Chuck your balls. Nick Young is great!!
Good game tigers, revenge is sweeter in the elite 8.
Anyone interested in a College Bowl Picking Contest, I have created one on Yahoo, sorry the only prize is the ability to gloat. All are welcome and you can maintain anonymity by clicking what you reveal or don't.
Go to Yahoo Sports NCAA Football, click bowl picking contest, click join group, the group# is 1361 and the password is "pizza." I will probably open it up to the public in a couple of days (no password needed) but would like to keep it "local" if we get enough people to have a good contest.
Anyone, who would like to play and needs help signing up can CA-mail me. Join the fun!
I did indeed open it to all.
been watching Joe since we were classmates at (now ranked 7th nationally!) WSHS - loved the last play call. agree with jgreen. yes he could've dished but he's been hot in the lane since forever, from either hand.
“I don’t know how I got to where I am,” Levien said.
I am sure fans are saying the same thing.
Pastner absolutely made the right choice for the last play. Joe had been driving the lane all 2nd half & getting the calls; this one just didn't fall & the refs swallowed their whistles. Sometimes it just goes like that.
Chris was open, but he's streaky. Going with Joe for the 2 & the foul was a more likely scenario.
I love how Donovan in the post game interview, just like Ford from OSU, was quick to discuss how badly Florida played, but gave no credit to Memphis at all. Although the stats and the game showed how hard fought and evenly matched the game was, the coach speak when you play Memphis close or lose is to talk about how bad you played. It couldn't possibly have been because you just played a good team.
Changing faster than Miley Cyrus' body art! Heyo! Watch out! Zzzzzzing! I think we have a winner!
Joe Jackson had two stringers free to pass to, that last play. He is first and foremost all about Joe Jackson. Always has been, always will be.
Come on, man. Hahaha! This can't be real...
If it were me, I'd be inclined to same something like, "It would be a shame if the city had to condemn these facilities, but I'm sure we can avoid any unfriendly outcomes by agreeing to a more reasonable purchase price."
They definitely don't have the wrong Johnson. He will do well for this team! He has a lot to offer, and knows the game well!!
Totally agree with the last post.
The Grizzlies got better by dumping Rudy.
I'm curious what this ownership group has done that's "cheap". If you're talking about the Gay trade, other than not getting much back in return, the Raptors now understand exactly why we were so willing to part with Gay. Other than that, they're right up against the luxury tax line. I don't know what else you want them to do.
With Rudy, last year's team may not win 50 games. They won 56 largely because of the Rudy dump and the subsequent offensive renaissance they experienced due to the elimination of a black hole from the floor. That team last year certainly doesn't get past the Clippers in the first round with Rudy on the floor for 38 minutes a night.
As far as your assertion about last year's team being "average" players. Conley is a Top 10 point guard in the league, just one step below the elite PG level. Tony Allen has been the league's best perimeter defender and was last year. Marc Gasol was DPOY last year, and he's one of the best offensive scoring centers in the league. Basically, it's he, Brook Lopez, and Dwight Howard when you're discussing the best NBA centers. (I consider Duncan a PF still.) Z-Bo, though he's been up and down at times, has played at an All-Star level and did for much of last year. The WORST player in the starting line up when we had Rudy last year was Rudy himself. If you were to rank value to the team out of those 5, it went this way, 1. Marc, 2. Mike, 3. Z-Bo, 4. Tony, 5. Rudy
Last year's team was not devoid of talent. They were a very talented team. Gasol has been this team's best player for a few years now. They had hit their stride and went on a 4 game road winning streak right before he went down. The team was 7-5 at the time, even after a slow start. Since Gasol went down, they have gone 3-8. This is not coincidence.
We can argue about what Hollins WOULD do with his best player out with injury, but Hollins never dealt with an injury to someone as important on both ends as Gasol, so it's all conjecture.
As I've said before, let's measure this team's results with and without Gasol. When he comes back in January, we will see what they do, but I'm not expecting a big turn around until that point. Even then, a lot will depend on how rusty Gasol is. If he comes back at full strength, this team will play .600 or .650 ball after he returns. Will that be enough to get back into the playoffs? I don't know, but we will see.
Whether the Griz win or lose is good news as far as I'm concerned. This season is over. We need to plan for the future.
What we need to be doing is rooting for the Kings, the Jazz, and the Eastern Conference. I'm hoping we can somehow nab a top 7 lottery pick.
Ask Kobe Bryant how rehiring Phil Jackson worked out for the Lakers.
I really don't care that much for the park. That is what is important in this purchase. The value is in the land that the park sits on. Maybe not now, but, sometime in the future, that land will be gold.
Investors and speculators don't invest necessarily in structures, it is the land that they look at.
First off, ... it wasn't done RIGHT. The economics were terribly flawed.
IF the city is going to acquire the asset, it should be at a rock bottom price. The current bag holder is a speculator who thought it would make a real killing by purchasing the bonds at fire sale prices.
They want to pass the bag to Memphis and get out as cheaply as possible. Nothing noble about these critters. What's nice from the city side, is there is not a lot, if any, other prospective purchasers.
There is no other use for the asset, other than as a sports field. Memphis should have someone independent do the homework on analyzing the project to see what number will allow the city to make a reasonable profit if they acquire the park. They should not pay one penny more than that number.
AutoZone Park is part of what makes downtown Memphis...downtown Memphis. In my opinion, it is as much a part of the city as the hotel across the street from it and the bridge connecting its home to Arkansas. Was it an overbuild by the Redbirds at its inception - yes. The park could have been just as much of a success at 2/3 the cost, but ask yourself how nice it has been to see something in Memphis done RIGHT, not just done. Could the Forum have been built for less? Sure. Is it an amazing arena befitting a basketball town? Of course! Cities and a large amount of their residents identify with their sports teams and the venues where they play - it's just a fact. Let the Redbirds and AutoZone Park slip away because you don't think the city should be in the business of owning sports parks, and not only are you naive to the way sports venues operate, but you VASTLY underestimate the positive impacts they have on the communities in which they sit.
Your username is "Wake up Grizz ownership"? Ask Kyrie Irving how rehiring Mike Brown has worked out in Cleveland. Regardless whether you're right (and I think you're only believing the facts you want to believe here), Hollins isn't coming back. That ship has sailed.
This project was doomed from the very start, would it have been smart to make im provements to the old Chick ball park ? it was paid for . Memphis need progressive thinkers when it comes to such large projects , Best move would be like the article said would be to tear it down it will never make millons, i see a nice hotel in that location
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