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  1. Not just that the Rockets shot darn-near 50 FTs, but that UTAH only shot 25...at HOME???
  2. Really digging the show thus far. A few corny lines that make you roll your eyes, but plenty of good stuff that overcomes it. Both Terry and Heath left town and got infected, returned home and then left town again - creating the opportunities which lead to their demise (and that of the victims). But whatever's happening to the Jack character and whatever happened to the chick, don't look to include either of them leaving town. Wondering if this is an intentional pattern change or more coincidental? Also in the other situations, not only are the victim and "host" impacted significantly, but the families are tragically affected as well: Chick's family & victim's; Heath's family (not sure about his victim's or maybe just didn't pick up on it); but definitely Terry's victim's family. Curious why then the Maitlands haven't experienced as much 'grief' as the other affected families?
  3. I thought the Episode was excellent. There's definitely an element of supernatural at play here & the new Private Investigator's perspective is a great prism, I think at least, to see that through. The Maitland daughter staring at the mom while she slept crept me out. And her descriptions of her "visitor's" 4 different appearances adds to certain theories that are out there & could help explain the fingerprint belt buckle mystery being for the same person, only they're ancient years apart in age. The alcoholic cop doesn't seem to be involved with Maitland's situation but looks ready to become the next victim/host himself! I may have had too many adult bevs during the NFL games, but for some reason i failed to follow/understand the jailhouse subplot and where that fit into the episode.
  4. I just think the road to a title is as wide open as it's been in a while. And I don't personally think you put a championship squad together in one offseason by making major overhauls. For that reason, I think the public sees the 2 LA teams as favorites, but I don't think either of them truly know who they are yet. They've both made significant roster changes and imo - need to both go through a postseason run together before they can truly assess themselves. LAL also can't sustain any injuries or setbacks to either superstar or they're chances are shot. The Bucks, until Giannis shows he can hit a 3 under the pressure of postseason play, I'll have doubts they're capable of winning a ring! Folks will cut-off the lane, sag and dare him to shoot like Toronto did last year. Boston's legit. Like Houston, they've stayed the course really. Made a roster switch (Kemba for Kyrie: CP3 for RW) and the hope is that they improve and gel collectively. I guess I just think that all these teams are flawed in some way, just like the Rockets.
  5. If the Nuggets aren't title contenders in your eyes, may I ask who is then? If you're a Top 4 seed in the West this year, to me you're in the hunt it. Maybe not a favorite, but definitely contenders. I get the sense your statement is more a reflection of how you feel about the Rockets in general. Is there a team in the regular season that this team (as constructed) could beat that would have you even slightly convinced they're a contender? If so, I'm curious who?
  6. I was at a darn Xmas party that didn't have the game on. So I missed this. Looks like Russ went off. I'm assuming they tried some gimmick defenses to produce that many more shots for Russ than Harden? Nice F'n Win!!!
  7. Yep guys his size with his athleticism that guard on the perimeter - WITHOUT FOULING are a really rare breed. And he does a great job of it, especially for being so inexperienced!
  8. Who is this "The Comedian" you speak of? Is that a character we've been introduced to? Is this who's keeping Veidt captive?
  9. He's It'll be really interesting to see how he develops (and if that development happens here or on the next level). He has a better basketball skillset that than Sims does right NOW. He just needs more seasoning, imo! The more he plays the better he'll get. You can tell he just hasn't played enough ball yet. But I saw him last night pointing out missed rotations defensively to other players. So you can tell he's a confident bright kid (although an upperclassmen did have to get him in the right position a time or 2 as well. So he's far from knowing what he needs to to contribute more). Definitely a promising future though.
  10. 6.5 point favorites on my site Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Don't need polls or projections to affirm my views. CBU probably won't be a quality Win by the end of the year. But for game 3, they looked to be a quality opponent and one that will give other quality teams some trouble in addition to the fight it gave Texas last night. Hell Texas won by 13, the sharps in vegas had the line as low as 15. So it's not like they underperformed woefully from what the 'real' experts anticipated anyway. And this conference discussion is a ridiculous one. It's apples to oranges. The Big 10 & ACC have like 50 teams in them each with half those teams deserving to be in the NIT or worse right off the bat. With pools of that size you should have a couple teams that end up being elite. And let's not act like it's a plethora of teams vying for dominance. Those conferences are top-heavy & controlled (a lot like ours) by the same blue-bloods each and every year(Mich St, Mich, Duke, UNC & UVA recently). The Wisc/Pur/OhSt's of the world ain't never winning ish. Now the ACC is a different animal. They have legitimate depth and quality. But I'd put the Big 12 up against any of those others and to me the fact you can literally go on the road to any school in the Big 12 and lose that night if you don't play well, puts it ahead of the others in the conversation.
  12. I thought last night's performance was promising. Yeah you'd like to see more consistency from the guys you're going to regularly count on, but that's kind of unrealistic when you're dealing/talking about the 17-19 yr old kids. To me I think you're starting to see a pattern where you're just going to have to deal with players having off nights (I think the tightening of minutes lends to that). There are other players that deserve minutes if someone gets off to a bad start. I think that kind of happened with Liddell tonight and to some extent Ramey against Purdue. The hope is that the other player's "on" nights are good enough to offset that. But that also makes it difficult for opposing teams to game plan for. It's a lot easier to focus on stopping a player(s) than it is to think schematically, imo. So I think it kind of bodes well going forward. That is as long as someone is on the floor that's got it going (i.e.- Ramey tonight). The consistency has to come from upperclassmen like Coleman, Jones & Sims. Those are the ones we need to be solid game in and game out! Oh and btw, CBU impressed last night. Those dudes(the 2 guards) were draining from all over the court. The lil semi-post by flavors to the turn around J...was an NBA caliber move man. That was kinda sweet honestly. A guard dominant team like that w/ 2 guys who can just catch fire and the undersized but bullishly strong Davis - they're gonna win some games and give some folks trouble this year.
  13. Well Texas is only favored by 16.5. So are you suggesting this is as an easy game to lay those points?...Asking for a friend
  14. The "enigma" that is the Rockets. It feels like this board as well as the fan base in general all wants to reserve judgment until "something" happens. I kind of feel the same way myself, but the question is what is this "something" we all seem to be waiting on. Is there anything they can do from a regular season accomplishment standpoint, that would make us "believe" in this edition? I still have my doubts that as currently constructed they can win a ring. But then I ask myself, why not? Who is head & shoulders above? Maybe the Clips, so would a 'W' tomorrow night convince me otherwise...probably not since they'll be w/o PG13. But it'll definitely register on that radar. But I mean Harden even though he frustrates the heck out of us/me with his style of play, you can't argue with the results/numbers. I mean he was WC POW last week. They're on the 2nd longest winning streak (4) and their (7-3) Record is only 1.5 games behind the best in the league. Russ seems to be adjusting & looks pretty good operating around the midrange (his 3pt% is horrible so don't mind him settling for those instead). Austin Rivers - D'antoni needs to find him more minutes for him. He's shooting close to 43% right now. Clint still maddens me at times, but I saw something last night that gave me hope. He unveiled a lil left handed hook shot over his right shoulder from entry pass to him on the block. It honestly caught me so off guard I had to rewind the DVR just to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Anyways, just a few early season thoughts (not that anyone really cares) but I think things are actually looking kind of promising for this squad out the gate. As I don't really see anyone running away with anything out West. Very interested to see where this team progresses from here!
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