28 January 2007

Miscellany.

A quiet weekend around these parts, though plenty of good sports on TV. Here are some thoughts for the weekend that was.

  • The Suns are nearly unstoppable. The only things that can stop them are injury, Steve Nash's minutes (which are reasonable at 35 a game and should not rise above that if the Suns want to keep him fresh through the playoffs), and the Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs are a potentially dominant team, especially with Duncan playing better this year, but they don't run nearly as deep as the Suns. Ironically, I think the Stoudemire injury may have helped them, though I wouldn't wish injury upon anyone. Even so, Shawn Marion, who's not underrated but rather underappreciated, reportedly has in the past felt insecure about his role with the team and the amount of attention paid to Stoudemire. Stoudemire's injury and gradual comeback have perhaps -- and again, this is simply speculation -- allowed the Suns to rebuild in a way. This time, it was Stoudemire who was the outsider of sorts, and it's taken some time to reintegrate him into the team's offense, but he's back, averaging 20 and 10 in January. In the meantime, Marion and Nash were the rocks of the team, and perhaps Marion feels a bit more secure in his role. (Does this make sense?) Also, it has to be a morale boost that Stoudemire has essentially been the only NBA player to have microfracture surgery and return to his former level of play. It's a testament to his determination and what a freakishly good athlete he is.
  • Todd Helton might be traded to the Red Sox for Julian Tavarez, Mike Lowell, and prospects. Whether this is a good deal for the Rockies depends in part on the prospects, so it's too soon to comment. Still, they're looking for financial flexibility but may end up paying half of the 6 years/$90.1 million left on Helton's deal? I don't like it. Helton's decline over the last few years has been saddening, even for this Dodgers fan, but he still has significant value. His average, OBP, and defense are all still there, even if his power's not. Is Helton's back that bad that the Rockies are willing to pay to get rid of him? Last season, Helton had a calf injury and some sort of intestinal problem where he lost weight and was weakened for much of the season, so it's hard to hold that against him. The point is that this isn't a Mike Hampton situation -- Helton has given the Rockies some incredible seasons and hasn't complained about the various permutations and experiments that Rockies' management has tried (to little effect). Now that the Rockies finally have some great young talent and the humidor is working (sort of), they're ready to get rid of him? Strange, especially given that they traded Ryan Shealy (Ryan Howard-lite) to KC last season, and he could've played first and given them 30+ HR a year for 1/20 of the price. And if that's not enough, Helton is a guy who once came out into the field with a Fu Manchu, only to shave it between innings! He takes chances with facial hair. I respect that. Moving on..
  • UCLA lost to Stanford. Get it together, guys.
  • Federer won the Australian Open without dropping a set. I am in awe.
  • Tiger Woods won his 7th consecutive tournament. I am again in awe, and I am baffled at any talk that having a child could "distract" him from winning. He's married to a gorgeous Swedish woman, is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, does numerous endorsements and commercials, has singlehandedly changed the complexion and demographic of his sport, and he STILL is the most dominant player. Tiger could be changing the baby's diapers on the 17th green at Augusta and still eagle the hole. Don't worry about it.
  • The worst thing that could happen to Kevin Garnett is that his team is now in playoff contention. They may be a 7th or 8th seed at the end of the year, but they're not going past the first round, and the promise of "We're making the playoffs!!" will encourage management to keep him around. PLEASE trade him. Bill Simmons begged you. Now I'm begging you.
  • You haven't lived until you've heard Delonte West talk.
  • I want Grady Little to perform stand up comedy at my wedding. Or my funeral.
  • I want Barbaro to live. I really do. If he makes it, he'll spend the rest of his life impregnating females. It's like what Shawn Kemp does, only it's encouraged and doesn't carry child support.
  • I still don't care about the NFL.
  • Is anyone given the benefit of the doubt more than Shaquille O'Neal?
That's all for now. Thanks for reading. Drive safely. Tell your friends.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

徵信社,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣精品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,威而柔,自慰套,自慰套,SM,充氣娃娃,充氣娃娃,潤滑液,飛機杯,按摩棒,跳蛋,性感睡衣

威而柔,自慰套,自慰套,SM,充氣娃娃,充氣娃娃,潤滑液,飛機杯,按摩棒,跳蛋,性感睡衣,情人歡愉用品,情人用品性哥,情惑用品性哥,視訊交友90739,情人視訊網,情人節禮物,情人用品性哥,情人歡愉用品,情色交友,視訊交友,辣妹視訊,美女視訊,aio交友愛情館,免費視訊聊天,免費視訊聊天,辣妹視訊,視訊交友網,美女視訊,視訊交友

Anonymous said...

