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Canada stole the Gold… Well, not quite.

-Derek Belohrad

On Monday James Merilatt from Mile High Sports used the daily email newsletter to whine about Team USA’s loss to Canada for the Gold medal in Men’s Hockey.  He asked if his opinion would earn him the label of “ugly American”.

James, you’re good there.

However, his nonsensical whiny opinion should earn him title of “silly American”.

By ignoring any logical thought Merilatt blames the US loss on the fact overtime play is 4 on 4.  He claims 5 on 5 the USA was the best team and because of the unfair overtime rule the gold medal was effectively stolen from the USA.  He even takes the time to do a head-to-head comparison of the two teams.  The problem is his argument falls apart before you can even get to the numbers. Continue reading


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George Karl, etc…

So I’ve decided that I am going to become a professional basketball coach.  Take, for example, Nuggets Head Coach  George Karl:

What does he really do? ….Honestly?  He sits on his overweight ass, and sucks on cough drops and lozenges all night.  But at least he’s got a good rapport with his players?  I mean at least he’s doing his job as a coach, right?  Not exactly.  According to Nuggets guard J.R. Smith, George Karl refuses to talk to him.  He even delegates several assistant coaches to communicate with J.R., to avoid having to talk with him.

Now just what kind of sense does that make?  Just look at the definition of “coach” : “one who instructs players in the fundamentals of a competitive sport and directs team strategy.”  So he is getting paid several million dollars per year, and he can’t even communicate with all of his players?  I mean its not like he’s coaching an entire football team of 50-70 players.  He has 12 players on his roster….12.  Not to mention, J.R. is only 23 years old, and has no college experience.  He has the most raw talent and athleticism on the team, and NEEDS all of the coaching that he can get.  I know that there are two sides to the story, and that he can be a handful to try and get on the same page, but…..NEWSFLASH: that is your job, George Karl!  If you can’t handle it, then you don’t belong on the bench.  Give me a million dollars a year, and I can do a better coaching job.

Some may argue, “but the Nuggets are off to a franchise best 14-7 record this season.”  Well here are some more numbers for you.  1-3–their record before the Chauncey Billups trade.  13-4–their record since.  Does George Karl deserve credit for that?  Or does #7?

Also, just a little fyi, the Pistons are 7-8 since the Billups/Iverson trade.  In my opinion, this is a players league, and coaches get way too much credit, and not to mention too much money.


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