Tuesday, November 25, 2008

As of Right Now, Joel > Oden

An interesting piece that could be found here from ESPN. about the effectiveness of both that includes the "+/- Ratio". Looks like I wasn't the only one to have noticed this in last night's game vs. the Kings as I was screaming for McMuffin' to put Joel back in...

The season is young, but right now, Joel is the man as it's not just last night's game that Joel has been "The Savior" at the center position...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"JO'ed" by Full Tilt

"JO'ed" = Jacked *** by running Jacks... very ugly. Oh, and I didn't like that guy's slowroll because that's gotta be an auto-call with blinds this high...

Full Tilt Poker Game #9005237456: $22 + $2 Sit & Go (Turbo) (68920814), Table 1 - 300/600 - No Limit Hold'em - 12:29:48 ET - 2008/11/16
Seat 1: Spielerin (4,310)
Seat 6: phatguy500 (2,760)
Seat 8: TheStudent3 (2,710)
Seat 9: Pupsyara (3,720)
Spielerin posts the small blind of 300
phatguy500 posts the big blind of 600
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TheStudent3 [As Ah]
TheStudent3 raises to 2,710, and is all in
Pupsyara folds
Spielerin folds
phatguy500 has 15 seconds left to act
phatguy500 calls 2,110
TheStudent3 shows [As Ah]
phatguy500 shows [Ac Jh]
*** FLOP *** [5h 7d 3d]
*** TURN *** [5h 7d 3d] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [5h 7d 3d Jc] [Js]
TheStudent3 shows two pair, Aces and Jacks
phatguy500 shows three of a kind, Jacks
phatguy500 wins the pot (5,720) with three of a kind, Jacks
TheStudent3 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,720 | Rake 0
Board: [5h 7d 3d Jc Js]
Seat 1: Spielerin (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: phatguy500 (big blind) showed [Ac Jh] and won (5,720) with three of a kind, Jacks
Seat 8: TheStudent3 showed [As Ah] and lost with two pair, Aces and Jacks
Seat 9: Pupsyara (button) didn't bet (folded)

All in PF and FullShit pulls out the old runner runner on me...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Courteously from The Main's Domain. A person known as "tuff fish" plays Mario while playing online poker (I believe on a seperate monitor as you'll hear him cuss out not only Party Poker, but him constantly dying in Mario).

I think I almost died laughing from this so be forewarned about that and the language... Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Soooaring with SUUURGIO and RUUUUUUDDDYYY!!!

First off, my cousin Victor had the quote of the night in regard to Terry Porter's number being retired:

We shouldn't retire Porter's number simply because Oden, Roy, Aldridge and Rudy will be better!

That's all I need to say about the Miami game tonight. Reigning triples, slashing alley-opp lob, driving "spin-cycle" rainbow, and clutch 4th quarter!! Interview with the lovely Rebbecca Haarlow after words, all you needed to hear from him was his 1st remarks: "I don't care about my points. I care about the win." Bueno Mr. Fernandez.

I was happy to see SUUURGIO get some extendo minutes in the 4th and for the second game in a row (and second of the season), it worked and are 2-0 now w/"Spanish Chocolate". Rodriguez had a nice, clutch drive, spin and baby jumper to keep the Blazer's lead sufficient. The assists were there again tonight for Sergio and he kept his turnovers to a minimum.

I liked Nate's approach early by pounding the undersized Heat team to oblivion in the first quarter. Miami had no answer as we racked up the offensive rebounds and points in the paint, which is a obscurity normally because we're a jump shooting team, but I wish we'd be more of a inside team in the paint. Nate seems oblivious as the team went away from what worked in the first quarter and Miami was able to catch up and like Orlando, was able to take the lead into the 4th quarter, despite being behind for most of the game. Fortunately, the same outcome of a Blazer victory repeated itself thanks to large part of "Spanish Fly" (SUUURGIO and RUUUUUUDDDYYY)!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Terry Porter's Number to be Retired... My Disgust with "The Real Dirty-Thirty"...

