Archive for October, 2013

Miami Ain’t Three-Peating

Posted in NBA on October 29th, 2013 by andrew – Be the first to comment
You can't blame the MVP for being gassed. Source: palmbeachpost.com

LeBron’s greatness won’t compensate for the Heat’s holes and his competition’s improvements. Source: palmbeachpost.com

Before the 2012-2013 season it was easy to separate the contenders from the pretenders. In fact last year there weren’t even pretenders – the non-contenders were just awful. This year is much different. Rosters have changed significantly, some teams will mature, some will leap to Conference Front-Runners, others will tank for Wiggins, and many ¬†could go either way.

We’ll preview a bunch of intriguing teams as the season gets going, but today let’s focus on whether the Heat will Three-Peat by observing how contending teams changed their looks in the off-season. read more »

Vince Carter – Hall of Famer?

Posted in NBA on October 23rd, 2013 by andrew – 3 Comments
Vince Wince

Ah memories. Source: aolnews.com

We’re still two games of fake-season basketball away from the real thing. Though talking heads will fill air to use the preseason as some indicator of how the regular one will play out, I’ll spare you. The predictive value of an eight-game exhibition with Terrence Ross taking your double OT crunch time shots tells you nothing, so let’s go in a different direction. Let’s assess whether Vince Carter should make the Hall of Fame. read more »

Instant Replay in MLB – Modern yet Archaic

Posted in NBA on October 16th, 2013 by andrew – Be the first to comment
Sweet Lou

Instant replay will limit outbursts like this from Sweet Lou. Source: sportsscribe.blogspot.com

This post should have been published in August right after it was announced the Major League Baseball was instituting an expanded instant replay system.. Alas, I forgot to press “publish”. So here it is now.

Yes this is an NBA blog, but it’s August, and this is my blog, so here’s a baseball post. read more »