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The NBA - basketball talk:

 1 wanderlustwarrior, Sun, 1st Jan '12 7:57:25 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
Here, discuss the seasons, playoffs, players, practice, and so on.

I'll start. I'm a Bulls and Pistons fan.
My Pistons are disappointing me right now, but my Bulls are kicking ass. As of the start of January 2012, they may have gotten most of the worst of this awkward 2011-2012 season over with. The annual Circus Road Trip* is behind them, and they've gotten their west coast games and some of the back-to-backs behind them, so it's gonna be a little easier physically for a bit.

Wow. I almost let the first post go without putting up this:

edited 1st Jan '12 8:00:37 PM by wanderlustwarrior

Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
 2 Flyboy, Sun, 1st Jan '12 7:58:59 PM from the United States
Decemberist
BULLS WIN, BULLS WIN!

Seriously, though, while I love the NBA dearly, the only time I truly cannot be pealed away from a TV is when ESPN Classic is on with the MJ games. Ah, those are the shit, man. cool
"Shit, our candidate is a psychopath. Better replace him with Newt Gingrich."
 3 wanderlustwarrior, Sun, 1st Jan '12 8:01:44 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
I'm gonna take this to the Trope Repair Shop later on, but just letting you guys know: I want to split up "Basketball". Different pages for men's pro, womens' pro, college, world, history and individuals.
Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
 4 Firebert, Sun, 1st Jan '12 8:17:51 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
[up][up] Indeed. Though I still am a huge Bulls fan, I love the Jordan-era the best, even though I was not born/very young for a lot of it. D Rose is pretty chill, though.

edited 1st Jan '12 8:21:57 PM by Firebert

 5 The Westerner, Sun, 1st Jan '12 8:18:16 PM from The Land of Fools
Malicious
I have now sorta advertised this thread to a Yackfest thread.
I was wondering why frisbees got bigger as they got closer then it hit me.
 6 The Westerner, Sun, 1st Jan '12 8:52:01 PM from The Land of Fools
Malicious
And I am currently watching the Clippers beat some Blazers butt.cool

[up] I now hate Rose for being good and on the Bulls.

edited 1st Jan '12 8:52:44 PM by TheWesterner

I was wondering why frisbees got bigger as they got closer then it hit me.
 7 wanderlustwarrior, Sun, 1st Jan '12 8:58:33 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
He's a hometown kid, humble almost to a fault, no scandals, and he's talented. You're a hater. It's one of those things that you look back on that draft and think "man that was a good choice". Him or Michael Beasley, how was it even a question?
And on the flip side, Joe Dumars will Never Live It Down for choosing Darko Milicic over Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade. They're not perfect, and have been immature, but there's a clear difference in talent. The Detroit "going to work" mentality may have had them turn out different.

Game. Bullouses.

My teams had the best pre-game songs. The Pistons were the first to do "The Final Countdown", and combined it later with (local) Kid Rock's Bawitdaba. Rasheed added his own thing. Now they've got (local) Eminem's Lose Yourself. And of course, they had "Going to Work", linked above.

The Bulls had the (local) Alan Parsons Project's "Sirius", directed by the (local) Wachowski Brothers. If you never watched a Bulls game live, here it is below. It would change a certain detail for whoever was visiting that game.

edited 1st Jan '12 9:17:54 PM by wanderlustwarrior

Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
 8 The Westerner, Sun, 1st Jan '12 9:00:48 PM from The Land of Fools
Malicious
[up] That looks gay. It looks like Gasol wants a piece of Boozer if you know what I mean.evil grin

I was wondering why frisbees got bigger as they got closer then it hit me.
 9 Firebert, Sun, 1st Jan '12 9:04:02 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Can't blame him, I suppose. tongue

But yeah, don't hate on Rose.
 10 wanderlustwarrior, Fri, 6th Jan '12 9:32:38 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
So the All Star Ballot is out, and as usual it's absurd. Maybe not "the fans will still vote an injured Shaq in" absurd, but still, 6 Pacers players? You serious?

At least they got Metta World Peace's name right.

I'm sure he's smiling with that mouth full of teeth.

Sure, you left a terrible mark on the Palace of Auburn Hills, which in no way is connected to my dislike of the number of Pacers players available for voting, but you can actually say funny stuff.

edited 6th Jan '12 9:35:25 PM by wanderlustwarrior

Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
 11 Buscemi, Sat, 7th Jan '12 9:21:37 PM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
Metta was also supposedly drunk when the Malice happened.
 12 Firebert, Tue, 10th Jan '12 8:11:26 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
This is college stuff, but the Illini beat the Buckeyes, with Brandon Paul scoring 43 points! The Big 10 just got a whole lot more interesting!
 13 wanderlustwarrior, Tue, 10th Jan '12 8:27:57 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
As a Pistons and Bulls fan living in north texas, I gotta say, the beginning of this week has been kind of sucky. The Pistons are still no good, the Mavs are mediocre, and I couldn't root for any team when the Pistons played the Bulls as I have an interest in the success of all sides. Couldn't we just have a season where everyone beats up on Miami?

