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Benzo 02-15-2008 10:10 AM

Reflections...
 
..on the unofficial first half for the raps.

As the year began, it began with nothing but optimism for me the tip came on halloween. Some of you may remember this.....

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Our First game happens to be halloween....and so My Raps...as Monsters.

Bosh-Godzilla
http://www.pennyblood.com/godzilla1.jpg
King of the Reptiles, Dominating, Destructive yet smooth, planes and tanks can't beat him. Unfortunatly after every movie, he gets defeated by a small japanease man....lets call him....ohhh...I Dunno....planter fasciitis. luckily Godzilla always comes back.

T.J- Dr.Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde
http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/pro...938.1010.A.jpg
Really self explanitory, when he is in control, he can be as surgical taking apart another team as a doctor, however he always wants to be, faster, better. stronger and if he drinks the DDB potion, we are all in trouble.

Bargs-Dracula
http://www.comicmonsters.com/CMimages/draculaprof.jpg
A different kind of blood runs through this monsters veins. Composed, Charismatic. He can kill you a hundred different ways. Not Easily Rattled.
People do not want to get to close to the blood sucker....but if you look away for just a second, he can close fast....and your dead.

Jose-Wolfman
http://www.ufodigest.com/images/werewolf.jpg
Mild mannered by day, if a full moon hits, on the court he can be a menace. Deceptivly quick, able to slash through defenses, runs well in a pack. No Silver Bullet in sight.

A.P-The Invisable Man
http://www.ee.duke.edu/~drsmith/cloa...isible_man.jpg
Apparantly, no-one can see him, often left wide open to do his damage, doesnt feel the need to be seen, is content effecting the world without accolaide. You might not see him......but he is killing someone somewhere.

Kapono-Swamp Thing
http://www.clivebarker.info/swamp2.JPG
Not very versitile..needs to stay close to where he is comfortable, but if you get to pre-occupied with the other monsters......he'll grab you and rip your heart out.

Delfino-Mothman
http://www.paraview.com/images/mothman_lg.gif
Hasnt quite hit the mainstream of monster lore yet, Other than a bad Richard Geere movie, but has a large cult following, often seen swooping in and stealing dogs and other livestock, at great speed with pinpoint accuracy..some say to catch a glimpse of the mothman is beautiful....others..the smart ones...see horror.
Garbo-King Kong
http://www.filmposters.it/imgposter/grandi/kingkong.jpg
Powerful, Versitile, Caring and Loving,hates NY, while dischevaled and looks like he was born in a jungle. Sometimes, doesnt know when to quit, when the planes and tanks are blasting you...maybe its best to put the girl down, get in the cage save your strength for when you can really do some damage.

Humphries-LeatherFace(Texas Chainsaw)
http://www.comicmonsters.com/CMimages/leatherface.jpg
I stole this which sums up Hump perfectly
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How will he kill you?
Meat-tenderizing hammer! And, yes, sometimes a chainsaw
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How can you win?
Leatherface is stupid. Really, inbred-to-the-point-of-extinction stupid. Your recourse is to be smart. Not even that smart, just stop running and screaming for two fucking minutes. If you get out of his line of sight and keep your trap shut, he'll forget you exist and wander home to play with LEGOs.

Also, don't talk to anyone within 150 miles of a Leatherface encounter. Every single one of them is related to him and wants to eat your succulent young flesh. Just keep driving until you’re not in Texas any more



Dixon-Zombie
http://www.revenantmagazine.com/zombie-b.jpg
Left for dead many times over, but keeps comming back and resurecting himself without much change. A classic monster, that be effective if used with a large group, on his own though...really not much to be scared off...but you cant really kill him....he'll be back.

Moon-Blair Witch
http://content.answers.com/main/cont...oject_ver3.jpg
Not much is known about the witch...some even doubt he exisits....but those who have paid attention, say he can be frightining...if giving the chance.


Martin-Mummy
http://www.eng.umu.se/monster/pics/mummy.jpg
The oldest of all monsters, mostly you want him to just stay dead. Not very frightning and slow....but everytime you put him down...he just seems to get back up again untill he kills you of bordem. May have some value helping younger monsters.

Rasho-Velociraptor
http://library.thinkquest.org/C01287...ociraptor3.jpg
WAYYYYYY Smarter than it looks. Will devise a plan with his crew, tear you limb from limb before you even knew what hit you. Can take on both bigger and smaller adversaries. Often taken for granted, because of its mild mannered looks. Looks after its own kind, and seems to know what you are going to do before you do it. Go up against this monster, and while you may think you have the upper hand...you don't, you're just another Nesterobitch.

Baston-Frankenstien
http://library.ucf.edu/frankenstein/...ankenstein.gif
Has the phyiscal staure to be very effective, but needs someone to hold his hand. When motivated can be a useful force. Just doesnt seem to fit in anywhere. Although the tools are there, something seemed to go wrong in his brain, looks like he would rather be picking flowers somewhere else.

Graham-The guy in the mask from Scream
http://www.fantasycostumes.com/Merch...k-FW-39206.jpg
Visually frightining, but no real substance, just like you and me, punch him and he'll drop, really nothing scary here..cept maybe his game.

