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  1. Best part is, just like with the Hawks, Tiago doesn't have to show up to work for months! Congrats! ~lw3
  2. The NBA: Where, Holy Crap, Is This Happening? In America’s biggest media market, Mikhail Prokhorov once spent gobs of gazillions of dollars on guys like Gerald Wallace, Andrei Kirilenko, and Deron Williams. With his newly-purchased team, the Nets, setting up shop in Brooklyn, he thought he was in an arms race to attract viewers and allegiances away from the flagship team across town. So he spent, and spent some more, a lot more, letting his management give out draft picks like Swedish Fish in hopes of Win-Now results. Now, seven years after buying the team, with just a single playoff-round victory to show for his trouble, he wants a return on his investments, not from the fans, but from yet another team buyer. Who knew that all this time, all Prokhy had to do was to sit back and just let the Knicks be the Knicks? This afternoon (3:30 PM Eastern, Fox Sports Southeast in ATL, YES Network in NYC), Brooklyn hosts an Atlanta Hawks team still licking their wounds after getting boat-raced in the second half against Charlotte on Friday night. But you’ll forgive Kenny Atkinson’s squad for shifting their focus off the herringbone floor and toward the stands, not believing their luck. It used to be MSG that drew star-studded NBA fans to the front rows without much coaxing. Now, Floyd Mayweather is parking his tush in a Barclays Center foldout chair, watching the Nets roll the Knicks in a preseason game. Now, Michael Rapaport, the Knicks fans’ Knicks fan, has seemingly ditched the blue-and-orange. Prior to the Nets’ 126-121 home-opening win over Orlando, Rapaport sauntered up to the gates fully clad in Brooklyn black-and-white, fashioning himself a D’Angelo Russell acolyte. “I’m a basketball fan,” he dodged when pressed about his newfound attire. “Glad to see Brooklyn doing good… I like Russell, too.” Prokhorov’s Nets are no longer throwing worse money after bad money just to try staying relevant in the Big Apple. They’ve let go of that rope, and are satisfied watching James Dolan’s Knicks stumble backwards. Early returns suggest they are recouping the benefits, too. New Yawkers miffed over the squandering of Carmelo Anthony’s prime career, Dolan playing the blues on a hill while his pal Phil Jackson scorched the village, allowing his brutes in business suits to give Charles Oakley the All Fans Matter treatment, a whole lot of them are begrudgingly crossing the East River for their NBA basketball. The challenge for the Nets (1-1) is to give those defecting fans a reason to stick around for a while. So, the big sell is “Potential,” and it’s all wrapped up around exiled ex-Laker point guard D’Angelo Russell. There’s nary a whiff of the smell left behind in Tinseltown by Snapchat-gate, allowing the 21-year-old Russell (23.5 PPG and 52.6 FG% through 2 games) to begin rewriting his NBA story. Russell has a few vets to lean on, helping make this transition to deferred stardom a reality. Jeremy Lin is now out for the season after injuring his ankle in the opener, but remains a trusty vet who isn’t coming for D’Angelo’s starting spot, no matter the struggles. DeMarre Carroll, dispatched by Toronto after never quite living up to the promise he held as a Hawk, hopes to reestablish the value of his Atlanta-borne nickname in a borough with plenty of junkyards. Timofey Mozgov seems to have found a home, not having to do much besides start and look imposing in the paint. Then there is Trevor Booker and Quincy Acy, who have been around the NBA block quite a bit. For youngsters like Russell, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert, Isaiah Whitehead, rookie big Jarrett Allen, former Blazer Allen Crabbe, and replacement second-string guard Spencer Dinwiddie, there is just enough experienced leadership around to teach them what “not” to do. And that takes pressure off of Atkinson, the second-year head coach who needs only to improve on last season’s 20-62 mark. Like Mike Budenholzer’s Hawks, Atkinson’s Nets want to push the tempo (2nd in pace so far), but don’t quite know how to keep a handle of the momentum they gain by pushing the ball. For the Hawks in Friday night’s 109-91 defeat, overzealous starters Dewayne Dedmon and Ersan Ilyasova found their seats early, and backup big Mike Muscala was perplexed on defense throughout. That granted rookie John Collins a full-ride to Howard University, fouling out himself instead of enjoying more favorable