Put on your flannel shirt and your chaps. It's the rodeo road trip.
Keys To The Game
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Rodeo Road Trip: This is the first game of the Rodeo Road Trip, but this one is different. This is really like three road trips. The Spurs play a back-to-back, have 4 days off. Play 3 in 4 nights, have 5 days off. Play 3 more games with a day between each. During most normal segments of the schedule this would look like: 2 road games, 1 home game, 3 road games, 2 home games, 3 road games. We just don't have the home games. We only play two good teams who are playing well: Boston and Denver. We have 1 good team playing poorly: Detroit. We have 1 bad team playing well: New York. And 4 teams who are flat out bottom feeders: Golden State, New Jersey, Toronto, and Washington. I predict 6-2.
My mom: She busted out a "Bless Her Heart" today.
Ian Mahinmi: Ian had his surgery.
Steve Nash: I found this quote very intersting.
Of course it would have been a great honor to make it, but I probably didn’t deserve it. "We had a first month of the season where we weren’t really ourselves, and the team’s in seventh place. You know, I spent a month of the season just walking up the court and throwing the ball in the post so, it’s hard to be an All-Star like that. And we didn’t win enough games that month, so, I probably didn’t deserve it."All I can say is "Wow." I mean really, Steve Nash thinks that little of a REAL half court offense. No wonder the Suns are struggling when their "leader" and 2-time MVP is that disdainful of playing to win. Boo hoo Steve. I used to like you, but I think you might be the problem in the desert.
Kobe's reaction to Bynum's Injury: Watch the video here. With about 40 seconds left they show a replay and a close up of Kobe's reaction. In order, he does the following: gets his bearings, looks up court, looks at Bynum, and sticks his head in his hands. Bynum, according to reports, was in quite a bit of pain and yelling. What you absolutely DO NOT see is Kobe in anyway concerned with consoling or attending to Bynum. My guess is that he realized Bynum was probably really hurt and his first thought was of his chance at a championship. I'm not sure the man has an ounce of compassion in him.
My Season Analysis Updated: Early on I broke down the season month-by-month. At this point, I had the Spurs at 28-18 on their way to a 53 win season. Right now, they are 4 games ahead of that pace thanks to a 12-3 January that I had called at 9-6.
Dogs: SiMA here is my two cents on your dog choice. You will be hard pressed to get a better dog than a Australian heeler/cattle dog. I have had three. They fit many, if not all, your requirements.
For the type of guy you seem to be, I can't think of a dog that would be better suited to you.
Oscar: He's old here at about 10 and is almost 12 now. In his prime, he a physical specimen. Rock solid. Crazy tough. We called him toughy termite for the amount of abuse he would shake off and keep playing. He also has a bushy white tail like a fox.
Yote: The Princess does, in fact, do yoga. I've never had any dog as willful as she is. She loves going everywhere I go. Super sweet. Very friendly with other dogs.