Danny Ainge and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, The Woes of Matt Beleskey, The Rise of Gonzaga, and Much Much More!
For my money, the second Al Horford agreed to take his talents to Boston and join Isaiah and co, Danny Ainge put his chips on the table and went all-in on this team. Yes, Indiana was asking a ransom for Paul George, but so what? There is no glory for getting eliminated in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs and playing it safe does exactly that. Patience might have been the smart move, but the window for championship 18 is not infinite. The time to make a move was now and the time has passed.
To trade Jimmy or not to trade Jimmy? That is the question. Upon kickoff of the 2017-18 season, Tom Brady will be 40 years old. The recent run of success has come from understanding a players’ worth and putting a value on that worth in relation to the vision of the team. Simply put, the time has come to begin looking past the Tom Brady era in New England. Barring an offer that is too good to refuse, I’d say Jimmy should be here to stay.
If you are curious as to who will be setting up for Craig Kimbral this season, consider that newcomer Tyler Thornburg had a 1.95 ERA between the 7th-9th innings in 65 games for Milwaukee last season.
2-6; The Celtics record against the Cavs, Raptors, and Wizards entering tonight’s game with Toronto. On the road? 0-4.
If you’re keeping track at home, 2017 has been far from kind for Matt Beleskey. Thus far, the Bruins Left Winger has recorded 0 goals and 2 assists in 11 games played during the new year.
If you don’t believe in Gonzaga, consider the fact that they are 9th in the NCAA in scoring (85.8 ppg) and give up 60.9 points per game, good for 4th in the NCAA. Critics will always site their strength of schedule, however, come tournament time, the Zags 5 leading scorers are 2 seniors, 2 juniors, and 1 freshman.
This per The Sporting News…in 2016 MLB teams issued 932 intentional walks. At approximately 3,728 pitches spread out among 2,428 regular season games, a rule was just created to save an estimated 1.54 pitches per game, or between 35 seconds and 1 minute of time.
Speaking of time, 81 seconds, that was the total amount of time Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook spent on the court together during the 2017 NBA All Star Game.
Revis Island is turning into Riker’s Island right before our very eyes.
If Draymond Green ever manages to play 19 seasons in the NBA, then he can say whatever he wants about a retirement tour, but until then, he should shut his mouth.
According to Peter Gammons, Daniel Bard hit 96 on the radar gun in spring training for the Cardinals.
The bigger story than Magic running the Lakers is Jimmy Buss NOT running the Lakers any longer. Simply having an adult with credibility brings a sense of professionalism back to LA.
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