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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 16, 2017

Ready for this?

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The deal is done and he’s an Art Dealer now. I’d worry more about this if his career wasn’t nearly over. Those knees are closer to 53 than 33. The velocity dipped again last year on both the FB and the SL.

I’m predicting injury and/or ineffectiveness in 2017 for Romo thus further solidifying his greatness in Giants history….

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  1. alleykat69 said, on February 16, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Agree any ex Giant turns into dust after they leave us..Schmidt,Panda etc, we got the best years out of those guys, so all good!

  2. willedav said, on February 16, 2017 at 7:10 am

    That was a good pick up for them and I wouldn’t write him off just yet. Romo’s elbow might be bigger issue, but LA is not HR friendly at night either.
    He might last another year or two as ROOGY.

    Wow, Kings looked good for a half then folded like an old cardtable. Collison was best G on the floor and then they couldn’t hang onto the ball and Thompson and Co. blew them away. Curry was forcing shots and passes and useless on D. Green was just ridiculous getting thrown out with over the top display no refs will tolerate.
    Kinda funny they won without him.

    Something I noticed about DMC–if he is on offense and involved in play down low and doesn’t score, he jogs back pretty slowly to the other end. Unacceptable, like he isn’t interested in helping his teammates defend his own basket.

    • chipower9 said, on February 16, 2017 at 7:16 am

      No kidding. I was watching off and on up to the first half. Got distracted and when I came back to the game, Warriors were up by 20+. Cannot find a box that breaks-down scoring by player per quarter, but I heard that Thompson went-off in the 3rd.

  3. chipower9 said, on February 16, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Agree. I will be very surprised if he has even a decent year. Wish him the best in his post-baseball life…he was a damned good Giant. And I do not recall who shared the article that contained the text messages he sent to the KNBR morning show, but those were just one more example of how Romo is a class act.

    Full squad workout tomorrow.

    First ST game over the airwaves in eight days!

    PLAY BALL!

  4. Flavor said, on February 16, 2017 at 7:28 am

    And to be clear, I don’t begrudge Romo at all for going to the Dodgers. We (rightly) didn’t offer him a deal, his childhood team did, who wouldn’t take 3 mil to play for the team they grew up watching?

    • sfsarge said, on February 16, 2017 at 8:32 am

      I feel the same way. Nothing but respect for the man. The first time I see him in a Dodger uni, standing o. But after that, he’s a Dodger and as such will be lustily booed.

      • chipower9 said, on February 16, 2017 at 11:24 am

        I am with ya, Sarge.

  5. zumiee said, on February 16, 2017 at 8:28 am

    When the Warriors are hitting their shots, no one can beat them. The younger players on the Kings fell apart in the second half. Maybe it will be a learning experience for them. I still think they can make the 8 seed, and that would be good progress for the Kings.
    The player that bugs me on the Kings is Ben McLemore. His basketball IQ is ridiculously low. It’s like he never really learned how to play the game. He just got by on his amazing athleticism his whole life, until he got to the NBA, where he’s hit a brick wall.

    • Flavor said, on February 16, 2017 at 8:33 am

      that a great description of McLemore. It’s one of my main critiques of player development. That should happen in college. All four years. Nobody learns to play basketball in the NBA. I’m not certain but I think McLemore was another 1/done guy.

      • zumiee said, on February 16, 2017 at 8:38 am

        Yeah, he was a one and done.
        And I found this nugget of wonderfulness on his wikipedia page:

        “After declaring for the 2013 NBA Draft, allegations arose that NBA agent Rodney Blackstock had given thousands of dollars in impermissible benefits to McLemore’s AAU coach, Darius Cobb, in exchange for Cobb steering McLemore toward certain financial advisers and NBA agents. Lending credence to Cobb’s allegations, McLemore had Blackstock on his guest pass list for at least three Kansas home games that season, and subsequently signed Blackstock as his NBA agent. This set of facts caused the launch of an NCAA investigation to determine whether or not Kansas will have to vacate the basketball games in which McLemore played.”

