Tuesday, April 11

Bruce Bowen: Moral Crusader

"There are a lot of people in the league who have lost a lot of respect for him. People are starting to see he's not so clean."
-Bruce Bowen, on Ray Allen

Um, yeah, okay, Bruce. I shouldn't slag Bowen too much, in that he came clean and owned up to his responsibility in the Spurs' loss to the Sonics on March 26th, when he and Allen got into a tussle and Bowen kicked Sugar Ray in the back. Bowen's kick prompted a technical and - later, thanks to a phone call from Allen to Stu Jackson - a $10,000 fine. Still, for Bruce Bowen to comment on another player's lack of cleanliness is somewhat silly.

Whatever the case, tonight's game should be more than the typical season-ending fare one would expect from a team out of the playoffs. The Sonics are ... well, they're not exactly on fire, but with four consecutive wins, they're at least moving from the "Low" part of the burner to around 5 or 6. The Spurs, meanwhile, are questing for playoff positioning, so the game means a huge amount to S.A.

Oh, and did I mention that Bob Hill still doesn't mail Gregg Popovich a Christmas card? Should be some kind of fun in the Alamo tonight. Top matchups:

1. Allen vs Bowen (natch)
2. Wilcox vs Duncan
3. Hill vs Pop
4. Frodo vs the Wee Frenchman
5. The Rim vs Brent Barry (sorry, couldn't help myself)

25 comments:

doubledribble! said...

Brent Barry... I am really glad that he isn't a Sonic anymore. Oooohhh I can't STAND watching him play, hate is a strong word and I HATE that son of a bitch's game. He is the most frustrating player to watch, ever. Consistently he is the best shooter on the floor and earlier in his career one of the top open court dunkers and you had to beg and plead this fool to even think about scoring.
He is the definition of self-check, he defended himself better than anyone else could've. He is a coaching nightmare; one night he would score 31 points and then the next night score 5! Not joking, Nov. 27 - Nov. 28, 2001 look it up! If anyone had a green light- a big, HUGE green light with "SHOOT BRENT! SHOOOOOT!!!!"- it was him.
I couldn't count how many times this guy would charge the lane have an OPEN lay up and still try a NO look pass to NO one. Name another player that attempted both the Slam Dunk and the 3 Point Contest (who had a chance to win) in the same year who WASN'T a superstar... there is only one... Brent Barry. He is the epitome of mediocrity, the inverse of Flip Murray.

OK, my rant is over and in all seriousness Brent Barry was victimized by an inability to produce his own shot. His game was predicated upon and in direct consequence of his teams ability or inability to run an offense; as the offense suffered so did Brent...

Anonymous said...

He was white too, right biggie???

Nuss said...

Plus he went to Oregon State, which is a huge strike 2 in my book.

Anybody else read that OSU is dropping its cheerleading program? They keep this up and they're going to have start paying students to go to school there.

Biggie said...

Yeah I saw that on the news (the cheerleading thing) some old tank (head of that dept) who probably got shit on by the cheerleaders when she was in school, cancelled the program. OSU is better than U of O that's for damn sure, at least they can develop a point guard who can play. They also didn't send a travesty of a QB to the NFL (Joey).

Yes Anon, he is white. I'm glad you figured that out, better late than never.

-Q said...

Big, just to be fair, they also sent a travesty of a QB to the NFL who also happened to be black (see: Akili Smith)

-Q

Biggie said...

Yeah but I'd take Akili Smith over Joey Harrington anyday, Akili wasn't very good, but he had nobody to play with. On paper the Lions have had some serious studs on offense. How many top 5 picks can you have and still suck??

Nuss said...

Pretty crappy game last night against the Spurs, and entirely forgettable. Credit Tony Parker for being much better than anyone had ever expected him to be. He killed the Sonics again, and they knew it was coming, especially considering Ginobili was a DNP. Let's hope tonight's game with the Hornets is a little brighter.

Lance Uppercut said...

I can't let you badmouth the Ducks like that Big. I hate Joey Harrington on a personal level, but you can't say they're worse than OSU. I'll tolerate most any shit talking about the Ducks, but saying OSU is better than UO in any facet of life other than the fucking of sheep and cousin dating is more than I can stand. Maybe OSU could keep their cheerleaders if Gary Payton would actually donate the money he said he would. I guess he's all mouth when it comes to philanthropy as well.
Kenny Wheaton, Big. Kenny Wheaton.

smallie said...

