Just a fan like the rest of ya, except of course, I'm mortal.
And how much was the "Rent a Fish" contract. Great pickup.
2 years, 5 months ago on The Thunder kick the Heat, 103-87
@dancassidy35 @Jooseppi noo way
2 years, 5 months ago on The Heat, the Thunder and title talk
Great, ESPN again. All they do is drive me nuts, and block my view on the court. Every Sports Phans Nightmare.
@anonymous12345 What kind of comment is that designed to inspire? It looks pretty antagonistic for no apparent reason to me
2 years, 6 months ago on OKC wins tough in Orlando, 105-102
It sure is weird how memory works. I really thought we beat Miami and Orlando back to back on the road a couple of years ago.
@Lost Ones Well, I may not be mad - but I sure admire their game, and game outcomes. But our outcomes ain't that shabby guys.
@Steve H Without Russ it may be him or Ivey , or Harden in there some. I hope Russ is okay even without worrying about losing a stupid game. ... Luck Russ.
@supreethm92 ANd I think Ivey filled a little gap there for a bit too. Reddick was starting something for a minute, and ther were some well-timed threes there
@ATH I know, except for his anti-Thunder campaign which he just won't ever let up on he's been a favourite of mine. But one of his main themes is we can't win it all because we this or that. Good grief, Miami didn't win it all last year and we are essentially tied this year. I know we're no Miami but his criticism is we MIGHT do what they DID do so we deserve all that junk somehow? If Thunder would just cooperate and fade back into the pack he could quit it all and go back to talking about more interesting stuff than how we can't do what we keep doing.
@anonymous12345 C Webb must have gotten himself run off for openly admiring the Thunder> I always think he's the best, what's with Shaq anyway? I mean instead of CWebb, give me a break.
because the Sixers simply don’t have a good team to control the glass with, especially against the athletic riot the Thunder employ
2 years, 6 months ago on Thursday Bolts - 3.1.12
2 years, 6 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: The ultimate Nick Collison mix
Cool , where did that come from?
@OBoy I was kind of impressed with Ivey in that game too., I was aleady starting to like Jackson. I have been joking about Ivey a lot - his jersey number is always his cumulative points from the previous season - stuff like that. I guess next year he gets a 2-digit number huh?
@BlazingDeath Sucks when we do it, sucks when they do it. Fouls called that were just drawn by acting and fooling the refs should be reviewed after the game and stiff cash fines levied against the player with the team matching 50% or so and that money given to youth organizations or something cool like that.
2 years, 6 months ago on Too Much Tony: The Spurs kill the Thunder from deep, 107-96
" ... The Warriors had been playing well and as Mark Jackson talked about before the game, had finally started to feel like they were good. They approached this game as a setting-the-bar type of night, something to measure themselves ... "
That type of attention from opponents reminds me of how our team used to do a little more, heck, make that a whale of a lot more against marquee teams in our building phase. Our fans were really coming to see the guest team, etc.. Now then Thunder are that sort of thing for some of those struggling teams and it is totally to be expected that the other teams (made up of professional players one and all) would have someone get up and have season or career game in that setting. Just like it was for our Thunder in their dark days.
2 years, 6 months ago on Thunder humble the Warriors, 110-87
Everyone loves a parade. We keep toggling from Best in the West to Just the Best. But some doofus on ESPN has an OPINION based power ranking putting us behind Atlanta and Indiana and God knows whoall. Everyone from Sir Charles on agrees we won't actually be worthy of attention like the big guys. Turnovers - thats the thing now. Now that Harden didn't perform as a "second coming of Magic" starter, Thabo isn't seen as quite so bad, Cole really does seem to need some ramp up time. Did I miss anything in the list of why every third guy down here would make a better coach for us?
So last night we go back to turnovers. We mad e 19 stinking turnovers - you can win a game but not really go anywhere like that right? Start the band up here comes the parade. Well the 19 TOs led to 20 pts and they made only 18 TOs - thats how you win. Of course we made 23 off their TOs but anyway it will be the death of us all - those durty bastids. Wish we could cut that extra TO down, maybe win some games for a change.
@OBoy Looked glass all the way to me
2 years, 6 months ago on Thunder at Warriors: Pregame Primer
The rule that proves the exception - EVERYONE likes that dude.
I wish pride would kick in somewhere for some of these guys. Deception is still a dirty low dishonorable trait. That flop where Parker started flailing his arms around and contorting his head to mimic as if he had been bopped. then dives to the ground should be run more. The perfect example of scumbag athletics. Nothing remotely accaptable or cool.
"Look son, see that man? I want you, son, to have character and pride, to be honest , I want that for you in life, and sports. That, son, is the perfect example of what real men don't do."
