Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Let's take a trip back in time and review the most commented-upon post in FireJay history. While I strongly disagree with Chris W's position (because the NBA playoffs rule and nothing about them should be changed), I will defend to my death his right to say it. Especially if it leads to 50+ comments, some of them not even all that shitty.

17 comments:

Angelo said...

new tmq, same old bullshit.

Best part: trying to prove that the draft is like the lottery, and nfl experts are practicing pseudo-science, TMQ says "Mike Mayock of NFL Network, whom the league is promoting as the most skilled draftnik, raved unreservedly about Russell, saying 'his ceiling is as high as any quarterback I have seen coming out of college since John Elway.' Maybe Mayock was referring to the ceiling of Russell's house, because Russell is a mega-bust."

Way to use one of the highest-profile cases of someone being drafted too early as your textbook example that insiders can't predict where someone should be drafted.

Also, the NBA playoffs are too long.

Larry B said...

Right, not to mention the fact that Russell's ceiling WAS that high. He just didn't come anywhere close to reaching it. The Raiders gambled wrong, but I doubt they improperly evaluated what kind of QB Russell could have been (based on physical tools) if he weren't a dumb, lazy piece of shit.

Chris W said...

I still think the NBA playoffs absolutely prevent me, as a casual (very casual) fan from building any sense of storyline because of the fucking ridiculous duration between fucking individual games--to say nothing of the duration between the first round and the championship round.

Let's say the Lakers make the Finals--this ridiculously good first round series vs. the Thunder will be more or less ancient history. Because it will have happened like 2 months ago by the time the finals arrive. Not to mention we have to wait at LEAST one day between games in this dy-no-mite series. UGH

hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate

Tonus said...

69 comments on that post and not one was from me. It's not often that I don't drag the comments section down the drain!

Angelo said...

that post was best for archie micklewhite's comment around #30 or so. I don't think I commented either tonus, so here's my two cents.

I like the nba, but don't love it. I think the playoffs are too long and they have too many rest days, but I think the same of baseball playoffs. You'll hear players complain every October about the extra rest in the playoffs and how it gives an advantage to teams with strong top of the rotation starters. This is how it's going to be in the TV age for both sports, so I'm going to live with it.

(I assume) Chris would live with the mlb system even if they added more rest days because he likes baseball. So I like the nba enough to continue watching the playoffs even though it's annoying that they take two weeks to play one series. Go nba!

Chris W said...

I actually wish they'd shorten the MLB playoffs. I like baseball, but I prefer less off days. Now, if baseball added 2-day rests like the NBA does for travel, then it would really be annoying, even though I like baseball a lot. I'd live with it, but it's not like I'd say "well whatever GIVES ME MORE BASEBALL HEH HEH HEH" like a certain Chicago law student we all know.

dan-bob said...

And to think he once hoped to study law. Now he's truly living the dream.

Elliot said...

If the #s 5-8 seeds would just hurry up and lose it wouldn't take nearly as long.

Also, despite the fact that the NBA playoffs are 50% of the length of the entire season, they are still about a billion times more exciting than the NFL draft. Even Roger Goodell looked like he was going to pass out.

"With the 121st.... pick the Tampa... Bay... Bucaneers .... select.... ZZZZZzzzzzzzz"

3 days of the NFl draft felt the same length as 3 months of the NBA playoffs.

Chris W said...

I don't disagree with you on that one Elliott

cs said...

Ah, my favorite post.

"This is stupid, I hate it and I hate you"

Ha, well done sir. To think that was two fucking years ago...

Well, I think as we agreed on at the time (I haven't checked the old comments yet) but this whole debate comes down to this:

Chris W is just a blatant racist.

dan-bob said...

I miss Archie Micklewhite.

Chris W said...

C S: the college game is More Pure

Chris W said...

jk! lulz!

cs said...

Out of curiosity CW, are you getting more ChiSox highlights on Sportscenter in 2010?

Chris W said...

I don't watch sportscenter anymore, buddy

Chris W said...

I watch The Office instead!

Alex said...

Hockey in June.

I hate YOU!