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Posted Monday, July 09, 2012 12:42 PM

Are the Houston Rockets clinically insane?

Let's go over what has transpired with this team's point guards since the beginning of the season.
The Rockets cut Jeremy Lin to bring in Samuel Dalembert. (Count -1 PG)
Made a little sense since they had two very good ones in Lowry and Dragic. 
On draft night they traded Dalembert for some spare parts on the Bucks roster to move from the 14th pick to the 12th pick. (What you cut Lin for, a player who is now a mini-star, is now gone.)
Yesterday, they let Goran Dragic sign with the Suns and got nothing. (keeping count you are down to one point guard in Lowry and -2PG's).
Today, they traded Lowry to the Raptors for a conditional future first rounder and Gary Forbes??? (That's THREE PG's who are either in their early or mid-twenties that are emerging and all would be highly coveted by other teams as their contracts speak to that are gone as of today!)
To make matters worse, they then go and offer a heavily backloaded contract to the guy they cut at the beginning of the season in Lin, with the Knicks having a 0% of not matching.
The Rockets likely starting point guard next season after they lost three very, very good emerging young ones in one year: A broken Shaun Livingston!!!??

Holy SHIT! What the hell just happened to this team!!!
Who here is a Rockets fan that would put up with this shit!? They just gutted one of the most talented young spots in the league in one year!   ... [More]

Posted Sunday, September 04, 2011 09:04 AM

Phil Ivey borrowed $11 million from Full Tilt...Has yet to pay back $6 million

Disturbing to think the best player in the world has to get these kinds of advances to have a stake his online nose-bleed games.

What does this tell us?

1. It is now clear as to why Ivey ditched the 2011 WSOP. If he's in tournaments there with the poker media and 10,000 players, many with potential frozen funds in Full Tilt, the harassment/questioning would be relentless given he is the figurehead of the site.

2. His bankroll has been rumored to be anywhere from $30 to $50 million. He hasn't paid this money back because he simply doesn't have to. 

3. The online stakes are ridiculously out of control. Top pros should be practicing bankroll management so they can remain top pros. $1,000/$2,000 Heads up Pot Limit Omaha is a game that should never should be played but is routinely done so by the likes of Ivey, Dwan, Ziigmund, and Benyamine etc. Why? These pros can make a fantastic living at $100/$200 NL hold 'em yet can't control there gambling addiction.

Gonna have to give Ivey a big  for not getting these funds (funds that belong to the players at this point) into some account for eventual dissemination to the players.

Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009 08:48 AM

TO....Romo....Twitter....Oh the drama!...

You can't friggin' sign this guy...let him take his millions and get out of the league... wherever he goes, he will either A) ruin team chemistry or B) even if he stays in the background, will always be feared as the player who gives that one Sportcenter headlining comment when the mic is in his face....Niners, Eagles, Cowboys... do i understand why the Bills signed him? yes...this team may be in Toronto in a few years and they are trying to bring in a marquee name to establish a fan base...but just his presence would irritate's a slap in the face to guys who are dedicated to their team... The biggest game he ever had was when he had the ankle injury in the Super Bowl. I think he was so preoccupied with his condition, he didn't have time to disparage his teammates...Cries for Romo on National TV and now Romo is the guy who ran him out off the team...twitter is a joke as far as journalism goes...but it IS a direct form of communication between a player and fan and you have a greater chance of getting an honest response from a player in that medium compared to a regular interview...the attention-hungry fan (another asshole) then outs TO and the payoff is getting his twitter account up in lights @noelheller ...what a you have the following:
At some point in time I knew I would be writing this blog entry. I knew it, you knew it and the football world probably knew it.

Here's the scoop.

Twitter. That's where he did. And he d... [More]

Posted Friday, April 04, 2008 09:14 PM

Going all-in on the Knicks halftime line +9

That means they only have to lose by less than 13....they are here to play tonight folks and had a SIX POINT lead in the second...donnie walsh is looming and this team is going to perform for him tonight...fresh legs, no B2B...they just need to keep it under 10 for the rest of the game.


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