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Taking a Moment to Honor the Warriors Season

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 4, 2014

I know we just swept the Braves in Atlanta for the first time since 1988 and that is fantastic but I’m in full b-ball reflective mode right now. Still processing the Warriors epic game 7 loss. I read a horrible blog post written by Lowell Cohn early this morning about his take on the Warriors season. I won’t re-blog it here, it doesn’t deserve to go viral. :) :) :) Lowell Cohn has become a poor man’s Glenn Dickey and the expensive version wasn’t worth the newspaper it was written on. Google Cohn’s post if you feel like reading drivel and nonsense.

I am not a big Mark Jackson fan but I hope the Warriors bring him back and give him an extension. Simply put, Warrior players play for him. That’s all that matters in the NBA. They hear his voice. They love him. Now, you could argue that his voice leaves a little to be desired in terms of outcome, x’s and o’s, etc. But you don’t let a coach leave who just dropped 51 wins in your lap and whose players would proudly follow off a steep cliff like brain dead lemmings. They just lost Game 7 without their first 2 string big men. What team in NBA history could withstand those 2 blows?

Did they cough up a chance to win last night? Sure, that could be argued. But who was supposed to guard Jordan and Griffin for 4 full quarters? Hilton Armstrong? Shit, they did the best they could with what they had. I read some nonsense about Festivus for the Restofus stepping up and playing in that game. Was that a joke?  First of all, if this was 30 years ago, that dude woulda been playing a month ago. Secondly, I’m not really interested in Ezili gingerly coming out of some fake-o 1:1 drills in practice to take on the beastliness of Jordan or Griffin in game time speed……

Give me a loss with the heroic efforts of Curry and Iggy and Draymond and Speights. I’ll take that and proudly ask for another. That was my team. And you support your team. Especially when they leave everything they have on the court besides their vital organs, as they did last night.

And Lowell Cohn can go fuck himself……

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  1. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Pittsburgh pitchers apparently actually take fielding practice in Spring Training…

  2. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    OK, I’m hoping Juan Perez actually gets the ball in play somewhere…

  3. Macdog said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Perez HBP! This could be the break we need!

    • snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Perez has found a new career path. The new Ron Hunt…

  4. Bozo said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I’m thinking Hughes is on Oxy Stoli cocktails.

  5. pawliekokonuts said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    It is now May 6. The birthday of Willie Howard Mays Jr. Win it for Willie.

  6. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Yesssss! Machi with the big bunt!…

  7. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    There you go, A weeird play finally goes against the Bucs.

  8. Bozo said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Machi is the man.

  9. Macdog said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    He can’t field, but how ’bout that bunt?

  10. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Their 1st baseman sure lollygagged that bad throw . . .

  11. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Sanchez should park one here and put the Bucs down…

  12. Alleykat said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Machi Ball!!!!
    Beautiful bunt give that man a Cigar!!!!

  13. James said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Machi will not be denied #5

  14. pawliekokonuts said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I’ll take about 4 more insurance runs in this Coorsian contest.

  15. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Yikes. Runner on 3rd you look for a ball up in the zone. So yeah, swing at the one low and away.

  16. Bozo said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Hughes is fucked up, Belt should just send this one.

  17. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Wow, no contact by Sanchez to get that guy from third in. That could be big. Machi with the steal!…

    • snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      So, you take the bat out of Belt’s hands with the steal to get to Hicks batting .210?…

  18. Alleykat said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Machi doing it all!!
    Now a base stealing machine!!’

  19. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Takes the bat out of Belt’s hands. HBP? When I left work today the game was in an hour old.

    • snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Dumb managing move unless Hicks comes through. No, even then it would still be dumb…

      • snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm

        Yep, dumb move as Hicks Ks…

  20. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Good one, James!!!

  21. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Pawlie, you could probably drive down and get there in time to see the end of this thing…

  22. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Blargh.

