Thursday, March 19, 2009

Today Was a Good Day

Thursdays generally make my life a little more difficult, since there are rarely more than 3 games.  It does, however, give me a day to either celebrate or rue the various happenings related to this website.  There isn't much else to cover, sadly.  I just watched the Warriors turn the ball over on 4 consecutive possessions.  And we're not talking about the Lakers' suffocating defense forcing mistakes, and getting hands in the passing lanes.  These were passes that appeared to be fired out of a potato gun.  D.J. Mbenga and the Lakers cheering squad should be finishing this game, but knowing the Lakers' tendency to take their foot off the accelerator, this will probably come down to the wire.

For those who gave up on me after my 1-3 wagering day, shame on you!  Atlanta squeezed by the (-6) line and beat Dallas by 8, also holding the Mavericks to just 15 points in the 4th quarter.  And that was how we got back on track.  I feel we all owe the Hawks a debt of gratitude.  Maybe if we have a schoolteacher reading the site, they can convince their 3rd grade class to write letters to Joe Johnson.  They might actually get a real response, instead of the disappointing letter I remember opening, just a short 3 months after mailing my state Senator.  I may be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure the secretary that handled my letter didn't even bother to correctly spell my last name.  Tell me it wouldn't be a much better lesson for a bright, young lad to get a partially intelligible handwritten memo from the Hawks star guard.

Also worth celebrating is the fact that there are, apparently, about 25 alternatives to Google Adsense floating about on the internet.  This has pleased me to no end, and readers can relax in the knowledge that the quality of posts will only increase.

Please do continue to tell others of the site, comment on posts, and invite folks into the associated facebook group.  The more, the merrier; more participation in the site from the readers makes maintaining the page a hoot!

'Tis time now for the pick-ups.  I was all jazzed to launch into a succulent theme, but then realized that there aren't any "Must-Adds" today, just "Mid-Tier" filler, and a few "Drops/Ignores."  I will instead turn to my auxiliary theme: binary.

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  • Joel Przybilla - Greg Oden is playing again, but Przybilla seems to have worked himself into a nice 30 minutes per game groove.  I would pause for a moment before adding him, but at this point, Przybilla still seems like a safe bet.
  • Steve Blake - Portland's starting point guard is rounding back into early season shape.  He was, for a while, one of the most consistently decent guards in the league.  Blake will rack up between 6-9 assists every night, and hit at least a 3-pointer, often more.  Won't drastically alter your team's make-up, but if you give Blake 3 or 4 starts in a given week, he could put you over the top in two categories without hurting you in the others.
  • Trevor Ariza - May even steal your heart, if you would just let him.  Since moving into the starting lineup, Ariza has posted 2, 4, 3, 2, and 3 steals.  He'll make a handful of 3's, and doesn't turn the ball over.
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  • Travis Outlaw - Just not helpful enough to warrant a roster spot.
  • Ryan Hollins - Erick Dampier, right on cue, got his double-double and then decided enough was enough.  Doctors are working around the clock to rebuild him, and in the meantime Hollins will deliver Dampier-like fantasy lumps of coal to owners worldwide.

1 comment:

Danno said...

This article simply needed a comment. Shame on me, and you, for taking this long.

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