I knew this would be somewhat "controversial". A human being is OF COURSE more important than a dog. I guess what gets missed in my piece is the character of Stallworth versus Vick. Stallworth didn't act maliciously - in fact, it was his first offense and admitted everything to the police and was cooperative in every way. He reached out to the... Read More family who actually helped him with his plea deal.
Vick on the other hand had been cruel to animals (and believe me, I'm not an animal lover myself; not that I would ever kill or torture them) for years and tried to keep the whole thing on the hush and wasn't cooperative with the cops or the NFL until he got caught with hard proof.
The result of Stallworth's crime is of course worse than Vick's, but there was no intention there, just stupidity. Vick had both.
Sorry Al... ever since the beginning I've been screaming for the Knicks to take Jerryd Bayless because the guy is perfect for D'Antoni's system. Bayless was arguably the most athletic player in the draft and a complete offensive player - getting to the basket and hitting from the perimeter. As far as never being a true point guard, you might have a point there, but look at those that still succeeded - Allen Iverson, Gilbert Arenas, Monta Ellis, and Stephon Marbury - all shoot first guards, but still averaged a decent amount of assists regardless. And, Bayless DID average four dimes a game his last year at Arizona, which is not bad at all on the college level.
In a rebuilding year, I think you just have to take the best talent available and while I give props to Gallinari for doing so well in a tough Italian league, I just don't see him being "tough" enough to make it here in the NBA, despite all of his determination. He just doesn't have the build, athleticism, or anything that will make him stand out, such as Dirk was a tall perimeter threat, Drazen Petrovic can hit from anywhere, Arvydas Sabonis had ridiculous vision and instincts. And, soon enough, Ricky Rubio will be a phenom here because of his ability to pass and play defense. All of the aforementioned Euros might not have been ready athletically or physically, but they had that "something" about them.
Gallinari had nothing. I hated this pick almost as much as I hated Frederic Weis when Ron Artest was still available. Just a dumb move, but I guess the Knicks have time to waste and let Gallinari "develop" before 2010 hits us.
And damn you Sarge for rubbing it in! I can't wait for the Knicks to take LeBron away from you... we'll see who's laughing then.
I'm going to say he hides his identity through the use of a wig. Easy.
That or Clark fakes a domestic partnership with some guy (Jimmy Olsen?) ala that Sandler movie with the King of Queens. By day, he's Clark Kent, loving partner of whomever. By night, he's Superman KICKING major butt... and nothing else.
I agree about the Tru Warier Ron Artest taking away some minutes, but Scola should receive a healthy amount of minutes on the floor. He's too talented to let him sit on the bench.
Besides, when Ron Ron gets suspended by either the league or the Rockets, Scola will be fantasy gold!
Oh, man... what a dummy. What the heck does this writer know?
Actually, a lot.
Like Brandon said, we ranked guys like Gasol et al. in the center rankings due to publish soon. Why rank them as centers? As B said, because that's where most of you would probably play them.
Now, if after seeing the C rankings list (written by world-renowned Cleveland sports fan, Sarge) and you still think we're all idiots, fine. I wouldn't blame you... but we actually do know a thing or two.
Last season in two experts leagues, this little blog won both of them - one roto, one h2h. Who did we beat? Some big boys - ESPN, NBA.com, SI, DIME, Rotoworld, amongst many others. Now, maybe, we can get lucky once, but we won both.
So, hopefully, Roger and John, you guys can come on back and give us a real chance. If not, thanks for passing by.
For sure Ron will be missed... but at least he'll still be in the experts league. And I love that from Ron to Peter:
“You’re just here to watch! You ain’t an expert!”
Hahahaha... I love effing with friends like that.
And I didn't respond to your smart a$$ comment about Bell because I was responding to Dr. A about his comment on Bell... Canadian jerks! Keeding... now I'm going to get a ton of e-mail from Canadians who don't know I'm kidding. Fine. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alvin, great work on this, bro.
Ron, you will be missed. Afterall, you were teh muscle of this outfit with your 22" pythons.
1. He's explosive
2. He can rise up on anyone
3. He's faster
4. He has better lateral movement
5. He has better body control
6. He has quick hands
7. He's the biggest competitor in the league
8. He's angry right now (no trade... of himself or for someone good)... and you don't EFF with Kobe when he's angry
Anyway, I forgot to do this in the blog post itself, so I'll do it now...
Thank you, Alvin!
Thank you, Ron!
Thank you, Sarge!
Naturally, without you guys, well I'd probably still kick @$$ on this thing, considering I have six of the top ten posts of ALL-TIME!!! Mwuhahahahaha!
Just kidding around, all. The inside joke is that I have a huge head (well, I actually literally do) because I'm technically the Managing Editor and I win every single goddang league I'm in (well, except Fight Club, but I did put in a nice run at the end and third ain't too bad).
No, without Dr. A, Big Ron Stud, and Sarge, DD would NEVER have happened. Collectively, we felt like we got treated like second-class citizens at another site (won't be mentioned), so we all decided to get together and do DD.
And it's been nothing but fun ever since... PLUCKY!