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SA Spurs Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by MC KAos, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    @mikefinger: Love that Stern apologized for what's been one of the most compelling games of the year, and he's never once apologized for the Bobcats.
  2. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    @drew_48moh: *Tim Duncan pauses Call of Duty* *Checks score on phone* *Unpauses Call of Duty*

    Lol I really hope I'm not the only one enjoying these!
  3. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    @AroundTheHorn: Outcome doesn't matter. Point made. Gregg Popovich is Walter White.
  4. Cythim

    Cythim Benched

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    I love what Pop did last night and I hope Sturn opens his mouth again to remind everyone how terrible he has been for the NBA. The Spurs are not my team but I have been pulling for them once Houston is eliminated in early March.
  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Personally I don't see what the big issue is. It's a long 82 game season. So he's rests his starters for games once in a while? Big deal.

    The guy has won multiple championships during his time there so I believe he probably knows a little bit about what he's doing.

    Maybe that's just me.
  6. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    This is what happens when you have a commish who is more concerned about marketing the names on the back of the jerseys than his is the names on the front.
  7. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Love Pop.

    Sturn is mad that the Spurs Bench almost beat his super t-shirt selling team of sell outs.
  8. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    I haven't been following this, but if I paid top dollar to watch a game then I would expect to see the top team playing and not their replacements. I understant the strategy, but let me know when you plan to rest your starters so I can avoid that game and go to the game when the top players are playing.
  9. Kangaroo

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    What if a top player came up injured after you bought the ticket then what.

    Last I looked this was a road game which should be no big deal because the home crowd should want to see their guys.

    Baseball does it all the time sit guys that are older star players and no one cries.
  10. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    Injuries are a different story. You can't predict that.

    So if they're on the road the paying fan shouldn't see the best players? It's not just the home crowd who pays to see the game. I think this was a nationally broadcast game. I'm sure the idea of watching the Spurs with Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker playing the Heat had more of an attraction than the Spurs without those players. What kind of ratings hit did the game take because of that? I can understand why the Spurs did it and I can understand why Stern did what he did as well. One is looking out for his team and the other is looking out for the league.

    I would hate to have my team lose to a team by one game for playoff positioning when the other team was able to play another playoff-caliber team when the playoff-caliber team willingly rested their starters, giving the other team an eaiser path to victory.

    I am not a big fan of it when football teams do it either.

    Baseball is a slightly different animal. They play nearly everyday so when they rest a player it's usually because the guy can't play every day. Besides, I'm sure in the vast majority of the time the player is still there able to play if he had to. Didn't the Spurs send their guys home so they weren't even able to play?
  11. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    I just read more on this and that game was priced higher because it was a marquee game. I guess that would sting a little more for the fan paying extra to see a depleted team.
  12. Kangaroo

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    Yes because they had a marathon of games including back to back and they have injuries which has increased minutes of their star players.

    They almost won the game it was not a blow out like watching a Bobcats game can we fine them for putting crap team on the floor every game.
  13. Cythim

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    It was San Antonio's 5th road game in 7 days with a division matchup against the leading Grizzlies just two days later. It was in the best interest of the Spurs to send the starters home for an extra day of rest before the Memphis game.
  14. ThreeandOut

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    Stern should fine about 10-12 teams in the league because the team the Spurs put out on the floor last night could probably beat those teams on a fairly regular basis.
  15. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    Actually the game last night had higher ratings than an average regular season game on TNT because of the "controversy", so maybe the league should be thanking the spurs for increasing the ratings
  16. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    Would the ratings have been higher if the Spurs were fully loaded?

    I guess the NBA is stupid for wanting the best players on the court, because people would rather see 2nd stringers playing and creating controversy and having the one time blip on the ratings chart. That's in the best long term interest of the league.
  17. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    The best long term interest of the league is to let the coaches coach and to have the best players healthy come playoff time
  18. Cythim

    Cythim Benched

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    The NBA can want many things, that doesn't make it right to fine a team if they do what is in the best interest of the team. Imagine the NFL trying to tell the Jets to start Tebow because he sells. It wouldn't fly in any other league.
  19. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    As I said, I understood why the Spurs did what they did, but I can understand where the NBA stands on this. What concerns me more than anything is that players weren't even there to play. They were traveling on their way home. As a fan that's a big snub if the team doesn't even care if their top players are there but I'm still supposed to pay top price for the tickets? Part of the enjoyment of watching a game live is to see all the top players, even if they don't play that much. If fans lose interest during the regular season what is their motivation to watch during the playoffs?

    I would hate to make the trip to see the Bobcats (closest to my home) play the Lakers and not see Kobe, Gasol, or Howard play because it would help them make the playoffs later on. I would be seriously irked spending that kind of money to see a second rate product. Why even have a regular season? Just jump straight to the playoffs because that's all the matters apparently.
  20. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    This is not the first time the leage has fined a team for resting their starters during the regular season. I'm pretty sure the NFL would have a very dim view if a team sent a large portion of their healthy starters home before the game started just to preserve them for a playoff run; especially this early in the season.

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