BringBackTheVet

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  1. Maybe the minority, but I'm in that club too. I love obnoxious :censored: like that... sometimes.
  2. Sixers have sold 14,000 season tickets so far, and are nearly sold out of them. They lead the league (by far) in new-ticket sales. Blow Sam Hinkie. All of you. #TrustTheProcess
  3. How would D-Lo do as the TBG? As for GM, I wish Savage was still alive. He'd be money in that role.
  4. Personal hatred aside, I like JBL when paired with someone like Cole, who doesn't seem to be talked over or overwhelmed by him. Paired with Tom Phillips or Mauro or pretty much anyone else and I can't stand him. The way he tried to take the spotlight from JR at WM was sickening.
  5. I disagree. The NBA is far worse. 1. The majority of players picked in the NBA draft are never going to amount to anything (if they even play one minute in the league). 3rd and even 4th round picks are expected to get shots at legit playing time (maybe even starting) in the NFL draft. There's even intrigue in the 5th and sometimes 6th round. 2. The trades! The NBA is stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid. Stupid. Godsdamned stupid. Just announce the freaking trade prior to the pick and let the guy wear the right hat. We all know player A isn't going to play for team X. Enough with the charade. NBA has the hardest to follow rules when it comes to everything off the court. It's stupid. 3. Crowd reactions. NFL draft seems like more of a party atmosphere with drunk hooligans hooliganing. The NBA draft seems kinda like a business meeting, except in most business meetings the participants have more than 0-1 year of post high-school education. The suits are (usually) flashier and more interesting at the draft though. 4. Celebrity guest announcers. The thing where the Cowboys player trolled Eagles fans by cutting a promo before announcing Dallas' pick was fantastic. I'll give you that one day is better than three, but I'll take the NFL's former 2-day plan over the NBA.
  6. That video gave me another idea - Mark Henry. Think about it: Sexual Chocolate as RAM's TBG, and Mizzark as SDL's TBG. Or Hall of Pain Henry as one of the TBGs. EDIT: Holy F Taz said the N word on TV? Clearly his tongue just got tied, but wow that was a bad slip.
  7. Warriors got super lucky. You said good players don't want to play with Wolves. Celtics got lucky that someone made a silly trade with them so they have the assets without needing to lose for them. Every argument that's been made over the last few pages validates the need for the process.
  8. They've likely never worn add-free jerseys their entire lives.
  9. Embiid, to Simmons, in response to LaVar Ball guaranteeing a Lakers playoff run:
  10. Unless I've missed it, I'm kinda surprised people aren't complaining about the "jock tag" circle thingie. Look at the Avs jersey - it totally breaks up the "mountain" on the bottom.
  11. He's not good. I'd like to hear them audition R-Truth as a TBG. Maybe D-Von.
  12. Tom Phillips isn't bad. He's fine. But he's just "a guy". I think Mauro is a fantastic choice for NXT, and probably should have been there the whole time. He reminds me of Joey Styles in the way he doesn't really need a strong color guy talking over him. Honestly I wouldn't mind him on Ram with Corey Graves, who I'm liking more and more each week. I'd probably do one of the following: A. RAM= Cole, JBL, and (if necessary) a token Black Guy. SDL= Mauro, Graves, and TBG. NXT = Phillips and McGinnis B. RAM = Cole, JBL, and TBG. SDL = JR, Graves, and TBG. NXT = Mauro and McGinnis Any chance JR would consider being the voice of NXT if it was offered? That could be amazing. Talk about someone that can get developmental talent over just by calling matches.
  13. If you take any 6 seed or lower team right now (especially in the East), would you choose to build around their core or the Sixers? I know next-to-nothing about the NBA, but I'd bet there aren't any mid-level teams with a more attractive core group of young talent than the Sixers.
  14. I"m not sure "process" was ever defined. There's more to "the process" than what Hinkie did, IMO. Hinkie's charge was break it down, acquire assets, turn them into more assets, keep doing that until you have a solid core of great young players (and at least one "generational" talent.) It's possible that Hinkie was only ordered to execute one part of the process, and do it "until further notice". Once ownership, advisors, (and eventually the league itself) felt enough was enough, "further notice" was given and he was out, and a "basketball guy" was brought in to lead part 2 of the process, which is what we (might) see this year and next. It's like a computer program. Hinkie's program was a continuous loop where an asset counter incremented by one every iteration of the loop. Eventally, they hit the ESC key to exit the loop, that variable was passed to the next routine, which is what we're seeing now.
