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Title: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Texace12 on June 12, 2011, 07:56:28 PM
Congratulations to the 2010-2011 NBA Champions, Dallas Mavericks in their victory over the Miami Heat, beating them four games to two in Game 6 of the NBA finals. This marks the first win for Dallas in franchise history. They were a team of older seasoned players that wouldn't go down without a fight. They believed in themselves and their teammates and battled all the propagandist odds of being the "one and done" team and proved them all wrong. They wanted it. They got it.

 I was cheering for Dallas during this series over Miami, not just because they were the "underdog," but for two main reasons. One reason is, they were the last of the three NBA teams in Texas that have not yet won a championship in franchise history, and being from Texas and living in Texas, I gotta root for the home team! But the other reason I wanted them to win is much deeper than just "wanting the last of the three Texas NBA towns to win."

The other reason I wanted the Mavericks to win was because I feel the Miami Heat basically wanted to "buy a championship." That's one thing I can't stand with a passion; buying a bunch of all-star players to win a title. The Lakers did it, and the most notorious of all of sports history for doing this is the MLB's New York Yankees. I can't STAND them! 27 or so championships? That's too much. When you start getting as many championships as the New York Yankees or the Los Angeles Lakers, do they mean as much? Do you think Phil Jackson's 11th NBA ring, won at the end of the 2009-2010 NBA season meant as much to him as Jason Kidd's first NBA ring in his 17 years playing basketball? I don't think so.

I think, to fight for many years and experience many falls and many near misses as Jason Kidd and veteran NBA player Dirk Nowitzki did and to finally make it, it makes the victory a WHOLE lot sweeter for them and the rest of the franchise. There, it was everyone's first taste of victory after years and years of fighting for a championship, and tonight, it paid off.

If Miami would have won, the stars on that team would definitely have felt good for winning, but I feel they would have expected it. This victory for Dallas shows that the drive and determination for a championship after years of dedication proves to be a winning combination over a franchise with a heavy wallet. In the words of former Houston Rockets' coach Rudy Tomjanovich, "never underestimate the heart of a champion."
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Kaiaatzl on June 12, 2011, 08:30:44 PM
Winnipeg has a hockey team again now.

I can honestly say... I'm kind of excited about this.  Even though I care nothing about sports (well... I do care about elections -- that's kind of a sport).
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Ashes on June 13, 2011, 11:16:42 AM
Hello! My name is LeBron James, and I'm more important than you.
That's right, I said it. Not only have I dedicated entire TV shows to my own personal decisions, but I am an important person, one above you all.
Why is that? Because I have money. In fact, when this is all over and done with, I am rich and you are not.

"But leBron, what about the championship?" Forget it. I am King James. I am entitled to sit on my rear while my team is down by 5 points. So who cares if we lost? I am still rich.

I don't need a championship because I am this important, and I can still belittle those around me.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Crash on June 13, 2011, 11:36:43 AM
WTF?
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: VANGUARD on June 13, 2011, 12:48:09 PM
re-edited by me:

umm...what?
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: IHateHackers on June 13, 2011, 12:59:57 PM
I think he's mocking LeBron and you're all failing to understand it. I get it because I talk like that when I'm mocking people too. Nobody ever gets it :(
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: VANGUARD on June 13, 2011, 01:12:45 PM
maybe it pays to know LeBron James. I have no idea on who he is.

edit: okay, I googled his name. yeah, basketball. that's about it now, what I know about him.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Crash on June 13, 2011, 01:57:10 PM
Woulda helped if I'd known who he was.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Texace12 on June 13, 2011, 07:24:27 PM
@Ashes: Yeah, he's all like, "I'm King James, bi***!" (like Dave Chapelle) LOL
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Ashes on June 13, 2011, 08:26:54 PM
We all know deep down inside that LeBron is still upset that he didn't win.  ;)
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: -<WillyP>- on June 14, 2011, 04:18:05 AM
maybe it pays to know LeBron James. I have no idea on who he is.

edit: okay, I googled his name. yeah, basketball. that's about it now, what I know about him.

Thanks. The name sounded vaguely familiar, but you have increased my knowledge of LeBron James 100%.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Scyphi on June 14, 2011, 07:01:26 AM
I knew enough about Lebron to get what Ashes was getting at.

