Friday, October 17, 2008

Another Bucks preview

Over at Deadspin. This one isn't so kind:

Let's not mince words here: In 2007-08, the Bucks were to defense what George W. Bush is to the English language. They were dead last in opponents' field goal percentage (.480) and fourth-worst in opponents' three-point percentage (.384). It's called a hand in the face, people. You should really try it some time. But hey, that's why they brought in defensive swami Scott Skiles, right? But it remains to be seen whether he can transmute the marshmallowy softness of Redd and Bogut. Plus, can he get Vilanueva to, like, pay attention and stuff? And who the hell's Luke Ridnour going to guard? He'd get abused by most teams' ball boys. On the subject of Skiles, there's the another point to be made regarding that Dr. Frankenstein analogy: He has a history of wearing out his welcome rather quickly and then getting run out of town by mobs with torches. (Even on Christmas eve!) Outside of Bogut, their "best" frontcourt players - Dan Gadzuric, Francisco Elson, Malik Allen and Villanueva - would be a great group of guys to have around if all you wanted was help retrieving things off of shelves that are too high for you to reach. Their one-two punch at point guard (Ridnour and Ramon Sessions) is more like a weak slap. Oh, and did you notice they have 10 new players? Unless you added guys like, oh I don't know, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, that kind of turnover rarely leads to a dramatic turnaround.

Well, when you put it like that.

14 comments:

E.S.K. said...

The Bucks are a 3 letter word.


(lets spread the political insults around)

DannyNoonan said...

"rad"?

E.S.K. said...

Look, Deadspins last-minute preview does nothing to tackle the number one issue facing Milwaukee, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: Bucks. B-U-C-K-S,”

Anonymous said...

Ha ha. I get it. ESK is intentionally confusing Obama's mispeak with an inability to count to four! That shit is sooooo funny!!!

DannyNoonan said...

No, I'm sticking with "rad." That really is 3 letters. I think.

DannyNoonan said...

By the way, I do find the Republican strategy that ESK is talking about here to be nothing short of brilliant. You take a characteristic that is true of your guy, and accuse the other guy of that same characteristic and put him on the defensive. The Bush guys had Kerry defending his military service and now the McCain/Palin guys have Obama/Biden defending thier intelects and speaking abilities. Crazy. Then you just let the talking heads repeat the accusations ad nauseum.

E.S.K. said...

Now I get to make fun of anonymous for not knowing it was Biden who made the jobs is a three letter word comment.

And for more political humor, here is a hilarious John McCain .gif:

http://img.waffleimages.com/b895716d3a6efc52362e67f2a41b319fdc982c5d/Untitled2.gif

They are ALL idiots....that's the joke!

Anonymous said...

Uh, you implied you thought it was Obama in your comment.

E.S.K. said...

It's a [modified] quote, Obama may be the One but he doesn't speak in the third person.

DannyNoonan said...

Aw hell. What is this, realdebatewisconsin?

PaulNoonan said...

I though Keanu Reeves was the One.

I'm with Danny. Politics are too stupid a subject to discuss on a sports blog.

E.S.K. said...

well then you're really gonna be sad when I hit publish on this Vote for van Hayek post.

Anonymous said...

Van Halen rules.

Scott H said...

Apparently Deadspin saved themselves the pain of watching many Bucks games last year or else they'd know that Bogut is primarily soft on offense, not as much on defense.