Barry outscored all of us last night. Bitch.

Note to Ray - when you're 6 inches from the hole, put the fucking ball in it, don't try to pass off to Swift. He's there in case you miss, especially when you're on the road. It's not like you're going to get the crowd going for you.

Nuss said...

You just know that Kenny Wheaton's name was coming up at some point. It's like Canadians who bring up Jim Carrey or William Shatner. They can't help themselves.

Even better, Lance: Billie Joe Hobert and Marques Tuiasosopo. Hey Biggie, how much are their rookie cards worth these days?

Lance Uppercut said...

How about that Cody Pickett? He's re-defining the QB position in San Franscisco!

-Q said...

"How many top 5 picks can you have and still suck?"

Biggie,

I don't know, dogg, but here are some people who might...

http://www.azcardinals.com/

-Q

Biggie said...

Nuss,

You brought this on yourself. :)

"Even better, Lance: Billie Joe Hobert and Marques Tuiasosopo. Hey Biggie, how much are their rookie cards worth these days? "

I don't know but I'm sure you can get a pretty penny for their ROSE BOWL RINGS. oooooooooooohhhhhhh OUCH. LOL

How many rose bowl victories do the ducks have????????

and how many national championships?????? oh yeah, OUCH again. Good talk. :)

GO HUSKIES!!!!!!

Lance Uppercut said...

From what I've heard everyone had to return their Rose Bowl rings to help Nuehesel pay off his gambling debts and the harim of male prostitutes that he keeps on call.

Biggie said...

That's what you've heard, but you KNOW that the UW owns you duck bitches. lol

Nuss said...

If you own the Ducks, then why did you lose to them by 3 touchdowns last year? Sorry, Biggie, the Dawgs owned the Ducks for 75 years, but that ended with Mike Bellotti. Since he's taken over, the Ducks have definitely had the better of it.

Biggie said...

SO...... it's 75yrs - 3yrs wow, you guys have got our #. Whooooooo, don't fuck with the Ducks, they'll play possum for 75 years and then they'll let you have it sometimes in a 3 year span, wow. Is that the header on a letter of intent to OU, the other one because it's behind, Oklahoma and Ohio.

Well that has shut me up convincingly, I can't believe you even allow yourself to make a case on this subject, doesn't 75 years of dominance allow us to say every time we see a duck "who's your mutherfuckin daddy, BIATCH????". LOL

Biggie said...

Nuss, I believe 3yrs ago was a bad season for us but we still won the "northwest championship" with a sweep of the other NW schools. Bellottis silly ass was the coach then too right?? Ohhhhhhh, yeah. lol

Good talk, any other PAC-10 fans want to challenge the most winningest program (football wise) in the conference??? Thought so.

Grrrrreat talk Nuss, that was fun, anytime you want to go over it again, you just let me know. :)

Lance Uppercut said...

Kenny Wheaton owns UW. Mike Bellotti owns recruiting in Washington. The Northwest Championship is a made-up award by whore-chaser and compusive gambler disgrace Rick NewWeisul, and thus, no one other than Dawgs give a shit about it.
Enjoy basking in the Husky glory days Big, because they're long gone (football wise). Here's to the Huskies winning more than one conference game this season!
BTW, how about you guys actually get a husky as your mascot. I realize UW picked the Husky as their mascot becuause the breed has a tendancy to do whatever the dog in front of it does, and lacks the mental capacity to learn anything other than how to pull a sled, so why use a malamute?

Biggie said...

Lance I have one thing to say to you;

Your freakin mascot is a duck. Period, end of story, you really are in no position to talk shit, with probably the lamest mascot (and ugliest uniforms) in all of college athletics.

Lance Uppercut said...

Hey, at least we don't call ourselves the Ducks and then have a goose as a mascot. By the way, real men don't wear purple.

Biggie said...

Real men have always worn purple. But only real men know about it. :)

Mr. F said...

Good talk, any other PAC-10 fans want to challenge the most winningest program (football wise) in the conference??? Thought so.

Yeah and how many Rose Bowl Victories and NCs do you have to show for that? It's good to be a USC student.

Biggie said...

Get outta here with that corny ass NFL head coach USC bullshit. You cats come see us in basketball, with ya mohawk headed players. lol

Hey USC can you say "don't mess with Texas" bitches.

Biggie said...

We have more if not the same amount of Rose Bowl victories as USC, and 1 NC so............ what??