情趣用品是生活中不可或缺的東西,如果生活沒有情趣那人生會很枯燥乏味,我覺得發明情趣用品這種東西的人,對兩性情趣方面真的很有幫助,夫妻間結婚多年情趣早已沒有了,還好有情趣用品這種東西,現在的情趣精品真的很精緻,一堆都不粗操的情趣用品,今晚就讓我們來增加情趣吧,一起去情人歡愉用品看看有沒有你喜歡的東西可以買

AIO交友愛情館,情人歡愉用品,美女視訊,情色交友,情人用品性哥,視訊交友,辣妹視訊,美女交友,性愛,嘟嘟成人網,按摩棒,震動按摩棒,微調按摩棒,情趣按摩棒,逼真按摩棒,G點,跳蛋,跳蛋,跳蛋,性感內衣,飛機杯,充氣娃娃,情趣娃娃,角色扮演,性感睡衣,後庭區,SM,潤滑液,情趣禮物,威而柔,香水,精油,芳香精油,自慰,自慰套,性感吊帶襪,情趣用品加盟,跳蛋情人娜娜,情趣用品,情人節禮物,情人節,吊帶襪,辣妹視訊,美女交友,情色交友,成人交友,視訊聊天室,美女視訊,視訊美女,情色視訊,免費視訊聊天,視訊交友,視訊聊天,AIO交友愛情館,嘟嘟成人網,成人貼圖,成人網站 AIO交友愛情館,情色,情色貼圖,情色文學,情色交友,色情聊天室,色情小說,七夕情人節,色情,情色視訊,情色電影,色情網站,辣妹視訊,視訊聊天室,情色視訊,免費視訊聊天,視訊聊天,美女視訊,視訊美女,美女交友,美女,情色交友,成人交友,自拍,本土自拍

zhu said...

Do you know the maple mesos? It is very interesting and if you have enough mesos,you can be strong. So i often go to play the game to get more and more cheap mesos, sometimes i can get the maplestory mesos from my friends who i know in the game. However i like the game very much because of the maple story mesos, i want to play the game more often.

Later my friends told me that if I want to play the game better I should go to earn the Perfect World Gold, so I was very quickly risen to thirty levels, and then I started to play the game alone.I go to Buy Perfect World Gold to treat myself in this game. However she was also very sad when I was hurt, she was sorry about this to me and I did not complain her at last. I was very happy and we went to earn the Perfect World Silver to equip us to become strong. Today I play the game again and I can get a lot of Perfect World money for her, I take her to upgrade and then add her experience. I have a lot of cheap Perfect World Gold and I want to give her in the game, i can have a lot of pw gold if my skills of playing the game well.

Anonymous said...

aion chinaaion china gold,
aion cn goldaion chinese gold,
aion gold chinaaion gold chinese,
china aion goldchinese aion gold,
aion china kinaaion chinese kina,
aion kina chinachina aion kina,
aion china buybuy aion china,
aion chinese server goldaion cn server gold,
aion china server goldchina aion server gold,
chinese aion server goldaion chinese server gold,
aion cn server kinaaion china server kina,
china aion server kinachinese aion server kina

freefun0616 said...

酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店經紀,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店工作,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,

,

Anonymous said...

losing weight at home doesn't have medicine ball abs to be a super complicated process. Especially when you lose weight at home can get fit at home with dumbbells chest workout at home.

at home workouts
abs workout at home
how to exercise at home
how to lose weight at home
upper body workout at home
dandruff home remedy

gaohui said...

Have you noticed ed hardy Clothing that she is spending time with ed hardy sale one person in particular ed hardy and they seemed to come from ed hardy UK nowhere. When you ask how she ed hardy cheap knows them she becomes aloof and ed hardy Clothes disinterested. Is there someone's house ed hardy store she seems to be always going to? This edhardy.com could spell something is wrong with the christian audigier sale relationship. Is she taking trips, possibly day ed hardy dresses trips or small vacations without you? If ed hardy Polos she was doing this before you even ed hardy sandals got married or dated, then it may be okay, but if it is a recent ed hardy Jackets development then you may have problems.

Anonymous said...

To be a upright lenient being is to have a amiable of openness to the far-out, an skill to guardianship aleatory things beyond your own restrain, that can lead you to be shattered in uncommonly exceptional circumstances pro which you were not to blame. That says something very weighty thither the condition of the ethical autobiography: that it is based on a conviction in the fitful and on a willingness to be exposed; it's based on being more like a weed than like a treasure, something kind of fragile, but whose extremely precise beauty is inseparable from that fragility.

JEANETTE ALKASSEM said...

Great article..I think financial planning, investing and specially in annuities are one of the critical things about retirement.. I bought a few annuities 20 year back from bankers life and casualty , and I can live a worry free retirement.