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KSAT Ball Hog Blog: Spurs' titles tainted?
KSAT.com ^ | Updated On: May 22 2012 10:39:39 AM CDT | RJ Marquez

Posted on 06/16/2014 8:07:41 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles

Grantland.com editor-in-chief and ESPN everything Bill Simmons wrote a column last Friday titled "The Footnote Title." It was a list of 20 NBA champions that won the title due to the misfortune of others whether it be injuries, refs, suspensions, guys hitting fire extinguishers a la Amare, etc. This year's Derrick Rose injury is an example.

Here's where you may ask: RJ how many Spurs titles made the list? How about all four in the top 14! I understand if a list like this is done, it has to have teams on it, but all four Spurs title teams?

Might as well put a giant asterisk next to the Spurs logo.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: crybaby; spurs; tainted; waaaahhhhh
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1 posted on 06/16/2014 8:07:41 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

What is this person babbling about?


2 posted on 06/16/2014 8:08:57 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

You jelly much?


3 posted on 06/16/2014 8:09:19 AM PDT by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: WayneS

Something you wanna dribble out of that little mouth of yours boy?


4 posted on 06/16/2014 8:11:29 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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May, 2012? Time to get over it.


5 posted on 06/16/2014 8:12:35 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

How bad does the Eastern media hate Texas?


6 posted on 06/16/2014 8:13:11 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Word salad.


7 posted on 06/16/2014 8:13:31 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: dblshot

Texas in in the east from where I sit and they are a tainted team.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 8:14:16 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Are you RJ Marquez?


9 posted on 06/16/2014 8:15:43 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
It was a list of 20 NBA champions that won the title due to the misfortune of others whether it be injuries, refs, suspensions, guys hitting fire extinguishers a la Amare, etc. This year's Derrick Rose injury is an example.

ridiculous... it is all part of the game... it is all part of each and every game that gets you to the play-offs and then to the championship... in any sport... you cannot disregard a win just because of "misfortunes," especially in championships where you play a number of games--best out of...

this is "sour grapes..."

10 posted on 06/16/2014 8:16:33 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Living in the Houston area, we’d gladly take an asterisk next to any team championship!!


11 posted on 06/16/2014 8:17:01 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: latina4dubya

This just in: USA win over Germany in 1945 “tainted”


12 posted on 06/16/2014 8:17:38 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: latina4dubya

I had no dog in the fight....call em like it is...can’t handle the truth then butt out boy.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 8:18:12 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: 1rudeboy

Yes, it’s true, you are an idiot.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 8:18:57 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Boy? You can’t read.


15 posted on 06/16/2014 8:20:52 AM PDT by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: davetex

So are you saying, someone needs to go to the Jelly School? I hear there is one in Colorado :>


16 posted on 06/16/2014 8:21:24 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Ceasar’s victory over Vercingetorix in 52 B.C. ‘tainted,’ deserves ‘giant asterisk’


17 posted on 06/16/2014 8:22:38 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Bill Simmons knows lots about basketball, BUT...
here he is talking out of his butt!

By Bill’s thinking, Brady’s championships should have an asterisk, since it took the old QB whom he replaced, Bledsoe I think, to get Brady into his first Super Bowl!

Injuries and incidents are part of sports. Championship teams work through and around these to still become Champions! There is no asterisk for making it to the top, unless you CHEATED (i.e., Barry Bonds)!!!


18 posted on 06/16/2014 8:24:48 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: latina4dubya

Arguing with a fanboy is futile.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 8:24:49 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: latina4dubya
ridiculous... it is all part of the game...

Of course. Losers blame everything and everybody...but themselves.

20 posted on 06/16/2014 8:25:25 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Here. Perhaps this will cheer you up.

:D

21 posted on 06/16/2014 8:28:26 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

I think we should get a copy of Sterlings investigation report of each team. We might come up with Spurs who got into fights in HS. Spurs who abandoned their national team to play in the US and on and on.

Meanwhile, here on earth, the Spurs are the best TEAM in basketball. Emphasis on team. A welcome win for those who enjoy that part of sports as opposed to the super-egos often found on teams like Miami.

BTW not a Spurs fan, but if my team can’t win, then good for them.


22 posted on 06/16/2014 8:28:46 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Ingtar

*


23 posted on 06/16/2014 8:29:31 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: safeasthebanks

Send madboy off to the jelly school now!!!


24 posted on 06/16/2014 8:29:42 AM PDT by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Show me any game, much less any 7-game series, that does not deserve an asterisk by this logic. Injuries, bad calls, and the unforseen are a part of every single game. The difference is, so teams accept them with grace and overcome, and some teams whine about them.


25 posted on 06/16/2014 8:29:42 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: morphing libertarian

tainted


26 posted on 06/16/2014 8:29:58 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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27 posted on 06/16/2014 8:31:44 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

now I’ll be depressed all summer.


