Saturday, March 17, 2012

Godsmack - I Stand Alone


Challenge Accepted

(please wear protective eye-wear)


Friday, March 16, 2012

Shamed Tourists



Who is the Most Famous?

You get a first name, and all you have to do is type the last name of the person who is the most famous with that first name. Like who is the most famous "Michael"? Yeah Jackson.. or Jordan isn't bad either. It's timed. And very fun.

Click on the banner image to go play for a little while.


I got 13343 my first attempt.. Have fun!

Faith No More - Last Cup of Sorrow


Although I did see them live in late 1992 with Metallica and Guns 'n' Roses, They're not a favorite band of mine, but I love this song.. And they could've made it so-o-o much better..

Superstition Mountains, Tonto National Forest, Arizona

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Wikipedia link..

Google Maps link..

More images of this gorgeous area..

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Park Here!

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Some Things Are Better Brand New


Spurs Have Made a Deadline Deal

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The only known details of the trade right now are that the San Antonio Spurs get former 2001-2003 swingman Stephen Jackson from Golden State, to whom he was just traded, in exchange for Richard Jefferson, and a 2012 1st-round pick.

Here is my analysis:

Richard Jefferson: 6'7" - 230, Age 31, 9.2 million, 2 years left, no rings (1 finals appearance vs SA 2003)

Career Stats: (link): 34.3 min / 16.0 pts / .467 FG% / .371 3P% / .776 FT% / 5.0 reb / 2.6 ast / 0.4 blk / 0.8 stl / 1.9 TO

Contract: He is scheduled to make $9.2 mil this season, $10.1 mil in 2012, and has a player option of $11 mil for 2013.

Stephen Jackson: 6'8" - 220, Age 33, 9.2 million, 1 year left, 1 ring (SA 2003)

Career Stats: (link): 33.3 min / 16.1 pts / .416 FG% / .337 3P% / .800 FT% / 4.0 reb / 3.2 ast / 0.4 blk / 1.3 stl / 2.6 TO

Contract: Pretty much the same as RJ's, except his ends after 2012.

We shall see... The most obvious advantages to this move are we save about 11 million dollars in the last year of what would've been RJ's final contract year. Plus we didn't have to use the "amnesty clause" on him, and we still have the option to amnesty someone. So even if the two players are about equal in talent, the move helps us financially. Lastly, they aren't equals for one reason alone: Jackson does play much better defense. He also hit several clutch threes in our 2003 championship season. Here is a highlight from game-6 of the 2003 finals against New Jersey.

But we also lose a 1st-round pick. We shall see.. I would've thought there would be three better trade-deadline strategies:

Simply stated..
1 - No move at all.
2 - Trade for a BIG.
3 - Trade for a proven back-up PG.

At least he already knows the Spurs' & Pop's system.

Stats Sources: 1, and 2

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Metallica - Seek & Destroy


Another one of the best songs of all-time. Very old, but very good Metallica. Crank it up!


Nothing to See Here - Just Lindsay Lohan's Teeth

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Def Leppard - Rock of Ages


One of the top-10 albums of all-time, this is.

Trolling: Yummy Oreos For Friends

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Yeah it's terrible. But how funny would it be?

NCAA Tournament

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Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days - It's NCAA Tournament time, and I've spent a bunch of my free time creating my brackets. I think I've done 10 of them the last 36 hours. And I plan to win.

As a consensus of all my brackets so far, I like Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Louisville/Missouri, and North Carolina for my final four. Florida State, Kansas, and Baylor, are gonna make it interestingly tough, though.

Only in Australia

Actually not.. I expect this from anyone in the Southern United States.. and many other places..

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The best part is how he's yelling at it: "C-mon .. C'Mon!"!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

San Antonio Spurs Recent Draft History

(and who we could've gotten over the years..) - Long post.

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2011: Cory Joseph (Texas) #29. Passed on: Kyle Singler (Duke) Detroit pick #33, Jon Leuer (Wisconsin) Milwaukee pick #40.

Ádám Hanga (Hungary) #59. Passed on: Isaiah Thomas, Jr. (Washington) Sacramento pick #60.

2010: James Anderson (Oklahoma St.) #20. Passed on: Jordan Crawford (Xavier) NJ Nets pick #27, Dexter Pittman (Texas) Miami pick #32, Landry Fields (Stanford) NY Knicks pick #39.

Ryan Richards (United Kingdom) #49. Passed on: Jeremy Evans (W.Kentucky) Utah pick #55.

2009: DeJuan Blair (Pittsburgh) #37. Passed on: Jodie Meeks (Kentucky) Milwaukee pick #41, Marcus Thornton (LSU) Miami pick #43 (to Sacramento), Danny Green (North Carolina) Cleveland pick #46.

Jack McClinton (Miami) #51.
Nando de Colo (France) #53.

