Tequila or Failure
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@tygablood @Tequila or Failure All the TV 'experts' I've seen are all over MSU. I haven't watched them enough to know but they were only a 7-seed for a reason.
15 hours, 3 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 3.26.15
@tygablood What are the odds of lou, ms & ncsu?
15 hours, 6 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 3.26.15
Gotta be able to shoot to beat Kentucky. WV can't. ND might be interesting if they can maintain the torrid pace they had in the 2nd half of tonight's game.
15 hours, 9 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 3.26.15
The Serge doc is compelling as hell. A lot to take from it but what I'm wondering most is why anyone would want to play in their hometown since there's nothing but a steady procession of people saying gimme, gimme, gimme. Probably not quite to the levels of Serge in Congo for Russ in LA or KD in DC but enough to stay away except for the occasional visit imo.
4 days, 1 hour ago on Monday Bolts – 3.23.15
Watching the Sooners is my guess as to the uh, delay. They've got a legitimate shot at the final 4 given how that region has opened up. Heild & Cousins need to shoot better though.
4 days, 15 hours ago on Thunder show up on both sides, beat the Heat 93-75
Sabonis Jr definitely has a future in the league. More fleet of foot than his old man by the time he got to the league but with the same kind of craftiness.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Thunder vs Heat: Pregame Primer
Watched college ball all day today. Sucks when you know you've pissed away a c-note before noon on the first day of the damn thing (ISU for the chip in mine like a moron). The level of play in general is shockingly poor relative to the League & to college ball 10-15 yrs ago. I do like the Russel kid from Ohio State a lot though. Some sort of sign & trade w/Kanter, Waiters, Mitch even, for this year's 3rd pick & filler, I'm all for.
1 week ago on Kevin Durant held out of practice, panic ensues
@Zay (Formerly Kid Prodigy) Think I realized today that I don't care. We ain't going anywhere in the playoffs even if we sneak in. Just a cursed injury season, no way we put it together this year.
Kentucky, Wisky, Providence, Isu -- Isu vs Wisky for the chip, ISU brings it home.
1 week, 4 days ago on Thunder close the Bulls this time around, 109-100
If nothing else, this Adams - Kanter frontline is crashing the O-boards with a vengeance.
1 week, 5 days ago on Thunder vs Bulls: Pregame Primer
Inferring from a Bill Simmons twitter post, Serge is down at the Austin music festival answering questions about his Grantland Congo to NBA documentary. Ironic that the sore knee coincides w/that. In a normal year I wouldn't mind that too much since he's got an inspiring tale to tell, but we ain't a cinch to make the playoffs this year so all hands on deck gdamnit.
1 week, 5 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Mitch smash
Fitting I guess that the two, bottom of the barrel Big12 football programs are playing for the bball chip. Gotta be some reason for them to be included in the conference
1 week, 6 days ago on Thunder vs Timberwolves: Pregame Primer
Still a 4-seed at worst. Hope we get in Virginia's bracket.
Am still picking ISU to go farther in the real tourney no matter what happens here on out, most likely, matchup depending. Their D has been real impressive tonight & they can get on scoring streaks like few others.
If every college game was like the 3 OU-ISU have played, I might pay a little more attention to it.
Russell's great, yada, yada, yada. Meanwhile. we're losing by a dozen & falling out of the playoffs. No different than the last 7 or 8 games. Russ goes off statistically but we lose against anyone with a pulse.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Thunder vs Clippers: Pregame Primer
@_justin @Tequila or Failure I guess but no one outside of Brooklyn last year has shown a willingness to just disregard the cap altogether. The tax bill is so damn extreme when one busts the cap significantly, even the rich teams don't want to do it.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Week in Review: Russell requires more adjectives
So Bradford traded for Fowles & couple of mid-round picks each way. Trade salaries don't have to even come close to matching in the NFL whereas in the NBA they do. What's the downside of allowing big salary differentials in trades in the NBA?
@DanielLawler The scoring balance is also unusual. 20, 20, 18, 18, & 13 or thereabouts out of the starting 5 tonight. Can't think of another team in a long time w/that kind of balance, & it's damn near every night.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Tom Penn asks, could OKC trade Kevin Durant before 2016?
@DanielLawler @Tequila or Failure All I know is that only Houston in 94 or 95 has won it from a seed w/o home court in any round. A shitload of history working against us, extenuating circumstances (injuries, just like plenty of others prior) or not.
@DanielLawler This is the kind of over-optimism that's been jinxing the hell out of us. Is it the home overtime victory over Philly or the close loss @ Phoenix who just got smoked by GS @ home that gives you this confidence? Not trying to be douchey about it but there's not a ton of evidence in my mind to warrant a bunch of pundits & Vegas giving us these great odds for making any kind of deep run, a rusty KD or no.
