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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 22, 2021

Dubs laid an egg last night. Ref who tossed Green was reffing his first NBA game ever. Draymond has probably already begun planning his murder. Knicks back to back tonight now taking on Sacto a fav of many here at the blog. Question from a west coaster: what the hell is a knickerbocker?

The entries for the NFLBBB3 are trickling in.

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  1. willedav said, on January 22, 2021 at 7:02 am

    Green was having solid night at both ends, setting others up and defending Randle. Once he got tossed they fell apart, especially defensively and allowed Knicks to attack rim.
    Other than Green and Oubre GS isn’t tough defensively. Good win for NY, wire to wire going away.

    Barrett was great though I noticed he doesn’t take the pull up midrange shot once he drives into middle from right side of court. Looked like good high pct shot to take but instead he passed out of it crosscourt. With Green out of there he was able to get all the way to rim.

    Does Randle always operate so much on perimeter instead of inside? Quickley had tough night but I can see him replacing Elfrid Payton. Toppin seemed a little slow. Robinson looked like solid player and blocked shots.
    It was unfortunate so many fouls called in first half, but you do have to adjust and play through it as Kelenna (warriors sidekick to awful Fitz doing game) said.

  2. willedav said, on January 22, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Have to admit, Mannion didn’t look half bad in few minutes I saw him. Hustled defensively and made some nice passes. Has to knock down a shot, from anywhere, once in a while, but that’s fixable if he works on it. Warriors have so many inconsistent guards there is plenty of room for him.

    • Flavor said, on January 22, 2021 at 7:52 am

      oh no…WillieD I staked my twitter rep on your call that he sucks…..
      Speaking of something sucking….Hank Aaron RIP

      • willedav said, on January 22, 2021 at 7:58 am

        ha well, he played what 5 minutes? The rest of them could not shoot at all. Lee didn’t score in 16 minutes, Poole 0-3 Wanamaker 1-6 Oubre 2-12. dunno what’s wrong with Bazemore, he’s awful.

  3. willedav said, on January 22, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Wow I guess that’s really true, Hank Aaron is dead.
    The Milo Hamilton clip of him breaking Ruth’s record is one of best baseball highlights ever. “There’s a new homerun champion of all time and it’s Henry Aaron.”

    • Carstie Clausen said, on January 22, 2021 at 8:57 am

      R.I.P. Hammering Hank. Steady on course to age 86. Baseball is losing its heroes from the 50’s,60’s and 70’s. Aaron, Robinson and Mays did as much as MLK to ease generalized racism in this country. Add Satchmo, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and a Hall of Fame accelerates into high levels of acceptance of the contributions from Americans of African heritage.

      Man, there sure was some authority in Aaron’s wrists.

    • Flavor said, on January 22, 2021 at 9:25 am

      those 2 idiots patting him on the back rounding 2nd ruined it a little tho

      • djloo27 said, on January 22, 2021 at 5:21 pm

        Yeah, great security. I think they apologized and regretted it (maybe).
        They could’ve killed him.
        I’m surprised Morganna wasn’t waiting at home plate…

  4. djloo27 said, on January 22, 2021 at 8:29 am

    If they have a HOF induction ceremony this year it’s gonna feel like a funeral.
    Aaron was probably the greatest RH hitter of the modern era whatever that means…

    • willedav said, on January 22, 2021 at 10:02 am

      well said Loo.

  5. alleykat69 said, on January 22, 2021 at 9:22 am

    Dubs should of been allowed to challenge the Green ejection like all other challenges allowed.Replay would of confirmed Green was talk trashing directly at Wiseman and not at the rookie ref..

  6. Winder said, on January 22, 2021 at 9:43 am

    RIP Henry Aaron. A total class act on and off the field. I truly liked the way he handled the Bonds situation which I agreed with. I still think Mays was the better player though. If Mays had played in the Milwaukee and Atlanta stadiums I am pretty sure Mays would have had the record. In the end none of that matters since everyone knew how great they both were. The world loses another good one.

  7. chipower9 said, on January 22, 2021 at 9:47 am

    RIP Hammerin’ Hank.

    Not only one of the greatest to ever lace ’em up and swing the bat, but also a great voice for civil rights.

