Posts tagged "Orlando Magic"

Roundball Soundoff 4/25/11: Playoff Ponderings

Well, the Boston Celtics are the first team to advance to the second round, sweeping the New York Knicks. This series was closer than what the broom indicates. Even so, many people are calling for a new coach in New York, and I can’t say I blame them. D’Antoni’s offense-only approach, in my opinion, will never make a title contender. Some people are also saying the Melo move wasn’t good, but I think an Amare/Melo combo will only get better […]

Roundball Soundoff 4/11/11: Playoff Preview

With only a few games left in the season, the playoff picture is pretty clear, so let’s have a look at the match-ups: Eastern Conference First Round 1. Chicago vs. 8. Indiana Chicago put together a great season and a nice final run to secure the top spot in the East. They are my favorites to win the title. Indiana squeaked in the final spot while Charlotte crumbled; they are the only playoff team with a sub-.500 record, so I […]

Roundball Soundoff 2/7/10: Showin’ Some All-Star Love

* The All-Star teams are now official. Thankfully, Kevin Love was finally added to replace the injured Yao Ming, who obviously was voted in because of the large numbers of Chinese voters (Yao is the poster boy for why the All-Stars shouldn’t be determined primarily by the fans). Did you think anyone else got snubbed? Personally, though I like Kevin Garnett and the Celtics, I think Carlos Boozer deserved a selection this year. Three All-Stars is enough for the Celts, […]

Roundball Soundoff 12/27/10: Do You Believe in Magic?

This week’s Roundball Soundoff looks at the surprising resurgence of the Orlando Magic as well as the defending champs’ Christmas Day spanking at the hands of the Miami Heat.

Roundball Soundoff 12/20/10: NBA Musical Chairs

This week’s Roundball Soundoff column takes a look at this weekend’s blockbuster trades involving the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards.

Roundball Soundoff 12/6/10: Cleveland, Orlando & MJ as GM

In this week’s Roundball Soundoff, Jay discusses the bug that are Orlando, files an early-season missing persons report, and reminds us that the greatest of all time kinda sucks as a GM.

The NBA and "American Idol": Is the Fix In?

I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I just call things as I see ’em. The way our society is today-with all the financial ties different companies have in big business, do you think those big businesses would leave the outcome of a contest up to the general public? Or let something like talent actually decide a winner? I don’t know. I think a lot of folks have too much to lose to not rig results in some cases. Back in high […]

Blerd Radio Episode 4: Dude, You're in My Seat

Blerd Radio celebrates a milestone this week! Well, no we don’t. But I couldn’t think of a more dramatic way to introduce Episode 4 . On this episode, I am joined once again by my boy +LB, who was awakened out of peaceful slumber by a text from yours truly saying “Dude! The show starts in ten minutes!”. I am also joined by Jay, who hosts the much more professional (and funnier, and more drunken) Brink of Sanity Podcast . Not only is +LB my first […]

Blerd Briefs: Immigration, The NBA & Bret Michaels

I remember reading an interview (I think it was in Vibe magazine) with Meshell Ndegeocello, where she said something to the effect of “Mexicans are the new niggers”, and I had to agree with her. It’s not politically correct to give brothers and sisters the “you don’t belong here” treatment anymore, so the easy targets are Mexicans and Middle Easterners. The state of Arizona (which has a very high Mexican immigrant population) just passed into law a bill that requires […]