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  1. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    There was more to it than Jerry simply feeling nice. The Bulls got the benefit, most likely of being able to waive him immediately and not have him on the books while they fought over nonpayment with the league and with the players' association. They reached a settlement for a reason...it wasn't for his benefit alone. You may be right about insurance, but I assume these franchises all have policies to cover instances where they're contractually obligated (with good legal reason or not) to pay players that are injured and can't suit up. edit: From this (https://www.espn.com/nba/news/story?id=1722485) story: The Bulls got something out of it too. There's zero chance Reinsdorf, or any owner, does something nice without getting something back in return.
  2. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I'm sure insurance paid it, not Jerry. edit: it was also a mutually agreed buyout, it's not like Jerry (insurance) paid the rest of his contract.
  3. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 NCAA Basketball thread

    The dude got suspended because of his anger. That's not competitiveness, he's just an asshole. How many other coaches in the big ten have been suspended for being an ass? I literally can't think of any other than guys like Bob Knight, who was a great coach and an awful human being. Yesterday, whether wrong or right, is just another example. Illinois' coaches shouldn't have been chirping at him or other Iowa players, but as the HEAD coach, why are you even getting involved? Be above the situation, say good game and move on. Instead, he actually pulls his players off the court (something he has done before in similar situations).
  4. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 NCAA Basketball thread

    He's a fine coach, doesn't mean he's not a dick too.
  5. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 NCAA Basketball thread

    It's incredible he has a job in 2020. He's a clown. Frankly I'd be embarrassed if I were an Iowa fan. He's a meme-generator on a nightly basis. It was funny to actually be let down after a road loss. Expectations have changed for this program so quickly. Despite terrible play from their starters, they had the game there for the taking with a lead and the ball with 4 minutes to go. Giorgi's lazy pass against the press created a 4 pt swing and that was that. I think it was 11 straight points by Iowa as part of a 15-3 run after that to finish the game. I'm growing a bit concerned that Kofi has hit the freshman wall. He hasn't looked good in 4 out of the last 5 games now. I think a big part of that is a lot of those teams - Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern - have 5's that spread the floor and shoot 3's. I think he's getting warn out covering so much floor. The next two games are huge. Beat Maryland and MSU at home and you're in the driver seat for the conference title. Lose one or both and you have some tough, tough must wins on the road - Rutgers, Penn State and Ohio State. Man it's nice playing relevant games in February again!
  6. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 NCAA Basketball thread

    If they can win @ Mich and at home against Minnesota I think they are legit contenders for the conference title. Lot of winnable games against the top of the conference left (home against Maryland and Michigan State). I'll be rooting for Indiana tomorrow. First time in a LONG time I can say that.
  7. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 NCAA Basketball thread

    Collins probably has another season before his seat gets warm. They went to the tourney and have had two terrible seasons since. If things don't improve next year I think you hear rumblings. Then maybe the season after that when it's a possibility they move on. He's signed through 2024-2025. Painter is years away. He just went to an elite eight last year and two sweet sixteens before that. He gets to the tournament nearly every year. Gene Keady is the standard at Purdue and he has met, if not exceeded, that. That's his job for life unless Purdue goes 3-4 seasons being totally irrelevant, which I don't see happening. He's too good of a coach and knows how to recruit guys for his system.
  8. Jenksismyhero

    Nest vs Ring

    Get the Eufy one instead of Ring or Nest. It's usually $100-$110 on Amazon. Zero monthly fees. All local storage. I've been very happy with mine for the last 4-5 months.
  9. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 NCAA Basketball thread

    Oh hey look, Williams starts and they get down 7 after about 6 minutes because the offense sucks. Griffin comes in, immediately gets three rebounds (one offensive,) and they play 100 times better. Again though, now they have to dig out of a hole. So dumb.
  10. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 NCAA Basketball thread

    I disagree. I want to get out to a 10 pt lead in games, not get 10 minutes into the game down a few points, constantly clawing back. Again, Williams gives you absolutely nothing on offense. It's 4 on 5 to start the game until Griffin comes in. So why even screw with it? IMO the rotation would be Ayo/Trent/Griffin with Frazier and Kipper replacing the two guys that need a rest. Williams as the secondary back-up if needed for defense only. What was the deal with Tevian Jones? Did he do some academic thing? It sucks he was suspended so long. He's completely lost out there and there's really no way he can learn on the fly during conference season. He'd be a great alternative to Williams.
  11. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 NCAA Basketball thread

    Great win, despite the officiating, which was absolutely atrocious. Illinois guys got murdered but Kofi picked up two for simply being too big. I thought they were trying to weed out flopping? Wisconsin (Davison in particular) were gifted calls all night. The total non-call on the last play (on Giorgi) was laughable, but hey, i'll take it given the crap Illinois (and other teams) go through at the Kohl Center. If Griffin doesn't start from this point forward Underwood should be fired immediately. Dude is too good to be losing minutes to Williams, who is, at best, an OK defender (when not matched up with someone bigger). He's a complete zero on offense. They were playing 4 on 5 last night when he was in the game. Take Rutgers and NW at home to get to 5-2.....then a tough slate going to Purdue and Michigan, home against Minn and then to Iowa. 7-4 would be amazing. 6-5 would be totally fine.
  12. Jenksismyhero

    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    What's worse than saying Mitch is the starter is him saying he has "extreme confidence" in the offense...one of the worst in the entire league.
  13. Jenksismyhero

    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    I'd be fine with it. I'd also take a look at Foles or Minshew (less so), depending on what Jacksonville ends up doing. The Bears don't need a GREAT qb to win and go far in the playoffs. They just need a competent one. It's time for the Trubisky experiment to end. He can be a backup. They need to sign a guy and then take a flier on one late in the draft.
  14. Jenksismyhero

    2019-2020 NCAA Basketball thread

    I don't think Maryland or Michigan are truly top 5 teams (if they are, this is a down year in college bball), but still, the last two weeks have given me a lot of hope that Illinois can be really good come March. Like, get to the tourney and win a few games good. Kofi just went against two of the best bigs in the league and mostly dominated them. 20 more games to gain experience... Would be nice of Trent played like Trent again. And if Giorgi and Ayo protected the ball a little more. But overall the defense is sooooo improved. Effort and intensity has changed too. Night and day. That Miami loss may have been a good thing.
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