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Super Bowl Picks

Jake Bemis
01/31/2014 1:49am

Easily the best season for a quarterback if he wins the Super Bowl with the possibility it still is even if he doesn't win it. If you break as many records this season as Manning did and at least MAKE it to the Super Bowl you have to be in the discussion. Weather plays a bigger factor in this game than some may think, but still not big enough to stop Manning in his pursuit to being the "greatest" of all-time. (Can't wait for that discussion to start up.) Broncos win by 10. 

My question about this being the greatest season for Manning all-time I think banks off of what the Pats did in the year they went undefeated during the regular season. That team broke so many records as well and made it to the Super Bowl, and although they didn't win it, it was better than the undefeated Dolphins in my opinion. Teams have to play more games in this era, and the Pats actually went 18-0 before surrendering a loss, something the Dolphins would have had to do over the course of 2 seasons. Does that make that Pats run the greatest season for a team ever?

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Best place for Carmelo

01/29/2014 6:56pm
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Lots of talk about Carmelo leaving NY after this season (or even getting traded before the deadline). As a Bulls fan, I'd be ecstatic for his offense but fearful about his porous defense. He has a short list of places he'd be willing to go - including Chicago, LA and NY. What's the best fit for him to excel? Not to be a homer but I'd say Chicago. He respects Thibs and has played defense before

     
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02/01/2014 6:38pm
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John - that's a great point. He's never had another pure scorer around him to help with the load on offense. Not to make that as an excuse for his excessive number of shots per game or lack of defense, but he has had to always be the spark plug for his team to win games. Not the case in Chicago nor would it be in LA. There are plenty of other scorers around.

Stephen - Chicago does seem like the biggest risk/reward team in the NBA for Melo. Basically since they're so built around playing great defense, and if he doesn't show up on that end of the court they're doomed (most likely, Carlos Boozer plays for the Bulls and they're still winning games). LA to me just seems like it would be too tough of a situation with Kobe still there. That's too many shots to get put up and not enough possessions to do it in. Maybe when Kobe retires, but by then Melo is at least a year or two older and then once again becomes the must-go-to-guy on the team - unless LA uses some of that huge salary space to get another big-named player. The risk is a big factor for any team that wants to sign him, but the reward could be a boost into elite-team status.



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02/01/2014 2:25pm
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Melo - If he is the best guy on your team then I don't think you can win.  I don't think he can mentally handle being the second option. Pierce/KG/Ray, D Wade/Lebron, KD/Russ - I think it would have to be Melo "And Then Not as Good as Me" Player X or at least in his mind. He just comes off as that kind of player. 

Can Kobe or D Rose (Healthy) change that? Maybe but I doubt it. Maybe time as he ages can fix that.  But his game is to stop the ball  and play minus Defense.  Personally I hope he resigns in NY and ruins their cap with a joke of reconstructing plan because of their crap owner. (Dolan) 

I would say the only team that could make it work is Chicago - but I also think that's the place that it could blow up the most as well.

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MLB Farm Systems

Jake Bemis
01/28/2014 5:05pm

Or the projected lineups for the Cubs years ago (I'm looking at you Corey Patterson, Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson, pretty much every other Cubs prospect in the past decade).


To add to Aaron's comment - there is not a big time pitcher to trade some of your great, unproven prospects for right now. Not only will no one trade a staff ace for a player who MAY be great in the future, but there's just not a lot of pitchers out there right now teams are dangling. Let another year, possibly two, go by and see what's in free agency or what positions you may have a log jam at. THEN you can go after that superstar pitcher.


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COACH K

Jake Bemis
01/25/2014 11:36pm

If a Duke hater is in the conversation, I better add in from the side of a Duke lover. Coach K is actually well above 900 wins, he now has 900 at Duke. If you add in to what he has done for USA, he very well may be the best coach of all-time. The main argument to K being number 1 is John Wooden. He won countless championships with UCLA and now has the award for player of the year given in his name. Coach K is easily in the top 3, but it is really hard to ever pass the legacy John Wooden has. Wins and team USA may be on K's side, but almost everything else goes to Wooden.   

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