A sad day for Blazer history as it was announced today that they will retire slimeball Terry Porter. I have previously written why and just sent a letter to Oregonian writer and 95.5 The Game's personality of the Bald Face Truth: John Canzano about my thoughts of Mr. Porter that also includes the situation between him and my father:

Terry Porter Comments and Dark Story...
Joey Wong
to JohnCanzano

show details 11:48 PM (5 minutes ago)


Caught your podcast and wanted to comment about the Terry Porter (and Bob Gross) # 30 retirement. I'm not going to get into depth of the obvious stuff you talked about with there already being too many undeserving numbers being retired, Porter's numbers not being phenomenal enough...

I want to let you know the OTHER SIDE of Terry Porter: Back in the early 1990s, Terry Porter brought his new Mercedes to my father's auto body shop called New Dimension Body & Paint. He wanted to get his moldings and bumper painted to match the rest of the body of the car (about an $1,800 job). Terry was recommended to me by an acquaintance of mine named Eddie, who was a car salesman.

According to Porter, part of the deal for the new Mercedes was for Eddie to pay for the paint job of Terry's car, but Eddie never informed my dad of that... Porter than said that my dad (name So Hin) should ask Eddie to pay for the job and he INSURED my dad that if Eddie would not pay for it, then he would come back and pay for it. My father called Eddie and Eddie said to have Porter pay for it as he wasn't aware of that stipulation. When my dad tried to call Porter back, he would not return my dad's calls and messages. My father even got Kevin Duckworth (Duck, Jerome, and Damon were all customers of ours. The three were genuine people to us with Duck and Jerome being repeat customers and Duck being the most closest to my father) to leave messages to Porter about the situation and still to this day, 16 or 17 years later, not a damn thing. What is $1,800 to somebody of Porter's caliber??

Mr. Canzano, I am a big fan of your radio show and column and respect what you do. The next time you get a chance to interview Mr. Porter (or anyone from 95.5 The Game), I'd like you to bring this situation up to him and see how he reacts to this. He has no excuses!

The only numbers I recognize in the rafters of retired numbers are Walton and Drexler, and it bugs me that there are so many undeserving numbers hanging... However, the one that would bug me the most would be the familiarity of Terry Porter...

Radio friendly as you say, "jackass" is a word that I would best associate with Terry Porter.

Kind Regards,

Joey Wong

Monday, November 10, 2008

Oh So Sweet in Orlando!!

Woah! What a refreshing way to start a long road trip for the young Blazer team. I have to admit that I didn't think we had a chance against a hot Orlando Magic team who have won four straight coming into tonight.

As the last two road games vs. the Suns and Jazz, the Blazers were able to build a nice lead early but then fade somewhere in the middle to the end. As eerie as this game was as the momentum shifted to the Magic as they headed into the final quarter with the lead, the Blazers wouldn't let the fourth quarter happen tonight.

Shutting down Dwight Howard to 6 points and 7 rebounds in the second half after
his first half one-man wrecking crew performance of domination of drawing fouls on Joel Pryzbilla in a total of nine minutes (although 3 were chicken poo calls) and scoring 23 points and hauling in 12 rebounds. Good-grief!! That's a phenomenal full game line, let alone a 1st half!!

I hate to admit this, but I liked what Coach McMillan (yes, he deserve his name to be called right after tonight) did. For once, he stuck with the bench team that helped pull away in the fourth quarter adhering from the normality of taking them out after the first couple minutes even if things were working. I also liked that Nate tried a lineup that included Roy, Rudy, Sergio at the same time, even if it was only for a minute. I don't like the fact that Nate likes to slow things down when you're the second youngest team in the NBA and you could easily have an advantage of running the elder teams around to death. A team can only stay young for so long as injuries, trades, etc happen so I think it is best that he experiment with it while he can.

Next up, Miami! If we can beat Orlando, which I didn't think could happen, I am definitely more optimistic about the Heat game. Keep Blazin'!!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Sergio Wanting to Be Traded... Say It Ain't So!!

Down with Coach McMuffin' and his stubborn and retarded tactics!!