  15. That's a pretty short sighted take. It's fair to say that they're now in "develop and win" mode, with no more incentive to tank. I don't understand the salary cap or how free agency works with sign-and-trades and other bull :censored: like that, so I don't know if this is the year they bring in vets to "teach them how to win" (whatever that used to mean), but it's fair to say that this year is for them to gel and get used to the NBA style of play, and then next year they add a few FAs (and they still could have the #1 overall pick again!) and hope Lebron breaks his femur and legitimately compete. It could all backfire. It could turn into the biggest dumpster fire ever. Or not. It's simply not possible to say now. As for drafting three big guys in a row - the only think I can think of is that he never intended to have them all at the same time, and planned to swap one to a desperate team in exchange for more than his value in picks. That obviously didn't work.
  16. So the wolves make a trade for a good player that could make them pretty awesome, but you're saying he wouldn't want to play there. So presumably he'll be miserable and either force a trade or leave asap. You just argued for the process. You can make trades to improve yourself but unless you're one of "those teams" it doesn't matter. What's Minnesota supposed to do? Any good player they trade for won't want any part of it, they can't sign any awesome FAs, and their draft picks are in the 7 range, which is essentially the 6th round of the NFL draft. Im not trolling when I say that all of you guys are making a case for a process whether you realize it or not.
  17. How Markelle Fultz completes the process:
  18. "Hinkie's Revenge" is now an 8-bit game: http://hinkie.theringer.com/ http://www.crossingbroad.com/2017/06/hinkies-revenge-is-the-game-you-have-been-waiting-for.html
  19. Mahal' entrance and music is pretty good. He's doing a good job, but they've also given him all the extra things it takes to get over. Overall they and he have been pulling this run off surprisingly well.
  20. I mean... that's one way of looking at it I guess. I'm not sure if a franchise being decimated by a process is equivalent to allowing a strange penis to penetrate my girlfriend while I watch and either cry or touch myself, but maybe it is I don't know. what I do know is that there's a surprisingly large number of men that would allow their wives / GFs to sleep with their favorite athletes. That's just sad.
  21. So I just took a look at the flyers jersey and noticed a few things (besides the obvious collar change). 1. The numbers still don't fit. I don't think it's an issue but some here do. 2. The "scoop" on the bottom of the sleeve stripe seems to be more st a 90 degree angle than before. I think it should be more like a 65 or 75 degree. 3. There seems to be a seem across the shoulders now, rather than them being more like a raglan style. I can't tell, but maybe that's to create a panel for the dimples? I haven't seen any up close pics to verify.
  22. You need to be in position to be lucky. Nobody ever said the process was a guarantee, but it put them in better position to get lucky with a generational talent or at least very good young players that a supplementary veteran could push over the top. To be honest, "it's not guaranteed to work" seems to be the only argument that anyone is making. Nothing else posted is relavent in any way to the discussion. If you want to say thay tankng, staying under the floor, and playing to acquire assets rather than to put a watchable product on the floor for you fans is unethical and tarnished the game, then fine - there's definitely an argument there. In the situation they were in (mostly due to Comcast not giving a F about them) they simply weren't going to be able to make the incremental improvements needed to rise above an 7-8 seed. The procees was the only option. Trust Hinkie, and trust the process.
  23. The Sixers will dribble on the frozen blood of the non believers.
  24. Not sure what relevance Dr. J has in any of this. The Process couldn't have predicted that Lebron would be back in Cleveland and be the best team all by himself. Those examples actually prove that the process was necessary. The Sixers aren't signing a Shaq. Hell, there isn't any Shaqs anymore. They're not luring the best player on the planet and his boy to come play for them. They're not an attractive destination for super friends to run to. Maybe the Pistons are relevant, I don't really remember too well from back then (other than Larry Brown left to coach them.) The Mavs got lucky and drafted a HOFer in a relatively late pick. It's basically you have to be lucky and draft Tom Brady in the 6th round, be good enough that you can trade for a HOFer to put you over the top (is that even possible today with the way the asinine cap works?), or be a destination where future HOFers want to go and play together. I don't remember everything about those Pistons, but let's say that they did it the "legit" way and won it all. Great. They must have had a great GM. There's not that many of those. More HOFers come from #1 picks than from any other slot. Why not maximize your chances of landing lots of those picks?
  25. Your argument isn't invalid, but I'd argue that the potential benefit of the process outweighs the downside. Being .500 every year eventually gets just as bad as being terrible. Don't give me the Warriors. I just looked it up and Curry was a #7 pick. As far as the NBA draft goes, that's essentially the same as taking Tom Brady in the 6th round. Kevin Durant ain't signing with a 41-41 team.