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Posted Saturday March 08, 2014, About: Another lockout looms
Yes, that's because NBA owners are . . . mentally challenged. In the NFL the statistics available mean players are not competing against players on their OWN team for recognition. The left tackle's contribution does not detract from the linebackers contribution which does not prevent the wide receiver from contributing. The NBA is very different. Here's a though experiment:

Assume a hard cap. Last game of the season, 10 seconds left in the game. A win, you make the playoffs (as 5th seed, because of a 4-way tie for 5th place). Lose, you're in the lottery. You're down by 1. Your point guard is bringing the ball downcourt. IN THAT MOMENT, DO YOU WANT YOUR PLAYERS TO BE COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR WHO GETS TO TAKE THE LAST SHOT AND THUS GET ALL THE UPSIDE THAT COMES IF THEY MAKE IT, BECAUSE YOU HAVE A HARD SALARY CAP?

I don't think so.

The hard cap may come. It will only further lower the quality of basketball on the floor. The rich idiot owners are killing the game.
Posted Monday March 03, 2014, About: Harbaugh's act wearing thin on players, too
SwampDragon, when are you gonna be smart enough to NOT quote the spam? LOL
Posted Thursday February 27, 2014, About: Niners may let Harbaugh walk
True, everybody SOMETIMES has a gripe about officiating, a serious disagreement about one or two calls. That's not the same as griping about EVERY SINGLE CALL against your team in EVERY SINGLE GAME. Most adults recognize that their team does sometimes violate the rules, even if by mistake (e.g., running into the kicker). Throwing a fit against the refs when that happens is beyond childish, as even most 5 year olds have started to outgrow that behavior. But Harbaugh seems to be stuck in that mode, and, apparently, he behaves the same way at the office (which may be why he's torn his pants with much of the front office, not just the GM). Thus, it looks like failing to grow beyond age 5 may cost him. If it happens, it couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.
Posted Wednesday February 26, 2014, About: Niners may let Harbaugh walk
Thus, Harbaugh's troubles looks a lot like "What goes around comes around." Alex Smith is performing at the top of his game, leading the league in passing, and then goes down with a concussion. It is a rule of the locker room that no one loses their job owing to injury. Harbaugh, allegedly the "player's coach," violates that rule, dumping his record-setting QB for the flash-in-the-pan CK.

Now, after record-tying performance (3 Conf Champ games in first 3 years coaching), the team may be about to replace him. Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

NOTE ALSO: Smith toiled under a different offensive coordinator for nearly every year of his career. He stuck with it and improved. That kind of tenacity, refusal to throw others under the bus, and so forth--THAT is what endeared him to his teammates (and is very unlike CK), and that is what makes Smith a poor match as QB for Jim "I LOVE WHINE" Harbaugh.

Karma is a . . ..
Posted Wednesday February 26, 2014, About: Niners may let Harbaugh walk
Alex Smith, a college kid? Alex Smith, cut, after setting a record for accuracy in the game before his concussion?
Posted Wednesday February 26, 2014, About: Niners may let Harbaugh walk
His "My Way or the Highway" approach alienates as many as it "fires up"--see former Stanford players and other former 49ers take on this alleged "Player's Coach."
Posted Wednesday February 26, 2014, About: Niners may let Harbaugh walk
Alex Smith might disagree.
Posted Wednesday February 26, 2014, About: Niners may let Harbaugh walk
Yeah, right. Jordan retiring had NOTHING to do with the collapse of the Bulls. It's all about the coach. LOL

