Brocksamson

snley

  • joined Mar 17, 2008
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
  • posts 94
  • comments 5941

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Chicago Cubs
  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NCAAF Iowa Hawkeyes
  • NCAAB Iowa Hawkeyes
User Blog

Brewer is projected to outperform his disappointing 2009-10 campaign. SCHOENE has him bouncing back...

18

Brewer is projected to outperform his disappointing 2009-10 campaign. SCHOENE has him bouncing back to 3.0 WARP with the Bulls... There's reason to believe he could outperform that as well... his most recent campaign (and the worst of the three) has the most weight—if it truly was a blip, he should look even more like he did with the Utah Jazz prior to last season.

Duhon was also mentioned on this list of summer bargains

"I don't feel it was a waste of time because every team that had (salary-cap) money did the same...

13

"I don't feel it was a waste of time because every team that had (salary-cap) money did the same thing," Paxson told the Tribune..."But both (general manager) Gar (Forman) and I are both confident that we've improved our team"

Paxson's alive!

Hawkeyes 17th best baskteball program of last 31 years

1

From basketball-reference.com: "Over the past 31 years, Iowa has rarely been a great, dominant team (just 7 top-10 SRS finishes, none since 1996), but the secret to their high ranking is that -- with the exception of their 3 most recent seasons -- they've hardly ever been bad, either. Between 1980 and 1999, they ranked better than 10th only 5 times and worse than 40th only 4 times, through the tenures of 3 different coaches (Lute Olson, George Raveling, & Tom Davis). Their most dominant seasons came in the 1980s, including a Final Four in 1980 and 9 NCAA berths in 10 years from '80-'89, and Davis also consistently engineered a top-20 program during the 90s. However, while Steve Alford followed Davis with a decent run of his own, the Hawkeyes were no longer a perennial top-40 team by the time he resigned in 2007, and the team bottomed out under his successor, Todd Lickliter. Unless new coach Fran McCaffery can right the ship and restore Iowa's ability to avoid bad seasons, their days in this list's Top 20 could be numbered."

5. Derrick Rose(notes), Chicago Bulls (last year: 11th) I take in quite a bit of noise for Bulls...

23

5. Derrick Rose(notes), Chicago Bulls (last year: 11th) I take in quite a bit of noise for Bulls fans for pointing out Rose's bad defense, his inability to consistently get to the line, and his so-so passing. But I also saw him hit a three-pointer a few days ago - it had arc, rotation, follow-through; the whole schmear - and I can't help but bump the guy up. Especially with a screening and finishing partner in Carlos Boozer(notes) waltzing into town.

KD ranks the top 30 PGs.
FanPost
24

The Importance of Rose's Third Season

Through all the discussions around here about what to expect from the Bulls this season, one caveat keeps getting thrown out there:  None of this matters if Rose breaks out.  Which got me thinking,...

McGrady: But sources say that news of the workout being made public was also intended to let the...

53

McGrady: But sources say that news of the workout being made public was also intended to let the Bulls know that McGrady does have other options, since Chicago is where those close to McGrady say he’d love to land.

From Stein.
FanPost
28

James Johnson, ugh

Kevin Arnovitz has been reporting from the Vegas Summer League for True Hoop.  He didn't paint the rosiest of pictures of James Johnson yesterday.  This probably could have been a Fan Shot, but I...

World Wide Wes Says He Hasn't Talked to LeBron About Free Agency

22

Nothing to really take from this other than we can probably ignore any rumor about LeBron's destination tied back to input from WWW.

Posnanski: LeBron Staying in Cleveland Feels Right

6

Nice open letter to Obama from a Cleveland native. If the Bulls talk wasn't so prevalent, I'd probably have the same sentiment.

FanPost
50

Assessing James at PF

There seems to be an old fashioned notion of what a power forward is floating around this site.  Images of large, physical players like Charles Barkley, Charles Oakley, and Karl Malone certainly...