  8. Flavor said, on January 22, 2021 at 9:50 am

    • Carstie Clausen said, on January 22, 2021 at 10:30 am

      Ouch!!! Could you have imagined. Add McCovey and Cepeda and even Gibson and Koufax would have shuddered at the very thought. One can view Horace Stoneham as being a miserly owner, but he did essentially make his living from the Giants—not like Johnson, the Googs and all the other gazillionaire owners in today’s game.

  9. Flavor said, on January 22, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Wiseman. Ouch.

    • willedav said, on January 22, 2021 at 11:39 am

      mm more just his inexperience, and being a rook who gets burned on foul calls. Yes, he needs to stop trying to block everything and being vulnerable to pump fakes. I agree with what Reggie miller said though, couple years it will be different.
      I love Looney for how hard he works on D and rebounding as undersized “big”, but he is comically bad on offense–o boards and screening for Curry OK. Otherwise, yikes.

  10. alleykat69 said, on January 22, 2021 at 10:56 am

    A class act on and off the field and a true legend for the game who never made racism an issue even though down deep u wonder how he really felt and suppressed it all.
    Hammering Hank Aaron it was an honor watching u play baseball ⚾️
    RIP Hank 🙏

  11. Flavor said, on January 22, 2021 at 11:25 am

    shocker

  12. Macdog said, on January 22, 2021 at 11:49 am

    RIP Hammerin’ Hank, one of the all-time greats, though I could do without the “Real Home Run King” comments I’ve seen today.

  13. unca_chuck said, on January 22, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Sorry to see Hank passed. 86 though is a good long life. True stoic in the face of blatant racism and hate. Bonds wrote a nice piece on hammerin’ Hank.

    “Hank Aaron – thank you for everything you ever taught us, for being a trailblazer through adversity and setting an example for all of us African American ball players who came after you. Being able to grow up and have the idols and role models I did, help shape me for a future I could have never dreamed of. Hank’s passing will be felt by all of us who love the game and his impact will forever be cemented in my heart.”

    Saw him quite a few times back in the faded glory days of the early 70s.

  14. unca_chuck said, on January 22, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Sent ya my picks, flavor.

  15. willedav said, on January 22, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Rispoli wins first race at SA on turf riding Mystic Messenger btw horses to edge out 2 others.
    Flav–showers expected tomorrow in LA area—how does that effect the main track and turf?

    • djloo27 said, on January 22, 2021 at 1:01 pm

      It makes them wet…

      • willedav said, on January 22, 2021 at 1:13 pm

        do they still normally run turf races or move them all to main track? Rarely saw it at Bay Meadows but occasionally “cloudy and sloppy” were race conditions. Slower times as a rule? Pay to be in lead or not?

      • alleykat69 said, on January 22, 2021 at 1:43 pm

        Your killing me Loo!🤣

  16. chipower9 said, on January 22, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Flav – for the NFLBBB3, one of the picks is listed as:

    “Closest to the total points scored between the 2 teams: 2 points”

    Should that read “Closest to the total points scored in the two games?”

    Or, do we pick point totals for each game, individually?

    Assuming the point total for both games combined, as that is what we have done in the past, but you know what they say about assumptions….

    • djloo27 said, on January 22, 2021 at 2:34 pm

      Simple answer, Chi.
      See below:

    • Flavor said, on January 22, 2021 at 4:29 pm

      Both games combined

    • Flavor said, on January 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm

      Yes thanks for catching that. That should say two games not two teams.

  17. xoot said, on January 22, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    I know a guy in West Oakland who met Hank Aaron at Braves Spring Training one year, in Florida. That ST was as close as he ever got to the big leagues. Calif. guy, he wanted to see the Florida beach. He went with another young player. The other guy hurt his shoulder a bit, body surfing, and had to see the trainers. Few days later, while the West Oaklander was working out on the field, a messenger told him to report to an office under the stands behind the plate. He found the door, knocked, and found Hank Aaron sitting behind a desk staring balefully at him. After formalities, Aaron said: “If you want to risk your career fucking around at the beach, that’s your business. But don’t ever take a pitcher with you again. Understand?”

    • unca_chuck said, on January 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm

      “Don’t punch anybody with your pitching hand.”