matchups versus the Hornets’ power forwards. There was once a highly-prized rookie who formally introduced himself to the pro basketball world, making himself Hollywood hullabaloo, at the expense of Mr. Mozgov. Collins would relish a similar opportunity this afternoon, but he cannot have a chance without his more experienced teammates playing their roles better, and longer, than they did in Carolina. Atlanta failed to take advantage of the depleted Hornets depth at the wings, shooting a measly 7-for-30 on three-pointers (what could have been 8-for-31 had Dedmon pulled a toenail back from one long jumper). Wasted-shot possessions like those from bench contributors Belinelli (0-for-7 2FGs) and Malcolm Delaney (1-for-4 2FGs) made Atlanta’s second-half lead wilt faster than necessary. Finding superior long-range shot options within the flow of the offense works to the benefit of Dennis Schröder (26.5 PPG, 6.0 APG, 2.5 TOs/game), Collins and those who could use less-clogged paths to the rim. The Hawks also sat back and stopped forcing turnovers in the second half, which always works to Charlotte’s advantage. To achieve victory today, it is essential for defensive pressure to produce turnovers from Russell (5.0 TOs/game, t-3rd in NBA; 5.5 APG) and Brooklyn’s under-experienced ball-handlers, and punish their slower vets for not getting back after stops. The Nets allowed 17.0 points-per-48 on the fastbreak in their first two games against the Pacers and Magic, ranking them second-worst in the East behind those not-so-lovable Knicks (19.5). Nets fans, new and old, would enjoy a winning-record to start the year (don’t bother tanking; LeBron’s Cavs now hold Brooklyn’s first-rounder). Regardless, they just want to root for a club whose decision-making on and off the floor isn’t rotten to the core. If Coach Kenny and the Nets pick up a little steam, though… could Spike be next? Let’s Go Hawks! ~lw3 View full record
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  4. “We just decided to go ahead get your Barclays Center statue started, Brook!” You all know the deal. No Excuses Weekend comes to a close! After flubbing the final quarter in Chicago, our Atlanta Hawks have little time for solace. They’ve got another tipoff this evening, in Brooklyn against Kenny Atkinson’s Nets (6:00 PM Eastern, Fox Sports Southeast and 92.9 FM in ATL, YES Network in NYC). It’s still not Must-Win territory yet, but this is definitely a You-Betta-Win game for the Hawks (39-37), who remain strident of the sense that a decade’s worth of sustained first-round playoff revenue would eclipse any benefits a lower-lottery prospect might bring. Having mailed in their you-betta-win versus these same Nets last Sunday, a 107-92 flop at home, is No Excuse for taking care of business today on the road. Atlanta, somehow, still has a two-game cushion on the 7th through 9th seeds, but their final five contests are less of a picnic than for any of the remaining teams clinging to postseason hopes. Separated by just a half-game as of this morning, future Hawk foes Boston (Thursday) and Cleveland (Friday and next Sunday) can’t afford to rest anybody if they have designs on the #1 seed. Charlotte and Indiana are on the outside of the playoff party, looking in, if the season ended today. Much like the Bulls, those teams will be of the mindset that sneaking back in serves no purpose if you can’t even beat the Hawks right now. Your team’s playoff issues are of no concern to the Nets (17-59), who shifted to full-time spoiler mode somewhere around the turn of the calendar year. They have split their last twelve games, and five of their last eight victories since March 1 have been by double-digits. They’re aiming at their first sweep of wins on back-to-back days since April 1, 2014, when Brook Lopez turned 27 years young. At Barclays Center yesterday, Brooklyn’s offense pummeled Orlando along the way to a 121-111 victory. Giving everyone opportunities to impress on the floor, Atkinson is drowning opponents with depth. Besides Lopez’s 30 points on his birthday, three backup Nets scored in double-figures, including forward Trevor Booker’s season high 23 points (11-for-12 FGs). Nine of 11 Net players contributed at least two rebounds, and nine of 11 dished out at least one assist. That’s a team effort that will need to be at least matched today by the Hawks, who finally got a modicum of assistance from their bench crew but still shot just 7-for-19 from the field (6-for-12 3FGs) and never got to the free throw line a single time in the 106-104 loss to the Bulls. It