Mitchell-Hannibal Lechtor
http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/20...lecter0103.jpg
Ask him a simple question, and he will ask it right back to you, and make you feel stupid, capable of motivating and riling up his victims, unfortunatly not much of a tactition......or is he???????

Colangelo-HAL9000
http://solosignal.com/wp-content/upl...6/hal-9000.jpg
A charismatic computer, just when you think you have the upper hand...You're dead, oh...and he'll kick your ass at chess

and not alot has changed for me really...this team has made no real great steps forward...to the "elite" of the eastern conference, and hasnt really taken a huge step back either....mediocre is a good word.

-The injury bug has plagued us once again, but it has hurt everyone, it is not an excuse.

-Bosh- started like a big giant girl....has put things together of late, but still doesnt show up for the big ones.

-Bargs- started out like a man ready to take the next step...turned out the step was just "a step to the left" as we did the time warp and he regressed back to....well worse than ever....is that even possible....now he seems to be getting his confidance back and Bargs>Bosh in 2 years.

-T.J Ford- Was playing well before the injury....but..and I am not going to talk about his game...TJ Ford it is clear now...is an injury concern for the rest of his career.

-Hump- Played some horse...got overrated....nobody makes me scream at my tv more.

-Jose-I'm going to see Jesus Christ Superstar tonight....and he reminds me of a line from the muscial...Judas singing "Jose Christ, Jose Christ...do you think you're what they say you are?" Jose responded with an unequivical YES I AM, this year.

-Rasho- Still steady...I think he is underused a bit, but I wont get my panties in a bunch about him.

-A.P- I made him the "invisable man" in the first post...butfor the wrong reason..he dissapears for a few games....and then becomes Jordan again...I dont get it.

-Kapono- GET THE GUY SOME SHATS.....PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Delfino- a wierd mix between Mike James and Jerome Williams.....

-Dixon- Please never play PG again.

-Moon-A bright light....hitting a wall now...hopefully the layoff will recharge the batteries. ...Oh and go win the dunk off

-Garbo- We miss him...BIG TIME.

-Baston- I hear he practices well

-Martin- Please never play basketball again.

-Graham- "Joey Christ, Joey Christ..do you think your're what they say you are?"...yes your are.:mad:

-Mitchell- :angryfire: Please call an out of bounds play...and Get Kapono some Shats....I'm sure I would be more pissed at Sam if T.J didnt get hurt and make his job easier for him.

-BC- I will judge you on what you do in the next few weeks...

rapsfan087 02-15-2008 10:32 AM

Nice Benzo. What about Delfino being Dr. Jackal and Mcfine?

Dr. J. Naismith 02-15-2008 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Benzo (Post 10614)
-BC- I will judge you on what you do in the next few weeks...

Was watching Courtside with Adnan Virk last night when he interviewed BC and eventhough I didn't expect Bryan to come out and say we're actively looking, it doesn't sound like BC is going to do anything before the deadline. He said there might be another "Fred Jones for Juan Dixon" trade to be had like last season, but he likes the current team we have and think we're fine at the moment. :mad:

I don't know, I know we've struggle with lots of injuries, but I'm still worried about our rebounding situation and also how opposing team's wingmen are finding it so easy to penetrate our interior. :(

fancylad 02-15-2008 10:44 AM

heh. nice time to revisit this thread.

Bosh: has shown he can dominate for the most part. I like him this year. He hasn't dissapeared in spells like he did last year and once he got into 100% mid-season form, he has been the biggest player on our team. a few blips here and there with bad games, but Bosh has been a giant once again.

Bargnani: Roller-coaster ride for him this year for sure. But he looks much better in the last month. And defensively he's actually starting to resemble a center.

Jose: damn he's good. I'm close to thinking he's our best player right now. Bosh.... Jose....hmmm...???

TJ: The injury has definately changed the way he will play the game in that i certainly think he considers himself more of a secondary option. hopefully his wrist heals by the time things get going again and he can keep up his recovery which is looking pretty good,

Parker: I love him, but he's fallen a bit defensively and i don't like seeing those low point games from him. that said i still totally consider him to be one of our more reliable players.

Moon: a whole lot from nothing is how i see it. That last game against NJ was great to see. Very good rebounder and energy player. Best perimiter defender too. Yeah, we've talked about him chucking too much, but he didn't really do that vs. NJ and his shot ain't all that bad.

I'll get to some others later.

Superjudge 02-15-2008 10:46 AM

I didnt se that Halloween post.

I am unable to offer that kind of quality.

Acie 02-15-2008 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr. J. Naismith (Post 10620)
Was watching Courtside with Adnan Virk last night when he interviewed BC and eventhough I didn't expect Bryan to come out and say we're actively looking, it doesn't sound like BC is going to do anything before the deadline. He said there might be another "Fred Jones for Juan Dixon" trade to be had like last season, but he likes the current team we have and think we're fine at the moment. :mad:

I don't know, I know we've struggle with lots of injuries, but I'm still worried about our rebounding situation and also how opposing team's wingmen are finding it so easy to penetrate our interior. :(


He knows that you don't make a move just to make a move and risk hampering the development/future of the team or upset chemistry. ;)

Benzo 02-15-2008 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 10625)
I didnt se that Halloween post.

