Chilitime

Steve von Horn

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I love sports. I can certainly be more creative and articulate in expressing my love for sports than that, but it will show through more in my writing than in any abstract blurb I could offer here.

You can find me on SB Nation's Milwaukee Bucks blog (Brew Hoop) and elsewhere around the network.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Chicago White Sox
  • NBA Milwaukee Bucks
  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NCAAF Wisconsin Badgers
  • NCAAB Wisconsin Badgers
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
  • Tennis Roger Federer
  • MLS Chicago Fire
Recent Activity
Heh.
Commented on Bucks ownership group likely to add local investors on Apr 18 2014, 10:24p
Nine straight seasons below .500, I believe :(
Commented on Recap | Hawks 111, Bucks 103: One era ends, new one begins on Apr 18 2014, 10:46a
Agreed
Commented on Bucks ownership group likely to add local investors on Apr 18 2014, 10:24a
...so now I have to settle for being second-most popular?
Commented on Bucks ownership group likely to add local investors on Apr 18 2014, 10:23a - 1 reply
You're ultimately going to make this decision for me.
Commented on Recap | Hawks 111, Bucks 103: One era ends, new one begins on Apr 17 2014, 7:52p - 1 reply
No problem, OR. You're definitely seeing the content correctly, based the breakdown of the Bucks you provided above.
Commented on Recap | Hawks 111, Bucks 103: One era ends, new one begins on Apr 17 2014, 6:39p - 2 replies
Okay, putting aside chuk's long-standing and well-earned reputation as a respectful and valuable member of this site, and even his particular way with words (he does manage to paint a vivid picture for his take on The Emperor's New Clothes, doesn't he?)
Commented on Recap | Hawks 111, Bucks 103: One era ends, new one begins on Apr 17 2014, 6:06p - 2 replies
Ah, sorry for not defining that term. Advanced Statistical Plus-Minus (ASPM)
Commented on Recap | Hawks 111, Bucks 103: One era ends, new one begins on Apr 17 2014, 5:44p - 1 reply
I think Smart is definitely underrated by most folks at this point.
Commented on Recap | Hawks 111, Bucks 103: One era ends, new one begins on Apr 17 2014, 5:25p - 3 replies
Time to stop.
Commented on Recap | Hawks 111, Bucks 103: One era ends, new one begins on Apr 17 2014, 5:20p - 2 replies
I can't decide if Joe Dumars is nodding right now, or shaking his head.
Commented on Recap | Hawks 111, Bucks 103: One era ends, new one begins on Apr 17 2014, 10:25a - 1 reply
Bucks arena deadline may be extended by NBA, Herb Kohl says arena doesn't need to be named after him
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 10:45p
For real though
Commented on Marc Lasry and Wes Edens will buy Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million on Apr 16 2014, 2:01p - 2 replies
Earthbound. My favorite SNES game of all time.
Commented on Bucks sign Chris Wright to "multi-year" contract on Apr 16 2014, 11:24a - 1 reply
Nobody else will get this joke, but he's clearly the 3rd-strongest among them.
Commented on Bucks sign Chris Wright to "multi-year" contract on Apr 16 2014, 10:55a - 2 replies
John Hammond walks into the locker room before the finale tomorrow night...
Commented on Recap | Raptors 110, Bucks 100: Clinched! on Apr 15 2014, 10:57a - 1 reply
This one's for you, buddy!
Commented on The latest updates to 2014 NBA Mock Drafts, and more prospect rankings on Apr 11 2014, 1:37p - 1 reply
I'm going to save you a seat on the Embiid bandwagon :)
Commented on The latest updates to 2014 NBA Mock Drafts, and more prospect rankings on Apr 11 2014, 12:14p - 1 reply
I won't revise my step one (you're right that PR BS-ing is part of the job), but I'll add my step two to clarify what I mean.
Commented on Recap | Pacers 104, Bucks 102: Copeland's game-winner gives starter-less Indy surprise victory on Apr 11 2014, 12:07p - 2 replies
Step one is to develop a real vision.
Commented on Recap | Pacers 104, Bucks 102: Copeland's game-winner gives starter-less Indy surprise victory on Apr 11 2014, 11:36a - 1 reply
Joe Dumars is nodding right now (probs)
Commented on Recap | Pacers 104, Bucks 102: Copeland's game-winner gives starter-less Indy surprise victory on Apr 11 2014, 10:41a - 1 reply
Has this pillow been stuffed with the feathers from all the Bucks squads that have failed to take flight?
Commented on Recap | Pacers 104, Bucks 102: Copeland's game-winner gives starter-less Indy surprise victory on Apr 10 2014, 2:40p - 1 reply
500k can buy a LOT of weed.
Commented on Larry Sanders begins serving five-game suspension--and saves about $361,000 on Apr 10 2014, 8:14a
Suppose it depends on how you look at it.
Commented on Brew Hoop Mailbag - Now it's easier than ever to submit your questions! on Apr 9 2014, 10:40p - 1 reply
It's certainly a great built-in excuse to use.
Commented on New GM? on Apr 9 2014, 10:37p - 1 reply
Step 1: Find the brightest mind who doesn't already have the top rank at an organization
Commented on New GM? on Apr 9 2014, 12:35p - 1 reply
See, I knew this Dumars comparison would get fun pretty quickly :)
Commented on New GM? on Apr 8 2014, 10:29p - 1 reply
Joe Dumars is nodding right now.
Commented on New GM? on Apr 8 2014, 1:54p - 1 reply
If local business and political leadership in Milwaukee step up and find a way to put Kohl's money to use, the Bucks stay put.
Commented on Chicago-based Dr. Richard Chaifetz latest to join potential owner ranks? on Apr 8 2014, 11:59a
This will only make sense to a few people, but it needs to be here
Commented on New GM? on Apr 8 2014, 11:20a
I wondered if the ESPN version (RPM) would be any kinder to Henson than the established RAPM (http://stats-for-the-nba.appspot.com/teams/MIL.html)
Commented on Can John Henson be a Franchise Center? on Apr 8 2014, 11:14a
Yeah, it will be some non-relocation covenant in the contract that expires on a certain date if an arena plan isn't approved, or something similar to that.
