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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 10, 2018

Anyone going?

I’ve been a few times, as have many of you. It’s evolved over the years. 15 years ago it was like a weekend picnic at the park. Then those 3 beauties started rolling in and it turned into a rock concert.

Been there done that.

I might just stay home and watch the Olympics today…..

lqtm

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  1. Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 7:20 am

    My top 5 fav Warriors of all time, in order and for no particular reason… (this was hard for me, that’s why I’m posting it, want to see what you guys list)
    Steph
    World B Free
    Bernard King
    Purvis Short
    Draymond Green

    Larry Smith and Chris Mullin got bubbled off this list…..

  2. willedav said, on February 10, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Nate
    Barry
    Short
    King
    Curry

    wasn’t a TMC guy but tough to leave Smith out of that. Barry (HOF all annoying team) was just too good in his day to leave off.

    Another list would be your fav non greats of players you just liked…guys like Big Vic Terry Teagle Sleepy Floyd Attles Marciulonis

    This is more fun that Olympics (which I won’t watch either, just for Winter) but I bet SanDawg boycotts this too.

  3. willedav said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Draymond is really polarizing player for me and one I often get most exasperated watching The constant yelling of “and one!” every time he drives to hoop, unforced turnovers, lack of inside post up game coupled with 30% 3 pt range (there is a reason you are always so wide open, any team will give YOU that shot), all the arguing with refs (during some FTs he never shuts up)…
    Given all the good things he does with defense rebounding and moving the ball, how far he has come in NBA and how hard he plays, it would be hard to coach him and ignore the other stuff.

    In other news, Evans still talking up Duggar making the club out of ST. Here is quote from Chron:
    “Interesting that GM Bobby Evans didn’t rule out Steven Duggar as a candidate to ‘win the CF job’.” ?

    • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:23 am

      I hear you on Draymond. I just love what he does on defense. He sometimes will guard every player on the opposing team in one possession (there’s a video of it if you doubt me). Plus the way he passes, he can hit a three (something he’s really worked on). Without looking I’m gonna guess his 3% is better than shorts. At gym now, will check when I get home. Plus his passion for the game, he’s a champion, I love him. He’s the only autograph from an nba player (pic of him on my wall at work)

  4. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Nate Thurmond
    Al Attles
    Chris Mullin
    Steph
    Klay

  5. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:35 am

    If you were making an all-time Warriors starting five, certainly before Steph, Rick Barry would be the #1 pick. He’d be even more effective in the Three Point Era.
    Here’s how whack this team is though. If Barry was on it, would he even start? Where?
    I guess you play Draymond at center, make Durant your 4. Or maybe make Barry your shooting guard.
    6th man? Yeah, I’m sure he’d be okay with that.

  6. Macdog said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:35 am

    My top 5 Warriors who also played for the Nets:

    Rick Barry
    Bernard King
    Michael Ray Richardson
    Sleepy Floyd
    George Johnson

    • pawliekokonuts said, on February 10, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Mac, ain’t it Micheal Ray Richardson? When he came back from rehab or whatev and after being banned for “life,” he discovered his “correct” spelling.

      • Macdog said, on February 10, 2018 at 12:23 pm

        Excellent catch! Yes, it is Micheal.

    • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      solid.

  7. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Any Flappers coming to Scottsdale this month? Games begin near the end of the month, I’m here in Phoenix til the 26th.

    • sandog said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Not me this year, but I hope someone from the west coast can get out there. Would be cool to meet you some day and that was awesome you got to hang with Mac.

    • snarkk said, on February 10, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Long shot I will be down that early…

  8. sandog said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Tyreke Evans
    Lionel Simmons
    Reggie Theus
    Brian Grant
    Chris Webber

    • willedav said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Ha I was going to suggest this. Always liked L-Train, out of LaSalle Explorers from Philly.
      I did see Nate Archibald (and Sam Lacey) in his heyday mid-70s in blue uni when Kings were in KC-0. What a blur, and he could shoot drive/score and pass. 5-10 at most. 72-3 he averaged 34 and 11.

    • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 9:27 am

      lol, this is AWESOME

  9. alleykat69 said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Would of really liked to of seen Larry Smith banging up against Draymond for 40 minutes that would of been vintage..

  10. willedav said, on February 10, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Flav you’re right about Short and 3s, he was under 30%. But as a jump shot shooter 48-49% in those best years mid 80s. I just think Green makes a bad decision to shoot so many especially given his teammates who are so much more accurate at it. Imo a better decision if you are that open at that range is take up the slack, shoot the pull up from 15 or go all the way to the rim/drive and kick.

    Like a lot of guys, you love the energy, it’s just getting it all channeled in the right direction.

    • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 9:27 am

      well he’s usually standing there completely wide open, I’d fire away too

      • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 11:03 am

        of course, as I just told San Dawg via text as we were debating the minutia of an AC/DC song, if I had the skills to make it in the NBA I would have been White Chocolate. A poor man’s White Chocolate, but White Chocolate all the way….

  11. zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Awesome opening ceremony of the Olympics last night. Just sayin.’ 🙂

  12. zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 9:30 am

    My favorite overall NBA list would include:
    Kareem
    Magic
    Chris Webber
    Steph
    Bill Russell
    Wilt
    Jason Williams (Kings, not the Nets guy)
    Walton (with the Blazers, not when he was with the Celtics)

  13. snarkk said, on February 10, 2018 at 11:37 am

    If Rick Barry had played in the 3 point era, he’d have averaged around 40 a game…

    • alleykat69 said, on February 10, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Easily….

      • snarkk said, on February 10, 2018 at 2:05 pm

        Yeah, hell, with a 3 point line he would have practiced from that distance a lot more. Maybe 45 …

  14. Macdog said, on February 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    From Rosenthal: Darvish to Cubs, 6Y/$150M range.

    • snarkk said, on February 10, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      I think only the big revenue clubs are going to front this LT money anymore. A team like the Pirates isn’t going to risk eating $75 million for the last 3 years of crap performance in a deal like this, or Cain’s. I don’t see that as a bad thing at all…

  15. Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    who even thinks to track this?

    • YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on February 10, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Madison Bumgarner

    • alleykat69 said, on February 10, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      The pitcher could of been Gearrin since he’s the slowest to deliver a pitch! I can pound a couple beers 🍺 waiting for 1 freakin pitch from that dude..
      If I’m one of those hitters I would do the slow burn around the bases too!

    • snarkk said, on February 10, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      Bum needs to focus this season on staying off dirt bikes and getting people out. IMO, his red ass act is beyond tired.
      Someday it might get him in a stupid base brawl that gets him injured, then where are we?…

  16. snarkk said, on February 10, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Just listened to Melancon on KNBR at fanfest.
    Sheezus. Like paint drying — not my choice to ride cross country with.
    Longoria, somewhat better, seemed like he was sizing up how to deal with a lot of fans.
    Earlier, in contrast, ‘Cutch sounded like a lively, interesting dude…

    • Lurker John said, on February 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      I have a feeling Cutch is going to be good for the G’s this year.

  17. Lurker John said, on February 10, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    6 years and $126M for a 31 year old Yu Darvish? And a no-trade clause? Holy crap. I gotta think the Cubs are going to end up regretting that one.

    • djloo27 said, on February 10, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      Cubs are nuts…

  18. Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    question for you Beatles lovers:
    Is Yoko Ono to the Beatles what Jeanine was to Spinal Tap?

  19. Lurker John said, on February 10, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Top 5 Warriors for me:

    Barry
    Run TMC
    Steph

    Highly flexible list for me. Just about anyone on the ’75 title team could make that list. Barry was so good during that era, and I’m not sure he gets anywhere near enough credit. Phenomenal passer, jump shooter, lethal at the line and, before his knees started giving him trouble, fantastic at getting to the rim. Not many people remember that about him. Terrific ball-handling slasher, who also did a great job of dishing off the drives. To a certain extent that facet of his game was overshadowed by what the Pistol was doing at that time, who was in another dimension. Doesn’t lessen his abilities, though.

