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Most of you probably came here from my old blog. For those of you that didn't, here's a selection of some of my past writing. These posts should give you an idea of my (childish and usually incoherent) writing style.

Advice to Rick Adelman re: Chris Webber.

Thoughts on Kevin Garnett. After reading this post a Spurs fan wrote that I had "dicredited (myself) as a Spurs fan and a journalist." But I bet he says that to all the ladies.

Discussion of PHX's chance against the Spurs in the playoffs. I concluded, back in March, that PHX had no shot against the Spurs in a seven game series. Please, please, hold your applause.

After game 6 of the NBA Finals. This piece features me having an aneurysm because Pop refuses to switch Bowen onto Billups.

So that's a little taste of my version of "sportswriting." As you can see, I am not much of a "sportswriter." I tend to curse a lot and be very blunt regarding my opinions. And then there's that whole lack of quality issue, too. I'll try to work on that.

Lastly, regarding the name of this blog; it references a quote that the Spurs have plastered all over the walls (in multiple languages, even) of their locker room. Pop has used the quote as a metaphor for the Spurs approach to basketball and defense in particular. From photographer and reformer Jacob Riis:

When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

I will add some real content tomorrow; a brief preview of the NBA season. The Spurs tipoff in less than 24 hours. Hallelujah!