Friday, November 30, 2007
Rank (last week) -- mostly as of Tuesday the 27th (pre Seattle win).
Lakers #5 (4) - Sagarin/USA Today [as of 11/30]
Lakers #15 (9) - Meija/CBS
Lakers #11 (7) - Stein/ESPN
Lakers #5 (4) - Hollinger/ESPN [as of 11/30]
Lakers #15 (6) - Dime Magazine/FoxSports
Lakers #15 (8) - Schuhmann/NBA.com
Lakers #14 (11) - Burns/SI
Lakers #14 (6) - Murphy/Covers.com
Thursday, November 29, 2007
btw - another double double for socks bynum.. can he do this for 82 games?
Friday, November 23, 2007
Celtics are 9-1 having played only one good team -- Orlando -- and lost. So with the Laker game tonight, they are showing some, um... love?
"There are a lot of people talking about how the Western Conference is head over heels above the East," Pierce said. "The Lakers will be a good test for us."
Pierce added: "no homo." I love how reporters leave that stuff in, rather than editing like, "is head [and shoulders] above the East."
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
They got trounced by the Warriors last night in front of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who actually said afterward: "I'm sorry that the New York Knicks lost. They've been playing poorly, very poorly, and I'm disappointed."
This prompted the best line of the year from one of the SportsCenter crew: "Confronted by millions around the world without clean water, even the Secretary-General is sickened by Knick basketball!"
(SWSBOGW = some would say because of global warming)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Lakers traded forwards Brian Cook and Maurice Evans to Orlando today for Trevor Ariza, an athletic 6-foot-7 swingman who made a name for himself when he played at UCLA.
Sad to see Mo going... no such love for Cookie since he can't defend anyone. We're getting back a 4th-year player who was named a starter for Orlando this year, but has yet to round into form after battling foot tendinitis. I remember him being pretty good on a lousy Knicks team his rookie year. Real explosive and a good defender at 6'-8" and will probably play mostly PF considering Luke and VladRad off the bench. Which means.. Luke is the new Ko-B?
Stephon Marbury said in Ariza's rookie season: "After watching him the first week of camp, we knew we had a steal." And don't question starbury because he has some damaging info on all y'all motherfuckers.
Oh, and covers.com would like you to know that the 6-3 Lakers are 7-2 against the spread.
- Lakers #4 (8 last week) - Sagarin/USA Today
- Lakers #9 (13) - Meija/CBS
- Lakers #7 (10) - Stein/ESPN
- Lakers #4 (NR) - Hollinger/ESPN
- Lakers #?? (14) - Heisler?/LA Times (no idea where this went)
- Lakers #6 (7) - Dime Magazine/FoxSports
- Lakers #8 (10) - Schuhmann/NBA.com
- Lakers #11 (9) - Burns/SI
- Lakers #6 (12) - Murphy/Covers.com
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
"We call this a 'Brokeback Mountain' game because there's so much
penetration and kick-outs"
Then nobody of any importance got upset, so Phil had to apologize to "cowboys, Texans, horses." And zinged ESPN for making it an issue.
Is it me, or is that joke simply not a gay joke? You could use pretty much any movie known for sex. Which I guess they don't make anymore, except for porn or straight-to-skinemax.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Lakers #8 - Sagarin/USA Today (thru 11/12)
Lakers #13 - Meija/CBS (thru 11/12)
Lakers #10 - Stein/ESPN (thru 11/11)
Lakers #14 - Heisler?/LA Times (thru 11/10)
Lakers #14 - ??/FoxSports
Lakers #10 - Schuhmann/NBA.com (11/11)
Lakers #9 - Burns/SI (11/12)
Lakers #12 - Murphy/Covers.com (11/12)