| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU is getting beat by the No 1 team in the nation so we should fire our coach.. - sbrian3915 on 3/3/14 at 11:26 am|
It's not just LSU.
Other than Florida and Kentucky, every other school in the conference is in this same ship of mediocrity. I've seen braketology projections that have only 2 SEC schools going to the tourney.
With so many of us mired in parity, it makes me wonder just what is going on out th...
| SEC Rant|| re: Is ULL the flagship baseball program in Louisiana this year? - sbrian3915 on 2/26/14 at 10:10 am|
Could this be the biggest fail ever for a troll thread?
Most of the responses have been about the art of trolling and who has the right to troll.
The few LSU fans who have commented on the actual topic have taken the high road.
Note to the OP: 95% of the LSU fanbase is not going to care wha...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Why it's not time to panic. - sbrian3915 on 2/25/14 at 8:36 am|
[quote]We suck. Were going to suck. And always will suck[/quote]
I think they wouldn't suck as much if everyone was healthy, but playoffs was not a reasonable goal this season. And just about every talking head said that prior to the year....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Danny Granger - Let's Geaux! - sbrian3915 on 2/24/14 at 4:38 pm|
I'd love Granger...for my NBA 2K14 roster. He's still money from 3 in the video game.
In real life, he's old and hurt and a shell of his former self....
| More Sports Board|| re: When will the Olympics be in the US again? - sbrian3915 on 2/24/14 at 9:59 am|
Between the millions of lost dollars into the failed 2016 bid, and the shambles that the Godfather is going to leave the city in when he leaves office, I highly doubt Chicago will have the wherewithal to bid again.
As far as Denver, the IOC has been down that road once and had to pull an awarded ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: any details on deals that almost happened? - sbrian3915 on 2/24/14 at 9:51 am|
I heard that we nearly traded Pierre Jackson for LeBron James, but the Pelicans nixed the deal because LeBron alone wasn't enough value for the juggernaut that is Pierre Jackson....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: When will Benson clean house? - sbrian3915 on 2/20/14 at 4:04 pm|
[quote]The makeup of our roster and where we have our money spent is really perplexing to me at this point. [/quote]
You have to take the intent and then compare it to the actual.
The intent was to have Smith be a placeholder at center to start and do his thing, AD at PF, Aminu providing defen...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Lost all Faith in Monty. Dell on Thin Ice Club - sbrian3915 on 2/20/14 at 3:27 pm|
I ask again...
what the frik did anyone expect to get for the assets we had? Did anyone actually think someone would take on Eric Gordon's salary? Did anyone think that we could turn a D-League guy into something substantial that could help this team now? Are we that desperate to be rid of Aus...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: When will Benson clean house? - sbrian3915 on 2/20/14 at 1:18 pm|
[quote]AD won't resign in a short 2 years if there isn't a plan to get better[/quote]
Do we need to go for the 978th time the way Restricted Free Agency works?...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Pels in on the Jordan Hill "sweepstakes" - sbrian3915 on 2/20/14 at 12:13 pm|
[quote]I don't think it's a tactic as much as the way things have played out which could be to our advantage. I think Demps either couldn't get enough value for Pierre or decided he didn't want to pay an asset to rent Hill.[/quote]
Or maybe they got an indication from Hill's people that it would ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Official Trade Deadline News Thread - sbrian3915 on 2/20/14 at 10:30 am|
[quote]The point I was making was that he is an extremely hot commodity for a player that hasn't played at all in the nba.
Maybe there is a reason for that and we should just see what we have there.[/quote]
But he is not a hot commodity. That's the whole point. If he was, they would have be...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Pierre Jackson to Turkey - sbrian3915 on 2/20/14 at 10:13 am|
Pierre is a prototyical American player who has a long career in Europe in his future. He just isn't big enough to be a quality NBA guy....
| Olympics Board|| re: 2014 USA vs Canada Semifinal Hype Thread | Friday, 12pm EST, 11am CST | NBCSN - sbrian3915 on 2/20/14 at 9:25 am|
Denis Potvin was on HTM on SiriusXM this morning. They asked him why was team USA scoring goals and Canada was struggling offensively
He said from his observations, the USA was cutting towards the net much like a Eurpoean team does, wheresas Canada was playing much more the North American style, ...
| Olympics Board|| re: What does everyone consider to be the medal count race - sbrian3915 on 2/20/14 at 9:16 am|
[quote]Do the 1906 Intercalated Games count towards a country's all time total medal count?
The IOC does not recognize medals won there as official medals today, [/quote]
You're missing the point.
As far as the IOC is concerned, there is no such thing as the medal race, ye...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Pels in on the Jordan Hill "sweepstakes" - sbrian3915 on 2/20/14 at 9:11 am|
[quote]Michael McNamara ?@McNamara247 3m
Easy way to do this: Pierre to Cleveland for Orlando's 2nd round pick and Miami's 2015 1st. Then, send Orlando pick for Jordan Hill.
