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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Poor Wizards. They don't even get a blip on the map.

They get like seven counties in and around DC. Hah.
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The Spurs love probably kicked in a few years ago. Before that, most NBA fans did rag on their "boring" style of play. Fundamental, no flash. But then they changed their style, starting pushing the ball and shooting a ton of 3s. Beat the evil Heat and now everyone loves them.
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Has Tony Allen ever won DPOY? If not, it's a tragedy.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I don't think that's true, although I'm sure it gives some of your comrades pleasure to think they're better able to appreciate the elegance of the Spurs' system than 'Mericans are. smile.gif

Geographical allegiances count for a lot with American fan, just as they do with European football fans. But I think that the general level of respect and appreciation for the Spurs is quite high among American fans.

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Originally Posted by bc78 View Post

I agree with this. I've been a Spurs fan for 20 years and while there aren't a lot of Spurs fans on the East Coast, generally the reaction to them is fairly positive. For example, I got lots of texts from friends on Saturday when they were eliminated saying something to the effect of "sorry man, was rooting for them." Another team that wins that frequently, such as the Yankees, Lakers, or Patriots wouldn't get the same response. Generally, you have a lot more people that dislike those teams.

The difference between the Spurs and those three franchises is that they are a small-market team that has not engaged in questionable practices.
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That's a real shame. Grantland won't be the same, I wish Simmons owned it.
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Yes or no. Austin Rivers tries a behind the back dribble and loses the ball tonight?
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That has been a good game. Pretty much within 5 point spread the whole game. Bulls looking more confident here in the 4th.
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I was a fan of Simmons in the early ESPN days, but now I feel he's just another blowhard who's too in love with his celebrity status, and the quality of his current work is no great loss to ESPN. He's given us some fantastic stuff like Grantland and 30 for 30, to be sure, but i can see how ESPN could decide that they don't want to put up with his arrogance any longer.

I really liked the scrappy columnist who would speak his mind and wrote from the perspective of an average sports fan (even though his Boston fanboyism pissed me off lol) but that guy is long gone
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HOLY SHIT THAT WAS FUCKING AWESOME
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FUCKKKKKKKK YESSS!!!!!!
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^_^ yayyy
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That was why Mark Jackson came up with "MAMA THERE GOES THAT MAN!!!"
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LFS

Lucky F...king Shot

Rose, 10 - 26 FG
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GOOD GAME

Now get ready for 3 hours of free-throws
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I really liked the scrappy columnist who would speak his mind and wrote from the perspective of an average sports fan (even though his Boston fanboyism pissed me off lol) but that guy is long gone

I feel like he was the highest profile journalist who wasn't afraid to call out Goodell on his shit, which was quite refreshing. He annoys me a bit, yeah, but compared to the horseshit that is sports journalism in general? Pretty decent. Hope he goes somewhere like Vice where he can really let it all out
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