NBA playoffs time

This is the time I start following NBA closely.

Here are my picks in the first round:

Eastern Conference (who cares, frankly) –

Detroit over Milwaukee
Miami over Chicago
Nets over Indiana (probably the most interesting matchup)
Cleveland over Washington

Western Conference

San Antonio over Sacramento
Phoenix over Lakers (sad, but true)
Clippers over Nuggets
Dallas over Memphis (though I would LOVE to see Dallas lose)

17 thoughts on “NBA playoffs time

  1. RPM says:

    @rajesh: nope, not at all! and just to make everyone from dallas hate me, i will go ahead and say I don’t like the Cowboys either 😦

  2. RPM says:

    @katie: You seem to be better than someone else who kept posting anonymously earlier. I do not respond to anonymous comments, and thanks to comment moderation, I was even able to reject some of the filth.But just because I don’t like your college football team nor your NFL team does not mean you become nasty on my blog. If you are sensible, you could still have a decent argument (non-emotion-based) about why your teams are better than whoever I am supporting. Hope you understand, and hope to have those type of discussions.

  3. just joking. I used to have a blog until i got tired of ridiculous and lude comments i was recieving. Receiving random messages from middle aged men got a little tirsome also.

  4. RPM says:

    @katie: good then! bring it on :-)I hate the Cowboys because of Bill Parcells. I have nothing against the team, just the coach … I don’t know why but I just don’t like him. I don’t like the Mavs because at some point Don Nelson said a lot of negative stuff about the Lakers. πŸ™‚

  5. RPM says:

    @actionberg: welcome back to the blog. Texas is not better than USC. Maybe this year, not last year πŸ˜‰ I hate the Mavs, so I would in fact say the Grizzlies are better than the Mavs πŸ˜‰

  6. RPM says:

    @katie: I have no problem with Texas winning it. Well, I take it back – USC should have won that game. But it is not a case of sour grapes because USC was not beaten, they lost the game. They had two distinct chances of closing the door and in their aggressive moments, they gave up those chances and lost the game. In some ways, I like it that USC lost the game because some of the guys on the team have no idea what losing is. Having stayed unbeaten for 34 games in a row, it gets to become a habit and a win gets taken for granted, so in a way it was a sobering hit of reality to the team. But it does not mean Texas was the better team. USC was. Texas won the game because the QB made some plays which were once in a blue moon type of plays. Everything he tried worked for him (need I say the knee down TD lateral?) on the day. Again, did it have a better QB? How do you compare 2 QB’s? Certainly not on one game, right? Certainly not just one season, right? Leinart went what 34-2 as a starter? Something like that, right? Same thing with the coach. How do you compare two coaches who coach two different football teams? Beating rivals? Winning conference championships? Winning national championships? Win-loss? I think in all those departments, USC’s coach is better than Texas’.Superior defense? Just because in that game Texas allowed fewer points than USC? No way. But unlike the first two categories above, I have no stats off the top of my head to throw at you. Also, I am trying to forget about the Rose Bowl and move to this year (not going too well so far – Booty is hurt and Sanchez was arrested!).

  7. i actually believe that texas should have won by more. In the first half they looked a little shell shocked. If they got their offense running in the first half they could have easily won by three touchdowns. If any play was a blue moon play it was Leinart’s QB sneak against Notre Dame. Honestly how can you say USC wasn’t beaten. If you score less points than the other time you were beaten. Texas won the game because they have a great quarterback and their defense didn’t give up the big plays in the clutch. In my opinion if they were to play ten games Texas would win seven to eight of them.Should we agree to disagree on this subject

  8. RPM says:

    @katie: I agree – we should agree to disagree :-)The fact is that Texas scored more points than USC. Cannot deny it. What coulda shoulda woulda happened is all moot. But of course, that does not stop us from making out of the world statements like Texas would beat USC 7 or 8 times out of 10! :-)I can say that if we replayed the game USC would win by 2 touchdowns and VY would be limited to less than 80 yards rushing πŸ™‚

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