That ridiculous OU frat incident is all over the national websites. That ain't good for us (Thunder fans, OU fans, Oklahomans) on a myriad of levels Seems more of an institutional SAE issue than an Oklahoma one, but that's not the way it's being portrayed.
@ThunderWins @Dion Sucks at Basketball *Formerly Tvaddic* @OohWeeItsVelvetHoop Nice. Damn, they're close as hell per the raw stats. Russ lagging behind in blocks for some reason but way up on boards, a bit on dimes, but otherwise, flip a coin
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop Wade is the comp I always think of too. Hard to argue against Wade's chip but he never had Russ's unreal twitchiness & explosion.
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop I'd tend to agree w/the poll ranking (know it's not a pure ranking but whatever). I do believe however that KD & Harden's game will translate better into their 30's than Russ's since KD & Beard's excellence is based more on skill & less on pure athleticism as in Russ's case which will wane after 28 or so.
@DanielLawler @Tequila or Failure Could yes. Could also go 11-9 & get blown by.
NOLA 1/2 game back. I blame the way over the top confidence shown by Royce & Hamm & someone else in an roundtable article posted here a couple of weeks ago saying it was a 100% lead pipe cinch that we were in the playoffs as the ultimate jinx if we don't make it. Davis going for 43 or whatever on 17-23, don't know that anyone else in the league could post those #'s, that team is no joke.
@Lost Ones(#blackpride) I'm really pissed at those frat jackholes. Could definitely have long-term recruiting ramifications for OU. Maybe even the Thunder (FA's, resigning who we've got) if the whole state gets painted w/the same brush.
@Chandler Bing. Najera!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Kyle gets buckets
Parker & Kawhi have remembered how to play in the last week or so. We ain't catching the spurs. Dallas, another story. We're down 5 w/20 +/- to go but Dallas flat sucks right now. Could see us & NO getting in over them.
@TempBoy Brandon I dug the heck out of Eternal Sunshine the 1st time I saw it.
Will be interesting to see what we offer Kanter in the offseason. New Tv money & all, but I don't wan him screwing us cap-wise a couple years down the road. Still think we're better off living w/Adams & a serviceable 5 backup & spending our cap on a legitimate 2, Matthews, Derozen e.g..
3 weeks ago on Thunder vs Bulls: Pregame Primer
We don't deserve the playoffs. Nearly broke my hand on that Moore 3.
If we lose this one I'm gonna be royally pissed.
Morrow can cock & shoot as quick as anyone I've ever seen.
This is an entertaining game. Box score #'s don't do him justice but Mirotic can frickin play.
Mitch never got a fair shot in the 1st, give him some run.
God I miss Durant.
@DanielLawler @Tequila or Failure or a first round ouster to some juggernaut like North Dakota state.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Bolts – 3.2.15
Am not even sure what to take from this OU game. Plenty of positives but ISU doesn't miss when they get rolling esp at home. Guess it'll depend on the opponent for OU in the tourney. Can see them losing first round or making it to the elite 8.
If "get that shit out" prompted a T every time in the NBA, it'd be a free throw fest.
@harmlesslyfatal [[#RW0 4 MVP]] @Tequila or Failure That's a big ask but probably yes.
Am really enjoying this amoeba, all switch all the time D that OU is throwing out there tonight. They've been switching on the perimeter all year but have extended it to the 4 tonight. Will come close to cementing a 3-seed in the big tourney w/a win tonight.
@Slim Reaper (#333333Faction) @Tequila or Failure Serge, Stevo, Mitch, Ennis, Collie.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Durant and Westbrook-less Thunder top the Lakers, 108-101
@Bryson Wish he'd take just 1 shot - even free throws - squared up the way one's supposed to be on a shot.
Mcgeary is as hot & cold as a water spigot. As a related aside, going forward, & assuming we resign Kanter, where are all of the minutes coming from for the bigs. We'll have 5 who deserve PT.
I don't have the answers as how to split the minutes, but Mitch has still got to get some once everyone's healthy. Dude is skilled.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Thunder vs Blazers: Pregame Primer
Pretty clear of the no KD lineup, when Russ plays great we win, when he doesn't we don't.
Guess I didn't appreciate it prior but Morrow can jack his accurate, shovel-style, sidewinding 3-pt shot in no time at all. Hear all the Morrow over Waiters chatter but no doubt, DW's a much better defender.
KD ought to get off twitter. Reading all that incendiary nonsense from teenagers & knuckleheads wouldn't do anyone any good.
1 month ago on Monday Bolts – 2.23.15