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it's true that women's intelligence are overlooked in sports. on bleacher report i used to use my name and picture as my profile. i would often get attacked over my gender and told i didn't belong, so i started an experiment. i opened a second account with a gender-neutral name and would post similar comments on the same articles.  the same commentators who attacked my personal account would respond normally to this neutral one and even engage in civil conversation.  it proved that once certain people couldn't tell i was female, they respected my sports opinion.  that is the point sparkman was making, and how mchenry misread that god only knows.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/britt-mchenry-also-recently-ugly-confrontation-another-woman-twitter.html

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clay travis is an @$$.  he's a former lawyer who decided he'd made enough money and wanted to cover sports instead.  he has no problem telling you that he's richer than you, smarter than you, that his wife is hotter than your's or that his kids are better.  he makes a living annoying people and drawing readers via controversy. about the only thing he writes that worth the read is road trip/game day diaries.  the best thing to do is ignore him.

3 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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while she should be deported, if she is my question is the following: so we deport saudis for spitting, but set raping, murdering latins free?

1 week, 4 days ago on Racist Muslim Woman BLASTED by Karma for Spitting on White People

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What about Texas?  Did small appearances from Wendy Davis and Annise Parker ruin it for us all?

1 month ago on 10 Most Patriotic States – Does Yours Rank?

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@drdetroitbbcp you've never had a pet, have you?  it's just a way of saying the dog is part of the family.  i like to think of my dog as my little boy, even though he clearly did not come out of me.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hilarious Husky Won’t Stop Imitating His Baby Sister

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if he had any hope of serving the lower end of the sentence, he probably just maxed it out.  25 yrs, plus 15 months.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Inmate Pleads Guilty to Wrongly Addressed Obama Death Threat

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apparently his suspension is paid.  yeah, giving him the equivalent of four extra days of paid vacation will definitely teach him.. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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BR is still far from the best, but it has come a long way from its days of basically being a blogging site where fans could write anything, and if it passed the dirty language monitor it was published.  their problems arose when unacceptable stuff would get past the editors (that natural disaster article being one of them).  


i remember on the nba page one person tried to do a "best white players" slideshow, but it ended being pulled. besides being unintentionally racist, the writer didn't know which players were biracial, and basically those who looked white (like jason kidd) were included, and those who looked more black (like tony parker) were not. eventually BR learned to stop allowing fan posts based on stuff like race or physical traits.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/bleacher-report-enlisting-outside-marketing-help-improve-image.html

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@CUbsfan @stuie299 @alamoaggie08 are you sure about that?  from what i can tell javie was never suspended for anything.  what you are describing sounds a lot more like what happened between joey crawford and tim duncan at a spurs/mavs game in 2007.  crawford is the only ref who has had such a suspension (ejecting a player for laughing, suspended remainder of the season and playoffs).

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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in fairness, ed malloy is second only to joey crawford in being an egomaniac ass of a ref.  he's one of those who will pick a side and stick to it the entire game, and if you dare question him he will slap you with technical, especially if he knows you're right.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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i've never heard anyone say they dislike uncle vern, although practically everyone hates gary danielson.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/future-hold-sec-cbs.html

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thank you houston for shiela jackson lee, annise parker, and all the other loony liberals you have forced upon us.

4 months ago on Sheila Jackson Lee Informs Americans Airline Destinations Are ‘Destinated’

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with a past like that, how was this guy even elected in the first place?

4 months ago on Embattled Democrat to Commute to Work from Jail

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sigh, project spurs.  the nets are in brooklyn now, not new jersery.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/fortune-smiles-on-kyle-anderson.html

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i'm sure pop appreciates the darker hair, but not the extremely receding hairline

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/photo-artist-creates-we-are-spurs-illustration-and-it-is-awesome.html

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note this is coming from RJ, who might just be trying to appease his new fanbase in dallas. also, the lakers and mavs were actually credible when he was here.  now, i imagine pop has more important teams to keep an eye, the mavs being on of them but not most important.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/ex-spur-jefferson-says-popovich-really-focused-on-mavs-lakers.html

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the only time i recall us winning on christmas was against phoenix in '09.  otherwise we usually lose.

8 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-spurs-to-host-thunder-to-christmas-day.html

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my favorite george hill moment will always be when kobe tried to punk him but he was having none of it, with the cherry on top being tim duncan's "seriously, dude?" glare at kobe.  we wouldn't be the team we are today without kawhi (who quickly became one of my favorite spurs of all time), but there will always be a special place in our hearts for george hill .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-oKNhXvEjg


8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/

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i'd say overall this is correct. '99 and '14 can be argued either way, but they're definitely top 2. '03 is next without a doubt because of the story lines (david's retirement, big 3, etc), and while '05 and '07 were exciting they were generally expected and lack the story lines of the other three titles to give them any specific meaning.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/which-title-is-the-most-meaningful.html

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i don't think people are expecting that much from ayers aside from spot-up minutes, but we are warranted in wondering why he can't catch a simple pass.  it's like his hands are made of brick.  you can blame it on inexperience or not being used to manu, but the reality is this has been a problem for him throughout his career.  it could be something as simple as him thinking about his shot before the ball gets to him, or it could be that his hand-eye coordination just isn't that good.  obviously he deserves another year to adjust like most spurs newvomers, but if he can't improve in that regard then this simply isn't the system for him.

