Wednesday, March 21, 2012

3/21: QB Carousel, etc.

Greetings... not a ton to get to on this off-tourney day, but still stuff happening...
  • Leave it to the national media to make Tim Tebow's next team a gigantic story on the day of the Peyton Manning presser in Denver. The interest I've seen is from the Jets, Jaguars, and Packers, and only one of those teams has a starting QB job that could be presumably taken by Tebow. Just get him to Jacksonville and fill some seats already.
  • Speaking of QB's, Alex Smith is reportedly staying in San Francisco. This was the move all along for Smith once Manning passed on the Niners, and with the chemistry that he and Harbaugh seemed to build last year, I don't think the courting of Manning will ruin that. Still not the biggest fan and he single-handledly lost them that Giants game (forget the punt return madness, he was terrible), but he was much, much better last year, and they could do worse.
  • NBA Check - Lebron went down in a heap last night after colliding with Grant Hill, but is reportedly okay, and the Heat got a 99-95 win over a suddenly-respectable Suns team. Chris Bosh led the way with 29 for Miami. Indiana got 44 combined points from Leandro Barbosa, George Hill, and Tyler Hansborough off the bench to key a 102-89 win over the Clips last night. For LAC, I'm not a fan of Nick Young playing 36 minutes on that team and the Blake Griffin 2 for 7 free throw line is becoming all too familiar. Break up the Knicks! The Mike Woodson-led crew won their 4th straight with a win over Toronto, but let's remember (as most didn't with Linsanity) that they haven't really beaten anyone in this stretch. I love the Houston Rockets. The undermanned squad (playing without Lowry and Martin) beat LAL last night behind 16 points and 13 dimes from Goran Dragic and 23 points from Courtney Lee. I don't know how they do it. Kevin Durant was horrendous last night, shooting 6 of 22 with 6 turnovers, in OKC's road loss in Utah. The Jazz had 6 in double-figures including Jamaal Tinsley (yes, that Jamaal Tinsley) off the bench with 11 points in 18 minutes. I don't even want to talk about Portland's 116-87 debacle loss against Milwaukee. And finally, don't look now, but the Kings are a respectable home team with a 13-9 record after their win over Memphis last night. Boogie Cousins had 23 and Marcus Thornton led the way with 31/7/6, but I've really liked what I've seen from Jason Thompson since the Hickson fall from grace. Three straight double-doubles.

What to watch for on Wednesday...

  • NBA - Knicks @ Sixers - ESPN 7:00 - Here's a test for the "new-look" Knicks in a tough road spot against a team that defends.
  • NBA - Cavs @ Hawks - SportSouth 7:30 - The Kyrie Irving road show comes to town.
  • NBA - Lakers @ Mavericks - ESPN 9:30 - LA is still really struggling on the road, and Dallas probably isn't the place to right that ship.


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