  23. Bozo said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    1,2,3 -please Mr. Romo. I’m on my fucking knees here.

  24. Alleykat said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Ok alittle bit of a Hick-up to finish the inning, but we have the Machi machine set for his 5 the win? Team leader? When the Romo torture hopefully ends it!

  25. pawliekokonuts said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    hashtag winthisforwillie

  26. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    The record doesn’t show it, but I think Bochy and Wotus have made more than a few head scratching moves this season. Why send Machi? At best, he steals the bag and you take the bat outta Belt’s hands, and he just smoked a hit last time up, and Hicks makes out, which is what happened. Worst? Machi pulls a quad stealing the bag…

  27. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Walker leaned right into that.

  28. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooo thatwasclose.

  29. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Come on Romo. End this, double play time…

    • snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      As ordered! Game over!….

  30. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Strike zone got a little bigger

  31. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Wow! NICE turn.

  32. Bozo said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Time to hook up with the crack whores. WTG Giants.

  33. Macdog said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Victory! And a very good night to y’all!

  34. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    4 for 4 on the roadie! Time to get greedy…

  35. James said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Bruce is justly rewarded for his exemplary decision making tonight.

  36. Alleykat said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    6 Straight Baby!!
    Sweet DP to close it out!!
    Line up the at my bar, I’m pouring boys!!

    • snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Air pours of Makers. No hangover with those…

  37. blade3colorado said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    About time. Ironically, this mirrors the Sherpa/Mets game I went to a few days ago. Ha. ‘Nite all :-)

  38. chipower9 said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Wow! What a game. If this team wasn’t called the Giants, they would aptly be named “The Grinders!” Nice win!

  39. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Game of the year so far. This team has GRIT…

  40. pawliekokonuts said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Yoikes. G’night, girls.

  41. willedav said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Wow how many GIDps for the Pirates after Giants kept trying to give game away? How do those guys feel now after blowing 6 run lead?

  42. snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Nighty night Flappers…

  43. James said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Here’s a freak stat no one else will provide you: Hector Sanchez has had 50 PAs this year with *42* runners on base. Posey and Belt, e.g., have had 60+ in well over twice as many PAs.

  44. SanDawg said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I’ve been busy all day, just got home and went looking for the score. Never would have guessed I would have been able to catch some live action.
    Machi does it again! All Star game starter?????

    • snarkk said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      When he retires, he’ll coach pitchers how to field and steal bases. Now, nighty night for real…

  45. chipower9 said, on May 5, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Good night Flappers. Hudson tomorrow…let’s keep the train a rollin’!

  46. zumiee said, on May 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Awesomely wild game. So cool to come out of it with a victory. To come back from 8-2 to win that is huge.
    The Giants are 2-0 in the Cainer sandwich games.

    With the rain delay, the Dodger/Nationals game is still going. Pretty wild to think it’s 1:00 AM there.

  47. zumiee said, on May 5, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    The Giants are now 16-1 when they score first. Very cool stat. :)

  48. zumiee said, on May 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Nationals leftfielder made an amazing catch running into a wall and bloodying his hand.

  49. DJLoo said, on May 5, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    21-11 (Same as Marichal in ’69)

    • zumiee said, on May 5, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Very very cool.

  50. zumiee said, on May 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Nats up 4-0 now. The ballpark is so empty, the hits echo like batting practice.

  51. zumiee said, on May 5, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Dodgers lose; Giants now 3 1/2 games up on L.A.

  52. unca_chuck said, on May 5, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Now we’re talking. I’m amazed at attendance in these roadies I’ve seen so far. Pittsburgh was a tomb. Nats tonight? Empty. Atl was lukewarm at best. What gives? These shiny new stadii sure aren’t drawing like they were supposed to. Giants Dodgers Red Sox and Cubs draw well. Even the Yanks play in front of tons of empty seats. Don;t know bout the rest, but it sure looks like attnaddance is down.


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