I really do not know how the Spurs do it. They are 19-8 without Kawaii Leonard playing a single second this year and without Tony Parker for most of the year. They beat Boston on Friday night when GINOBILIIII hit the game winning 3 pointer in the final seconds. That would be 40 year old Manu GINOBILIIIII.
The they turn around the very next night and beat Phoenix on the second night of a back to back. Granted Phoenix is not great shakes but the Spurs played without Leonard, Green and Anderson who were out with injuries and Gasol, Parker and GINOBILIIIIII who were rested. That is 6 rotation player that were out and they still won. They did have Aldridge, Murray, Rudy Gay and Patty Mills but the other 6 guys who played last night, I have no idea who they are!!!
I know I am a Spurs fan but it really is safe to say they are the best run organization in sports. And a strong case could be made for Popovich being the greatest coach of all time. It is highly doubtful any other coach could consistently have his team perform at this high a level, over this period of time with the merry band of mostly anonymous players he has had especially in recent years. It is a shame they lost Jonathan Simmons (one of those anonymous players) to Orlando in the of season or they would be right there with Houston and GSW. As it is they are only 2.5 games behind them.
I think your last sentence is more important than the first sentence - without pitching, they will go nowhere.
Faded over the years...are u kidding me!! Raiderfans have been on the downside 12 of the last 13 years!! Plus the Chiefs have been the last 3 years....6 and 2 over the Faders....and over Derek Carr!! Best wishes, DavidBoots, I was watching when GINOBILIIIII shot that 3 pointer with that high arc and because of that arc, it looked like it was going to be good..........which it sure was. And I think Pop's shortness with reporters now is more schtick than anything. When he first gave those short answers to the questions, I think he was legitimately irritated. Now, I think it is more of an act just to get people laughing.
Chiefs-Raiders was THEE rivalry when I was growing up in both the AFL and NFL. Those games were really nasty and the teams legitimately did not like each other. I think that rivalry has kind of faded over the decades though as both teams have fallen on hard times for long stretches. Here is a short video about the most famous Chiefs/Raiders brawl.
I was in grade school when that occurred and I remember it like it was yesterday. My favorite player, Otis Taylor rightfully went after Ben Davidson. And watch #30 of the Chiefs, Gloster Richardson, punch Davidson right in the package. LOL The wailing and gnashing of teeth if that happened today would have been ridiculous. I was a huge fan of the Chiefs back then and I wish that rivalry was still as intense today as it was back then.
I gotta agree with HOF QB Jim Kelly questioning why no one on the Bills went after Gronk last week when he dove into the back of the head of the Bills DB. The fact that no one went after Gronk was just shocking to me. What a difference between the reactions of the players back then and the ones today
Morris and Trammell make it into the Hall.....Having trouble figuring out why Trammell would be in, but not Lou Whitaker, feels like they were the exact same player in Detroit for years.....
And sorry Eagles fans, we just aren't allowed to have nice toys to play with....If Wentz is truly down with an ACL, once again it is wait until net year....
Fun game in Buffalo...and same for Army/Navy. That is how I remember football in the backyard.
Morris Winning the 7 game of the 1991 World Series for the Twins ....1-0 was outstanding! Best wishes, David
If Morris is in, than Schilling is in. And while I think that 1991 Game 7 performance was one for the ages, you shouldn't get into the HOF for one memory. I never turned on the TV to watch Alan Trammell. I turned on the TV to watch Mike Schmidt, to watch Nolan Ryan, to watch Ozzie Smith. We have had this discussion over and over - there is a HOF and there is a Hall of Really Good.
Twins picked up a pitcher from the Yankees Micheal Pineda 10 million for two years....recovering from TJ Surgery.................so he could only pitch maybe half of next year?? Best wishes, David
Angels acquire Ian Kinsler from Tigers for 2 minor leaguers Wilkel Hernandez / Troy Montgomery
Cardinals acquire Marcel Ozuna from the Marlins for 2 minor leaguers Zac Gallen / Daniel Gastano
Athletics acquire Stephen Piscotty from the Cardinals for 2 minor leaguers Yairo Munoz / Max Schrock
Who will Manny Machado be traded to? front runner appears to be the White Sox with the Giants being a close second-The Giants offered Christian Arroyo and don't count the Phillies out on this.
Yankees/ Pirates discussing possible Gerrit Cole trade.Pirates are rumored to be interested in Clint Frazier and Chance Adams in return.