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Friday, February 15, 2008

NBA All-Star Jerseys

Has anyone seen the 2008 NBA ALL-STAR Jerseys. Seriously possibly the only thing worse than the throwbacks the Philadelphia Eagles wore last season.(Feel free to look at how horrible they are until I can get a photo of this years God awful jerseys up.)



This years All-Star Jerseys. Have an aspect of probably my favorite jersey. The all white jersey that several teams use. (I happen to like the Lakers Sunday white jersey the best, but that's just me)



Unfortunately it is only the white jersey for the front side. For some unimaginable reason they went with easily the worst jersey as the back half. The God awful Wizards gold jersey is how the back side looks. I can't imagine what drove them to this but for a marketing machine like the NBA it is inexcusable.


San Diego Chargers Offseason

As we peer into the San Diego Chargers Offseason plans, you can't help but question where they would get stronger. I don't really see a pressing need for them other than to improve their depth in a few areas.

Right after the season ending loss to the Patriots I posted about the Giant Man-Goes that Philip Rivers displayed by playing within a week of his surgery. Given some time to think about it I somewhat backed off of my opinion on him playing. You can't take anything away from Rivers decision to play. I find most of the fault to be with San Diego's coaches and medical staff.

If their depth is a concern it would be in the defensive backfield. As well as someone to fill in for Jamal Williams as the wear and tear on that big bosy seems to be effecting him more and more. In order to strengthen the entire defensive backfield they would be smart to go with a guy like Reggie Smith(DB-Okl.) who is capable of playing either corner or safety. He is talented enough to shortly be taking the place of Marlon McCree who has shown some shortcomings at safety. The Chargers may also look to move Drayton Florence to safety in order to give Cromartie more time on the field. Though he has not really shown a physicality that I personally like from the safety position.

On the other hand they could opt to look to the defensive line to provide some rest for Williams and a replacement for him down the road. While it would be a reach for them to take Pat Sims (DT-Auburn), he is not a superstar but he is a huge physical presence at 6'4" 315. It wouldn't be that hard to reach though because this draft class is very light on interior linemen.

Probably the best news for the Chargers moving forward is that they no longer have the "one and done in the playoffs" monkey on thier back. Norv Turner isn't coaching for his job any longer, at least not to the degree he was last season. He can relax a little and coach. The players should continue their momentum that they gained when midway through the season, they decided that Schottenheimer wasn't coming back through that door, so that might as well play for Norv.

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Bloggers: Taking Over the World

I threw a link in my morning post that covered Bloggers talking about the importance of Bloggers. That seemed enough for that little story, but the more I look around the interweb this morning the more I think Bloggers are gonna need their own narcissistic post.

There was a post over on Fanhouse, basically Michael David Smith topping off Will Lietch of Deadspin. At the end of his rants and raves about how Lietch is on his way up , he also mentions his long standing relationship with Lietch as well as the fact he has worked for Leitch and is acknowledged in Leitch's new book. God Save The Fan. While I am a big fan of Leitch and Deadspin.I am not a big fan of blatant suckupery(don't worry it'll be a word eventually)

Dan Reed the President of the NBA D-League has a post up that pretty much centers around the internet, specifically bloggers, impact on the D-League. He acknowledges that some of the ideas that the league tries or at least kicks around trying, come form the internet. More specifically this years NBA D-League All-Star game will contain a HORSE competition. THis is an idea put forwward by Bill Simmons a few years ago and revisited recently. (Thanks to Hardwood Paroxysm who turned me on to this post)

While that last post clearly shows the good that Bloggers can do. We can do more. We can save the world... from Jim Fassel. At least Jim believes that. Check out his discussion of the fact that Bloggers cost him the Washington Redskin's head coaching job.

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Another Guest Post

At this rate I am going to be paying rent over at Gridiron Goddess. This post is a little update on the Jim Zorn Comedy Tour. Also, after slacking off yesterday. I'll get back on top of the Offseason Recaps

Linking up with RonDean

How many of you fools proposed yesterday, better hope this radio station runs this promo again next year(Truemors)

One Guess who's already putting together a bus trip. That's right I can smell your jealousy even through the smog(umpbump)

A nice logical argument for the NBA D-League(Hardwood Paroxysm)

Your life, Your Fanhood Six Words(Dan Shanoff)

This KG injury may be what the Celtics need to get deeper(ESPN)

Why do these things only happen in February(Fanhouse)

Todays edition of "a million good ideas never see production, but somemoron found a market for this(Nerd Approved)