I am unable to offer that kind of quality.

I think you were...well *gone* at the time. LOL

Superjudge 02-15-2008 11:07 AM

yep.

Sabbatical.

Now I'm an even more elusive and Ninjatic bastard.

fancylad 02-15-2008 11:42 AM

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Benzo says: and not alot has changed for me really...this team has made no real great steps forward...to the "elite" of the eastern conference, and hasnt really taken a huge step back either....mediocre is a good word.

-The injury bug has plagued us once again, but it has hurt everyone, it is not an excuse.
I think the team has shown something. It really has shown that last years wasn't a fluke. Yeah, they're not as hot as they were in the second half last season, but they are playing at a pretty similar manner and the results are equally similar.

And when you go from complete garbage from two seasons ago to decent, above .500 team in such a short span, you have to think that things are on the right track.

Part of me last year was thinking that it was all a fluke, and now i know that it wasn't.

Frankly, there have been a lot of major challenges to the team. TJ out was a huge one. Bosh, Bargnani banged up counts too. Bargnani playing centre for the first time was massively difficult for him.

we still suck at rebounding, although defense is getting better this year.

All in all i really think we're only going to get better. Sure we're not "contenders" so to speak, but we were never supposed to be this season. In a few seasons maybe, but not yet.

I'm pretty content.

Benzo 02-15-2008 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 10641)
I think the team has shown something. It really has shown that last years wasn't a fluke. Yeah, they're not as hot as they were in the second half last season, but they are playing at a pretty similar manner and the results are equally similar.

And when you go from complete garbage from two seasons ago to decent, above .500 team in such a short span, you have to think that things are on the right track.

Part of me last year was thinking that it was all a fluke, and now i know that it wasn't.

Frankly, there have been a lot of major challenges to the team. TJ out was a huge one. Bosh, Bargnani banged up counts too. Bargnani playing centre for the first time was massively difficult for him.

we still suck at rebounding, although defense is getting better this year.

All in all i really think we're only going to get better. Sure we're not "contenders" so to speak, but we were never supposed to be this season. In a few seasons maybe, but not yet.

I'm pretty content.


I would really like to see some consistantcy....from everyone.

Superjudge 02-15-2008 12:57 PM

I'd like to see more than one player with a set of Testicles.

fancylad 02-15-2008 01:00 PM

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Benzo posted:I would really like to see some consistantcy....from everyone.
honestly with some players i would say consistency is a lot to ask for...

but i'd say most of our main guys are pretty consistant.

I don't know if you're thinking of Bosh, but don't go there.

i'd say he's consistent.

Benzo 02-15-2008 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 10658)
honestly with some players i would say consistency is a lot to ask for...

but i'd say most of our main guys are pretty consistant.

I don't know if you're thinking of Bosh, but don't go there.

i'd say he's consistent.

Bosh is consistantly inconsistant....
but no...I would like to see it from

Bosh
Bargs
AP
Moon
Delfino
Mitchell...

....I think thats it.

fancylad 02-15-2008 01:05 PM

Moon, Delfino, Bargs get the nod from me as inconsistent.

Bargnani is definately coming around though, so i'm not that worried.
moon is a rookie in the best basketball league in the world, sure he'll come up short once in a while.


so really my main problem guy is Delfino.

Benzo 02-15-2008 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 10661)
Moon, Delfino, Bargs get the nod from me as inconsistent.

Bargnani is definately coming around though, so i'm not that worried.
moon is a rookie in the best basketball league in the world,

so really my main problem guy is Delfino.

Alright fancy without looking..who's stats are these?

56% FG
34% 3pt
74% FT

??

Ball Don't Lie 02-15-2008 01:15 PM

Well done. Good read.The Humphries one was the best. His play in the NJ game was amazingly bad, hahaha.

fancylad 02-15-2008 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Benzo (Post 10668)
Alright fancy without looking..who's stats are these?

56% FG
34% 3pt
74% FT

??

yeah yeah... i bet it's Carlos. It's not that he's a bad shooter, but he just takes a lot of bad shots.

BTW, who is it? not going to check. going out for a smoke. have the answer when i get back. ;)

Benzo 02-15-2008 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 10670)
yeah yeah... i bet it's Carlos. It's not that he's a bad shooter, but he just takes a lot of bad shots.

BTW, who is it? not going to check. going out for a smoke. have the answer when i get back. ;)

Just for...ITS....

















UROS SLOKAR's Numbers in Russia.....:batman:

Superjudge 02-15-2008 01:48 PM

Wow.

Delfino brings it everygame and he gets ripped.

Humphries fills in when Bosh goes down early in the year, admirably, with great numbers, then once he' son the benchm only getting scrub minutes, coming in when games are finished you rip him too.

you guys are incredibly asinine.

Honestly.


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fancylad 02-15-2008 01:50 PM

no one's ripping anyone.

just saying they're inconsistant. which they are. that's all.

I though Mo was great. but he was inconsistent too.

gosh!


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