A couple of questions that really can't be answered
I think I need some help here.
All last week, and actually for a few weeks, I’ve been told that this guy or that guy (specifically Bryan Colangelo and Dwane Casey) need to be “feeling the heat.”
What does it mean?
Especially about the GM.
Do you think he’s not trying to make moves to make his team better? Like he’s not making calls and seeing what’s out there?
Does it mean every single story ever written on these guys has to point out the last five years? That’s kind of boring and repetitive and, frankly, not something I feel like doing.
Sure, we write every day than things aren’t good, their record is in every game story and I think the tone of the most pieces would echo the fact they begin this trip 4-13.
But “heat” is such a strange and vague term it’s almost wise to ignore it.
Should we somehow be urging him to do something every single day? Like that’s going to force him to make a move? Should we call for someone’s firing once or twice a week without any suggestion of what a replacement might be?
No, not a chance. Sorry. We continue to point out how things are, what the problems are, how they might be fixed.
That’s about all the “feeling the heat” you’re going to get here, or really should anywhere.
I absolutely forgot to mention this on Saturday and then yesterday was the mail so I’m doing it now.
Good work on not firing off confetti after the win over the Suns. Glad someone came to his or her senses.
Yes, you can certainly see the rockies all around you out here and, yes, they are high.
Rocky Mountain High.
Don’t mind if I do.
So I run into Yogesh and Sophie and Lina and Steve the other night after the Phoenix game and they seemed to be quite good moods. Guess that’s what wins do for fans, right? I’ve run into people after losses who are morose, was nice to see people actually enjoying themselves.
It’s always amazed me to see how many football fans – or baseball fans or pucks fans or even basketball fans – wear the jersey of the home team to games.
Is it to feel part of the club? To get a closer connection to the men actually playing the game? It is just a desire to fit it?
Guess it’s part of all of them although I don’t think I’ve ever owned a jersey of a specific player and I don’t imagine I ever will so not sure my opinion counts all that much.
But I do know Super Son has had a couple and he’s vowed never to get any more because I believe the three he owned were Vince Carter, Chris Bosh and Roy Halladay and they collect dust.
And I guess the guy I saw wandering around downtown Denver with the Tebow jersey on feels kind of foolish or something.
Oh, right, the Raptors.
Guess the most interesting thing was that they came out here a day early to get a practice in at altitude but I don’t imagine that’s going to be nearly enough.
Now, I have no first-hand knowledge of how the thin air a mile above sea level effects an athlete; I’m able to walk around and not feel it but I don’t run or anything like that. I have, however, had players tell me in the past that they get far more easily winded out here, a burning sensation in the lungs and the muscles come quickly.
So one workout, short that it was, might help a wee tiny bit, Dwane was telling us:
“I’ve been told it takes like four weeks to really get acclimated with your body but it (a practice out here) does help, with that burning sensation, a game isn’t the first time it hits. Get one practice in and get used to it; at least it won’t be the first time we’ve felt it.”
I don’t for a second think they should have played that football game in Kansas City on Sunday after the Chiefs guy killed his girlfriend and then himself on Saturday.
I get the whole “sports is an escape” part of the argument for going ahead with the game but I also think there has to be some kind of passage of time to let things get back to some semblance of normal before we ask men to play games and fans to watch them.
But the harsh reality of it is that sports is business and business goes on but I ask those who render that argument as the reason for going ahead this question:
If a normal run of the mill guy, say a factory worker or a reporter or teacher, had killed someone and then themselves in front of the bosses, do you think that company would ask its workers – the bosses – to show up for the job the very next day?
No, I don’t think so, either.
To play was, to me, the wrong decision.
Yeah, I am a bit late with this today; not sure how the rest of the week will unfold, either. First time we’ve been way west in a very long time and I can’t remember how we’ve done things in the past.
It was about 20 C here the past couple of days and it’s supposed to be the same today so of course some of the good folks of Denver took some time out to go for a quick skate.
Yes, we’ll do the usual IGBT tonight, game’s at 9 p.m. East, have a nap if you must but show up if you can.