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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Weekend Getaway

So I might be going to Denver next weekend, just a relaxing weekend getaway to the beautiful Rocky Mountains w/ one of my Ameri-friends. Did I mention we’d be driving there? To quote Andy Dufresne, “Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’.” More details to come.

Speaking of Denver, I can’t wait for the Patriots to knock the beard off Jake Plummer this weekend.

Staff holiday party tomorrow nite. I wonder if the girl I asked out will show up, and if she does, I wonder if she’ll get really drunk and start hitting on me. I'll keep you posted.


At 9:30 AM, Blogger Gregg M. Schmidt said...

Note to J-Mazz: Boston to Denver is 2,000 miles...ONE WAY! I would love to do something like that, but I'm not too sure that you'll be able to do it in a "weekend getaway"

But I've found that if you follow the wisdom of Shawshank you can't go wrong.

At 4:17 PM, Blogger J-Mazz said...

We've already got our route planned, just a short drive on I-80.

And as someone who's driven cross-country twice (once by myself), I'm fairly certain I can handle the trek. And if I get robbed/killed/raped, it only adds to the stories.

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Balto17 said...

Enjoy the trip, man. It sounds like fun.

And to answer your question from my blog, Salim is playing in Atlanta. He's getting some run there, but as you know, that team is garbage. They let the Wizards handle them by 30 points last night, so you know they can't be good.

Mike Patrick compared J.J. Reddick to Mark Price last night, perhaps failing to recognize that Price could handle the basketball, while Reddick has shown limited skills in that aspect of the game.

At 5:41 PM, Blogger J-Mazz said...

Plus, Mark Price was never a soft whiny bitch.

At 8:41 AM, Blogger Gregg M. Schmidt said...

The difference between JJ Redick and Mark Price is simple...Redick is a MUCH better scorer and Price was a MUCH better point guard. Shooting...I'd give the nod to JJ. Price was the guy that Nance and Dougherty and others would swing to for wide open 3s. JJ is covered by every the best defender on every team and creates his own shot.

Don't hate him because he's GREAT.

At 5:42 PM, Blogger Balto17 said...

Wait a second, I don't know that I'd rank Reddick a better shooter than Mark Price. The guy made his career nailing threes and making free throws. Plus, he could handle the ball. I have a serious issue with your comment that Reddick creates his own shot. Reddick has NEVER created his own shot in his three-plus years at Duke. He comes off screens all the time. He can't create his own shot because he can't handle the ball and he lacks the quickness to get around people. It's possible he could be successful in the NBA as a shooter the same way Steve Kerr made his career, but that would mean Reddick would be playing on a team with a guy like Michael Jordan. And there aren't too many Michael Jordans in the league. Reddick is a shooter, not a scorer.

At 6:48 PM, Blogger J-Mazz said...

Hey fellas, let it be known a better shooter than both Mark Price and Bitch Redick plays for none other than Elon U. Jackson Atoyebi's FG percentage and 3-point percentage are more impressive than the other two.

At 8:38 AM, Anonymous JB said...

...against Division XVII players in the Atlantic Coast Conferenece For The Blind.

How about those Pats? Jake's beard? Still intact.

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Gregg M. Schmidt said...

Reddick isn't a scorer? He's going to be the all-time leading scorer at Duke...he creates his own shot a lot. I watch tons of Duke basketball, been a fan since I went to the Elite 8 Duke-UConn game when a freshman named Christian Laettner hit the game winner to put the Blue Devils into the Final Four.

Reddick gets so much crap from people...he's GREAT. He's one of the best shooters on the Earth right now, he has a decent handle and he plays hard - what's not to like about him?

At 2:42 PM, Blogger T-Rock said...

I'm SO GLAD the blog has turned into a sports blog....way to go, guys.Sheesh.

At 1:31 AM, Blogger Balto17 said...

He has decent handles for college, maybe. But certainly not good enough for the NBA. And when I say a scorer, I mean a guy who can slash, drive, take guys off the dribble, create his own shot, get to the line, hit the deep jumper, hit the mid-range jumper, move without hte ball. A scorer has to do all of that. Think of someone like Kobe, who, by the way, is also a great defender, something else Redick does not do well. So, in my mind, Redick isn't a scorer. Sure, he may become the leading scorer in team history, but it's because he's a shooter. I differentiate between the two terms because it cheapens what an all-around great guard can do when you mix up a shooter with a scorer. Kyle Korver is a shooter. His teammate Allen Iverson is a scorer.

Redick also doesn't get a lot of crap from a lot of people. The media fawn over him like he's the best thing to happen to college basketball since Pistol Pete. There are bandwagon Duke fans everywhere who love the guy. Dookie V's obsession with him is sickening. But let's look seriously at him as an NBA talent for a moment and decide if he can make it. Maybe he'll carve out a nice little career for himself, but I don't see NBA talent when I watch him play. Not to mention, the history of Duke "graduates" in the NBA has been largely unsuccessful. Shane Battier starts in Memphis and Grant Hill was a superstar talent before all his injuries, but I'm not sure who else in recent memory has made it.

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Gregg M. Schmidt said...

Coach K recruits kids to play at Duke - not the NBA. By the way, Elton Brand and Corey Maggette are pretty good NBA players...and Danny Ferry and Christian Laettner both had long, steady careers.

Reddick isn't a guy that dunks or slashes all day, but he certainly makes things happen. The amount of times he goes to the foul line should be proof enough to people who don't watch him more than a few times a year that he gets to the basket.

Magic Johnson said that he thinks Reddick is one of the best shooters in the world right now and will be a good player in the NBA - I'm not sure how good, but I know he'll play.

To say that he doesn't move without the ball is ridiculous...shooters always move without the ball - that's how they set-up screens and picks.

I'm not arguing this point anymore - you're obviously a JJ hater...and that's fine. A lot of people hated on Tim Duncan at Wake..."He's not flashy - not powerful." yada-yada-yada. I'd rather get the job done and win then be flashy and lose - see 05-06 U of Maryland.

At 2:07 PM, Blogger J-Mazz said...

Magic Johnson also had the worst talk show in TV history, and craves the limelight like Calista Flockhart craves laxatives.

Just to make it clear, Shane Battier is the only Duke grad who's had a successful career. Laettner got by on pedigree alone, and Ferry was a bust. None of the others (Maggette, Brand, etc.) stayed in Durham four years.

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Balto17 said...

I didn't say that JJ doesn't do some of the things scorers do. He does. He has to move without the ball, and he can shoot. But what else does he do for himself. That's the operative part. What does he do for himself. Rarely anything. He relies on everyone else to get him shots and points. I just wanted to explain why I don't think he's a scorer, and why I don't think he's top level NBA talent.

I'll give you Elton Brand. He's not a Duke grad, as he didn't stay all four years, but as a former Duke player, he is very good right now.

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Gregg M. Schmidt said...

We weren't talking about graduates of Duke - we said guys that played at Duke.

By the way, I'm glad that Balto and I have taken 'commenting' to a new level on 'NoSalesTax'...the two authors should thank us.

At 12:40 AM, Blogger Balto17 said...

Damn skippy. We're making this blog popular.

At 1:51 PM, Blogger T-Rock said...

popular to who :)

At 1:59 AM, Blogger Balto17 said...

Ummmm, popular to me, as if that isn't the MOST important reason to maintain this blog and conform it to my tastes. What a silly question,T-Rock.


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