A nice piece by Jason Quick of the Oregonian and apparently, Blazer fans responding to Mr. Quick's work also disagree with Nate's decision of underusing Sergio (What a surprise. Kevin Pritchard, I love what you've done with the team, but dammit!! You have to remove McMuffin'. Look at the potential of this team and realize if anyone can f*** this up, it it Nate).

Other than Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Rodriguez is the most flashy, razzle-dazzle player on the team. Oh, and the fact that when Sergio and Rudy play together, we get some wicked alley-opp reverse layups and dunks. Sure, Sergio is turnover prone, but usually when he is in on offense, he is the major reason why we get open shots, more points in the paint, and of course the flare spectacular passes of the Spain sensation.

Other than Brandon Roy's 1.9 seconds of the Houston OT, Roy has been less than the All-Star form he was last year. Could it be because he is playing out of position more at the Three (aka small forward) or PG?

Steve Blake at PG?? Sure he'd make a great backup. I don't even know why Steve resigned with Portland in the first place. He was the backup/3rd PG under McMuffin' originally but now you want to start and play Blake 30+ minutes?! We are going nowhere with Blake (or Nate for that matter).

Ideally, I'd love for Sergio to start and Jerryd Bayless to backup. Kevin Pritchard has three months to make the anticipating blockbuster deal that Blazer Nation pondering about. Make the right one KP!! Right now, I wish the league was allowed to trade coaches... Again, I've said it before, McMuffin' for D'Antoni!! You see how much better the New York Knicks are this season?!

Coach Nate McMuffin': Mark my words and kiss my @$$! If Sergio Rodriguez is traded because of your bullheaded, two-cent incompetent brain of underusing him every game, I guarantee you'll regret it and he will be the next Jose Calderon!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Batum with the Kaboom!!

I didn't have the stomach to comment about the Laker game, but this game vs. the Spurs was definitely a nice treat on Halloween. And again, it supported my theory to start anyone but Zach Randolph Jr. (aka Travis Outlaw) in the starting lineup.My quote/status on facebook before the Laker game:

Joey is WTF Coach McMuffin'?! your gonna start Zach Randolph Jr aka Outlaw over a team player in Batum?! Sportsbook it now ppl, Lakers will cover! 4:14pm

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Any what was Nate thinking not evening play Nicolas Batum in the Laker game until the final 3 minutes of that game?!

I have to be thinking that Nate then listens to the local sports radio show (95.5 The Game) in which many people call or answer in poll question that they'd like to have Batum or Rudy as the starter instead of Outlaw... BUT what does McMuffin do again last night... that's right, he starts Outlaw. But with this probably in his mind, he gives Batum a chance and hotdamn, this kid Batum is GOOD!! Long length, stifling defense, team player that shares the ball, strong attacks to the hoops and range from long distance!! This Frenchman did it all last night!!

And Coach McMuffin will look like a genius for playing him last night BUT here is something that will get overlooked because the Blazers won... It looked like the only thing scary about the Spurs was Greg Popovich's creepy, white beard when the Blazers had built a 12 point lead or so in the 4th quarter but when it got cut to 8 or so, Nate subs Batum and puts back in ball hog Travis Outlaw... WTF McMuffin?! And from there on, the Spurs go on a hellacious run with Tony Parker having his way with Steve Blake (WTF was Blake doing in there? Every play, Parker penetrated him for a layup or a dishout to an open three point swingman. Remember Batum's defense on him before the end of the 1st half Nate... I guess not)... So the lead now becomes a range of "down 1 to up one" and when Nate finally realizes Batum (or probably Dean Denompolis, the assistant coach), he puts back Batum in the final 35 seconds or so of the game...

It ended well last night, but people please... See through this Nate McMuffin garbage!! And remember how he declined his extension which you thought was a terrible enigma... It's not. REMEMBER, this guy bolted from Seattle FOR THE MONEY to come to Portland and REMEMBER, this guy really only had ONE winning season of coaching which was the last year of his Seattle tenure and has done anything since (last year was the players).

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