Jul 5, 2010

World Cup

Well, now that the Netherlands have beaten my beloved Brasil, I now have only 1 team that I am rooting to win it all. That would be the Netherlands. My Wife was born in Holland, and her father is full blooded Dutch, so I am rooting for them. I hope they meet up with Germany in the Final. I would love to see the Dutch beat them.

Jul 4, 2010

Amare Gone, Hakim Lands Dream Job

Well, we knew it was going to happen. Amare Stoudemire is no longer a Phoenix Sun. This is a sad topic for me. I love Stoudemire. Since he first came to Phoenix, I have loved to watch him play. I have to admit that at times he really frustrated me, but overall, I liked him a lot. Now Hakim Warrick has signed a 4 year 18 million dollar deal. He looks to replace Amare in the starting lineup. His numbers will probably go up while playing with Nash, but it will be tough to plug Amare's hole. I am hoping for the best. Warrick said that he has always wished he could play with Nash. Now he gets his chance. He had better make the most of it for the Suns' sake. The signing of Channing Frye to a 5 year 30 million dollar deal is a joke. I'm telling you guys, he is Boris Diaw part 2. Good luck.

Jun 28, 2010

More Suns Rumors

I think that it is safe to say that Amare Stoudemire is not going to be playing next year in the Purple and Orange. I'm thinking that he is probably headed to a team like Miami or maybe even New York. Who knows. All I know is, if this happens, the Suns have a huge hole to fill. There have been some rumors floating around that the Suns might sign PF David Lee who has played for the Knicks the last couple of years. He is a great rebounder, averaging just over 10 rebounds a game the last couple of years. I believe he was a 20-10 guy last year. I believe he averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds a game(don't quote me...I think these numbers are correct...just going off of memory...which could be bad..haha). Anyways, this will not fill the hole that Amare's departure would create. It is cheaper than signing Amare, and it allows us to continue to win games. Will we go to the Western Conference Finals with David Lee? I have no clue. I didn't even think that the Suns would make the playoffs this year. Anything is possible. Whatever the Suns do, I hope they make the right decision. I'm tired of being so close to a championship and getting my heart broken. Here are some of David Lee's highlights. You decide if the Suns should pick him up.

Scottie Reynolds

The Suns expect Scottie Reynolds to join their summer league this year. This kid has some skills. I think he could make the team if he really impresses. Check out his highlights:

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&brand=foxsports&playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:6ba3f556-2c4e-4410-9e66-06f025d32e51&showPlaylist=true&from=IV2_en-us_foxsports_videosearch&fg=RAMP" target="_new" title="Draft Preview: Scottie Reynolds">Video: Draft Preview: Scottie Reynolds</a>

Jun 25, 2010

Suns Draft 2 Power Forwards

The Suns got themselves two decent Power Forwards Thursday night in the 2nd Round of the NBA Draft. They were the 46th and 60th picks. Some people may say that 2nd Round draft picks don't matter in the NBA. I am here to tell you that they do matter. If you can draft impact players in the 2nd Round of the Draft, that will go a long way in helping you win a championship. I think the Suns got 2 beasts in this years draft. Gani Lawal(left) is from Georgia Tech. He is 6'8'' and 233 lbs. with a wing span of 7'2''. He is a good rebounder and defender. Some think he was going to be a lottery pick this year, but Georgia Tech signed PF Derrick Favors (the 3rd player taken in this years draft) and Favors played ahead of him. So his minutes went down and he was not able to showcase his abilities as much. He has some good post moves. He is a very good player and I think he will play on a nightly basis. A starter? It's a possibility. He might be a solid guy off the bench too. Dwayne Collins(right) is from Miami. He is 6'9'' and 241 lbs. with a wingspan of 7'4''. This guy is a straight up BEAST. He is huge. His hand is 11'' long! He is a good rebounder and defender. He has some post moves too. I think he has a strong chance to make the team too. The Suns got exactly who they wanted. I think both of these players will make the team and they will make a lot of teams regret not taking them. Great Draft Suns!! The only bad thing is, I think this signals the end of the Amare era. I think Louis Amundson is gone too. I'm going to miss these guys.

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Jun 23, 2010

USA Vs Algeria(1-0) WC 2010 Highlights

USA Vs Algeria(1-0) WC 2010 Highlights


USA Soccer won today against Algeria in a dramatic fashion. Landon Donovan scored a goal in the 91st minute of the game. They call this the stoppage time. For those who might not know what this is, I will explain. The clock never stops in soccer. When a player gets hurt or a ball goes out and they have to stop play, they add up the time that this takes and they add it to the end of each half. Well, Donovan scored a goal in stoppage time, and the equivilent of that would be like hitting a buzzer beater in basketball from half court to win a game. Improbable. But it happened, and the USA won their group and are advancing to the knockout round of the World Cup. They have not won their group since 1930. That is why this win is so huge. What a great finish to the game. Go USA!!!