J Thom 
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Re: “Memphis and The NCAA Tourney: Destination Dance?

Not sure I agree on the point about a single, defined PG. Teams can run PG by committee or have multiple PG's, even have multi. guys on the floor at the same time who can/do bring the ball up the floor. Though, what do need to effectively address the turnover-assist disparity is to run an offense. Too many guys are taking isolation shots like an AAU style on this team. If they commit to running sets and pick-and-rolls for each other, the result would be maybe at least 3 or 4 guys touching the ball nearly every offensive possession, but the turnovers would be greatly reduced. Guys need to be creating for each other on offense, instead of looking for a shot.

And we only need to be taking good shots. No shots with 2 or more guys in the face, but only good looks (e.g. open three, or clear drive to the basket). Its inevitable guys will have days they're just missing. I can live with that as long as their missing good shots, not wild ones. Good shots result in overall better offensive games.

Good shots and better offensive flow would inevitably result in a slower pace of play, which is opposed to Penny's vision for this group, but right now with so many freshman & sophomores they aren't disciplined for a tempo game anyway, and injuries right now are going to force us to adjust the tempo due to sheer depletion of depth, anyway.

We have the talent, even with the injuries, just the right adjustments and this team can be so much better.

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Posted by J Thom on 02/10/2020 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Companies Say Anti-LGBTQ Laws Threaten Business

I understand the perspective, but just as a matter of principle I'm not a fan of businesses (esp. Amazon) wielding/dictating legislative power, because then you can similarly compromise legal protections on discriminatory practices towards pregnant workers, new mothers (such as paid maternity leave), minimum wage laws, worker healthcare, etc. It is not the will of a for-profit business who would seek to make an extra buck in any way they can, that the legislature should succumb to, but it is the pursuit of what is right and fair to the people.

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Posted by J Thom on 02/07/2020 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Crosstown’s Elemento Neapolitan Pizza Closing

Can't say I'm surprised. I went there once, with one customer in front of my group. Waited 10 minutes and still didn't get a chance to place an order, we did get told by an employee more concerned with order than customer service, to move to the side. We decided to go elsewhere. A good restaurant has a plan to keep their line moving around slow customers. Wish I'd had a chance to try their pizza but I'm not going to have all day to wait for it.

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Posted by J Thom on 02/05/2020 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Our Titans!(?)

@Bakerspond, there are markets way bigger than Green Bay, WI as well. I'm sure the Packers are ready to pack up and move since the waiting list for tickets to a game is down to only 30 years...

If you're going to make an argument that the NFL won't be in Memphis, there's a lot of good points you can make, but the market size is a really dumb one and lacks credibility.

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Posted by J Thom on 01/16/2020 at 9:24 AM

Re: “#9 Tigers 84, Tulane 73

I love Memphis and Memphis fans, as a grad and lifelong fan, but booing KJ was totally classless. There are actually fully grown adults (no joke) defending the behavior too because of the way he left a few years back. I'm not a fan of the way he left, but booing in retaliation seems like what a 2nd grader would do. Welcome back KJ and best of luck, Tiger Nation supports you!

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Posted by J Thom on 12/31/2019 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Confederate Statues Gone for Good

In a perfect world, those statues would get smashed to pieces while in SCV's possession during transportation. Then they wouldn't be displayed anywhere and SCV could blame nobody but themselves. This is not erasing history and I don't get why that's too hard for people to understand, but there's certainly no shortage of ignorance out there which I think causes people not to comprehend even very evident things such as that.

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Posted by J Thom on 12/17/2019 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Challengers Logan, Easter-Thomas Win Council Runoffs

As an unbiased observer who lives in neither District 1 or 7, and actually just outside the city limits but historically have lived within city limits and adeptly familiar with local politics, it seems in general the mostly business-oriented candidates (ala Boyd) and more conservative candidates have more heavily relied on media advertising than face-to-face involvement in the community (attending community events, knocking on doors, phone banking, showing up at polling sites to great voters as they enter). If the only place I've seen a candidate is on a billboard, it's doubtful I'm going to vote for them, even if I find them the better of the candidates in their respective race.

I get that its humbling and maybe a bit awkward to to greet voters at the polls or knock on doors, but that's the hard work that should go into being an elected representative of the community. Otherwise, don't even bother running. And I get the selffishness of those voters who try to dodge candidates who greet them at the polls when you go in already knowing who you're voting for, but until you've actually seen what new candidates really have to do to be elected in races, you have no idea what it's like and dodging those people is just straight up rudeness. Just be nice, take their flier that says cliche things about "strengthening neighborhoods and fighting crime" and throw it away later. It's not going to hurt you to do that.

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Posted by J Thom on 11/15/2019 at 8:24 AM

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