9 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/

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ok lakers fans, time for you to chill out, and if you don't like reading from a spurs site then leave. you ask why this article is here, it's because kobe bryant keeps talking about the spurs.  no one has a problem with what he's saying, but because he's kobe it will make the news.  perhaps his expectations are a little unrealistic, but that's ok because everyone motivates themselves differently.


i'll agree with you that nadine is weird and disrespectful (personally i've never seen her on this site before), but so are tons of lakers fans.  if you think this article is insulting, just go on over to your buddy kevin ding at bleacher report, who just can't help but write scathing articles about the spurs even when they're winning championships while the lakers are out of the playoffs. here's a couple of links to get you started and perhaps make you feel a little better about yourselves:


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1665659-whos-to-blame-for-tim-duncan-being-underappreciated-tim-duncan


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2100141-after-star-turn-in-nba-finals-spurs-kawhi-leonard-faces-true-test-of-talents



9 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kobe-bryant-says-spurs-championship-is-motivation-for-lakers.html

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@l2b @ChrisCano @jdolin you'd have to ask the writers, but if he keeps bringing up the spurs on his own we'll have to keep hearing about it.

9 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kobe-bryant-says-spurs-championship-is-motivation-for-lakers.html

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motivation is one thing, ability is an entirely different story.

9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kobe-bryant-says-spurs-championship-is-motivation-for-lakers.html

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more accurately kawhi played in 2 1/2 games against okc.  he left one after 15 min when he broke his hand.

11 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/5-things-to-watch-spurs-vs-thunder-game-1.html

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i've always wondered: phil jackson won the 3 championships before and after '99.  if he had won that year, would he have asked for an asterisk on his own team?

12 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/knicks-phil-jackson-the-spurs-are-not-a-dynasty.html

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they peaked too early last year, too...27 sec before the final buzzer

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-tony-parker-admits-concerns-of-team-peaking-early.html

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*cringe*!  i don't even like to think of him as a former spur.  the spurs used to make him go buy normal clothes to wear to games, and they'd always send him to my uncle because he was the only one who could tolerate rodman's immaturity.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-former-spur-dennis-rodman-plays-basketball-in-full-drag-queen-outfit.html

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you didn't bother to ask what they think of brett brown?

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/

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i can't enjoy kawhi's highlights without hitting mute so i don't have to listen to horribleness that is bill simmons.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kawhi-leonard-full-highlights-vs-lakers-2.html

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i'm glad he left, because if we had given him a big contract we may have never brought manu over.  all's well that ends well.  his loss, not our's.

1 year, 1 month ago on Former Spur Derek Anderson revisits 2002 free agency

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i think the spurs are good to go as is.  they're probably even better than last year. basically replace gary neal’s production with patty and marco, add a healthier manu and you have a huge upgrade and more depth on the bench than last year.

1 year, 1 month ago on Granger passing on Spurs is blessing in disguise

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mr. sec is traditionalist?  that's the understatement of the year.

1 year, 1 month ago on Arkansas Changing Official School Color? What The?

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if kobe, paul and westbrook are still out tony might slide in as a sub or wildcard (although he could use the rest), and i can see tim being selected by the coaches.

1 year, 3 months ago on Not looking good for San Antonio Spurs for All-Star Game

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@nicky2gs you are over-complicating what I am trying to say way too much. i agree with you that different situations call for different players (which is entirely the point i'm trying to make) and more often than not diaw will be better, but...and that's a big BUT...if it's a situation where height and a defensive presence arounf the rim is needed, he should go with baynes (again, assuming tiago or tim isn't available).  the few times we've seen baynes with the first or second unit he has held is own very well.  i know pop will go with diaw and bonner more often than not, and in most cases that's the right way to go, but there are those few matchups (indiana, memphis, houston, missesota, etc) where if tim or tiago are missing baynes might be the better way to go.  that's all i'm saying and it's not that complicated.

