it is a site by a Bulls fan for Bulls fans. But the Blazers had won 14 out of the last 15 so I was a little pessimistic. At one point the Bulls were up by fourteen points and I thought that they had this one. Boy was I wrong Kirk went cold, Deng was sidelined by Achilles stiffness, Noce could not buy a bucket and we had no answers for Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, Jared Jack, and Travis Outlaw. I could not believe my eyes we were being beat by Jack and Outlaw I live with getting beat by Roy and Aldridge but man alive we had no answers whatsoever. Aldridge would go to the perimeter and forced Wallace to come out and guard him basically taking away his help defense inside and either dump inside forcing Wallace to shift down to help out or hit an open jumper. Roy just torched Hinrich all night I can't believe we passed on him. I believe in that draft a big man was the mandate and we had Aldridge but traded him for Tyrus Thomas who I believe would develop if he ever sees the floor. On the bright side Ben Gordon continues to light it up, he scored 32 last night followed by Joe Smith with 31. The biggest disappointment for me is the blown fourteen point lead this team has no killer instinct. If you look at the Lakers, Celtics and Pistons in the 80's and the Bulls dynasty of the 90's they had that instinct when they had you down it was over. However those teams had Magic, Kareem, Isiah, Dumars, Bird, McHale, Michael and Scottie and no one on this current roster is in that rarefied air.