Have it on my DVR AP. Planning to watch it tomorrow, and I will be looking out for those things you mentioned. Ritz's desire to meet with the suburbs led me to believe this will all be settled soon. Sounds like BTH further shows the likelihood we see this settled soon.
If the articles I read are accurate, then it's the economy that's currently driving the shift to urban centers, which would mean that a recovery would lead to a shift back to suburbs. Now I really do wish Memphis well.
By all means, everyone should have a look at today's "Behind the Headlines" show on Channel 10. I think it may be rebroadcast Sunday. NOT TO BE MISSED.
If for nothing else, it was fun to see Wyatt Bunker and Tomeka Hart go at each other over the budget,
By the way, Tomeka says, with a straight face, that this merger saved the old Shelby County School System from ruin.
Mr Orgel will tell you exactly why it costs so much more to educate children in Memphis than in the suburbs. He says right out that our business model is better. Duh.
Importantly, all the panelists, even Mr. Ritz, said nothing negative when the moderator said Municipal systems are going to happen. Even mr. Ritz grunted a "yes".
More importantly, both panelists from the Unified BOE, Ms Hart and Mr. Orgel, say they can sit down with the suburban mayors and work out all the issues, including the buildings. Provided, Mr. Orgel says, that we stop suing each other (looking directly at Mr. Ritz). BTW, those talks have already started behind the scenes.
If you can find it, or have it recorded yourself, watch it twice and listen carefully, folks.
You may hear a spirit of cooperation from Memphis you have not heard before. They will meet a similar spirit of cooperation from the suburban leaders.
There will be a three legged race, LOL, I'm sure there will be.
I, too, would like more details. Do we know what age group this growth is in? To what socioeconomic level? Yes, that needs to be known, if these are children born to single mothers on welfare it doesn't bode well for an invigorated Memphis.
If President Obama had a -R after his name the Democrats would be on him like white on rice.
Good for them.....handle it like real men do. Ain't no big thang! We got bigger fish to fry around here.
Just back from out of town.
It is funny that when I tried to convince Grovereb84 about the population of Memphis, he and most of you readers laughed at me. Well, what more do I need to say?
There are many people who wants to see Memphis as a dying city, but, it won't happen. As the economy gets better, Memphis' population will either maintain or go up, albeit gradually, keeping up with the new jobs.
The problem with you suburbanites is that you only look at things through your partisan eyes. You make the same mistakes when looking at national politics.
Memphis is the hub and that is that. New jobs anywhere in the metro area will only help Memphis. Unless the jobs pay very well, the choice for people to stay will be Memphis. So, hurry up and finish the I-69 loop, get more businesses for Southaven and Olive Branch, Memphis residents need the jobs.
...so much ado about nothing. Slow news day.
Overall, I like Judge Potter too. He has perhaps one of the most un-enviably jobs in this city: tackling the never ending- in fact growing- issue of blight and decay. This issue of course is perpetuated by individuals such as one Mr. Carter who apaprently owns property but does not have the financial wherewithal to keep it code compliant which begs the question of whether he should be allowed to continue to own said property at all. Should Potter have been informal with Carter- no, probably not. But then again, I know my reaction to someone who said they can’t fix up their property because they don’t have any money might be a lot worse- especially if they are a landlord. It’s like a driver who causes a wreck and blames it on the fact that they have problems with their eyesight. Judge Potter seems to be fulfilling a thankless job- like bailing water on the Titanic.
I love it - well done, Chris. You've done a great job of capturing some of the personality of this year's team (and the organization/fanbase as whole). Whether this is the start of a multi-year conference final run or the swan song of this core, it'll go down as an incredibly unique and likable team.
$4,000 is nothing for all the money they will make this weekend
Call the dude "hoss" once...not ok, but not unforgiveable. But, after dude protests the moniker, the judge uses it again, quite intentionally....very disrespectful and unprofessional. His honor owes the man an apology.
If we can limit their score to just one point below ours, we got this.
I'd bet that you think a Rudy Gay would help the Grizz out Wolfgang, wouldn't you? After all, he's 6-9, can jump out of the gym and get his own shot whenever he wants.
The comparison for the Grizz is the old Pistons title team with Rip Hamilton, Billups, Ben Wallace, Rasheed, and Tayshaun. They didn't have any NBA title caliber players either according to your definition, but they dispatched of a Laker team with 4 Hall of Famers (Kobe, Gary Payton, Shaq, and Karl Malone), and they did it in 5 games.
What they did have was a team full of elite defensive players and a few players who could make just enough happen on the offensive end, a lot like this Grizzlies team. I believe we are the only NBA team with 3 starters who made first or second team All-Defense. When you have that, you can get by without a prototypical offensive creator.
You are correct though that typically you have to have at least one or two of those elite scorer types to have a shot at an NBA title, but it isn't a hard and fast rule. The Pacers are constructed similar to this Grizzly team, and they are in the same position we are. You can bet they're going to give the Heat everything they want and then some. There isn't just one formula for success in the NBA.
As I've said before, you better hope that the Grizzlies haven't figured something out with the Spurs. If they have, this series is going to go deep, and the last thing you want is to end up in a Game 7 with a team that thrives on physically wearing you down. Personally, I think we're sitting here at 2-2 come Tuesday morning, and I think the Spurs will feel a lot of pressure going into Game 5 to figure out how to counter the changes the Grizzlies make for these next two games.
Nice analysis, but it does not address the fact that the Grizz just don't have the championship caliber players needed to win an NBA title. Tony Allen's antics don't help team cohesion either. Grizz could be very dangerous with a playmaker and a couple of true scorers.
It all comes down to the wing rotation for me.
As mentioned, I think when Tony is in the game, I think he needs to be guarding Parker. In fact, I would try to rotate his minutes in such a way to maximize his time on Parker.
I think that'll be the best way we can slow the efficient Spurs offense. It also gives an added benefit of helping protect Conley from foul trouble, while also allowing him some rest on the defensive end if you can have him guard more of a spot up shooter.
Obviously, you have to limit the minutes Allen and Prince play together as well. If Lionel doesn't want to disturb the starting line up, he has to have a quick trigger, which I think he will, and Q better be in quickly.
When Tayshaun is in the game, I like the idea of playing him some on Parker as well to give Conley the break while also forcing Parker to work a bit harder against a bigger defender. I also like the idea of having him play more of a back up point role to give Conely some breaks on offense, even if Conley is on the floor with him. That's where Tayshaun's value will be.
Other than that, it's going to require a lot of minutes for Bayless and Pondexter the rest of this series. If we do that, I think we get the big fellas both going, and I think we make this a series.
I prefer The Spaniard!
I don't think you can write off the fourth quarter due to Duncan's foul trouble without acknowledging that the Spurs didn't get any separation earlier in the game until Conley's phantom third foul forced him out in the second.
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