Rasputin

Rasputin10

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  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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A middling to bad team sports career was cut short in middle school due to a combination of factors. A complete inability to jump, poor footspeed, and terrible vision combined with a broken foot, a bone infection, and a failure to grow past 5'6 to shatter his dreams of being either a shortstop or a point guard.

Undeterred by this, or by the scorn heaped on him by guys who could actually play, he became his high school's team manager and trainer, game announcer, and basketball statistician. During his senior year in high school, he received the strangest sports scholarship offer he's ever heard of: a four year ride to Notre Dame as a football team manager. Much to the chagrin of the high school coach who had to tell him about it, this was the only athletic scholarship offered to any student in the school that year. He turned it down with no regrets, though he occasionally wonders what might have been.
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Potential is what you pitch when you have low current value.

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  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAB Stanford Cardinal
  • MLB San Francisco Giants
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GameThread

Warriors at Raptors: Live Thread and Preview

doubling up for the (hopeful) win

GameThread

Game Thread: Warriors-Thunder Live

Will this game have4 all-stars on the court? Tune in tomorrow for the answer, and comment live now

Thunder at Warriors: Previewing a rain of 3s

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Or why OKC is better than OKGo.

Warriors Power Rankings - MLK Day Edition

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What could have been a slide down a slippery slope hasn't materialized - yet.

GameThread
851

Big Easy or Big Queasy? Live Thread vs Hornets

Warriors seek to end 3-game losing streak, reassert their road savvy against Hornets.

Preview: Avoiding the Buzzkill at New Orleans

32

Warriors seek to avoid fourth loss in a row, get back on a winning track.

Recap: Spurs fend off Warriors

9

Another game without Steph Curry - another trip to San Antonio - another loss.

GameThread
994

It's all chill - if we Beat the HEAT

Miami comes to town, and we're without Curry.

Shooting Ourselves in the Feet

286

Warriors shoot lights out, then shoot themselves in the foot.

GameThread

Warriors Live Game Thread - Welcome Portlandia!

Oakland welcomes Damian Lillard, but not TOO much

Lillard returns to Oakland, bringing friends

100

The matchups at point guard and power forward should provide one heck of a show

Warriors Power Rankings - Welcoming 2013

111

While the range is wider, most NBA observers didn't punish the Dubs for Saturday's loss to the Clippers.

Round 2: Warriors Flip Clippers

159

A physical game, and one controlled by Golden State. The Clippers are hearing footsteps in their own division.

Power Rankings Review - Year-End Edition

89

Rankings Review for 12/31/2012 - The year ends on a high note for Golden State

GameThread

Warriors Go For Another

Golden State seeks another win to extend their surprising run

Preview: Celts @ Warriors for year's greenest game

73

Celtic Green, Jeff Green, and the most important Green of all, Draymond Green

Warriors Hold Off Sixers 96-89, go 20-10

12

Not a pretty win, unless you think grit is pretty.

Warriors Swing Jazz, 94-83

153

A physical game against a big front line, but the Warriors didn't have any problems.

GameThread

Warriors @ Jazz - improvise your comments live

The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors meet for the first time this season and last time this year.

Warriors in SLC - and all that Jazz

8

With only three games left before the New Year, Golden State plays its' last road game of 2012 tonight in Salt Lake City. It's the first of four meetings between the teams this year, and another...

Ranking Review - Christmas Edition

180

The Warriors have been pretty nice and not too naughty. The Rankings Santa doesn't have much coal for them this season.

GameThread

Warriors-Lakers Thread - Make Some Noise!

It's tough to get the interwebs as loud as Roaracle, but we're gonna try!

Warriors vs Lakers: Who Wants it More

81

Golden State hosts Los Angeles in a contest between the Warriors and the third-best team in California.

GameThread

Warriors vs Maloof Goofs - Game Thread

Warriors (17-8) vs Kings (7-17) Tip-Off: 7:00PM PST, 10:00 EST TV: CSN Bay Area, League Pass | Radio: KNBR 680 Blog Buddy: Sactown Royalty Predictions for tonight DeMarcus Cousins'...

Recap: Dubs Down Hornets

7

Despite their second-half generosity, the Warriors manage to beat New Orleans by 7 and continued to play winning basketball.

Warriors-Kings Preview: Time for Payback

103

Golden State heads to Sacramento seeking their 18th victory of the year, while the Kings seek to avoid their 18th loss.

Rankings: Bandwagon Gets Wheels, Not Tired

146

and no one is tired of it.

Warriors to Hawks: Pythagorize This!

176

Warriors score first blowout win of the season

GameThread

Warriors-Hawks Game Thread

Live commenting as the Warriors try to bring this trip to a 6-1 conclusion

Oh, Atlanta! Warriors Take on the Hawks

23

Can the Warriors take the second of two from the Southeast's hottest team?

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