I really want the pistons to be good again. And Chicago to win a championship this year.

[up]I don't follow college, so I could use some help when I get around to splitting the basketball article as mentioned above. Damn shame to hear the Big East is dying as a basketball conference, though. I don't like the "football first" mentality.

edited 29th Jan '12 2:24:42 PM by wanderlustwarrior

Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
 14 Firebert, Tue, 10th Jan '12 8:31:54 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
As a Chicago fan in Chicago, I couldn't agree more. Got a nice scare with D Rose tonight, but at least they squeaked out a win.

It really sucks about the Big East's massive decline. And college football would be a lot better with a playoff system, as demonstrated by the pitiful BCS Championship game last night.
 15 wanderlustwarrior, Tue, 10th Jan '12 8:44:42 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
I haven't been in the United Center since the Baby Bulls era. I need to come back.

So starting from here, I saw this and this.

Lol, wut?

edited 11th Jan '12 6:27:16 AM by wanderlustwarrior

Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
 16 wanderlustwarrior, Sun, 29th Jan '12 2:06:27 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
Let's go Bulls! Show em why you're the best team in the league, no matter what Magic Johnson says!

edited 29th Jan '12 2:25:50 PM by wanderlustwarrior

Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
 17 Firebert, Sun, 29th Jan '12 2:07:52 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Indeed, the Heat are overrated as is!
 18 wanderlustwarrior, Sun, 29th Jan '12 2:28:19 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
We've got the deeper team, with the best record, off of the hardest schedule so far, and we're playing without our number 2 guy. We've got humbler, nicer guys. Plus, we don't have David Stern in our corner...

I missed the first half, so I was wondering if Boozer was hurt or something. Four quick fouls? Whatever, refs. Did he actually foul that bad?

I know htis thread seems to have a strong Bulls bias, but that's only because Firebert and I are the ones driving conversation. We need more people here. And Heat fans, I promise to limit the hate on your opinion. I can't say I won't do it at all, or one... two, not three, not four, five six seven times, but I'll try to keep it down.

edited 29th Jan '12 2:36:50 PM by wanderlustwarrior

Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
 19 Firebert, Sun, 29th Jan '12 2:34:06 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Eh, I found his fouls rather questionable.
 20 entropy 13, Sun, 29th Jan '12 7:45:34 PM from Somewhere only we know. Relationship Status: Drift compatible
わからない
First Mavs game that went into overtime since the 09-10 season. LOL

There were no OT games last season (10-11).
I'm reading this because it's interesting. I think.
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, over.
 21 Firebert, Sun, 29th Jan '12 7:47:26 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Well, at least they managed to pull ahead.
 22 wanderlustwarrior, Mon, 30th Jan '12 10:44:37 AM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
I gotta say, not just because he's knocking Derrick Rose for yesterday, but I really dislike Colin Cowherd. At best, I just leave it on for background noise.

Maybe it's completely unintentional or coincidental, but he really just doesn't seem to get black or young people. Completely intentionally, he doesn't get any sport with international appeal (actual football, tennis and so on). Calling American football more popular than soccer because it's more popular in America? What.

To bring this back on topic, the football first focus of several announcers is really underwhelming. I understand that basketball can't be everyone's favorite sport, and at least it's not shafted as much as hockey, but it does leave some care to be desired.

[/bitching]

As mentioned before, I live not to far from the Mavericks. I like to see them do well to see their actual fans happy. But every now and then, a lot of Dallas fans seem to come out of nowhere.

edited 30th Jan '12 10:46:13 AM by wanderlustwarrior

Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
He's bad news.
Ooh, didn't know that this thread existed.

Well, my Raptors are 7-14, with a 9 game stretch of home games coming up. If we can play like how we played against the Nets, we could be pretty decent once Bargs comes back.

...then again, it was the Nets we blew out on the road.

 24 Firebert, Mon, 30th Jan '12 9:37:07 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
What are some thoughts on Lebron's dunk? John Lucas isn't that tall, for one thing.
 25 wanderlustwarrior, Mon, 30th Jan '12 9:41:14 PM from Black Attack Squadron HQ Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Lord British Role Model All-Pope Leo I, HNIC
Didn't see it. Nor do I intend to, sorry.
Any idiot knows Freud was a Star Trek fan and Star Wars invented The Hero, right?
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