Admittedly, Jordan would not have retired had Jackson stayed. On the other hand, Jordan wanted everyone to stay. You know, that amazingly brilliant talent evaluator, the same Jordan that picked Kwame Brown over Tyson Chandler, Pau Gasol, Tony Parker, Shane Battier, and Joe Johnson. Faced with that, one could argue that the only option was to blow up the team.
Posted Tuesday February 25, 2014, About: Niners may let Harbaugh walk
In fact, given how great a coach (he and some think) he is, he should take BOTH the Giants and Jets jobs, and get them BOTH to the Super Bowl. LOL
Posted Tuesday February 25, 2014, About: Niners may let Harbaugh walk
Harbaugh is not a player's coach. He's too much of a control freak to be a player's coach.
Posted Tuesday February 25, 2014, About: Niners may let Harbaugh walk
When the coach and GM clash, it is not always right to keep the coach. Gibbs wanted total control and so Bobby Beathard left the Redskins. Gibbs traded 2 number 1 picks to move up two slots to draft Desmond Howard, at the same time as the Cowboys were cashing in all those picks from the Herschel Walker trade to build a powerhouse. Gibbs was a great coach. But he is no talent evaluator, and it cost them big time.

Because a coach's job is complex, success depends in part of their getting along with people who are on your team. It's one thing to jump and scream at the refs; it is another thing to jump and scream at your boss.

Imagine working with someone who every time a call goes the other way accuses everyone of cheating, out to get him, and so on. Just look how he behaves on the sideline after every single penalty against the niners. Not *some* penalties, *every* penalty. It appears he is doing that in Santa Clara, too, jumping up and down about every single decision on whom to draft, whom to sign, how much to pay, what soap to buy for the after-game shower, where to buy the soap, when to buy it, and on and on and on. One year, two maybe of that, and pretty much everyone will have had enough. Looks like the niners have.

And, to those saying "Oh, poor coach." Really? Walsh, Seifert, Mooch had more class in one thumb than he has in his whole body. And, what goes around comes around. Dumping Alex Smith when he went down with a concussion, totally classless move. That kind of (dis)loyalty speaks volumes of how he behaves. Now, apparently the universe has decided it's his turn to have "Stunning" performance shoved back in his face as he is pushed out of a great place to live, a great environment to work, and having fallen short of his goal. Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy!
Posted Monday February 24, 2014, About: Dolphins to pursue Jim Harbaugh in 2015
Imagine working with someone who EVERY time a call goes the other way ACCUSES everyone of cheating, out to get him, and so on. Just look how he behaves on the sideline after EVERY SINGLE PENALTY AGAINST the NINERS. He doesn't seem to know how to play it cool, or turn it off. So, he probably does that about every single decision on whom to draft, whom to sign, how much to pay, what soap to buy for the after-game shower, where to buy the soap, when to buy it, and on and on and on. One year, two maybe of that, and pretty much everyone will have had enough. Looks like the niners have.

Further, I'd say this to those saying "Oh, poor coach." Really? Walsh, Seifert, Mooch had more class in one thumb than he has in his whole body. And, what goes around comes around. Dumping Alex Smith when he went down with a concussion, totally classless move. That kind of (dis)loyalty speaks volumes of how he behaves. Now it's his turn to have "Stunning" performance shoved back in his face as he pushed out of a great place to live, a great environment to work, and having fallen short of his goal. Good riddance!
Posted Monday February 24, 2014, About: Harbaugh-Niners relationship disintegrating
Yep, a Super Bowl coach from two years ago, last years NFC championship game coach, may be on the trading block of could be fired. Yep, that's a non-story.

Congratulations, you've succeeded in killing the thread--you're the only ones on, so go ahead, have your fun. I'll join everyone else and leave. I'm sure I can find someplace else where thoughtful dialogue on important sports stories is occurring today. I'll leave you to your rude, immature, scatological name-calling. See-ya.
Posted Monday February 24, 2014, About: Harbaugh-Niners relationship disintegrating
Geez, guys. This is a pretty big story, very intriguing, lots of possible angles, and you're littering the thread with 2 and 3 word posts so anyone who wants to actually discuss the issue has to wade through pages and pages of c**p. Man, ridiculous.
Posted Monday February 24, 2014, About: Harbaugh-Niners relationship disintegrating
Imagine working with someone who EVERY time a call goes the other way ACCUSES everyone of cheating, out to get him, and so on. Just look how he behaves on the sideline after EVERY SINGLE PENALTY AGAINST the NINERS. He doesn't seem to know how to play it cool, or turn it off. So, he probably does that about every single decision on whom to draft, whom to sign, how much to pay, what soap to buy for the after-game shower, where to buy the soap, when to buy it, and on and on and on. One year, two maybe of that, and pretty much everyone will have had enough. Looks like the niners have.

