KrimsonandKream's Comments

Posted Friday December 16, 2011, About: CP3 already talking title
Exactly!!! This is an example of having your talking points written for you by a PR newbie. If I'm Chris Paul, I'm simply not saying anything about a winning "history."
Posted Friday December 16, 2011, About: CP3 already talking title
Promising seven rings is icing on the hate cake for King Jane. People hate him because he made a series of really bad decisions and then behaved as though he a) didn't understand why he was being criticized and b) wasn't distracted by it. Even this season he's trying to strike a casual tone, talking about how the jabs and jokes don't bother him. Bull^%$@!!! They will always bother him because he will never win a ring--the standard by which the game's greatest players are measured.
Posted Friday December 16, 2011, About: CP3 already talking title
But if you're a Clipper fan you have to know that Paul isn't going to help you win a ring. His best shot at winning a ring in LA was as a Laker. Yes, I'm bitter, and, yes, I'm going to mention that often. LOL
Posted Friday December 16, 2011, About: CP3 already talking title
Your point is well taken but the trick to being successful is managing expectations, i.e., underpromising and overdelivering. If I were starting at a middling company that had shown some recent signs of life, I'd say that I was looking forward to building on the momentum and getting us closer to where we wanted to be, not that I'd get us where we wanted to be. Chris Paul is good but he's not going to bring a championship anywhere as the primary mover of the ball. But because he stated that he's looking forward to bringing a ring to LA, by his standard he'll be a failure if he doesn't.
Posted Friday December 16, 2011, About: CP3 already talking title
I'm still trying to get over the fact that Paul is in LA and not wearing purple and gold, but putting that aside, what is the story with players showing up and immediately talking about winning championships?

The Clippers can be a good team but with its current roster they won't make it out of the Western Conference, to say nothing of beating any of the top Eastern Conference squads.
Posted Monday December 05, 2011, About: Rondo irked by Celts shopping for Paul
True. It cracked me up each time Mark Jackson called him "Ason, 'cos he had no J."

But Jason Kiss is a special player. He realized that to be great, he needed to develop a jumper. I could be wrong but something tells me that Rondo believes he's good enough as-is. Having a great fake behind the back pass will get you on ESPN and even a ring, but not greatness.
Posted Monday December 05, 2011, About: Rondo irked by Celts shopping for Paul
If Rondo had anything resembling a jump shot, we wouldn't be having this conversation. He's a terrific playmaker, but when the defender knows Rondo can't hit a jump shot he becomes a liability.
Posted Wednesday November 16, 2011, About: Iverson's tangle with attorney shows he still has game
This was painful to read. It's as if Iverson is a non-native English speaker who's doing the best he can. Dirk Nowitski, Pau Gasol, even Ozzie Guillen ( a stretch, I know) are better at speaking English than Iverson. Pathetic.
Posted Tuesday November 08, 2011, About: Shaq reserves harshest criticism for Kupchak
Mt. Shquira is spewing more hubris, I see. But then women are known to nurse a grudge long after everyone else has moved on so this comes as little surprise.
Posted Wednesday November 02, 2011, About: Davis' first choice isn't Miami, it's ...
Exactly nothing--recently anyway.
Posted Monday October 31, 2011, About: Top players already out millions
Your point is well taken but players are paid what owners are willing to pay them, based, at least in part, on revenues from ticket sales, concessions, advertising, television, etc. None of that would exist if it weren't for the players.

Teachers are paid based on tax revenue. And no matter what they were paid, scholastic achievement in big-city school districts would be in the dumps.
Posted Friday October 28, 2011, About: Iverson would play for any team, no matter how bad
Exactly. And he'd be signed to the veteran's minimum so if it didn't work out, no big deal. I'd like to see it work out for him.
Posted Friday October 28, 2011, About: Iverson would play for any team, no matter how bad
This is effing classic.
Posted Friday October 28, 2011, About: Iverson would play for any team, no matter how bad
"I'll play for anybody," doesn't jibe with thinking a team can be built around him or stubborness. He sounds desperate. Whether he is or not, he's 36 and hobbled by injuries. At best he's coming off the bench and playing maybe 20 minutes a game. I think he gets it.
Posted Thursday October 20, 2011, About: Coach K concerned lockout affects London
What, specifically, are you disagreeing with? The players you're calling ingrates won the FIBA World Championship. That's provably true and goes against your point about them not giving a damn.

As to the idea that players are businessmen, well, shouldn't they be? They're being paid millions of dollars because owners and networks are making hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of their labor.

Players could exist without the owners. Owners could not exist without the players. As such, yes, the players should look out for themselves. Further, playing for Team USA isn't a duty. It's a choice--one that players such as Kobe, Russell Westbrook, Jason Kidd, Kevin Durant made.
Posted Thursday October 20, 2011, About: Martz brushes off Cutler's '[blank] him'
This is firing back? Wow.

The Bears have had problems getting plays in to Cutler all year. That may be a good thing because the plays they do get in that don't involve Matt Forte haven't been lighting up the scoreboard. Cutler can't even audible. What is that?
Posted Thursday October 20, 2011, About: Coach K concerned lockout affects London
Based on what I saw during the FIBA world championships, this simply isn't true. Those guys were on a mission --to win-- and they accomplished what they set out to do in convincing fashion.

The issue is teams being indemnified in the event a player is injured while playing for Team USA, not whether or not they care about playing for their country.
Posted Tuesday October 18, 2011, About: League official blames Garnett for [bleeping] things up
Some owners are losing money, definitely. I have no problem believeing that. And I understand that no one goes into business to lose money. But the reason I'm siding with the players, even that colossal a** clown KG, is because when it's said and done, if you have no players you have no league.

On a basic level, the players are doing just that--playing a game. A game they'd be playing whether or not they got paid to do so. The owners are getting paid because the players are playing, so, yes, the players should get a bigger split than the owners. Is 57% too much? I don't know, but half simply isn't enough in my opinion.

As for KG, maybe he feels as though he has to step up, what with his TWO nine figure deals.
Posted Monday October 17, 2011, About: Fielder turning the page quickly
I believe Fielder will be fine as long as he goes to another small market team. If he ends up playing in a large market and doesn't get off to a solid start I could see his career going the way of Andruw Jones.

I think the problem people have with Fielder is his surliness. His demeanor shouldn't matter, especially if it doesn't negatively impact his play on the field--but it does.
Posted Friday October 07, 2011, About: Garnett, on principle, erupts on players
When isn't KG apoplectic? All of the chest thumping, cursing, screaming and leering is played out but more important, the current model simply isn't sustainable.
Posted Tuesday August 23, 2011, About: Wall: Look out NBA, 'I'm back'
Getting off in summer league (if he has) and performing during the regular season are two different things. I don't want to read too much into a quote but his "me" mentality has really hurt the game. If there's anything to be excited about it should be having a team that can compete to win its division--to begin.
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