    Willie, I agree, Green is very polarizing, especially this year. He has NOT been good defensively this season, he has one of the ugliest jump shots in the NBA, which does little to deter him from hoisting up that piece of shit on a regular basis, and he misses more dunks and layups than any player I can remember. His turnovers have gotten to the point where they’re comical. When he’s on he’s an important piece, but he’s been erratic as hell this year.

    That’s not to mention his mouth and constant bitching at the officials, which got old about 2 years ago. If I was an NBA official, I’d boot that idiot out as soon as he started screaming at me. I’d love to see the W’s package him up with the awful Patrick McCaw and see what they could get. I bet they could get some really nice draft picks at least.

  20. snarkk said, on February 10, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I always laughed when FP Santangelo, and now Kevin Frandsen, on radio, talked about their exploits as major leaguers, as if they had so much experience playing and going up against famous pitchers, etc., that their game experience solidified all the BS they spouted. To me, they are equally annoying on the radio, with FP my slight preference if someone said you have to pick one to listen to.

    Here’s the stats comparison of these two venerable veterans — actually somewhat more than I expected:

    Player: MLB years/ ABs / BA / hits/ HRs / RBI / OPS

    FP: 7 / 1691 / .245 / 415 / 21 / 162 / .715

    Franny: 9 / 1246 / .258 / 322 / 15 / 110 / .660

    • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      yeah, Franny’s “I played the game so I know more than you” attitude makes me want to puke and punch him in the face. Twice.

  21. djloo27 said, on February 10, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Fun fact: Octavio Dotel pitched for 13 ML teams, none of which had ever re- acquired him.
    That has to be some kind of record…

    • alleykat69 said, on February 10, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Bad influence in the clubhouse???

    • Lurker John said, on February 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      That is fun.

    • willedav said, on February 10, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      just looked him up: Orlando Cabrera played on 9, last one being Giants train wreck of 2011.

      • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:09 pm

        i remember when we got him. I think every Flapper thumbs-downed that underwhelming pick up.

  22. Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    i was unkind about the Cabrera pick up…Twin was on fire that day.
    https://oneflapdown77.com/2011/07/31/the-cabrera-pick-up/

    • snarkk said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      Everybody was pretty down on that pick up, for good reason. Oracle had to take the oppo view, as usual. Looking at that day and a few after on the Flap, I remember in that time I basically ignored Oracle’s rapid fire comments on my posts. His were always negative and frequently offensive, even to my most innocuous posts. In fact, the Flap tone overall in those days was often kind of on edge, I think driven a lot by his regular insolence. Much different now…

      • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:52 pm

        Not nearly as odious around here, agreed.

  23. zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    “question for you Beatles lovers:
    Is Yoko Ono to the Beatles what Jeanine was to Spinal Tap?”

    Yoko gets a bad rap. She helped break up the Beatles only in the sense that that’s what John wanted to happen. I love John, but this was not his finest moment. John wanted out of the Beatles, he was mentally and emotionally exhausted; but he didn’t want to be the one who officially broke up the Beatles. He didn’t want to be the “bad guy.” So, he went with the method of passive aggressive behavior. He brought Yoko to all the band activities until the rest of the band had had it. Paul became the first Beatle to officially leave the band. The side effect was to make Yoko a villain to so many fans, and John’s to blame for that.
    On the other hand, John was truly in love with Yoko, and vice versa. She had an art career before they met. He met her at one of her art events. Her art was more “performance art” than anything else. There are things to find annoying about Yoko, but she shouldn’t be blamed for breaking up the Beatles.
    By the late ’60s, John, Paul, and George were all ready to leave the band and have solo careers. Ringo would have stayed a Beatle if possible. Ironically Ringo had a successful solo career. He had several hit records in the ’70s.

    • unca_chuck said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Why is that ironic? The Beatles were great, but so were 50 other bands.

      • zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:44 pm

        I don’t think people thought Ringo would even have a solo career, much less have hit records.

      • unca_chuck said, on February 10, 2018 at 7:49 pm

        He was the most experienced musician of the group.

    • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Well, Jeanine was definitely responsible for breaking up Spinal Tap. But she couldn’t keep Nigel and David separated forever….fun fact: I was Derek smalls for Halloween, 1990ish

  24. unca_chuck said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Old school Dubs?

    Nate Thurmond
    Rick Barry
    Keith Wilkes
    Bernard King
    World B Free

    Honorable mention to Chris Mullin, Al Attles, Larry Smith and Sarunus Marcelonus The

    Lithuanian Olympic shirts from back then are epic.

  25. mrsprtdude said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Steph
    Baron Davis
    Mullin
    Klay
    Bernard King

    Bubble…Short and his Rainbow Jumper:)
    The list is favs for me…My brother and I were at the “We Believe” game where Davis dunked. Loudest crowd noise ever! Louder than the Snow homer. Game 2 in 2010 didn’t have a moment like the Ishi homer so no comparision.

    Born in 65 so too young to remember much about Barry and the other greats

    • zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      I love that dunk. It was so unexpected. One of the best dunks in NBA history, IMO.

  26. zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    TF could never seem to fathom why we didn’t love Torres as much as he did.

    In that retro-post, TF wrote: “Baggs speculates that Torres could be out, thinks Crisp could be on the radar. If Andres does go, I’ll post a proper appeciation for last year’s most inspirational and valuable player- a man who should be a hero here”

    We all appreciated Torres’ important contribution in ’10, but he didn’t generate big fan love. Once in a while TF would imply it was racial bias from Giants fans, and that set things off on the blog a few times.

    • snarkk said, on February 10, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      “imply” is being kind…

      • zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 6:16 pm

        🙂

    • zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 6:15 pm

      Torres was allowed by MLB to use Adderral, which is a type of amphetamine, to treat attention deficit disorder.
      Torres was a one-year wonder for the Giants. Like Huff, like Scutaro, like Ross. Players like that are much appreciated, but they don’t generate the deeper fan love that develops for longer term contributors.

      • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 7:25 pm

        in that thread I posted earlier, Twin put Torres in the same category as McCovey in terms of inspiration. That’s incredibly brazen

  27. zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    “The Beatles were great, but so were 50 other bands.”

    I agree; I’m just saying those other 49 bands formed because of the Beatles.

    • zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      I’ll assume 1 didn’t need the Beatles. 🙂

    • unca_chuck said, on February 10, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      Not Chuck Berry or Elvis, Or Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker . . . i stick by my ‘1st boy band’ edict.

      • zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 7:55 pm

        I always pretty strictly refer to the Beatles as a rock band. Those you listed are all solo artists, a different thing, IMO.

      • zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

        A case could be made that Buddy Holly and the Crickets were sort of the first rock band, but not really. The key is that the Beatles THOUGHT Holly and the Crickets were a completely self-contained band, and that became the ideal: write their own songs, play their own instruments, and do all their own vocals.

  28. wilcojoe said, on February 10, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Mullin
    Sleepy Floyd
    Manute Bol
    Rod Higgins
    Larry Smith

    • Flavor said, on February 10, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Sleepy Floyd and Manute, nice.

  29. zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    The best rock band right now….
    listening to some of their recent shows on YouTube reinforces to me that it’s still Wilco. That’s my pick. Jeff Tweedy is the best songwriter these days, and should get credit for being a great singer, too.
    This is now a period of about 20 years of greatness for the band. That’s a significant accomplishment. Although Tweedy and Stirrat are the only two original members still in the band. As long as Tweedy is there, you have Wilco.

  30. zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Sounds like it’s Flemming working with Walton tonight on the Arizona/USC game. Working with Walton is a…….unique gig,

    • zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Ah, it’s not Flemming, it’s Walton’s usual partner, Dave Pasche. He sounds a lot like Flemming.

  31. zumiee said, on February 10, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Walton was even more Walton-esque tonight, which didn’t seem possible.

  32. snarkk said, on February 10, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    It would be a lot harder to come up with the top 5 worst Dubs players.
    Lots more candidates…


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