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.