- 05/10/2013, 09:29AM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/10, 09:29 AM
1. Roger federer..
Turns 32 in August..
This is dinosaur territory for tennis..
He just lost to a nobody in Madrid, where it looked like he gave up..
It's the beginning of the end for rog!
This team reminds me of the jazz after Jordan retired..
The spurs had a great regular NBA season..
Just like the 99 jazz..
But here is the dirty secret of the regular season.. No one cares!
And the play offs are a different beast..
More energy.. More physical.. Teams actually care about winning and losing..
As long as we have rondo.. We have a future..
You can say pierce and Garnett are too old.. Fine..
But with rondo these guys are going to get wide open shots..
4. Torres, Chelsea..
If the special one gets the job..
Look for him to drop Torres like a stone..
They were only 10-6 last year..
And now they have lost key players..
Look for them to miss the playoffs in an ultra tough division..
6. Red Sox..
I'm not buying their fast start..
Come August.. They will find a way to be playing meaningless games..
They kissed champions league goodbye..
Now they can kiss bale goodbye..
Now they can kiss mediocrity hello..
guintz said 05/12, 11:22 PM
1. Red Wings-Core players are aging, and while they can reload frequently the days of unlimited assets is gone (minor league teams are depleted for the most part, injury prone, babcock only has so much left, and illitch's checkbook will soon be unavailable)--and I say this as a lifetime Detroiter/redwing fan.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers-aging offensive line, salary cap issues, lack of big play players.
3. Texas Longhorns-been in decline recently, and instead of big fish in a big pond (former big 12) they are a medium fish in a small pond. OU will dominate the league for a bit until another restructure.
4. Yankees-Old. Not a ton in upcoming talent, nuff said.
5. Boxing-all of em.
SA Spurs-enough in the tank for this year's run, and next year--but after that I agree for diff reasons--Duncan and pop....in young western conference mano and parker can only do so much
Ravens--Cincy is only threat in the division. Cle(no way), Pitt(hinges on Big Ben and oline staying healthy), and wild cards of KC, Indy, Tenn. AND got younger this off season, locked up qb, got secondary quicker.
Celtics-contradicted yourself by saying u have a chance, but it's about decline
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/15, 11:50 AM
I got spurs wrong..
Thought for sure they would collapse against the warriors..
Spurs, like you said probably have one more year..
Then the decline will occur after that..
The celts are a mixed bag..
Pierce and Garnett are on the decline..
It's an ugly team..
And this year without rondo, they were incredibly ugly..
They need to get the old guys out, and give rondo some fresh blood to work with..
If they do not do this..
They will settle for mediocrity..
They should trade pierce and Garnett while they still have value..
I feel the celts deserve to be on this list..
When you think of decline, Boston comes fresh to mind..
Rondo offers hope.. But it's just a slimmer of hope..
Pitt will be better than ravens next year..
Flacco will mess it up and show the world it was not worth the ridiculous contract..
Flacco reminds me of Eli..
They both only get hot sporadically..
And they never duplicate success in back to back seasons..
guintz said 05/15, 04:35 PM
Still not convinced in the steelers-may be 3rd best in division if Cincy shows up again this year.
I agree the Celts are done, but it was your contradicting yourself by saying u have a chance vs. crash and burn time.
No way I thought the Wings would survive the 1st round, but like the Spurs they find ways to win.
Boston will find a way to be competitive, particularly with Baltimore and Toronto not blowing people away like predicted by 'experts', so they will battle and have a shot at a wild card.
guintz said 05/17, 03:18 PM
Federer-2 semi finals (one in aussie open), although not as up to par, I hardly put the 3rd ranked player in the world, after taking time to rest on the decline.
With as many td's as you do, I'm not convinced you're busy, but rather recognizing your arguments are in trouble.
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