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Yucca Man

  • joined Sep 30, 2009
  • last login Sep 01, 2014
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My real life name is Jon. I'm one of the primary writers for SLC Dunk, and I love every minute blogging about the Jazz. Thanks to all readers and participants.

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  • MLB St. Louis Cardinals
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User Blog

Preseason Game 2 Recap: Jazz 86, Blazers 96

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If a game is played but not televised, did it really happen? Especially when it was in Boise?

Pre-Season Game 1 Recap: Jazz 101, Warriors 78

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Jazz win! It's just pre-season, yada yada yada, but what fun. Derrick, Jeremy, Ty, Alec, and Andris get Quintet Honors.

My Thanks to the Jazz Front Office

This offseason has been refreshingly bold, and it has made me rethink the Jazz front office and even feel differently about the past couple of years of Jazz basketball.

The Downbeat #1131: Fearless Predictions

Alex Jensen, who will lead the Jazz in _____________?, ORtg, and Jeremy Evans nostalgia and wishes.

The Downbeat #1125

A Bleacher Report slideshow (I know), Questions and thoughts from national writers about the next year's Jazz team, and a look at True Shooting Percentage.

Shoulda been in the DB

Thoughts about a bunch of Tweets from David Thorpe

The Downbeat #1113 - The Phat Band Edition

A deep jazz band metaphor, Jeff Hornacek, the schedule and national TV, and it's fun when national writers understand and write about the lesser teams. It's all enough to inspire a half-finished...

The Downbeat #1107 - The Ode to Trash Man Edition

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The latest news form Twitter, another early season predition, some serious bling, and an ode to Adam Keefe ... today's Downbeat

So Much Depends Upon ... Alec Burks

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This is the fourth of a series of posts I am doing analyzing our "real" team for next season. As has been pointed out by many, for the Jazz to be a non-lotto team it will require a major breakout...

The Downbeat #1101: the Back to School Edition

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Karl Malone Day, Ian Clark and the Jazz bench, USA Men's Select Team, and Back to School goals. It's all here in today's Downbeat.

So Much Depends Upon ... Gordon Hayward

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This is the third of a series of posts I am doing analyzing our "real" team for next season. As has been pointed out by many, for the Jazz to be a non-lotto team it will require a major breakout...

The Downbeat #1095: The Career Anxiety Edition

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Who do you hope becomes a star? Why is Ty Corbin nervous? And who else should the Jazz find for the roster? It's all here.

Fun Reason for Optimism - #1: Defense

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I have been upfront about what I think the Jazz can accomplish next year. 35-40 wins. This goes against the grain. While nobody really knows what the Jazz will do, I'm going to post some reasons...

So Much Depends Upon ... Derrick Favors

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This is the second of a series of posts I am doing analyzing our "real" team for next season. As has been pointed out by many, for the Jazz to be a non-lotto team it will require a major breakout...

So Much Depends Upon ... Enes Kanter

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The final results of the 2013-14 Jazz season depend on a few key players. Enes Kanter is one of the major ones. Here's an analysis of what he's done so far, and what to look for as we start looking...

Downbeat 1045 - Epic Beards FTW

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As the Jazz looking to the draft, as they try to learn from successful playoff teams, let us hope that they build something that endures. Something that can make this little girl believe in her...

When do the good things start?

A look back at a sad game that left the entire season, and unfortunately branded the players a bit, with the word "failure"

To Whatever End

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Will the Jazz win tonight? And if they do win, will they make the playoffs? Your guess is as good as mine. So enjoy tonight, no matter the outcome.

Did Alec Burks Really Screw Up?

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Last Friday, Alec Burks created a Twitter mini-rage when he took a shot at the end of the quarter with enough time for the Blazers to hit a 3 at the buzzer. But was it really a mistake?

Jazz vs. Nuggets: Two Teams, Two Different Roads

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Two years ago, these two teams were in the exact same spot. They have chosen differet paths. We saw the results tonight. They weren't pretty if you like the team from Utah.

Game 76 Preview: Jazz vs. Nuggets

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Both teams are trying to win, and something's gotta break. Here's what to look for here.

Game 75 Recap: Jazz 112, Blazers 102

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Jazz-Blazers win recap in a Twilight Zone game showing us what KOC intended to be when he brought Al Jefferson to the Jazz almost three years ago.

We're Not Dead Yet!

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The Jazz pulled a double-digit victory out of a sure-fire double-digit loss. All it took was a Hero.

The Downbeat #999 - The Pitiful Success Kid Editio

Celebrating what can be celebrated, mourning what ought to be mourned, wondering what the team's road record means, and hoping the team can figure something out with which to build on for the future.

Game Preview: Jazz @ Thunder

Let's get right to the point: There's a 98% chance the Jazz lose this game. /preview What? You want more? Oh. * * * The Oklahoma City Thunder: Have the third best record in the NBA and is...

How important is a starting lineup?

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It's cliche that "it's not who starts that matters, but who finishes." I disagree.

Let's talk about the Jazz-Bobcats game

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It was domination. Total domination. A defensive performance to be celebrated. It doesn't matter who the opponent was, that kind of butt-kicking happens very, very rarely.

Enes Kanter ate the Bobcats alive

The Jazz kids simply destroyed the Bobcats. Watch our reactions to one of the most fun wins of the year.

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