You effectively get Jordan Hill and 2015 1st rounder for Pierre Jackson. Not a bad haul for a throw in to a big trade....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Pierre Jackson held out of NBADL game... - sbrian3915 on 2/20/14 at 8:41 am|
[quote]The fact that everyone wants him has me extremely nervous.[/quote]
We don't know this.
We know he has great D-League scoring numbers. We know he has been mentioned in multiple trade reports and rumors, but those could be coming from his agent to generate interest, or the Pelicans to ge...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Tulane opponents practicing at Pels practice facility - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 4:51 pm|
FYI: UNO beat UTEP on the road earlier this season....
| Olympics Board|| re: 2014 USA vs Canada Semifinal Hype Thread | Friday, 12pm EST, 11am CST | NBCSN - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 4:38 pm|
The key sentence in here:
"At this point, either these guys (Canada) will know just when to turn it on come Friday night when the tournament gets harder for T...
| Olympics Board|| re: What does everyone consider to be the medal count race - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 4:00 pm|
Of course this is all for fun because the IOC officially does not recognize this sort of discussion. I've seen most American meduia outlets using total medals, because we lead there. I've seen the CBC use whichever one has Canada highest.
This discussion is right up there with my other favorit...
| Olympics Board|| What does everyone consider to be the medal count race - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 2:42 pm|
I've seen it done 3 different ways:
1. Total Medals. The US leads there with 23 to 22 for the Russians and the Dutch, 20 for the Norwegians, The Canadians with 18 and the Germans 15.
2. Total Gold Medals. Norway has 9, Germany has 8, we have 7, the Russians, the Dutch, and the Swiss have 6, ...
| Olympics Board|| re: 2014 USA vs Canada Semifinal Hype Thread | Friday, 12pm EST, 11am CST | NBCSN - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 2:30 pm|
they faced Finland though, who I think makes it to the Championship
but other than that I agree[/quote]
I plead guilty to this horrible mistake. Forgot they played the Finns....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Official Trade Deadline News Thread - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 2:21 pm|
[quote]At 24-30, the Charlotte Bobcats are clinging to the final seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race, and are eager to make a move to maintain that postseason spot before Thursday’s trade deadline. The team has been to the playoffs just once in its 10-year history, and owner Michael Jordan h...
| Olympics Board|| re: 2014 USA vs Canada Semifinal Hype Thread | Friday, 12pm EST, 11am CST | NBCSN - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 2:17 pm|
The US is certainly the more tested side of the 2 going in. We have beat 2 of the big 6 (3 if you count Slovakia). Canada has yet to face a big 6 country.
They also seem to have adapted to the European style of play moreso than the Canadians....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Official Trade Deadline News Thread - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 1:40 pm|
[quote]Part of the Pelicans‘ motivation for exploring trades for Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans is the feeling that they could fall back into position to snag a top-five pick in this year’s draft if both guys are off the roster, according to Ford. Their first-rounder goes to the Sixers if it’s No. 6 o...
| Olympics Board|| US-Canada 2010 - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 1:37 pm|
Just to remind everyone how 2010 developed:
In the prelims, Canada stomped Norway, but it took a shootout to beat the Swiss, and lost to us. We also dominated Norway and took a comfy 3-1 win over the Swiss.
In the medal round, each side had a close win and a blowout prior to the Gold Medal Ma...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Official Trade Deadline News Thread - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 1:09 pm|
With Sacramento deal and absorbing Hill into Disabled Player Exception, Nets payroll and tax would reach $210 million or so.[/quote]
They are running that team like a European soccer club. To hell with budgets and cost concerns, spend spend spend. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Fake Trades by Grantland - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 12:51 pm|
I would do this in 2 seconds. Hense, why it is a fake trade....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Official Trade Deadline News Thread - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 12:46 pm|
Alexis Ajinca [/quote]
Only Ayon can be designated as an asset to this point. If the scuttlebutt is to be believed, Pierre will become an asset tomorrow, but Roberts and Ajinca haven't been anything yet, unless we can deal them for something...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Official Trade Deadline News Thread - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 12:36 pm|
[quote]I am assuming a player must play in a market with a team. This seems to be different from the analysis you propose.[/quote]
I don't think I'm wording this quite right. let me try an oversimplified example:
Let's say you have John Smith, an unrestrcted free agent. John Smith tells his ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Official Trade Deadline News Thread - sbrian3915 on 2/19/14 at 11:51 am|
[quote]Market size typically isn't done by the population of the Metro Area. It is usually done by TV market, and by TV market Miami is middle of the NBA and so is Cleveland.[/quote]
Yes, I know that TV Market and metro area is diferent, but its a lot closer than TV market versus city size.