Commented on Chicago-based Dr. Richard Chaifetz latest to join potential owner ranks? on Apr 8 2014, 10:22a - 1 reply
The tagline for Bucks fandom, right here
Commented on Larry Sanders suspended five games for violating NBA marijuana policy on Apr 4 2014, 5:59p
Nowhere to go but up for Larry!
Commented on Larry Sanders suspended five games for violating NBA marijuana policy on Apr 4 2014, 3:16p - 2 replies
Look at how little respect Knight gets from the defender when Zaza has the ball on the left block
Commented on Pistons Falling Asleep on Defense on Apr 4 2014, 1:06p - 1 reply
Oh yeah, he's definitely working hard to get wins. The fact that the Bucks only have 14 says enough to me about his blob status.
Commented on Bucks vs. Heat Preview | Bucks make final stop in South Beach on Apr 2 2014, 6:10p - 1 reply
If I happened to be Larry Drew, every interview would go like this
Commented on Bucks vs. Heat Preview | Bucks make final stop in South Beach on Apr 2 2014, 4:47p - 1 reply
My how much can change in a year.
Commented on Bucks vs. Heat Preview | Bucks make final stop in South Beach on Apr 2 2014, 4:27p - 2 replies
It's not like Udoh and Sanders have played a ton of minutes (Sessions already has more minutes than Sanders; Mayo nearly has more than both guys combined)
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 2 2014, 2:23p - 2 replies
I recall our preseason concerns (and I know you brought these things up too) that his 'system' relied to much on special talents like Horford and Korver and maybe even Smith.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 2 2014, 12:27p - 1 reply
I always go back to the four-out offense of the 53-win Knicks that had zombie Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton running the show
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 2 2014, 12:23p - 1 reply
I'm also still mad that they didn't shoot enough threes (21st in 3PAr)
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 2 2014, 12:06p - 1 reply
Very true about HORNS devolving into common NBA stables and actions
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 2 2014, 12:02p - 2 replies
I will accept any Hoiberg-based solution you offer!
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 2 2014, 8:47a - 1 reply
I agree with you on basically everything. It's what the intial action of Drew's offense emphasizes in terms of types of looks and types of skills that doesn't fit with this team.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 5:26p - 1 reply
Yeah, I probably have the team averages in a spreadsheet somewhere. But I think your instinct is correct. The 0.89 is low. 25th-ranked this year, probably similar if compared to last year.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 5:12p
Nothing other than that I expected the play type distribution to look a bit different. Which is probably just another way of saying that once the initial HORNS action breaks down the Drew offense gets back to normal NBA staples.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 4:59p - 1 reply
Interesting fact(if I remember it correctly!): George Karl hasn't coached a team to a record below .500 since 1987
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 4:53p
Just posting it for a frame of reference on Drew's offense and how it has operated this season.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 4:51p - 1 reply
The rank of the Bucks this year is listed in the fifth column of the first image (synergy)
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 4:49p - 1 reply
And here are the NBA team averages from last season
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 4:36p - 1 reply
You're definitely right about the draft altering the course of action.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 4:35p
"[J]ust be less biased" I agree that's a good place to start.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 3:59p - 1 reply
But the point is to think about how you feel about Dumars. The comparison to Dumars is the point. How much better has Hammond been than an awful GM with a potential All-NBA center (Drummond) in his core?
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 3:31p - 1 reply
If I just agree to always assume you think the Bucks have done everything better than everyone else thinks, can we skip this step?
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 3:20p - 1 reply
He certainly should have been given more run to close out the year (that's what a year like this supposed to be for, after all)
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 2:38p - 2 replies
I tend to think the organization sees through the smoke and still values Sanders as a core piece over Henson, but I suppose time will tell.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 2:16p - 2 replies
My problem with Ersan is that he's a frog who needs the cushiest lily pad to be gifted to him to feel important and play his best ball.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 1:48p - 2 replies
Boy, I know it's going to be tough to get any sort of value for him...
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 1:31p - 1 reply
I think it's a great spot to bring in Adrien on a cheap deal (2M/yr for two years, or something in that range)
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 1:26p - 1 reply
It's funny, but this all relates back to the 'yeah but he's a good drafter' bulbs on the John Hammond Excuse Tree for me.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 1:10p - 2 replies
Yeah, I think Monroe is going to be too expensive and too redundant with Henson for the Bucks to consider that move.
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 12:50p - 1 reply
Chuk's right
Commented on Recap | Pistons 116, Bucks 111: Pistons' frontcourt outduels Bucks' backcourt on Apr 1 2014, 11:59a - 2 replies
Sigh
Commented on Bucks vs. Pistons Preview: The night we discover exactly how much Detroit still cares on Mar 31 2014, 5:41p
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