March 16, 2008
Well I woke up early and saw my friends off to Canada. Now it’s time to watch some basketball. I thought I’d just watch the two ABC games because they are the only games today where both teams are going into the playoffs. Although I’d be interested to see the Dallas vs. Miami game because I’m now getting to the point where I am openly rooting for Dallas to lose. I’m not even entirely sure how it happened. I used to love watching Dallas when Jason Kidd was drafted there. Now he’s back and it may have been the thing to push me over. I just think it would serve Dallas right to be knocked out of playoff contention. That many blockbuster trades right next to each other and just keeping your team could have been a good move. I think they lost too much size and Kidd is just not the player he once was.
The D-league has expanded to Reno. I like it that the D-League is expanding, but I’m interested to see what team will associate themselves with the team. I like that some teams (LA Lakers, San Antonio Spurs) have their own teams. But I kind of like that Seattle and Portland share a team in Boise. One of the things that I haven’t heard about is if the affiliation between the Sonics and the Stampede will continue if they move to Oklahoma City (which strikes me as more of a D-League city than an NBA city). I have a feeling that that affiliation will switch to another team and the Stampede will work solely with the Trailblazers.
In other D-League news Brent Petway challenges Dwight Howard to a dunk contest. You can watch his video right here. I actually thought he did a fairly good job of reproducing the dunks that Dwight Howard did for All-Star weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
January 24, 2008
We received this e-mail from my cousin Jason and talked a little about it on our last podcast. I know that Kellan has already put up a lot of the links Jason talks about, but we both appreciate the feedback and D-league info. Again thanks Jason, and everyone feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff and Kellan,
I just listened to my first kandjsports podcast (podcast #6) and it was great. I enjoyed listening to your rants and raves about the NFL. We are down to the last game of the season, the SUPERBOWL. I am excited to see the Giants advance but I don’t see them beating the Patriots. NFL isn’t really my strong sport, I just really watch during the playoffs. I am also a Colts fan, and was disappointed to see Peyton get tossed so early. However on a lighter note, have you seen his new commercial? It is priceless! Read the rest of this entry »
January 16, 2008
My question is which of the teams in the West won’t make the playoff. They have ten teams that legitimately deserve (at least so far) to make it into the post-season. There are five teams that look like they’ll finish with over 50 wins this season. Then the other five look like they’ll finish over .500. The East has just six teams that are on pace to finish over .500. Can we just take the two teams from the West that should’ve made it and take away the 7th and 8th place spots in the East and have our teams compete in that bracket. It would make for a more exciting playoffs than the uninspired first (and some second) round play in the playoffs last year from the East.
I’ve been working on some statistical analysis regarding the streaks that teams go on. I’m hoping to be able to post a couple examples and break down what it means pretty soon. It’s just taking a while to build the system. But hey, on to the links.
The Blowtorches take on the enmity that exists between Ben Wallace and Joakim Noah. I do think that Joakim Noah is a player that is going to be pretty good. I do think that Ben Wallace has seen better days, but he is still a veteran and a presence on defense as well as the boards. Noah can complain all he wants, but all he’ll be doing is hurting his team. Read the rest of this entry »