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I'm as big a fan of Kobe and the Lakers than anybody, and I want Duncan to win. He deserves it more than anybody on the...
Before I say anything else about me, I'll say this: blame my father.
Blame my father first for paving the way by building a well-rounded journalism career that I could see myself following from a very early age.
Blame my father for bringing me to fantasy baseball auction drafts shortly after I could walk (if you haven't been involved in an auction draft I'll just say this: set aside a minimum of five hours and prepare to be enthralled by five-minute-plus debates over the worth of Edwin Encarnacion or Chris Coghlan) and leaving me with an insatiable fantasy sports addiction to date.
Blame my father for uprooting me from my home in small town Iowa at the age of 3 for a better opportunity with a newspaper in the "big city" (Lincoln, NE). Blame my father for then establishing our roots in Lincoln, yet keeping our allegiances to the powerhouses of back home (the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones), thus setting me up for arguments (would love to say debates, but you just can't debate with a Husker fan) throughout my childhood over the value of the forward pass vs. the triple option.
Blame my father for instilling in me a deep passion for everything Bay Area in sports (well, not quite everything, sorry Raiders and A's) thus leaving me in an endless cycle of being the fan of the away team. I have really forgotten what it's like not to be annoyed by the constant cheering of home fans or the overwhelming boos at the first pickoff attempt of a player with 40-plus steals.
And to further the point, blame my father for helping nurture my love of the game of basketball through year-round leagues and basketball camps across the Midwest, yet never giving me a team to cheer for save for Marcus Fizer and Jamal Tinsley's days in Ames, Luke Recker and Dean Oliver's days in Iowa City, or (you had to know it was coming to this) Golden State upsetting the Dallas Mavericks to reach the second round of the playoffs.
My writing can be opinionated. My writing can be biased. But for the most part, I try to keep everything as objective as I learned it had to be during five long years at the University of Nebraska's College of Journalism.
Hope you enjoy my articles and I try to respond to as many comments as I can. And if you're not a fan...well...just blame my father for that, too.
Will Terrence Jones get big minutes now?
re-read your 6th man list...you should consider jj redick..he' done it on 2 teams, and he has made monte and brandon look like...PROFESSIONALS!.that is probably worth some other award too
Please write article on the refs behavior against the bulls. The refs are just ridiculous. They need to be fined.
I was trying to write an article in time for the Clips game or start a debate but I don't know how and can't get approved. So please write an article in time for the upcoming Clippers game if you agree with the following:
Boozer should be the starter but against teams where the matchup is more favorable we should start Taj in his place. Like against the Clippers. This will solve our two big issues, the defense at the PF position in the starting group, and then it will give our bench scoring. We saw this is how the Clippers beat the Heat last night.
Also when it comes to vs the Heat, with LBJ at PF, we can have Taj at PF to start with Deng in extra coverage. Noah at center to take care of Bosh and Taj can help off of LBJ as he has Deng.
All other times Boozer can and should start.
Hey Zach, no problem! Thanks for clarifying, that makes sense!
Hey, would you be able to send your e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org? I want to get the B/R community leaders on a mailing list for a press release on behalf of Sports Media 101.
Just watched the live press conference on Warriors.com, introducing Mark Jackson. I'm now more convinced they will not trade Monta.
If you didn't catch it, just trust me. And if you catch the soon to air youtube version, it will be edited and the Monta conversation may be edited out.
If you're online at 1:30, check Mark Jackson's press release live on Warriors.com.
Mark Jackson head coach!! I can now guarantee we get at least 5 more nationally televised games next season.
New arguments for keeping Monta and Steph:
Let me know what you think.