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Post by Holland Oates » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:07 am

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Post by Cave Canem » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:32 pm

I must be losing the last vestiges of my innate racism as it took me a while to figure out what was supposedly wrong with that headline. All I could see was that the Knicks lost their first game with Lin and thought that other teams were starting to figure him out. The chink link actually had to be pointed out to me.
Thank God for the politically correct thought police who stand on guard, ready at a moment's notice to be offended by any perceived slur, intentional or accidental, and willing to crucify the offenders on the cross of diversity, for keeping me constantly notified and aware of all this stupid shit that would normally just pass below my radar.
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Post by kreator » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:03 pm

I also stared at it for 5 minutes before I figured out what was wrong with it.

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Post by bigpeach » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:16 pm

The media always puts a slant on these things.
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Post by WildGorillaMan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:17 pm

bigpeach wrote:The media always puts a slant on these things.
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How did you miss this, my negros?

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beefheart wrote:How did you miss this, my negros?

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Cave Canem wrote:I must be losing the last vestiges of my innate racism as it took me a while to figure out what was supposedly wrong with that headline. All I could see was that the Knicks lost their first game with Lin and thought that other teams were starting to figure him out. The chink link actually had to be pointed out to me.
Thank God for the politically correct thought police who stand on guard, ready at a moment's notice to be offended by any perceived slur, intentional or accidental, and willing to crucify the offenders on the cross of diversity, for keeping me constantly notified and aware of all this stupid shit that would normally just pass below my radar.
I agree - thank God for that. It's a slippery slope.

I can say things like that and it's funny. You round-eyes can't.

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Post by Dan Martin » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:38 pm

I wonder why Yao Ming never suffered this bullshit?
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Post by Kazuya Mishima » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:32 pm

Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather is crying in the corner and proclaiming that the only reason people pay attention to this guy is because he is Chinese.

They are quick to whip out their dicks and proclaim "see dere...we can play all y'all little sports" whenever a saucer lipped baboon finds success in golf, tennis, or manages not to drown during a water polo match.

Heaven forbid that something besides a beast from the African continent demonstrates that they can play a ball sport, box, or assault a cocktail waitress. Wah, nobody would care if he wasn't a slope.

By the way, took me about a half a second to catch the "chink" snafu. They need a died in the wool white racist like myself to proof read all these things. That headline never sees the light of day on my watch. I'd be in the office yelling across the cubes, "Hey Morty...some people who scored 1600 on their SATs are going to get mighty sore over that chink reference...you might as well have called him a fucking coolie."

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Post by Cave Canem » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:45 pm

Ed Zachary wrote:Cave, I think it's time to put away the cattleballs. They're making you bitchy.
Ya think ? And I thought I was nearing enlightenment. I try to keep all the evil in me confined to the couch thread.
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Post by Thud » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:17 pm

SNL did a great spoof on double standards last night. Check out the video down the page:

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Kazuya Mishima wrote:Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather is crying in the corner and proclaiming that the only reason people pay attention to this guy is because he is Chinese.

They are quick to whip out their dicks and proclaim "see dere...we can play all y'all little sports" whenever a saucer lipped baboon finds success in golf, tennis, or manages not to drown during a water polo match.

Heaven forbid that something besides a beast from the African continent demonstrates that they can play a ball sport, box, or assault a cocktail waitress. Wah, nobody would care if he wasn't a slope.

By the way, took me about a half a second to catch the "chink" snafu. They need a died in the wool white racist like myself to proof read all these things. That headline never sees the light of day on my watch. I'd be in the office yelling across the cubes, "Hey Morty...some people who scored 1600 on their SATs are going to get mighty sore over that chink reference...you might as well have called him a fucking coolie."
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Watched my first NBA game of the year today-- just to see what the hysteria was about. He handled the double teams, passed well, made good shots from distance and while attacking the basket, and played some pretty good defense. For a guy who isn't flashy, he's a fun player to watch.
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Post by Turdacious » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:07 pm

"Liberalism is arbitrarily selective in its choice of whose dignity to champion." Adrian Vermeule

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He looked lost playing for the Warriors last year. The fans always cheered like he was Michael Jordan, but he didn't show much promise.