Further, I'd say this to those saying "Oh, poor coach." Really? Walsh, Seifert, Mooch had more class in one thumb than he has in his whole body. And, what goes around comes around. Dumping Alex Smith when he went down with a concussion, totally classless move. That kind of (dis)loyalty speaks volumes of how he behaves. Now it's his turn to have "Stunning" performance shoved back in his face as he pushed out of a great place to live, a great environment to work, and having fallen short of his goal. Good riddance!
Posted Saturday January 25, 2014, About: Mark Cuban ribs absentee Nets owner
Hmm. Didn't the Nets just beat the Mavs? Maybe Cuban should back off. I mean, being close to the action didn't stop him from completely gutting a Championship team. Everybody knows the first title for a collection of players is the hardest. Experience could've gotten them another. Instead, he broke up the team in some crazy quest for a great free agent, as if breaking up the team (and low-balling Tyson Chandler) wouldn't leave a sour taste in any Max-player free agent. Broke up the team, leaving everyone to wonder what might have been. Stupid. Maybe Cuban should back off and let professionals run the team. Like the Nets owner, a team that just beat the Cuban Mavs. LOL
Posted Saturday January 25, 2014, About: Is Dwight Howard losing popularity?
Point is, they removed the center position from the ballot (to more closely match today's game). So, instead of competing against a bunch of no-names, he now has to compete against real athletes in the forward category. He may be the most popular center, but he is not one of the three most popular frontcourt players in the West. Added to that, he hasn't been playing better than all but two frontcourt players in the West. Toss in the Dwightmare for seasoning, and you have the perfect dish--more competitive category for fans, more competitive category in performance, and even a slight down-turn in popularity signals "at best you take the bench in the All-Star game."
Posted Friday January 24, 2014, About: What's in the Super Bowl warm-weather kit?
I'm looking forward to a cold weather game, ideally with snow. The game isn't for the 106 players, or even the 70,000 attendees (who are all from the 1%). The game is for the tens of millions watching on tv around the world. The worse the weather, the better!
Posted Tuesday December 24, 2013, About: Pop can't remember the last time San Antonio practiced
Speaks volumes, yes. But what does it say? The team personnel is so good they don't need a coach? The coach is so bad that the team does better the less time they have with him? LOL.
Posted Saturday December 21, 2013, About: LeBron: Heat shooters fear sleeved jerseys
Sleeves are harder to shoot with, if you are not used to doing so in games (not practice. We don't want to talk about PRACTICE). Thus, the marketing team's push to sell more and more undermines the best players' actual likelihood of success (because anything that undermines the best reduces the gap between the best and their competition). If I made millions shooting baskets and some marketing idiot wanted me to wear something that would make me less likely to succeed and thus less likely to KEEP making millions, yes, I'd complain.

For a lawyer, an equivalent would be a law stating that in all cases tried on Christmas eve the lawyers cannot make any objections. It'd be pretty hard to be as successful under those conditions as one would normally expect to be.
Posted Sunday December 15, 2013, About: Report: Derrick Rose worried Bulls will choose to rebuild
Yep. It was a friendly amendment. Military service should be an option, but some service should be required. And because military service is designed such that those who do it could be killed, I think those who select military service should not have to serve as long as those who select the domestic peace corps. I do admit, however, that one could be killed doing anything--unfortunately, even going to school :-(
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