      • zumiee said, on February 16, 2017 at 8:45 am

        The article doesn’t say how the allegations turned out; I guess they were probably eventually dismissed.

  6. Flavor said, on February 16, 2017 at 8:56 am

    My attitude about student athletes is obviously skewed because I’m a Stanford fan. I just don’t think most NBA prospects can make it with zero or one year of college.Nobody learns to play in the NBA at the NBA level, there isn’t time for it. I recognize the obvious problems of mandating a player attend 4 years of school.

    • unca_chuck said, on February 16, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Well, there should be a 2 year minimum. I understand the hypocrisy of it, since the coaches and admin are free to do whatever they want on the backs of these kids, but in general, everyone wins as these kids will get better prepared for the NBA and at least get a couple years of college (underwater basketweaving) classes under their belts.

  7. zumiee said, on February 16, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Last night, at one point, McLemore set up near the corner, caught a pass, and….the ref blew the whistle because McLemore’s foot was on the line. He had set up with his foot on the line.

  8. unca_chuck said, on February 16, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Cousins is ridiculous. At one point he hit a layup and didn’t get the and-1 so he walked up the floor while the Dubs drove to the hoop and got fouled. Cousins still hadn’t gotten back on defense until after the foul was called.

    They didn’t play him in the 3rd quarter and then the game got out of hand. Not sure if he begged out or if the Joerger benched him, but his lackadaisical approach is offputting to say the least. The whole first half I’m telling my son “GO INSIDE!” Sac has the worst interior defense. When they finally did that in the 3rd quarter, magically the outside shots were uncontested and the rout was on.

    Draymond is really getting on my nerves. He’s setting himself up to be Boogie lite. You bitch about every single call and freak out over every perceived slight and the refs will drop the hammer on you at every opportunity. He will be suspended yet again at the worst possible time.

    • Flavor said, on February 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

      I understand complaining about a call here and there, it might give you one down the road. But screaming EVERY TIME at the top of your lungs is just foolish. What does he expect to get from that?

    • willedav said, on February 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

      He’s easily the most exasperating Warrior for me. I’d like to see him develop an inside game, so that when he is left wide open on perimeter he drives the ball inside more and takes Livingston like mid range or post up shots. And gets to the rim and draws a foul, not some wild out of control hang in the air BS.
      Kerr has given him green light to play as point with all the other scorers out there, but I think they are better off if Curry handles the ball way more often. Oh and he doesn’t need a high ball screen to get his shot off either.

      The Cousins lack of hustle was mind boggling. I’ve seen coaches yank HS kids off the floor immediately for that nonsense tho I guess at his salary that isn’t going to happen. You don’t make an effort to hustle back on D, you’re telling me you don’t want to be in there.

  9. Bozo said, on February 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

    The beginning of camp and I’m already tired of Jimmy Rollins.

    • chipower9 said, on February 16, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Really? What’s up with that? Jimmy Rollins piss on your corn flakes? 😉

      • Bozo said, on February 16, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        It just seems like everywhere I look there is a story on him. Besides the first onslaught after they signed him, the last couple of days I’ve seen – Rollins couldn’t stand San Francisco as a kid, Rollins describes dysfunction inside White Sox organization, Rollins says he can still thrive in the Major Leagues, San Francisco welcome Alameda’s Jimmy Rollins to camp, Jimmy Rollins ready for new role and one more shot at October…

  10. zumiee said, on February 16, 2017 at 11:59 am

    This will sound like I’m making excuses for Cousins, and maybe I am; but he just ran out of gas last night. He had to carry the team on his back to get that win against the Lakers, and there wasn’t much left in the gas-tank for last night’s game. The coach pulled him in the 3rd quarter last night when the game had gotten out of hand, and there was no point in putting him back in. When the Kings look at their schedule this season, they’re not counting “defeat the Warriors at Oracle” as a high possibility.
    Teams are doubling defensively hard on Cousins now, in general, and there’s not as much space for him to maneuver. He needs to pass off more, but there’s not great shooting talent on the team, so it becomes a Catch-22. Gay is a pretty good shooter, but he’s out for the season now with an achilles injury.