28 posted on 06/16/2014 8:33:07 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

29 posted on 06/16/2014 8:36:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Go away Algore


30 posted on 06/16/2014 8:37:59 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Something you wanna dribble out of that little mouth of yours boy?

What FR REALLY needs is more internet tough guys. Thanks for joining!

31 posted on 06/16/2014 8:38:38 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Of course. Losers blame everything and everybody...but themselves.

it's like a football fan saying, "if we didn't have all those turnovers, we would have won." a friend actually said that to me once when his Dallas Cowboys lost the NFC Championship...

32 posted on 06/16/2014 8:38:56 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I still have my sign from demonstrating at the Broward County courthouse in 2000!


33 posted on 06/16/2014 8:39:17 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: 1rudeboy
Ceasar’s victory over Vercingetorix in 52 B.C. ‘tainted,’ deserves ‘giant asterisk’


34 posted on 06/16/2014 8:40:59 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

The whole concept of “tainted wins” is creation of desperate sports writers who can’t think of anything better to write but still want to collect their paycheck. The Spurs won, deal with it.


35 posted on 06/16/2014 8:40:59 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: discostu

Tainted is tainted. Truth is truth.


36 posted on 06/16/2014 8:44:20 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

The truth is only morons think a win is tainted. Time to get your big girl panties on and accept reality, sometimes teams you don’t like get the trophy.


37 posted on 06/16/2014 8:45:32 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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Based on this “logic”, the ‘93 Phillies was ROBBED!!! The Blue Jays need an * next to that title since Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams was truly wild.

Such “misfortune” for the Phillies and their fans...

Sheesh, what sour grapes...others have said what needs to be said.

Teams overcome adversity, even if that adversity resides on their team (Williams), if they don’t, they lose. Quite simple really.


38 posted on 06/16/2014 8:46:12 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: clintonh8r

Were you part of the infamous Brooks Brother Riot of 2000?

Those guys are my heroes!


39 posted on 06/16/2014 8:46:37 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: clintonh8r

Good morning, I hope you are doing well.

I lost my Soreloserman sign. If anyone sees it, I want it back.

5.56mm


40 posted on 06/16/2014 8:46:40 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: discostu

Everyone knows it’s the truth and I’m no the first person to mention it.

It’s the truth and you need to take the tampon out and deal with it you pussy.


41 posted on 06/16/2014 8:47:51 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: discostu
Fanboys need something to keep them going until the next season....something to make inane phone calls about to sports talk radio programs.

"Jim from Rio Linda. Go!"

"Uh, hey Alex. Thanks for taking my call. Long time listener. Many time caller. Hey, uh.....don't you think the Spurs are, like, a tainted team? I mean, you know...tainted"

"WTF are you talking about? And we go to Melvin in Cleveland. Go!"

42 posted on 06/16/2014 8:50:16 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: 1rudeboy

"The Series situation has developed not necessarily to Miami's advantage"

43 posted on 06/16/2014 8:50:50 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

If insipid whining douches make up “everyone” then yes “everyone” knows it. Meanwhile the people who are smart enough to tie their owns shoes see 4 dominating wins by one team and a squeak through by the other and no tainting. Suck it up buttercup.


44 posted on 06/16/2014 8:51:26 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: Haiku Guy

I think the “thugs in Brooks Brothers suits” were actually at the Dade County courthouse. I was at Broward County. But thanks, just the same. It was an amazing weekend. I had never done anything like that before, and it was the first time I was aware of FR. We were squared off in the street against the much smaller Gore forces, separated by a no-man’s-land patrolled by cops. Some guy would would run behind the Gore crowd and hold up a big Free Republic sign for the TV cameras.


45 posted on 06/16/2014 8:54:32 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
The only series on Simmons' list that was tainted is the Kings-Lakers series in 2002 (Infamous game 6).

Tainted based on injuries, lol, that is just a bad case of butt-hurt.
46 posted on 06/16/2014 8:55:20 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Ha ha!


47 posted on 06/16/2014 8:55:33 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: WayneS

Author is sourcing Bill Simmons. Enough said.


48 posted on 06/16/2014 8:57:54 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: clintonh8r

Yeah, the silly part of sports. Made sillier in the sports where the championship is a series. I can almost accept it in football where one or two bad calls can make a team’s path to victory easier. But in a series that’s one game, what about the rest, especially because you know the refs will be doing makeup calls in the next game.

The pathetic part is this taint talk really devalues the losers more than the winners. The Spurs get to put another trophy in the case, they don’t really care what anybody says. But all this whining and excuse mongering ignores the fact that the Heat made 4 championship rounds in a row, that’s an amazing accomplishment, sure they went 2-2, but it’s still truly impressive.


49 posted on 06/16/2014 8:59:03 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Entering the 2014 Finals, the 2000-01 Lakers were the last team to win a championship after ranking outside the top 10 in defensive efficiency in the regular season.

They still are.


50 posted on 06/16/2014 9:04:07 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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