2008: George Hill (UIPUI) #26. Passed on: Darrell Arthur (Kansas) New Orleans pick #27 (to Memphis), Donte Green (Syracuse) Memphis pick #28 (to Sacramento), Nikola Peković (Montenegro) Minnesota pick #31, DeAndre Jordan (Texas A&M) LAC pick #35.

Goran Dragić (Slovenia) #45 (traded to Phoenix).
James Gist (Maryland) #57.

2007: Tiago Splitter (Brazil) #28. Passed on: Carl Landry (Purdue) Seattle pick #31 (to Houston).

Marcus Williams (Arizona) #33. Passed on: Marc Gasol (Spain) LA Lakers pick #48 (to Memphis)

2006: Damir Markota (Croatia) #59.

2005: Ian Mahinmi (France) #28. Passed on: David Lee (Florida) NYK pick #30, Brandon Bass (LSU) New Orleans pick #33 (to Dallas), CJ Miles (Skyline HS, Dallas) Utah pick #34, Monta Ellis (Lanier HS, MS) Golden State pick #40, Andray Blatche (S.Kent Prep) Washington pick #49, Marcin Gortat (Poland) Phoenix pick #57 (to Orlando - to Phoenix)

(Today I am reminded Andrew Bogut was the #1 overall pick in 2005.)

2004: Beno Udrih (Slovenia) #28. Passed on: Anderson Varejão (Brazil) Orlando pick #31, Trevor Ariza (UCLA) NY Knicks pick #44.

Sergei Karaulov (Uzbekistan) #58. Ehh..

2003: Leandro Barbosa (Brazil) #28. Passed on: Josh Howard (Wake Forest) Dallas pick #29, Matt Bonner (Florida) Chicago pick #45 (to Toronto), Mo Williams (Alabama) Utah pick #47, James Jones (Miami) Indiana pick #49, Kyle Korver (Creighton) NJ Nets pick #51 (to Philly), and undrafted players Marquis Daniels (Auburn), and José Calderón (Spain).

2002: John Salmons (Miami) #26 (to Philly). Passed on: Carlos Boozer (Duke) Cleveland pick #35, Matt Barnes (UCLA) Memphis pick #46, Rasual Butler (La Salle) Miami pick #53.

Luis Scola (Argentina) #56 (rights traded to Houston 2 years later). Passed on: Devin Brown (UTSA), Reggie Evans (Iowa), Udonis Haslem (Florida) - all 3 undrafted.

2001: Tony Parker (France) #28. Passed on: Gilbert Arenas (Arizona) Golden State pick #30, Mehmet Okur (Turkey) Detroit pick #37, Earl Watson (UCLA) Seattle pick #39, and undrafted players Carlos Arroyo (Florida Int'l), Maurice Evans (Texas), Jamario Moon (Meridian CC), Andres Nocioni (Argentina).

2000: Chris Carrawell (Duke) #41. Passed on: Michael Redd (Ohio St.) Milwaukee pick #43.

Cory Hightower (Indian Hills CC) #54 (to LA Lakers). Passed on: Malik Allen (Villanova), Ime Udoka (Portland St.) - both undrafted.

(Today I learned Kenyon Martin was the #1 overall pick in 2000.)

1999: Leon Smith (MLK HS, Chicago) #29. Passed on: Gordan Giriček (Croatia) Dallas pick #40.
Manu Ginobili (Argentina) #57. Passed on: Chris Andersen (Blinn), Raja Bell (Florida Int'l) - both undrafted.

1998: Felipe López (St. John's) #24. Passed on: Al Harrington (St.Patrick's HS, NJ) Indiana pick #25, Rashard Lewis (Alief Elsik HS, Houston) Seattle pick #32

Derrick Dial (E.Michigan) #52. Passed on: Brad Miller (Purdue), Earl Boykins (E.Michigan), Anthony Carter (Hawaii) - all 3 undrafted.

1997: Tim Duncan (Wake Forest) #1. Passed on: Everybody else. If you need to see who could've been better in this case, you shouldn't be reading this, but here you go.

1996: NONE

1995: Cory Alexander (Virginia) #29. Passed on: Tyus Edney (UCLA) Sacramento pick #47.

1994: Bill Curley (Boston College) #22. Passed on: Wesley Person (Auburn) Phoenix pick #23, Monty Williams (Notre Dame) NY Knicks pick #24, Greg Minor (Louisville) LA Clippers pick #25, Charlie Ward (Florida St.) NY Knicks pick #26, Voshon Lenard (Minnesota) Milwaukee pick #46.

1993: Chris Whitney (Clemson) #47. Passed on: Bruce Bowen (Cal St.-Fullerton), Bo Outlaw (Houston) - both undrafted.