would have been pleasant to have the option of resting Paul Millsap (knee) a little more, ahead of the arduous close to the season. Alas, the team’s active leader in scoring, steals (assuming Thabo Sefolosha remains out), and free throws per game must be pressed into action right away if he can be cleared. Even if Sap is a no-go, it’s No Excuse. Atlanta produced just 16 assists and its players turned over the ball 20 times during last Sunday’s matinee mugging at the hands of the Nets. Yesterday, the Hawks’ 25 assists (13 turnovers) kept them in the running for a road win right up to the buzzer, and they’ll need that enhanced ball control to cool off the Nets today. There’s not much more to say, other than… No Excuses! Let’s Go Hawks! ~lw3 View full record
  5. “AND THREE POINTERS DON’T STOP ‘TIL 8 IN THE MO’NIN!!!” No Excuses Week begins today! Our Atlanta Hawks have certainly had a rough go of things this month. But now comes a slate of N.E.W. games, beginning with an afternoon affair at home versus the Brooklyn Nets (1:00 PM Eastern, Fox Sports Southeast and 92.9 FM in ATL, YES Network in NYC) and concluding in Brooklyn next week, that will help the team sew up their invite to the NBA Playoffs. Whoops! Did I say “will”? I should have said, “could”. The Grizzlies, the Pistons, the Hornets, the Thunder, the Celtics, the Warriors, the Jazz. Each of these teams have caught at least one L this month from one of the four teams (Brooklyn, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Chicago) Atlanta faces over the course of this upcoming week. Many of these opponents thought they could slide by with second-rate and half-hearted execution, and found themselves sorely mistaken as the final buzzers sounded. Aside from a pretend-road win in London, the Nets have not won at the so-called Highlight Factory since March 2013, and the Nets have no plans on making Atlanta their San Antonio. Unable to benefit from a lottery pick by deliberately tanking, Kenny Atkinson’s charges are plucking at any opportunities for wins they can find… but not at the expense of enhanced development for young players. Brooklyn (15-57) hasn’t had a break-even or better calendar month since Lionel Hollins’ club went 5-4 in April 2015 to help crush Atlanta’s lottery dreams. Yet after starting out 2017 winning just one of 26 games, they’re 6-8 this month, one of those losses a 110-105 close-shave defeat at Philips back on March 8, and have the Sixers and Pistons to close out the March schedule after today. Just weeks ago, the Hawks needed all of Paul Millsap’s 24 points to fend off the Nets, who were led by Sean Kilpatrick’s 27 points in 30 minutes off the bench. Brooklyn controlled much of the proceedings until the middle of the third quarter and got the deficit down to a single point with just 13 seconds left to play. As was the case during Atlanta’s ill-fated road trip this past week, Millsap and fellow starter Kent Bazemore won’t be available this afternoon due to knee rehabs. The good news for the Hawks (37-35) is that Kilpatrick is unavailable as well, due to a sore hammy. While the Nets look to the Brook-Lin duo of Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin to start and finish close contests, Atkinson is turning to starters Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (9-for-13 FGs @ WAS on Friday) and Caris LeVert, and backups Justin Hamilton (team-high 20 points, 2-for-3 3FGs @ WAS) and K.J. McDaniels, to try and keep his team competitive in the middle of games. Turning the tables on a hot Suns offense on Thursday, McDaniels and Brooklyn’s bench brigade helped “hold” Phoenix’s Devin Booker to 28 points, while outscoring the Suns’ reserves 81-22, in a resounding 126-98 home victory. Coach Kenny hopes to overwhelm Atlanta’s thinned bench by subbing in a host of contributors. Thus, it’s essential for the Mike Budenholzer’s starters to dominate, and not simply hold serve, versus Lopez, Lin and the Nets’ defensively-challenged starters. Those Hawks starters include Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Ersan Ilyasova, who moved to the top line in place of Bazemore and Millsap. They comprised 26 of Atlanta’s 28 bench points when these two teams last met. The other two points came from Taurean Prince, who also starts today while Thabo Sefolosha deals with his pesky groin strain. Today, the rookie needs to provide major contributions in the form of defensive rebounding, perimeter closeouts, ball movement, and finishes around the rim. Dennis Schröder led the way with 31 points (incl. 10-for-10 