Thorpe: Building Around LeBron

15

Mentions Rose as a good fit at PG (speed and scoring ability) and Noah and Horford as ideal post pair. Sums up that if Nets win lottery, they'd be best fit overall (fast scoring PG, defensive minded 2 who can shoot the 3, PF/C combo that plays defense and can shoot).

Calipari Says He's Staying in Kentucky

10

I wouldn't trust any words that come out of the mouth of a head coach for an NCAA basketball program.

Hornets Contact TNT's Collins About Coaching Job

13

You know JR would love to avoid having to go through the emotional turmoil of again deciding whether or not he wants to bring his "son" back into the fold.

Bulls Can Lose Tonight's Game and Docked Another Win?

8

According to this morning's Hollinger Playoff Odds, the worst possible outcome for the Bulls is somehow a 39-43 record.

Bears will work out Iowa CB Amari Spievey

8

As a Bears and Hawkeyes fan, this is pretty exciting. Story describes Spievey as, "considered an ideal Tampa Two corner." Bears hadn't run much Tampa Two as their reputation belied the last 2 seasons, but with Peppers and a healthy Tommie Harris, could be a good time to return.

Derrick Rose, The Word Overrated and Way Too Many Numbers

18

I don't think most of this is new to people who frequently visit this blog. Before the blind homers get their panties in a twist, actually read this very fair look at Rose's game and where he has room to improve. H/T BDL

O.K iowa lets take our time now and get the best person for the job.

1

O.K iowa lets take our time now and get the best person for the job.

Reggie Evens via Twitter. H/T to True Hoop

Doug Thonus Shows How the Bulls Dominate the NBA Financial Cup

33

JR must be pissed that they're second amongst all American sports franchises in profitability to spendthrift Danny Snyder.

An Objective Look at This Summer from Basketball Prospectus

65

They use a combination of available cap space, players signed through 2010, and 2010 draft picks to compare teams with room for 1 or 2 max free agents. Nets and Clippers come out looking pretty good.

Del Negro has confided to confidantes the likelihood he won't be retained. And all signs continue...

28

Del Negro has confided to confidantes the likelihood he won't be retained. And all signs continue to point to his departure whenever the season concludes.

This is reassuring

The proposal, a source familiar with talks said, includes rollbacks that could reduce maximum...

17

The proposal, a source familiar with talks said, includes rollbacks that could reduce maximum guaranteed salaries... to almost a third of what they would have been eligible for under the current agreement. Perhaps the biggest shocker: The owners' proposal includes a provision that would require any preexisting deals to be revised to conform to the new deal's limits.

Hope the players are saving up for 2010-11 season because it looks like Stern is out to break them.

VDN Thinks His Job Is Safe

5

Funny, in the story he tells the reporters he's in good standing with Pax and Gar and to ask them to verify. Gar passed up the opportunity and refused to talk to reporters today.

VDN's house is for sale

9

I'm sure it means nothing and I think VDN's done a decent job this year. Still, his Highland Park house is now on the market.

Tyrus Receives More Recognition for Community Service

1

Tyrus was one of 10 athletes named to the Dream Team For Public Service for the Jefferson Award for Public Service. Makes me question what kind of character traits Reinsdorf looks for in "his guys" that Tyrus gets this kind of recognition but will be cast aside by the organization next summer.

Boozer to the Bulls for a can of tuna?

58

From SLC Dunk, h/t Skeets at Ball Don't Lie

Bears Have Been Worst Offense in NFL Through the OOs

+

By Advanced NFL Statistic's Win Probability Added (WPA) metric, the Bears have been the worst offensive NFL team throughout the course of the decade. Not a single year of even being average.

FanPost
29

30+ Point Losses Have Happened to Better Teams Than These Bears

  The San Francisco 49ers entered the 1994 season as co-favorites to win the Super Bowl.  They had made the NFC Championship Game each of the previous 2 seasons only to lose to the Dallas Cowboys...

Rose returns to Bulls practice

12

Woo hoo, the team can get a full week of practice in to get used to watching Derrick trying to beat his man in Vinny's isotastic offense!

Newer Showing 31 - 60 of 94 Older
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.