Monday, December 18, 2006

Jazz Continue Domination

The Utah Jazz continued their domination of the Northwest division with a win over the Indiana Pacers Sunday night. This was the Jazz's first win over the Pacers in four years and 7 meetings. The Jazz held the Pacers to only 36.5 percent shooting with center Andrei Kirilenko clogging up the lane, forcing the Pacers to shoot from the perimeter. Carlos Boozer had yet another double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds which surprisingly is below his averages of 22.1 points and 12.2 rebounds per game. Tonight the Jazz travel to New York and face the Knicks in Madison Square Garden. Looks like another one for the 'W' column.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Get to Energy Solutions Arena Tonight

The Utah Jazz are hosting the Dallas Maveicks tonight, and you heard it here first, that game is going to be good. The Jazz have lost 3 of 4, and the Mavericks have lost 2 of 4, but both of these teams have shown that they know how to get things done this season. Both of these teams are good reasons why the Western Conference is going to be absolutely amazing to watch this season.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Losing in Impressive Fashion

When you score over a 100 points and still lose by 30 you can safely assume that your defense was non-existent. Which is exactly what happened to the Utah Jazz last night, losing to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 132-102. Bryant showed that he was back in full form from his offseason knee surgery scoring 52 points. It seems that the Jazz are coming down from their early season high, losing 3 of their last 4.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Seven of eight

So I haven't posted in a while, but in this case it seems no news is REALLY good news! I'm completely pumped this season. This is only the third time since 1999 the Utah Jazz has won seven of its first eight games. Seven of eight! Keep it up, keep it up...

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Keep it clean, guys...

Oh man...

"Portland sex crimes detectives responded to a report of a hysterical woman at a downtown hotel early Monday morning and questioned several Utah Jazz players as part of their investigation, a Portland police spokesman said this morning."

Is there any team in the NBA that doesn't deal with this stuff? I hope they get to the bottom of it soon, because things like this hanging over a team can't be good for ticket sales. :(

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Not so much to say...

Well, there's some actual Utah Jazz game news to report on today, but considering it was a pre-season loss to the Sacramento Kings, I think I'd rather go back to my slow news days.

Ho hum...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

No way to tell

I was talking to my brother yesterday, also a Utah Jazz fan, about Andrei Kirilenko. He seems to think he's the best thing since sliced bread (why do people still use that phrase, I wonder? I don't think sliced bread's all that cool). But I can't figure out what he's basing this on, considering the guy's spent more time nursing his back than actually playing. I'll stick with the guys who actually... you know... play sometimes?

Monday, October 16, 2006

Slow News Day

Is it just me, or is it a slow news day when the first article I read on the Utah Jazz is a story about Paul Milsap's brother Abraham getting used to living in Utah after his family was moved there by the NBA?

Included in this gripping diatribe are gems like, "Paul and Abe have an excellent relationship," and "Abe, who has been gradually adjusting to his new surroundings, said, 'The students have been really great.'"

Stop the presses!

But then again, I'm reporting on this particular news gem myself, so... never mind. Congrats on the 3.8 GPA, Abe.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Jumping to conclusions

So I'm reading in the Salt Lake Tribune about Tuesday's loss (boo), and they're going on about how the Jazz didn't take any chances, how they screwed up by putting Gordan Giricek in the shooting guard position as opposed to using the four-forwards technique they ended up in last year, etc. Geez, give the team a chance to find its feet before you start messing around with stuff, would ya? What was working last year may not work the same way this year, and Jerry Sloan himself said there'll be times to use that lineup later once he gets familiar with how the team fits this year.

Personally, I'm going to watch and see what Sloan comes up with after this not-so-good start. He's shown himself to be adaptable in the past (okay Jerry, pressure's on you!)...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Nuskin Jazz dancers!

I was checking out the official Utah Jazz website and instead of seeing the usual pictures of sweaty men and stats I realize there is a link to the Utah Jazz Dancers. So of course I clicked it. Well I gotta tell you…I think I just bought myself a one way ticket to the poor house. I mean all the money I’m gonna have to spend in plastic surgery just to get one of these girls to notice me at the next game I go to….sheesh! I wonder if I told my doctor I wanted to look like George Clooney if he’d throw in the Caesar haircut for free??

Monday, October 02, 2006

training camp

VP of basketball operations Kevin O'Connor is optimistic about the upcoming season even before training camp. O'Connor was pleased to find that in the week or two before the Jazz head to Boise, some players were already back in Salt Lake and had made good on commitments to physical improvement over the summer. Regardless of what the team looks like this season, I have respect for their follow-through in the offseason. I guess being a pro athlete always sounds like fun and games, but it is hard work. Not many people can do what they do.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Jazz exercise option on Whaley

The Utah Jazz just acquired center Rafael Araujo from the Toronto Raptors. We gave up center Robert Whaley and forward Kris Humphries in the deal. I hear we also got some cash in the deal. Man I am in the wrong business. Go Jazz!

On the Playoffs:

I am glad at least that the Detroit Pistons did not advance to the NBA Finals. I can’t decide whom I want to win, the Dallas Mavericks or the Miami Heat. They both have some great players but I think the Mavericks have an edge that the Heat don’t seem to have. Whether that edge is Dirk Nowitzki or Jason Terry is yet to be seen but I am really certain we are going to see some great games in this series. What do you think?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Jazz fan likes Cavs in the Playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the second round of the Playoffs winning their series against the Washington Wizards. I am hoping they have the stuff to beat out the Detroit Pistons but after last night it doesn’t look like it’s going to be easy. LeBron James is going to step up and fight for sure on Tuesday.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Come on! Get jazzed up!

The Jazz were doing so well with five wins in a row and I thought we were going to go out with a bang. But it appears the Utah Jazz are tired because they are almost 20 points down in the fourth quarter. I hate to watch games like these because I know the Jazz are better than this.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

What are our chances now?

Memphis skunked us today in a 90-84 Utah Jazz loss. Andrei Kirlenko made an admirable last effort to save the game sinking a three-pointer with 17 seconds left on the clock. Unfortunately there was enough time for the Grizzlies to make up the difference and beat us by 6 at the buzzer. Things are looking bleak for the playoffs with so many winning records in our conference.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Why can’t we beat the Lakers?

The Utah Jazz couldn’t come back from an 18 point half-time deficit and lost their game against the Los Angeles Lakers. I was surprised to learn that we actually brought down more rebounds than the Lakers, but turnovers like Kobe Bryant’s seven steals killed us. We lost because we couldn’t hold on to the ball.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Jazz Stink In Dallas

The Utah Jazz lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday but that’s not all that’s happening in the NBA. Have you heard that Chris Andersen of the New Orleans Hornets has been banned from the NBA for violating their drug policy? I hope they were some good drugs.