“Charm is a product of the unexpected.”
Sometimes a great game happens when we expect it to. We are prepared for it. We build it up in our minds and the reality matches the hype.
Sometimes though, a few players just get together and decide to shoot the ball around and maybe, just maybe a little magic happens.
Consider that what happened today. A few of the Wages of Wins Analysts got together and talked for about an hour with a mostly unscripted plan. Throw in some unexpected background noise and you get a fun little podcast if not the most polished.
Hopefully you’ll consider those beauty marks and not warts.
- Arturo Galletti – Nightly Editor of the Wages of Wins Network
- Dre Alvarez – Co-Editor at the Wages of Wins Network
- Patrick Minton – The NBA Geek and Minnesota Timberwolves Fan (Editor Arturo’s note: God bless him and keep him)
- Mobius and Dixon – My Dogs have decided to be regulars on the show.
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Things going wrong
A few “Technical difficulties” may or may not have occurred during the show. Let’s treat these glitches as extras and see if you can catch when:
- Someone’s phone goes off
- My wife comes in the door with a treadmill
- My dogs escape as my wife comes in the door with a treadmill.
- Someone calls my wife on the phone.
- Skype drops Patrick.
In no particular order here are some links and notes related to our discussion
- Arturo explains how the owners are to blame for the financial problems and they’ve been lying to us.
- Arturo explains how there could be a season without the owners.
- Turns out NBA owners use tax laws that essentially treat players like cattle. True story! (Editor Arturo’s note- It’s all Bill Veeck’sFault)
- Fan question: Should every team make a profit?
- Watch this documentary about Seattle, a big market, losing their team in part because they had the audacity to expect a stadium to actually make money.
- GMs blame the coach or players for on court performance but never themselves.
- Tyson Chandler and Chris Paul were the workhorses behind New Orleans
- The Knicks may not know what they’re doing. (Editor Arturo’s note- Breaking, The sky is blue!)
- Awesome quote from Patrick: “If the little things help you win then they’re not little things!”
- Just because something doesn’t look good doesn’t mean it isn’t good.
- Are you worse on a better team? Yes, not as much you think.
- Kevin Love had a great season this year.
- Derrick Rose may be overrated but he was underpaid and will continue to be underpaid
- What if instead of Stern we instead had Commissioner Charles Barkley, Bill Walton or Vince McMahon?