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for all you portlanders wondering why everyone not sporting a handlebar mustache is extra enthusiastic today, here is your two minute recap. nothing beats a buzzer beater to advance to the next round of the playoffs.

- dave 5-03-2014 5:25 pm [link] [7 comments]

just noticed it was kentucky derby day. if you have absolutely no life and a love of horse racing you can watch the four hours of coverage on nbcsn prior to the three hours of coverage on nbc proper. somewhere in there is a two minute race by horses owned by saudi billionaires unlike the soccer i will be watching where the billionaire owners are from dubai. at least no ones whipping them on the field of play just those unfortunates out of frame building the stadiums. ok, thats in qatar for the world cup in 2022 but you dont care anyway so whats the difference.

- dave 5-03-2014 5:11 pm [link] [1 comment]

Houston, we have a problem
- steve 5-03-2014 2:25 pm [link] [add a comment]

i couldnt come up with the third person in a potential group that was named as an interested party to purchase the la clippers. the two i recalled were oprah and david geffen, two heavy hitters in their own right but the third who escaped me was larry ellison who could by and sell the other two partners a number of times over although just suggesting that would probably disqualify him from contention.

- dave 5-02-2014 4:08 pm [link] [add a comment]

I think I mentioned this before, but a kid from my (and b.'s) high school (long after we were there obviously) has gone on to be quite a basketball player: Nik Stauskas. He's a guard on the second seed University of Michigan squad, and Big Ten player of the year.

When we were in school the basketball team was pitiful (I played varsity!) but now has become something of a powerhouse. Back in the day we were known for hockey, with 3 players who were there during our years (out of ~400 in the entire school) making it to the NHL. Not sure how these things work, and why they suddenly are good at basketball. Maybe you recruit the right coach? Or just get lucky with a great player and then others follow?

In any case, Go Lions. Or something.
- jim 3-20-2014 11:55 pm [link] [3 comments]

Dave. Quicken loans March Madness retirement fund?
- b. 3-11-2014 3:53 am [link] [3 comments]

- dave 2-27-2014 10:14 pm [link] [add a comment]

Once I was able to find the NBC 2014 Olympics full replay stream I discovered that it doesn't have pause, fast forward or rewind functions. The commercial breaks are frequent but too short to be of much use. Guess I should have a cooler and piss jar next to the sofa.
- steve 2-10-2014 3:22 am [link] [4 comments]

havent watched any basketball this season but i like to check out the scores now and again. just saw that carmelo anthony has 43 points 3 minutes into the second half. how many players have scored 60 points in a game?

This feat has been accomplished 62 times in NBA history. Twenty different players have scored 60 or more points in a game. Only four players have scored 60 points on more than one occasion: Wilt Chamberlain 32 times, Michael Jordan five times, Kobe Bryant five times, and Elgin Baylor four times.

- dave 1-25-2014 2:02 am [link] [3 comments]

- dave 1-23-2014 8:26 pm [link] [add a comment]