1 year, 4 months ago on Popovich: Aron Baynes just needs an opportunity

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@nicky2gs you are misinformed: i did not say that pop should play baynes over splitter, he should play baynes when splitter or tim isn't available and he needs a tall presence.  tiago's height is what was affecting david west, and once pop went small west went to work on them.  baynes is a much better interior defender than diaw, bonner or ayers and if anything would have provided a stronger presence in the paint and around the rim.  if pop has one weakness it's being too dedicated to certain rotations and players even if the situation is wrong for them or if that player isn't performing.  all i'm asking is in the future when pop needs to stay big and is mssing tiago or tim, he'll go with baynes instead of settling for small ball even if it hurts the team.

1 year, 4 months ago on Popovich: Aron Baynes just needs an opportunity

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question: why didn't pop play him against the pacers?!  the one qtr where the spurs were beating them was when splitter was in there, but once he went down and pop went small it all unraveled because we needed a bigger defensive presnce around rim.  hopefully pop will learn from this and not hesitate to go big with baynes when he's missing tim or tiago.

1 year, 4 months ago on Popovich: Aron Baynes just needs an opportunity

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is it just me or does danny appear to live in a very modest neighborhood for someone that makes $3 mil a year? (don't get me wrong: there's nothing wrong with him saving money, it's just something i noticed)

1 year, 5 months ago on Video: Danny Green shows off his 7-foot boa constrictor

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man you guys are negative for so early in the season.  all this "losing hope" stuff is way too premature especially while the team is really starting to mesh.

1 year, 5 months ago on Spurscast #308: Surprises, Fashion Faux Pas, and Evaluating the Spurs

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all i can say about the spurs' christmas uniforms is thank god they don't have a guady logo or colors.  that's what makes the bulls' and knicks' uniforms that much worse.

1 year, 5 months ago on Spurscast #308: Surprises, Fashion Faux Pas, and Evaluating the Spurs

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it's a good thing the spurs don't have a logo that looks guady or cartoonish once you blow it up (like the bulls, for example).  i can't say i like these that much, but if you look at some of the other teams' christmas versions the spurs' aren't that bad thanks to the subtle color and logo.

that being said, it seems like the league is taking everything everyone hated about last year's "creative" alternates (sleeves, only the logo and no team name, etc) and making it worse. 

1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs' Christmas Day jerseys unveiled

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where's tony when you need him? ;-)

1 year, 5 months ago on Video: Patty Mills, Boris Diaw sing 'Killing Me Softly' at karaoke bar

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why would we get mad at pop for saying kawhi is better than bowen?  it's beyond obvious that kawhi has infinite more upside than bowen ever did.

1 year, 5 months ago on Popovich says Kawhi is better than Bowen

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it's not something anyone seemed to noticed during the game, including the lakers crown.  there were far more noticeable flops last year that went unpunished, so if the league is going to call this one hopefully that means they'll crack down on the extremely obvious ones, too.

1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs' Mills receives flop warning from league

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i'm shocked y'all made it through that entire discussion without mentioning diaw.  his suprising competitiveness and willingness to shoot should be one of, if not the biggest suprise so far.

1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs Roundtable: How are the Spurs looking 3 games into the season? (Video)

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it's not he greatest show of sportsmanship in the world, but batum said he immediately regretting taking the shot and apologized without any prompting after the game.  i think it will be easily forgotten.

1 year, 5 months ago on Tim Duncan Not Amused with Nic Batum’s Last Second Heave

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he says idiotic things, and that leaves us wondering why we often think of him as one of the better commentators.  of course the answer to that is simple: he's far superior compared to idiots like shaq, magic, jalen rose and bill simmons, but still...

i think he's just going to say the same thing every year until his prediction ultimately comes true, then he'll praise himself as a genious even if he was wrong the previous ten times.

1 year, 5 months ago on 'Sir Charles' Slams the Spurs... Again

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That elbow from Allen wasn't inadvertant.  There, I said it ;-)

1 year, 5 months ago on Tim Duncan day-to-day with chest contusion

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the AP calls that elbow from allen inadvertant, but i disagree.  he stuck it out there last second to move timmy out of the way.  maybe it was inadvertantly hard, but it should have been an offensive foul nonetheless. (as a side note, if someone had elbowed allen that hard he would have been flopping on the floor like a guppy.  kudos to tim for being tough.)

1 year, 5 months ago on San Antonio Spurs 101, Memphis Grizzlies 94: Spurs pick up where they dropped Grizzlies off

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@LiveSpurs I think he's better than you give him credit for.  besides, what harm does he do?  he's not keeping anyone more deserving from playing, he'll win a game or two for you with some hot shooting each season, and he's a good presence in the locker room.  there's a reason he's still here and Stephen Jackson is not...

1 year, 5 months ago on Video: Matt Bonner goes as 'The Red Mamba' at SA Comic Con

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@LiveSpurs "Y" do you even follow the spurs then?  if you don't like them or their roster, go somewhere else.  simple as that.

1 year, 5 months ago on Video: Matt Bonner goes as 'The Red Mamba' at SA Comic Con

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