1992: Tracy Murray (UCLA) #18 (traded to Milwaukee). Passed on: Latrell Sprewell (Alabama) Golden St. pick #24, PJ Brown (Louisiana Tech) NJ Nets pick #29, Popeye Jones (Murray St.) Houston pick #41

Henry Williams (UNC-Charlotte) #44. Passed on: David Wesley (Baylor) undrafted.

1991: Greg Sutton (Oral Roberts) #49. Passed on: Darrell Armstrong (Fayetteville State), David Benoit (Alabama) - both undrafted.

1990: Dwayne Schintzius (Florida) #24. Passed on: Lance Blanks (Texas) Detroit pick #26, Elden Campbell (Clemson) LA Lakers pick #27, Toni Kukoč (Yugoslavia) Chicago pick #29.

Tony Massenburg (Maryland) #43. Passed on: Antonio Davis (UTEP) Indiana pick #45, Cedric Ceballos (Cal St.-Fullerton) Phoenix pick #48.

Sean Higgins (Michigan) #54.

1989: Sean Elliott (Arizona) #3. Passed on: Glen Rice (Michigan) Miami pick #4, JR Reid (North Carolina) Charlotte pick #5, Stacey King (Oklahoma) Chicago Bulls pick #6, Nick Anderson (Illinois) Orlando pick #11, Mookie Blaylock (Oklahoma) NJ Nets pick #12, Tim Hardaway (UTEP) Golden St. pick #14, Dana Barros (Boston College) Seattle pick #16, Shawn Kemp (Trinity Valley CC) Seattle pick #17, BJ Armstrong (Iowa) Chicago pick #18, Vlade Divac (Yugoslavia) LA Lakers pick #26, Cliff Robinson (UConn) Portland pick #36.

1988: Willie Anderson (Georgia) #10. Passed on: Will Perdue (Vanderbilt) Chicago pick #11, Harvey Grant (Oklahoma) Washington pick #12, Dan Majerle (Central Michigan) Phoenix pick #14, Brian Shaw (UC-Santa Barbara) Boston pick #24.

Shelton Jones (St. John's) #27. Passed on: Vinny Del Negro (NC St.) Sacramento pick #29, Vernon Maxwell (Florida) Denver pick #47, Steve Kerr (Arizona) Phoenix pick #50, Anthony Mason (Tennessee St.) Portland pick #53.

Barry Sumter (Austin Peay St.) #56.

Archie Marshall (Kansas) #75. Passed on: Avery Johnson (Southern), Tim Legler (La Salle) - both undrafted.

1987: David Robinson (Navy) #1. Passed on: Everybody else! Notables: Scotty Pippen, Kenny Smith, Kevin Johnson, Horace Grant, Reggie Miller, Mark Jackson, Reggie Lewis.

Greg Anderson (Houston) #23.

1986: Johnny Dawkins (Duke) #10. Passed on: John Salley (Georgia Tech) Detroit pick #11, Del Curry (Virginia Tech) Utah pick #13, Scott Skiles (Michigan St.) Milwaukee pick #22, Arvydas Sabonis (USSR) Portland pick #24, Mark Price (Georgia Tech) Dallas pick #25 (to Cleveland), Dennis Rodman (SE Oklahoma St.) Detroit pick #27.

Kevin Duckworth (E.Illinois) #33. Passed on: David Wingate (Georgetown) Philly pick #44, Jeff Hornacek (Iowa St.) Phoenix pick #46.

1985: Alfredrick Hughes (Loyola) #14. Passed on: Joe Dumars (McNeese St.) Detroit pick #18, AC Green (Oregon St.) LA Lakers pick #23, Terry Porter (Wisc.-Stevens Pt.) Portland pick #24.

Mike Brittain (South Carolina) #29. Passed on: Manute Bol (Sudan) Washington pick #31.

Tyrone Corbin (DePaul) #35. Passed on: Michael Adams (Boston College) Sacramento pick #66, Mario Elie (American Int'l) Milwaukee pick #160 (wow).

1984: Alvin Robertson (Arkansas) #7. Passed on: Otis Thorpe (Providence) KC Kings pick #9, Kevin Willis (Michigan St.) Atlanta pick #11, John Stockton (Gonzaga) Utah pick #16, Jerome Kersey (Longwood) Portland pick #46.

Joe Binion (NC A&T) #57. Passed on: Rick Carlisle (Virginia) Boston pick #70.

Ozell Jones (Cal St.-Fullerton) #90.

1983: John Paxson (Notre Dame) #19.

I stop here because, well our franchise was frankly very young. Not only that, but only Gene Banks and a handful of players were decent noteworthy picks from the first 6 seasons. We all know about the Iceman, George Gervin, but the details of how we acquired the Hall of Famer from the Virginia Squires is still very sketchy.

Sources:, and Wikipedia's yearly "NBA draft [year]" pages.