This is why blogs exist

For insight like this. I’m a little disappointed I didn’t make this connection.

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15 Responses to “This is why blogs exist”

  1. indeedindeed Says:

    the youngest next big detroit band:
    http://www.metrotimes.com/news/story.asp?id=13744

  2. indeedindeed Says:

    the urban paramedic (i LOVE this guy):
    The man was seventy-eight years old. Considering how brittle older people tend to be, he was fortunate to be alive. He seemed to have no broken ribs or extremities. No fractured hips. His breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure all were fine. He did have a most impressive scalp wound, though. I’m not sure how it happened, but somehow the entire top of his head had peeled right off, exposing a six-inch circle of glistening skull.

    http://urbanparamedic.blogspot.com/2009/03/you-really-should-see-doctor-about-that.html

  3. indeedindeed Says:

    rob neyer, also via bless you boys:
    And finally we’ve got the Detroit Tigers, with five lousy contracts among the 44 worst. Among the five deals that Dierkes lists, only two seem to me to be truly astounding: the $28 million extension granted to Gary Sheffield for his Age 39 and 40 seasons, and the three-year, $29 million contract gifted to Dontrelle Willis just months after he had finished a pretty lousy season in the National League.

    Dave Dombrowski got a great deal of credit for the Tigers’ 95 wins and American League pennant in 2006. But the Tigers dropped to 88 wins in 2007 and cratered to last place in 2008, and today they’re saddled with five awful contracts. If Dombrowski gets credit for the club’s amazing 2006, doesn’t he also deserve the blame for what happened last year?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=3949284&name=Neyer_Rob

  4. indeedindeed Says:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=darcy/090305
    i tried to write an article about these guys a couple of years ago, but it was totally half-baked and terrible. glad to see they’re finally getting some props.

  5. broseph Says:

    man. i had no idea what to expect from that…another precocious teen band with bad production values. this crooks’ guy’s voice was extremely unexpected. they actually sound like a band from the 70’s, not just a poor imitation of that period. i am digging this for sure.

  6. indeedindeed Says:

    jon stewart murdering cnbc:
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=220252&title=cnbc-gives-financial-advice

  7. Kenny Says:

    I know you talked about Dwade putting up some big numbers this year but still being relegated to Lebron’s shadow to some extent, through no fault of his own. I have the guy in one of my fantasy leagues, and I guess I have been conscious of the fact that he’s been putting up huge numbers lately but I hadn’t really sat down and looked at them, because he’s been real good all year. But since the all star break, the man has been a complete freak.

    Well since the break (8 games) he’s averaging just under 36 pts a game. You might think this mean’s he’s just not passing the ball as much, but he’s also putting up 10.8 dimes in that stretch. he has one game with fewer than 9 assists (5) and he scored 50 in that game.

    He’s also getting 5.3 boards, 2.75 steals, and 1.4 blocks. and his lowest shooting percentage is 52.9 percent.

    He is playing completely out of his mind right now, and it seems like hardly anybody is noticing. If kobe put up a string of 4 games out of 5 with double digit assists we’d have to listen to endless stories about how he had finally learned to trust his teamates. Wade is doing it and people are acting like it’s business as usual. But it’s just not that often that a guy puts up both huge points and assist numbers in a stretch like this.

  8. zachary Says:

    remember when we drafted him?

    those are some incredible numbers.

  9. indeedindeed Says:

    It’s amazing how much basketball attention gets focused purely on points. Obviously it’s helpful that your team outscores your opponent, but there are different ways to make that happen.

    To defend Kobe and Bron, they are leading the number one teams in their respective conferences and they don’t need to be putting up huge numbers right now. Cleveland has been blowing a lot of people out, and when that happens, BronBron only plays 30-33 minutes. Which I always notice, because he’s on my fantasy team.

  10. indeedindeed Says:

    Anyway, while I still put dwade third on my non-existent MVP vote (unless new orleans keeps playing like this, in which case cp3 might move up the list above him too), he is definitely in need of some attention for how good he is playing.

    the only minor chink in his armor: he either needs to stop taking threes or get better at them. he’s always going 25% from three. it’s just not his game. stop launching the trays! let beasley/daqcook/quinn or anyone else on your squad handle those.

  11. Kenny Says:

    Yea that’s all true. Although Kobe’s supporting cast is significantly better than what Wade is working with. If you put Wade on that Lakers team they are still the best team in the West in my opinion.

    It would be really interesting if you switched wade and Lebron. Because I think their supporting casts are similar in terms of talent in my opinion. Would Miami be one of the top 2 teams in the conference? Would Cleveland be around .500?

    I think the difference is Cleveland as a team has discovered an identity of playing really, really good defense. And they have an offense that clearly runs through Lebron, but isn’t completely dependent on him. When I watch the heat, it looks like their offensive gameplan is basically “Give the ball to Wade and see if he scores or creates a shot for a teammate”, which he is clearly good at doing, but their team is still right around .500

  12. Kenny Says:

    Also, while we’re switching places if you put Kobe on that Miami team he scores 35 a game. But there’s no way he averages more than 5 assists.

  13. indeedindeed Says:

    I’m comfortable saying that Miami would be better with Lebron and Cleveland would be worse with Wade. That’s not exactly a knock on Wade though. And he’s got a ring. And he’s probably not waiting for my validation.

  14. zachary Says:

    miamis supporting cast is good. id drop 5 dimes for that squad.

  15. Kenny Says:

    Yea I agree with that, i’m just wondering how much the difference would be.

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