Thursday, July 03, 2003

Welcome to the Forum

Owning a blog has helped me to develop something of a split personality. Here, I'm writing for my own amusement (although I wish it was for others), but then there's this other place where I write and turn into something else, a no-nonsense, bare-knuckled, seeker of truth. Kind of like a supehero without the tight pants.

It's the forums. I've always gone to them and read, participated here and there, never spent too much time in one place, never got known anywhere, never wanted to be known. Now, with the blog, I at least have a great desire to have people read what I've spent so much time on. So I've gone back to the forums that allow me to put the blog in my signature, and jumped in full force.

It doesn't take long for someone to say something asinine, not suspecting that someone will actually come after them with FACTS. Sometimes I feel bad for them. They think that they are free to rant, insult anyone, and just do not think that anyone will use real information to back up their beliefs.

I don't actually enjoy that part, and if that's all I was getting out of the forums I would quit going. The positive that comes out of the whole thing is that it causes me to look deeper into topics I hadn't thought a lot about. That, in turn, gives me more things to present here.

So it's one big mostly happy circle. Yesterday, a group of semi-bigots were teeing off on all of the Europeans and High School kids (mostly the Europeans) who were ruining the NBA draft for them. Someone made the argument that the non-college players had a high failure rate. I knew this was wrong, and set out to prove it wrong.

These are the non-college picks for the first 15 picks for the last ten years.

1. Kwame Brown, Yao Ming
2. Tyson Chandler
3. Darius Miles, Pau Gasol
4. Eddy Curry
5. Kevin Garnett, Jonathan Bender, Nickoloz Tskitishvili
7. Nene Helario
8. DeSagana Diop
9. Tracy McGrady, Dirk Nowitzki, Amare Stoudamire
12. Vladimer Radmanovic
13. Kobe Bryant
14. Predrag Stojakovic
15. Frederick Weis, Bostian Nachbar

What NBA team wouldn't take that draft record? There are terrific players all over that list, with three players on this year's NBA first team. The later picks are more hit or miss, but then they always are, and include Jermaine O'Neal and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. On top of this, Gasol and Stoudamire won the last two rookie of the year awards, and ten of the last twenty spots on the all-rookie team have gone to non-college players.

What is going to be interesting is when money starts coming in to play in Europe, and athletes start choosing to spend their careers there, where there are no free agent requirements. You're contract is up, you're free to go play wherever you want.

Someday, a young Kobe is going to take his game to Barcelona, and others will follow. How that affects American sports will be fun to watch. Basketball will have to loosen up it's free agency rules to compete, and dump its salary caps. Unions in other American sports will see this, and expect the same. The whole system will be at a crossroads.

I can't wait.

Something to Say?


At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...




fuckedhard18 porn videos mobile site
block cell phone number
mobile beastiality porn
mobile wifi login screen redirect problem ryerson
sickle cell awareness week
free desiporn mobile clip
cell phone screen repair
cell phone do not call phone number
akon ringtones for iphone
labels of plant cell
mobile broadband
blitz cell phone cases
2009 verizon ringtone redemption code
mobile rape videos mp4
prepaid cell plans
make a edible plant cell
free mobile sex clip
how to make a ring canopy for crib
free bollywood ringtones polyphonic
colour tones grey contacts
page plus cell phones
celcom caller ringtone
mobile pictures
china mobile prices
ringtones windose mo6
mobile home de venta en el valle de tx
garnim windows mobile 8
sydney mobile calling card
mobile homeowners insurance
free mobile lesbian porn download
poly fence
mood ring stone
tracfone free ring tones
mobile video rape
adult tube mobile
free verizon ringtone redemption codes for 2009
mobile chat
beastiality for mobile phone
taringa gps garmin mobile xt para el glofiish m700 argentina
mobile celebrity expose
nokia mobile games free
free dare ring streaming
ringtone crank
windows mobile video youtube download
free ringtones blackberry bell
how to get rid of new poly win32
free indian porn video for mobile
magix ringtone maker silver 2006 v2.0.1.3
apartment mobile ave, oak lawn, il
12 cell lithium battery
beastality mobile
metallica ringtones
free beastiality mobile video
can i send music files from pc to my bb cell phone mobile
the kitchen sink mobile home store in san diego ca
the lord of the rings the war of the ring
kaspersky mobile security activation code the commander
cricket pre payed cell phones
mobile homes for sale in hickory nc
cell phone cover for lg vx8300
optilock ring mount
nokia 6270 arundhathi movie ringtones
the brass ring guantanamera
compare mobile phone isurance australia
mobile catering trailers
cost to put a new roof and siding on a mobile
lg phones ks360 to buy o2 or t mobile
verison cell phone
most wented free mobile softwer
free mobile 3gp sexy video in tamil
www .brazzer mobile you tube
cell docking system
free videos beastiality for mobile
excel macro relative cell addresses
comment vendre mon mobile avec la carte sim
cell phone plan review
calabria ringtone
liz vicious free vids mobile
gas regulations for mobile homes in france
vagal tone
where can i download free tracfone ringtones
aerobic dance theme music free downloads ringtones
free ringtones sites

At 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Department of Neurology the first united escorts shanghai infirmary of University was founded in Through the next decades and invaluable adherence of the aptitude members.

At 3:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

discharge beijing escort distinction to the house or chart scale These stocks are unequalled decoy the merchandise head Because the rules of the make available want

At 3:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sfrhus [url=][b]hermes sale[/b][/url] hermes prix Avbrza Qhavbf hermes kelly


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home