I guess this just goes to show that you shouldn't always presume that everybody else knows what you know. :P
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: VANGUARD on June 14, 2011, 07:09:04 AM
i have that problem all the time. by the way, Scyphi, remember, 17:00 tonight. don't forget.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Scyphi on June 14, 2011, 07:33:35 AM
That central time?  ;D
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: VANGUARD on June 14, 2011, 07:39:59 AM
yep, you remembered that part.

in all honesty, I do tend to have that issue. assuming someone who comes in my area, knows how to get to places. I don't know why I assume it. because I don't give it a second thought being I know where I'm going?
There are a few other things where I just assume they know, and I'm like, "no, how could they?"


I've gotten better though, I think.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: VANGUARD on June 15, 2011, 07:53:00 AM
Is there something about this guy that I don't know?

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/sports-nba/20110614/061411.bissingerlebron.dailybeast/
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: TechPro on June 15, 2011, 08:27:49 AM
It would seem that you know more about him than I do.

Two weeks ago, If Jay Leno walked up to me while doing his "Jay Walk" thing and started asking me questions about Lebron ... as far as I knew he could have been a political candidate.

Now, I know it's about basketball and winning.  Beyond that, is it important?
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: VANGUARD on June 15, 2011, 09:01:35 AM
I doubt.

It's sad how little people know when he does that Jaywalking.

But yeah, I don't know anything about this guy except that he is some basketball player.


is that the greatest insult to a celebrity? making themselves has being something big and you go "who are you?"
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Scyphi on June 16, 2011, 07:21:11 AM
Not really. It's all part of the cycle of fame. :P
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: VANGUARD on June 16, 2011, 07:27:52 AM
I would have thought what I said would be. They're trying to be something so great, so popular, and to have some say, "who are you?" may hurt their self esteem or something.
but I'm no celebrity.

I thought of some actors/actresses the other day, big people from a while back. now it's like, what are they doing?
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: NUMBERZero on June 16, 2011, 10:42:58 AM
Helllooooooo! I am Lindsy Lohaaaaan! XD
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Texace12 on June 16, 2011, 01:07:38 PM
And I bleed tiger blood! Duh! WINNING!
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Ashes on June 16, 2011, 01:58:16 PM
Don't get me started on Lohan. Is she still in jail? She should be. If it were any normal person caught with drugs, they'd be behind bars for a long, long time.

American justice at work.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: IHateHackers on June 16, 2011, 03:01:15 PM
American justice
Because that totally doesn't happen anywhere else.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: VANGUARD on June 17, 2011, 04:46:13 AM
Don't get me started on Lohan. Is she still in jail? She should be. If it were any normal person caught with drugs, they'd be behind bars for a long, long time.

American justice at work.

that's what sickens me at times. Too many die hard fans that will love any celeb regardless on what he/she did; and he/she is just too popular to go to jail.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Scyphi on June 20, 2011, 07:12:17 PM
Yeah, sometimes it's real hard to say stuff like "I'm proud to be an American" and still keep a straight face.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: NUMBERZero on June 20, 2011, 07:52:06 PM
"I'm proud to be an American who seriously hates its current government who doesn't seem to be listening to the public crying out 'stop buying from China!' and other smart moves."
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: VANGUARD on June 21, 2011, 04:01:17 AM
yeah. this World is just getting scarier and scarier. It's not just liberals, or just conservatives. I don't think it matters too much anymore.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Crash on June 21, 2011, 05:01:06 AM
If it's any consolation, I don't think the phenomenon is restricted to the US.
While parts of the world are dying for their political freedoms, many democratic countries seem to be losing theirs.
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Kaiaatzl on June 21, 2011, 05:28:18 AM
If it's any consolation, I don't think the phenomenon is restricted to the US.
While parts of the world are dying for their political freedoms, many democratic countries seem to be losing theirs.

It's not.
:cough:Stephen Harper:cough:
:cough:Sam Katz, mayor of Winnipeg:cough:

They only politicians involved with me who I have any confidence in are the provincial NDP government and... well Jack Layton and the NDP in general.  The liberals have not been getting any better and the conservatives are just getting worse (case in point the Canada Post strike -- Stephen Harper is threatening to use legislation to force them back to work).
Title: Re: Quality > Quantity
Post by: Scyphi on June 21, 2011, 08:04:18 AM
I haven't found a politician I like in a couple of years now. Don't know what I'm going to do when it comes time to vote next.  :-\