FTs), but the playmaker must refrain from forcing plays that aren’t there to make. Still, his assertiveness remains perhaps the growing point guard’s best asset. Atlanta, surprisingly, is just 5-13 on the season when Schröder’s in-game turnover percentage is BELOW ten percent, including 0-4 this month. The Hawks are also a more representative 7-5 when Dennis exceeds 25.0 TO%. Including this week’s road losses in Milwaukee and Washington, though, the Hawks are 1-5 when his usage rate exceeds 33.3 percent. Part of the uphill challenge is expecting more ball movement from bigs like Dwight Howard and Ilyasova. But if Dennis goes through stretches of trying to do too much on his own offensively, Coach Bud should not hesitate to deploy vet backup Jose Calderon today. Being more cognizant of the shot clock and his alternative options will benefit the Hawks whenever Schröder penetrates the paint. Sounder decision-making from his backcourt mate Hardaway in the fourth quarter will help the Hawks as well. It should be noted that Timmy has not had a single game with true shooting percentage below 50.0 percent since February 24, and that Atlanta is a respectable 11-6 (although 0-3 this month) when his assist percentage exceeds 20.0% in a game. Beginning right before New Year’s, the Hawks took advantage of the opportunity to put recent failures behind them versus mostly subpar competition. The result was a seven-game winning streak, a stretch of 9-1 basketball, and an All-Star nod for Millsap. More importantly, an understandably underappreciated run from December 7 through the All-Star Break without consecutive losses created a nice cushion in the playoff standings which lasted for two months. Demonstrating that they can learn from the critical mistakes in their recent past, without dwelling too much on them, will -- okay! could -- help the Hawks cruise triumphantly through No Excuses Week. As will emphasizing the things they can do well, not getting distracted by the records or accolades of their opponents. Chins up, gentlemen… it’s a N.E.W. day! ~lw3 View full record
  6. “BROOK!” “LIN!” “Trust Fall!” To the Atlanta Hawks, BBIQ is what happens when a cook roasts himself on a Weber grill. Until that changes, head coach Mike Budenholzer simply must hope the dregs of the league will break his team’s backward tumbles. The question is, how willing are Kenny Atkinson’s Brooklyn Nets (7:30 PM, Fox Sports Southeast and 92.9 FM in ATL; YES Network in NYC) to catch them? Hawks notwithstanding, only the Lakers have played as poorly as Brooklyn (NBA-worst 11-51) in recent weeks. Back on January 10, Atlanta feasted on Brooklyn’s limited lineup for a 117-97 wire-to-wire win that, perhaps artificially, extended their winning streak to seven games while inflating their record to 22-16. Not two months later, the Hawks (34-29) sorely need the Nets’ help, again, just to bring their record since that game back up to the .500-level. The top rebounding big man for the Nets from the last time Brooklyn faced Atlanta, Luis Scola, was cut loose just over a week ago. The player that effectively replaced Scola, K.J. McDaniels, has been on the floor for just 26 minutes over four games. The top three-point Net threat in that game, Bojan Bogdanovic, now suits up for Washington, while the sole remaining player acquired for him, Andrew Nicholson, has played just four more minutes than Andrew Bogut did in Cleveland. All that said, these Hawks can take no comfort. After getting trounced early by Cleveland and late by Golden State, and after flubbing the close of a game versus Indiana just days after nearly blowing a late lead to Dallas, the Hawks’ homestand isn’t going swimmingly well. The upcoming slate after tonight’s game is no picnic, either. Toronto comes to town to close out the home stretch on Friday. Then, Atlanta faces an angry Grizzlies team twice in the space of six days, with a visit to Kawhi Leonard’s San Antonio in between. Why are those Grizzlies angry? Because they allowed these Nets to walk into the Grindhouse and hang 122 regulation points on them, just two nights ago. Randy Foye (4-for-4 3FGs) couldn’t miss, especially while Tony Allen watched from the bench, while the combination of Jeremy Lin and Sean Kilpatrick (combined 21-for-23 FTs and 4-for-8 3FGs) couldn’t be stopped at the ends of either half. Bear in mind that no amount of “tanking” helps the Nets. Rather, losing improves their division-rival Celtics’ chances to secure the top pick in this summer’s NBA Draft. If opponents want to hand them some Ws, they’ll gladly