  11. alleykat69 said, on February 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Kevin is gonna dig a bench of Morse,Rigatoni,and Rollins 😂

  12. Irish Kevin said, on February 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I thought that was why the D league was created for NBA rookies, so they could get paid and hone their skills??
    This is why you don’t see what used to be the dominating college basketball teams, Duke, Kansas, NC, etc, etc, it used to be those colleges had their players for 4 years. Now they might have 1 or 2 guys for 4 years

    • zumiee said, on February 16, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      I don’t know….the few D-league games I’ve watched on TV looked pretty ragged. I’m not sure much learning is going on there. I think it’s more just a way to have a reserve of players in case of injury.

  13. Flavor said, on February 16, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    D League players make like 20 grand a year. It’s a joke.

    • djloo27 said, on February 16, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Nevertheless, getting paid anything to play ball is an amazing concept…

  14. willedav said, on February 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    NBA could change the rule any time, owners and agents notwithstanding. Stanford AD said he favored 3 yrs in college should you not opt in right out of HS and even Calipari favors minimum of 2. Hopefully in that case the athlete would take advantage he has to further his education more seriously. And of course players would be more mature physically and mentally with better grasp of the game.

    Local college rivals face off this weekend—Stanford men hosting Cal and women playing home and home. Higher ranked teams (Card women/Cal men) cannot afford bad loss, and bottom feeders hope for momentum of signature win to fuel late season surge to Tourneys. See what happens as Madness draws nearer.

  15. djloo27 said, on February 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Who remembers McCoy McLemore? Any relation?
    I think Romo will do well and I would fear the Dodgers big time in the year of the rooster…

    • willedav said, on February 16, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      yeah Loo cool player.
      I don’t get the negative take on Romo either. He only pitched 30 innings after missing 3 months last year so it’s not like his arm is worn out. He knows what he’s doing; only hope young Giants guys do.

  16. zumiee said, on February 16, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Scherzer doubtful for opening day with a sore knuckle that’s been bothering him since the last couple of months of last season.

    • zumiee said, on February 16, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      The Nats have Harper for two more seasons, and then he’ll be hitting the road for a big payday.

  17. mrsprtdude said, on February 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Love Romo. No question in my mind he should have been the closer last year after the implosion by Casilla. Not elite anymore, but the best we had going. Whip of 1, more than a K per inning. Yes his FB dipped and i’m glad we didn’t re-sign him…but we win game 4 if Romo starts the inning and finishes it imo,
    I’ll cheer for him the 1st time i see him, just as i did for Kent, Schmidt, and Wilson..Then they are dead to me:)

  18. unca_chuck said, on February 16, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Cousins was pulled when the game was still close. He may have been out of gas, but he seriously dogging it.

    For you beer fans out there my wife and I managed to score a glass each of Pliny the Younger at a bar in Oakland. Dave and Nick’s. Didn’t have to wait too long but the crowd got pretty big. Must say it was pretty damn good, and I’m not a big IPA fan. Smooth, but strong as shit.

    • chipower9 said, on February 17, 2017 at 7:11 am

      Wow…I did not think they distributed “The Younger” outside of the brewery. I like all kinds of beers, and if the mood (taste buds) strike, I can be as big a hop-head as any. Unfortunately, I have never tasted Pliny the Younger (hard to imagine standing in a line for hours at the brewery to get one, either).

  19. unca_chuck said, on February 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Romo Schmomo. Loved him when he came up as a pudgy little reliever back in 08 (?). He signed one of my kid’s cards when we went to fan fest in Feb 2009. As a Dodger? Well, he’ll be helping them try to win soooooooooo, meh.


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