2 years, 7 months ago on Too Much Tony: The Spurs kill the Thunder from deep, 107-96
@Fezzy I'm freaking out. I think that is rational. I'm freaking out over how darn well the season is going and wondering how great the pot season will be
@Remify I like that point. My guy to keep ahead of is Royal Ivey. I want to end the season within 20 of Ivey and I think I'm on track. I'm at zero and Ivey is at like 5
@OBoy I don't know, how many years you think he has left?
I don't know. But I had to watch on TV and I am reminded how long these road trips will be. We gotta trade Davis before the deadline
@Old Man Game I was thinking along those lines. Plus Royce sums up Jar Jar too. Each of those was successively orse
Yup that too.
Royce is right, sometimes you lose. It still sucks though.
@ILikePancakes Kid Clutch sounds way better than Durantula
2 years, 7 months ago on Thunder at Spurs: Pregame Primer
Cold war basketball
Yeah, pretty much the way I see it. Every one stands around a while and then we lose the ball
I hate "Iso Plays"
I was trying to figure out some of the language the more experienced observers around here use. I think I figured one out, "Iso plays" as used around here is the same as "every one just standing around" back in my day.
I wonder , do we just happen to have not heard about Thabo around here, or has Thunder not put anything out about it?
@ThunderChick2010 Especially today. I would like to nominate our opponents site today as the least like ours. To that one is a hopeless mishmash, and it is just way too hard to find things in there.
@Lasers@ou_sas@Ozarkhick@[censored] We can defend better if we get help with them missing a little and they will miss a little if we defend. One of those cycles you just have to be ready for. If you suck at something it only gets worse as a result. Work hard or ir gets harder like. I hope Thunder start hard and focused right from the tip. Offense of course, but especially especially defense.
Can't even say which I prefer having sit out, except this worked out. We got te right poison
2 years, 7 months ago on Kevin Durant ices the Grizzlies as the Thunder win 101-94
I didn't notice. Pick your poison I guess.
@Landstander The line that says I'm joshing at you got missed in the upload. I am teasing, but I really do happen to think he's just too much
@Landstander Gut instinct say, but I'd bet the stuff they can relate to the players would sell enough to make a profit. I can't see Brian Davis fans making anyone any money, even if all ten of them bought a shirt everytime they came out. :)
I'm down with the once a month idea though. <winky face that means I'm kidding you here>
Tonight they had 'name that year' thing during one of the timeouts. One of the clues was 'The year Nazi graduated from high school' That threw me way off, my wife and I were guessing, she said some time in the eighties and I said fifties. Turns out it was in the ninetys
We get pretty nice treatment on NBA Gametime these days.
@ou_sas Didn't register the "this time and place" nuance. Agree with you
@ou_sas Nah, when he was playng the fantasy league stuff hadn't taken over. Everyone didn't feel the same. Some of these guys probably think they could actually do this in real life. Real life is a funny thing though, you don't get to know how it all turns out and retroactively decide what the smart decisions should be, you have to play as things unfold.
I'd like to do a trade, but I'd have to study the personnel better. I wish we'd trade some of the posts that seem to suggest that basketball managers can reshuffle a team instantly and therfore not always having every last detail in optimum arrangement means every involved is stupid.
Sometimes it is cool to wade through it all because there is some interesting points - but usuallu it is too tedious for. I'm glad for the sake of the ones who seem to enjoy it, but I'd trade four of them to another blog for just one who would comment on how nice Thabo's suit looked tonight.
@RRRWHOAAAA know a bit about it. I grew up in N Calif. They used to give 49ers seats away before Montana just to get folks in o the game could air on TV
Good job, whatever, good grief
@dailythunder Well, thanks for everything you guys do Royce. This is one cool blog. All the time I don't have to spare anymore it ir nice how I can get a quick digest on your site. I just like the entire thing - god job.
@Daniel Hawaii Kind of encouraging that our guys could sign slightly bigger contracts if they went the abandon and bid route but that they gave up a little and stayed put. It helps leave a little love to share downstream a bit and I just think it is something they considered and came out and did us right by. From Thabo on I think all of our guys have pitched in a bit in that way. Thabo and Nick on , put them aside you just can't argue Russ and KD wouldn't get more if they wanted nothing but money. Even Nick could arguably find more money somewhere. I love these guys.
2 years, 7 months ago on TGR 67: Harden's Home Cookin'
@ILikePancakes Seriously< I wouldn't trade that glass of water Nazi can't jump for Kave Man
2 years, 7 months ago on OKC stuffs the statsheet and beats the Warriors, 120-109