take them. Brooklyn has won just three games since the day after Christmas, but all of those victories were on the road, two of them in their last four games. Playing his first steady basketball since getting re-injured in December, Lin (last two games: 18.0 PPG, 7-for-14 3FGs) is out to demonstrate why he deserved a three-year guaranteed contract. The Nets elected not to bite on any offers, and kept center Brook Lopez (career-high 1.7 3FGs per game) in-house through the trade deadline. Now the franchise’s second-ever 10,000-point scorer intends to show why it was worth their while to keep him around a bit longer. Their supporting cast includes an unending amount of young talent seeking to make their mark on the league, including sixth-man Kilpatrick (last two games: 21.5 PPG, 7-for-8 3FGs, 4.0 APG, no turnovers), starting forwards Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (last two games: 11-for-17 2FGs) and Caris LeVert (5-for-6 FGs @ MEM on Monday; six assists @ POR on Saturday), and backup point guard Isaiah Whitehead (5-for-8 FGs @ MEM on Monday). Lin and Foye included, none of these Brooklyn guys are on the level of, say, STEPHEN MOTHER FREAKING CURRY, but it does help to keep an eye on them and contest them when they’re setting up for shots along the perimeter. Atkinson returns to Atlanta sorely missed for the even-keeled demeanor that offset his former boss’ scowling taskmaster style. Coach Kenny’s current players are willing to run (NBA-high 103.7 possessions per-48) for him, taking their lumps along the way while flattening their learning curves. As a team that allows opponents, on the season, to shoot 37.5 3FG% (5th-highest in NBA), while shooting 34.2% themselves (5th-worst in NBA) and turning the ball over 16.9 times per game (2nd-most in NBA), the Nets have been what the Hawks see in the mirror, when they are at their lackadaisical, dysfunctional worst. Much attention will be placed on the comedy duo of Dennis Schröder (19 points and 10 assists, 1 TO @ BRK on Jan. 10) and Dwight Howard (14 points and 16 boards @ BRK), to see if the pair can get through a full game on the court without getting sidetracked while debating the merits of, say, Ciara’s family portrait choices. But there is no point in having an Anchorman late if the Hawks’ offense gets unmoored early. At least until the Nets sub in Trevor Booker (last six games: 8.8 RPG off-the-bench), All-Star power forward Paul Millsap (32.1 1st quarter FG% and 39.6 1st half FG%, post-All-Star Break) needs to demand the ball and establish himself in the post from the outset. Atlanta only made 30.4 percent of their perimeter shots in Brooklyn, but benefited from second-chances (19-6 on those points) brought about by Millsap and Howard’s domination of the glass. With solid rebounding and few live-ball gaffes aside from Malcolm Delaney’s three stolen balls, the Hawks kept the Nets trailing by double-digits from the mid-point of the second quarter in the January game. In every game going forward, Brooklyn will push the tempo on their challengers, producing lots of opportunities for their youngsters to keep games close and their vets to close games late. As was the case in Memphis, they will dare their unsuspecting opponents to bring anything less than their A-game to the table. Will Coach Bud and the Hawks stand up for themselves tonight? Or will they rely on their old friend Coach Kenny to keep them from crashing to the floor? Let’s Go Hawks! ~lw3 View full record
  7. He's smarter than the average point guard! ~lw3
  8. The Nyets are in tha building! Their own building tonight, that is. And they've got themselves a pick, just ahead of us! Hang in there, Kenny! It's gon' be bumpy! ~lw3
  9. Brooklyn is indeed going after a former Spurs exec! But no, not that one! ~lw3
  10. “Relax! I’m just demonstrating to Jeff and Dennis how to stay in front of people!” Boo, Brooklyn! Boo this team! Boo! Oh, only now do the Brooklyn Nets want to fall completely flat on their collective face. Now that the Atlanta Hawks have squeezed as much of the vapor as they could out of not one, but two first-round swap deals for Josephat Johnson, only now do the Nyets want to try Gunnin’ for That #1 Draft Slot. And to think, they’re not even doing this for themselves! They’re doing this for the benefit of a division rival! The kahma gahds are really making us Hawks fans pay for Tree Bites Man back in 1983. That was one costly nibble, Tree. Danny Ainge, you lucky, plucky ducky you! If we could give you The Finger, Danny, it would be your own. Well, guess