  18. djloo27 said, on January 22, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Never knew all this shit went on…

    https://sports.yahoo.com/dave-toub-says-chiefs-fixed-145422262.html

    • Macdog said, on January 22, 2021 at 5:18 pm

      I thought the worst seeing “chiefs-fixed” before clicking on the link.

  19. djloo27 said, on January 22, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Maybe Quickley will look better tonight vs Kings after I over-hyped him yesterday…

  20. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 22, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Growing up in NJ, my Dad took me to numerous baseball games when I was quite young, more often to Yankee Stadium but also to see the Mets and Phils. Of course, as time passed, going to a game with one’s Dad lessened in importance or cool-ness, especially once the teen years hit. Round about ’74, I was a senior in highschool and hadn’t gone to a game with Pops for many years, but one day he came to me and said, “I know you’re a little old to go to a ballgame with your old Dad, but Braves are playing in Philly and it might be the last time you could see Hank Aaron.” I think that was his last year in Atlanta before going back to Milwaukee at the very end of his career. So I thought, sure, why not, damned the uncoolness of it. Had a great time. Saw Hank Aaron play. On the bus ride home, I stared out the window as we rolled up the Turnpike and felt tears in my eyes, realizing that yeah, last time I’ll see Hank Aaron, but most importantly, probably last time I’ll go to a baseball game with my Father. It was. Thank you, Henry Aaron.

    • Flavor said, on January 22, 2021 at 7:29 pm

      dude are you for real with this? You slayed me here. And obviously you are getting fast tracked to the Flap HOF. And that’s #77. 77 is a hallowed sacred number here. Well done. And thank you for your post. Who among us doesn’t wish they had met and hung out with the great PaulinAsia? No one may speak…….

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 22, 2021 at 7:52 pm

        I still hope to join a Flapalooza somewhere, sometime, if Corona will ever allow me to get back to visit. Have only mini-Flapped in person with Mac in Asbury Park and Steve over here. Ya’ll are gems in a big pile of gravel. And yeah, 77 is a very cool number. (Anyone remember that old TV show, 77 Sunset Strip? Damn, I can still remember the theme song) …………..

      • djloo27 said, on January 22, 2021 at 8:15 pm

        Tremendous post, Paul. Twin sure woulda loved it.
        I love the sound of tires pulling into a gravel parking lot.
        Haven’t heard it in years…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 22, 2021 at 8:26 pm

        Yeah, Loo, you’re right, nice sound to it. Funnily enough, we had a gravel driveway growing up, right through my high school years. My Father liked it that way, because then he could hear when I or my sister drove up the driveway late at night because the sound would wake him and he’d know what time we came home. The year after my sister and I had left home, he had that driveway paved. Damn, a year or two too late….

    • Macdog said, on January 22, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      Wow, just beautiful.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 22, 2021 at 7:53 pm

        Thank you, kind sir. How are things down the shore?

      • Macdog said, on January 22, 2021 at 8:08 pm

        Doing ok, just been kinda crazy lately.

  21. zumiee said, on January 22, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    “The term “Knickerbockers” traces its origin to the Dutch settlers who came to the New World – and especially to what is now New York – in the 1600s. Specifically, it refers to the style of pants the settlers wore… pants that rolled up just below the knee, which became known as “Knickerbockers”, or “knickers”.”

    • zumiee said, on January 22, 2021 at 8:55 pm

  22. djloo27 said, on January 22, 2021 at 9:04 pm

  23. zumiee said, on January 22, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Kings defeated the Knickerbockers.
    A much needed win for the Kings.

  24. willedav said, on January 23, 2021 at 6:14 am

    Loo, re: Quickley. One play stood out in first half of Warriors game. He held ball and went 1 on 1 vs. Oubre, long armed 5yyr vet with 360 games behind him. Q drove, got cut off by help defender, tried to spin stepped on Oubre’s foot fell down and lost ball. Warrior announcer laughed and said, “that’s what happens to rookies in NBA.”
    If anyone said something to him, I imagine it was, “he’s pretty tough we’re probably better off moving ball and attacking someone else.”
    Live and learn. Knicks won the war anyway.
    Last night they lost but he outscored NY starting backcourt all by himself, 8-7. Minutes will be there for him.


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