Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Att: media, Spurs haters, doubters, overlookers, Laker fans, Heat bandwagon jumpers, etc.
Wait is overlookers a word? Ehh I don't care. Yet another domination of one of the media's favorite handful of teams - on national television, no less. It's about to get really interesting!
...Oh nevermind - it already has been!
Please go check out the final boxscore! We're talking about some seriously amazing stats in this game:
• Franchise record 17 made threes (17 of 28 for 61%)
• Eight players in double figures - How often does that happen for any team during any season? Maybe twice?
• 29 assists on 46 field goals (that's 63%, and anything over about 50-55% is exactly what you want)
• Bonner went 6-7 from three-range by himself, and in 24 minutes
• Manu had 20 pts. 7 asst. 3 reb. and 2 steals in 26 minutes (that's a per-48-minute mark of 37 pts. 13 asst. 5.5 reb. and 3.7 steals)
• Including FTs, LeBron put the ball up 26 times to get his 26 points
Yeah that says 125-95.. ~~ Game recap here ~~
It's all just so hilarious. I actually watched some of the re-broadcast telecast of this game, which was not only broadcast on our home network with our own announcers, but ESPN as well. I will always opt for our own home announcers. Bill Land, Sean Elliott, Andrew Monaco, et al. I have already made a post regarding the worst game announcers there are. It just happens to be ESPN's own Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, and the guy who does the play-by-play (usually Mike Breen).
Some comment comparisons:
"The Miami Heat are one of the best defensive teams in the league." -- Mike Breen
Sean Elliott: "The Heat have no clue how to stop the simplest play in basketball - the pick-n-roll. Time and time again, they can't figure it out."
"This team is explosive on the offensive end.. they can turn it on at any time." -- Mark Jackson
Sean Elliott: "If we keep shooting threes like this, and playing this Spurs defense, there is no way the Heat get back into this game.
"If you're the Spurs you gotta slow it down and play half-court basketball" -- Mike Breen
Mike obviously hasn't done his homework here. This Spurs 2010-11 team is not that type of team. We've scored a bunch of points most games all season, and slowed it down very little, as is obvious by our points-for and points-against statistics.
"They can't beat the great teams, but when it's playoff time, this team will be a force to be reckoned with." -- Mark Jackson
Miami is 0-8 vs Spurs, Mavericks, Celtics, and Bulls. 2-2 vs. Orlando, 1-0 vs. Lakers at this point.
Then for the whole fourth quarter, all they talked about was how the Heat could be improved. I now realize that Jeff Van Gundy was not present for this broadcast, but the dialogue wasn't any better.
"This is a thrashing that can't be tolerated by the Heat. This is bad.." -- Mark Jackson
Nothing the Spurs did was ever praised. Especially considering all the stats I mentioned above. ESPN - take note! ..or don't. Kudos to Sean Elliott and Bill Land. Serious kudos.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Now that's a talented pilot! Not only did he manage to get the plane down and minimize damage, he landed it perfectly. There might be a little damage to the plane, but everyone lived, and everyone is happy. Now, fix your landing gear, and sell it!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
From the "Why didn't I think of that" file.
I caught this on a Spanish station late the other night, and had to post it here. Does it work? I don't know. Is it kinda quirky? A little, but how great of an idea is this! I can't say I'll buy one, but in case you want to, I'm passing along the info.
Clicking the image above takes you to the RoboStir website, where you can check out more details, see specifications, and watch their infomercial video. Or if you just want to watch the video, I've included all 1 minute and 48 seconds of it below.