No Excuses

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  1. Tip off in 1 hour. Would have liked to see Nick Young start instead of Hinrich. Without Hinrich as the back up PG, we lack a proper set up man on the bench. Not excited to see Lestor Hudson get PT.
  2. Extremely fair-weather indeed. I'm not really sure why people are holding Gilbert's freak injury against him. Calling him a "loser", "team cancer" etc.. after all he has done for this franchise and this city? The guy has done nothing but help his teammates and carry a pathetic supporting cast to the playoffs year after year. His best supporting players in his prime (Hughes, Jamison, Haywood, Butler) couldn't even get Dirk and LeBron out of the second round. If Gilbert gets traded tomorrow, I really wouldn't care. I won't be devestated and I won't be overjoyed. But I'll root for him to do well wherever he goes. He's done enough in his tenure in D.C for me to never dislike him as an athlete or to label him with moronic stuff like "loser" and "team cancer". I really wonder if Ovechkin was to have a freak injury and then continued health problems if all the "Gilbert is a loser" crowd would crown Ovechkin as a loser as well. I mean he won't be playing up to his contract right? The fans of this city are a joke. Only a few true Washingtonian sports fans exist. Most bandwagon onto whoever is the most successful and make downright ignorant and asinine statements for the others. As someone who's followed this team for a really long time and who values how much Gilbert has meant to this franchise, it really pisses me off to see people labeling Arenas has something he is not. If you passively follow the Wizards, don't come in here and say stupid ****.
  3. He was hurt the game after that. I was at the game and he left sometime in the first or second period due to a groin injury. Both situations are mutually exclusive.
  4. Rooting for the Heat, the Yankees. How soon before you start cheering for the Cowboys too?
  5. Using Yi at the 3 gives us no legitimate back up for Blatche and McGee. Yi is the super sub for both. It just creates another problem if he's used at the 3.
  6. I'm a big Cartier Martin fan. I like his three point shooting ability and with Gil and Wall and I think he is the right guy to have at SF until J-Howard gets back. It should be either him or Young starting at SF. Thornton's game doesn't really mesh well with the rest of the starting lineup. We need a SF who can stretch the floor.
  7. I love how serious philosophy professors take themselves to be. Why do I get more work for these dumb classes than classes for my own major.
  8. Al Thornton has been a huge disappointment so far. He really had a chance to cement himself at the 3 spot but he's stunk it up big time.
  9. How is he selling it otherwise? He brought out the example of one season where the Wizards were truly dominant in the East until Gerald Wallace decided to ruin it (not his fault though). I don't see him painting the entire franchise as having some great history of being contenders. Chipwich, you're reading comprehension needs serious help. You turn every ****ing Wizards debate into "We aren't contenders blah blah blah". It's not that serious.
  10. I'm not happy with Blatche's play either. He's shooting too many jumpers for my liking. However, I really don't like how our guards only look into the post when they have no other option. Saw Blatche posting up Gooden and Ilyavosa a few times last night but the guards just refused to dish it in. McGee has impressed me with his rebounding and effort lately. He also looks good on defense. He's not playing like a headless chicken anymore. Flip calling him out may have worked. Flip called out Yi and Blatche for shooting too many jumpers as well. Let's see if that works. By the way, nice to see the crowd give Arenas a great ovation yesterday. Gil was genuinely appreciative of it. Need more support for him rather than people hating. He's our best player and a damn good one at that. Everyone in the crowd wanted Morrison to shoot so badly haha. He passed over a lot of good looks to covered guys. Worse than his offense is his horrific defense. Just an awful defender.
  11. Posted this in the Wizards thread, but I'll post it here as well: If any of you would like to attend the game today (Thursday) against the Bucks, then shoot me a PM. I have an extra set of tickets that I need get rid off. I actually bought these online but I got a hook up to better seats so I don't need these anymore. Since my hook up gave me his tickets for free, I'll give mine away for free as well. The seats are in Section 419 but it's preseason so you'll be able to sneak into the lower level with ease. Shoot me a PM if you are interested. First person to do so gets the tickets. I'll email them directly to you.
  12. If any of you would like to attend the game today (Thursday) against the Bucks, then shoot me a PM. I have an extra set of tickets that I need get rid off. I actually bought these online but I got a hook up to better seats so I don't need these anymore. Since my hook up gave me his tickets for free, I'll give mine away for free as well. The seats are in Section 419 but it's preseason so you'll be able to sneak into the lower level with ease. Shoot me a PM if you are interested. First person to do gets the tickets. I'll email them directly to you.
  13. Philosophy professors take themselves way too seriously.
  14. Yup, Flip had praising words for him: I don't think a coach who hasn't been shy of trashing his own team would praise someone like that without good reason. Doesn't seem like praise for you know a "poisonous player" or someone suffering from a "mental illness".
  15. Seraphin is REALLY raw. He's a physical specimen (and this is without ever being in a proper work out program) but his game is not developed at all. But in the few minutes he's gotten so far, you can see that he just wants to bully people out there. He'll put his back to the basket and back people down with ease. He aggressively attacks rebounds and runs the floor very fluidly. But his game is just not developed at all for him to be part of an NBA rotation. Booker hasn't impressed me. He didn't impress me in the SL and he hasn't so far in the preseason. He's really short for a PF and has no game on the offensive end to be run as an SF. He doesn't attack rebounds and he can't shoot and has no offensive game. Not liking him at all so far. Seems out of place in the NBA. He won't be able to use his speed and hops like he did in college. His best hope is to develop a 3 pt. shot so he can be used as a big defensive SF. He looks like Ron Artest but plays like Michael Ruffin (ok well not THAT bad on offense but he's a self check at this point).
  16. Should've talked with an accent. They hate people yapping in American English.
  17. Which is what you'd expect. But in the grand scheme it's not really that relevant. Gilbert is just looking for a way to help out a struggling teammate. If he doesn't come out and say this in the media, he doesn't get fined. The team has to take it's due course now that it is public knowledge.
  18. It's really not that serious. It's a meaningless preseason game and apparently Saunders didn't really care. The coach isn't stupid. Gilbert has looked excellent so far in the preseason.
  19. No kidding lol. Surprisingly, I'm the only brown guy in our department. Indian/Turkish Get it right scrub :pfft:
  20. The reputation of your college does go a long way though. My current job, no way I get it if I wasn't a GW student. Had I still been at VCU, there is no way I land the job I have now. After transferring to GW, I immediately got hired. In a way that is complete BS because getting accepted to a great school didn't make me a different person but I HAD to have that on my resume to contend against other people who were applying for the same lab position
  21. I've liked what I've seen from Yi so far. I think with lower expectations and a team that intends on developing young talent, Yi will be able to use his skills a lot more. It's nice to have backups that can provide scoring off the bench. Yi will be nice as a super sub backing up PF and C and occasionally at SF. Still wish we had a defensive big man but at least we'll be scoring in bunches. A change from the years when Ruffin, Booth and ET were our primary back up bigs. We might not have a the smartest or toughest roster but at least they are athletic. I'd rather have that than what we did under EJ all those years.
  22. Yi is easy $$$ for Ted. Yi, especially if he blows up, will bring a ton of revenue from the Chinese market. Especially in DC which has a large Chinese population, and a lot of East Asians in general. Good idea of keeping him happy and making him feel at home. If he has a good year backing up Blatche and McGee, we can resign him at a good price.
  23. Scored some awesome tickets for games this year. Got tickets for the season home opener against Philly for $12 (pair). Got tickets for the Knicks game in december, club level for free (through work). I'll be getting free tickets through the company I work for all year. Pretty stoked about this.