what, Danny? You’re not going to get off so easy. Especially given the way our Atlanta Hawks have been playing lately. Tonight’s game at the Highlight Factory (7:30 PM Eastern, Fox Sports Southeast, YES Network) is not going to be another automatic L that you winking, pipe-smoking, Sansabelt knickers-rocking leprechauns up in Beantown can stick in your little three-leaf clovered, ensemble-matching derbies. Nosiree! We see exactly what you’re up to, Danny Boy. Your former team from your home state magically got right back in the game last night in Brooklyn. The Portland Trail Blazers were down six in the fourth quarter and, one thing leads to another, ba-da-boom, ba-da-bing, they’re up five. Tony Brown’s Journal probably doesn’t have “foul Damian Lillard” as a discussion topic, and yet that’s what the Nets did anyway… while Lillard (33 points, 10 assists, ZERO turnovers) was in the midst of shooting a three-pointer. Mmmm hmmmm. The Jig: it’s not down! Down to 11-29 on the season they go. In the one year where 2-through-12 means a playoff spot is up for grabs in the East, this is the season the Nets chose to be a solid 14. Well, down here in Hotlanta, we’re not going to just take this lying down, Danny! We don’t care if it’s the Nets, or the Bucks, or the Knicks, or the Hornets. We’re going to do what we’ve done the past few games, and play right to our opponent’s strengths, and put ourselves in position for a disappointing loss against yet another team who’s just waiting to be defeated. We’ll see who laughs last tonight, Danny! “OMG, they called Kenny! You bastards!” Okay, not quite yet. But you just know another Danny is hanging around Brooklyn to make his grand NBA comeback, taking over for the recently-deposed Dookie buddy that stuck his neck out, while this Danny was in ATL suffering from the lingering effects of foot-in-mouth disease. Once that Danny takes over, and once the Nets are decidedly out of postseason play and coach Brown gets his Thanks for Coaching parting gifts, rest assured that he won’t be blaming Long Islander Kenny Atkinson for the Hawks’ floundering, listless play of late. Maybe Mike Budenholzer is trying to poison the well, so Kenny won’t go all Quin Snyder on him. Head-scratching rotations, failure to exploit opponent weaknesses, overplaying guys with five fouls at crucial junctures suddenly seems to be en vogue. With all the consternation directed at Coach Bud from the refs’ union for piggybacking people, why are we allowing various and sundry Bucks to hang around the rim, stripping and clawing at them like they’re an unwitting millionaire wanderer in The Bluff, in front of Marc Davis of all people, and then acting appalled when our starting forwards (including poor Paul Millsap, the one Hawk who hasn’t gotten The Memo) are riding the pine, and the free-throw-attempt deficit is 37 to 6? That could not possibly have been the game plan for Milwaukee. Unless… Mike Scott going for style points on point-blank dunk attempts? Paul and Kent Bazemore racking up fouls against the Bucks’ bigs while Tiago Splitter is on some kind of preservation plan? Jeff Teague driving right into three Bucks on a clearout and aiming his shot right at their antlers as the clock expires? Kyle Korver forgoing mildly-contested threes for swatted-to-Kenosha long-twos when the Hawks (23-17) are down by multiple scores in overtime? No way is that the intelligent design on Bud’s whiteboard. Surely, there’s something sneakier going on. Sorry, Kenny, but you ain’t getting out of here so easily. We’ll reconfirm our suspicions today when Brook Lopez is allowed to freely camp around the high post like it’s a national wildlife refuge or something. When Joe Johnson gets to suck what little energy is left out of the building, dribbling the ball through the Georgia maple for 95 percent of the shot clock. When Donald Sloan and Shane Larkin (filling in for out-for-the-season Jarrett Jack) look like the most competent lead guards on the floor. When Thad Young and Thomas Robinson (9 O-Rebs between them last night) will have NBA fans running to Twitter to hashtag them for All-Star votes. When Andrea Bargnani finishes with a positive plus-minus for the first time since the Nets were in New Jersey. Coach Bud is onto both of you, Danny A and Danny F. And he’s not having it. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… The Jig! Let’s Go Hawks! ~lw3 View full record
  11. Here's one daddy who's not satisfied with Participation Trophies... Karasev is the sole Net not averaging at least ten minutes per appearance (2.0 MPG). ~lw3