He made a few mistakes in the second half when the Mavericks upped the pressure, but he's also logging 38 minutes on average (and I think he played something like 44 today), so some of that's probably fatigue.
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Post by Turdacious » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:17 pm

baffled wrote:He looked lost playing for the Warriors last year. The fans always cheered like he was Michael Jordan, but he didn't show much promise.

He made a few mistakes in the second half when the Mavericks upped the pressure, but he's also logging 38 minutes on average (and I think he played something like 44 today), so some of that's probably fatigue.
Not a huge NBA fan, but Amare didn't do much, and it looked like most of their squad was bench players. Loved their hustle though.
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Post by Jonny Canuck » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:05 am

At ESPN we are aware of three offensive and inappropriate comments made on ESPN outlets during our coverage of Jeremy Lin.

ESPN Statement On Lin Comments

ESPNESPN issues statement apologizing for inappropriate comments made on ESPN outlets during coverage of Jeremy Lin and details disciplinary action. Watch Video

Saturday we apologized for two references. We have since learned of a similar reference Friday on ESPN Radio New York. The incidents were separate and different. We have engaged in a thorough review of all three and have taken the following action:

• The ESPN employee responsible for our Mobile headline has been dismissed.

• The ESPNEWS anchor has been suspended for 30 days.

• The radio commentator is not an ESPN employee.

We again apologize, especially to Mr. Lin. His accomplishments are a source of great pride to the Asian-American community, including the Asian-American employees at ESPN. Through self-examination, improved editorial practices and controls, and response to constructive criticism, we will be better in the future.

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baffled wrote:He looked lost playing for the Warriors last year. The fans always cheered like he was Michael Jordan, but he didn't show much promise.

He made a few mistakes in the second half when the Mavericks upped the pressure, but he's also logging 38 minutes on average (and I think he played something like 44 today), so some of that's probably fatigue.
Not a huge NBA fan, but Amare didn't do much, and it looked like most of their squad was bench players. Loved their hustle though.
Yeah, I spotted the reanimated corpse of Mike Bibby on the sidelines looking fairly entertained.

They've got a strange dynamic in NY right now. Amare's played well, but his knees are bad to the point the Knicks couldn't get him insured and I think he was a little out of shape to start the season. Tyson Chandler's playing a bit better with Lin in the lineup, Landry Fields is a good ball player and can fit in on any team, but if he's your starting 2, you need a scoring small forward and point guard to bring it together and Shumpert's got some growing to do. Steve Novak can shoot the lights out though.

Otherwise, they've got Baron Davis rehabbing a bad back, sure to be out of shape and overweight and not a lot else. But in that system, they score and are entertaining and the NBA is better off when the Knicks are relevant.

I'm a proponent of two or three really good teams being best for the NBA. If you can have teams from LA and NY being good, and then a couple others from any other market around, I think the league is good. Parity is for pussies.
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Jonny Canuck wrote:At ESPN we are aware of three offensive and inappropriate comments made on ESPN outlets during our coverage of Jeremy Lin.

ESPN Statement On Lin Comments

ESPNESPN issues statement apologizing for inappropriate comments made on ESPN outlets during coverage of Jeremy Lin and details disciplinary action. Watch Video

Saturday we apologized for two references. We have since learned of a similar reference Friday on ESPN Radio New York. The incidents were separate and different. We have engaged in a thorough review of all three and have taken the following action:

• The ESPN employee responsible for our Mobile headline has been dismissed.

• The ESPNEWS anchor has been suspended for 30 days.

• The radio commentator is not an ESPN employee.

We again apologize, especially to Mr. Lin. His accomplishments are a source of great pride to the Asian-American community, including the Asian-American employees at ESPN. Through self-examination, improved editorial practices and controls, and response to constructive criticism, we will be better in the future.
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Post by Turdacious » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:04 am

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baffled wrote:He looked lost playing for the Warriors last year. The fans always cheered like he was Michael Jordan, but he didn't show much promise.

He made a few mistakes in the second half when the Mavericks upped the pressure, but he's also logging 38 minutes on average (and I think he played something like 44 today), so some of that's probably fatigue.
Not a huge NBA fan, but Amare didn't do much, and it looked like most of their squad was bench players. Loved their hustle though.
Yeah, I spotted the reanimated corpse of Mike Bibby on the sidelines looking fairly entertained.

They've got a strange dynamic in NY right now. Amare's played well, but his knees are bad to the point the Knicks couldn't get him insured and I think he was a little out of shape to start the season. Tyson Chandler's playing a bit better with Lin in the lineup, Landry Fields is a good ball player and can fit in on any team, but if he's your starting 2, you need a scoring small forward and point guard to bring it together and Shumpert's got some growing to do. Steve Novak can shoot the lights out though.

Otherwise, they've got Baron Davis rehabbing a bad back, sure to be out of shape and overweight and not a lot else. But in that system, they score and are entertaining and the NBA is better off when the Knicks are relevant.

I'm a proponent of two or three really good teams being best for the NBA. If you can have teams from LA and NY being good, and then a couple others from any other market around, I think the league is good. Parity is for pussies.
Don't they have the same coach they had in Phoenix for all those big years? If so, he knows how to use an intelligent immigrant point guard.

What tripped me out were the Blake Griffin commercials-- nothing against Griffin, but those things are creepy.
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Turdacious wrote:
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Turdacious wrote:
baffled wrote:He looked lost playing for the Warriors last year. The fans always cheered like he was Michael Jordan, but he didn't show much promise.

He made a few mistakes in the second half when the Mavericks upped the pressure, but he's also logging 38 minutes on average (and I think he played something like 44 today), so some of that's probably fatigue.
Not a huge NBA fan, but Amare didn't do much, and it looked like most of their squad was bench players. Loved their hustle though.
Yeah, I spotted the reanimated corpse of Mike Bibby on the sidelines looking fairly entertained.

They've got a strange dynamic in NY right now. Amare's played well, but his knees are bad to the point the Knicks couldn't get him insured and I think he was a little out of shape to start the season. Tyson Chandler's playing a bit better with Lin in the lineup, Landry Fields is a good ball player and can fit in on any team, but if he's your starting 2, you need a scoring small forward and point guard to bring it together and Shumpert's got some growing to do. Steve Novak can shoot the lights out though.

Otherwise, they've got Baron Davis rehabbing a bad back, sure to be out of shape and overweight and not a lot else. But in that system, they score and are entertaining and the NBA is better off when the Knicks are relevant.

I'm a proponent of two or three really good teams being best for the NBA. If you can have teams from LA and NY being good, and then a couple others from any other market around, I think the league is good. Parity is for pussies.
Don't they have the same coach they had in Phoenix for all those big years? If so, he knows how to use an intelligent immigrant point guard.

What tripped me out were the Blake Griffin commercials-- nothing against Griffin, but those things are creepy.
D'Antoni had been getting some comparisons to Paul Westhead lately. The coach who was at Loyola Marymount when Hank Gathers died and Bo Kimble shot freethrows with his left hand as a tribute of sorts. Westhead went a couple spots, won a WNBA title, and is coaching the Oregon Women's Team now.

High tempo, fast break offense that works for flashes but may not be enough to get it all done on a championship level.

You're right though, that the system is aided by the point guard, and the point guard is often aided by the system. Nash is still, at 38, one of the best PGs in the league. Phoenix plays uptempo, but not like they did under D'Antoni.

It's funny you say that about Griffin's commercials. It seems like people think they're either creepy or funny.
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Post by jgmack » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:31 am

Inconsiderate and disrespectful of Lin to be playing so well during Black History Month. He should have waited until March.

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