Posted by Drew Litton at 6:00 AM
| Comments (26)
November 17, 2007
Since there hasn't been an NBA related toon this season yet, I thought I might enlighten everyone about how "well" the Denver Nuggets are doing.
Their record (after they end up winning versus New York tonight) will be 7-3. Lets take a look at how they got there and lets also look at the records of those teams they have played and the current record (including tonight's NY-DEN game) of those opponents.
Minnesota (1-6) - Win
New Orleans (8-2) Loss
New York (2-7) Loss
Boston (8-0) Loss
Washington (4-5) Win
Indiana (3-6) Win
Cleveland (5-5) Win
Portland (4-5) Win
New York --- Win
Opponents combined record:
The only teams that Denver has beaten have been teams with .500 records or worse. Add to this that the Wizards began 0-5, and are now 4-5 after dealing with Gilbert Arenas' knee issues. Washington is a much better team than 4-5 if he's healthy.
Let's also show that the combined record for all the teams Denver has played in enemy territory is 18-24 (and that's heavily skewed by Boston's 8-0 mark).
What this goes to show is that the Nuggets have the softest cupcake schedule in the NBA.
Seems to me that playoff teams from the year before are supposed to have it tougher.
What? It's too much to ask for the Nuggets to have to play Utah or San Antonio or the Lakers within the first 10 games of the season? Instead, they get the East and the cupcake teams of the West?
This is a total joke.
November 19, 2007
It's not the Nuggets fault the NBA scheduled them that way.
Just wait until after January. The Nuggets will be lucky to win 6 games the rest of the season after they've burned all their home games. That's when we'll see the collapse.
The Nuggets are a completely overrated, overpaid team. As stated, they can't win against a decent squad. Put Denver against anything resembling a real team and they can't handle it.
The Nugs have also played at least three games against teams participating in back to back road games.
It's just the NBA balancing itself out. Last year the Nuggets had a horrible schedule, and the last part of this one is supposed to be tough as well.
November 20, 2007
What it is is a total joke of a schedule. Just like the Broncos getting all the front loaded home games too. And the Rockies. And the Avalanche.
What is it about Denver based teams getting front loaded home schedules? It's stupid.
Let's not even get started on the fact that the Broncos get BOTH THEIR MONDAY NIGHT GAMES AT HOME. That's a complete crock. What the hell? They can't play under the big lights on the road?
November 20, 2007
Matt Holliday led the National League in batting average and runs batted in and led the Rockies to the NL championship, but it wasn't enough to win the National League Most Valuable Player award.
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, the offensive and defensive catalyst for a club that reached postseason play for the first time in 14 years, was elected MVP in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America
This is simply TOO GOOD to be true!
The Dude writes:
Seriously?? People now complaining the Broncos are playing on MNF at home? Good grief. Look for anything to complain about.
Teams are not supposed to get two MNF games at home within the same season. If they're lucky enough to get that kind of exposure, it's supposed to be one at home and one away. The reason is simple. Exposure.
By having both games at home, the Broncos get the national hype for Denver, Invesco Field, etc...Twice.
It's a matter of fairness. And I agree with CT, that it's over the top on the NFL schedule makers to provide one team with two nationally televised games at home within the same season.
(that's probably because......I'm LAUGHING SO HARD!!!!!!!)
Jimmy has done well this year, yes? Let's see, a gold glove and an MVP for an entire season. The Rockies were hot for what - 30 days? 30 days does not a season make.
What did matt Holliday get? Oh, yeah - nothing. And don't start yelling about the pennant. It's a tainted pennant. And second place means nothing. Just ask Holliday and Tulowitzki.
Congrats Jimmy!!!! You earned it and you deserve it.
AWESOME news about Rollins winning the MVP! The guy had a season for the ages. As a leadoff hitter, he nearly matched Holliday in HR's, and was the catalyst for getting Philly's offense in gear the whole season.
Good deal. The writers voted well.
Bahama Man writes:
Who's rule is it that no team can get 2 MNF games at home in 1 season? Your's? Denver sure isn't the first team to get it and wont be the last. Proof:
2006 - Jax, Sea, and Phi all had 2 MNF at home
2005 - NE, Indy, and Atl all had 2 MNF at home
2004 - StL had 2 MNF at home
2003 - Oak and Den both had 2 MNF at home
2002 - StL had 2 MNF at home
2001 - Oak had 2 MNF at home
2000 - Tenn, StL, and Indy all had 2 MNF at home.
See, Denver is not getting any special treatment. They just got lucky in the scheduling dept. I remember a few years ago they didn't have 1 MNF at home.
Denver goes to San Diego last week of the season on MNF.
The real problem is that the Broncos don't deserve to be on Monday Night Football. They're 5-5. They suck. Just because they beat two other also-rans teams like themselves doesn't take away the fact that they got destroyed by the Chargers, Colts, and Lions, and had to basically cheat and be given a golden ticket to win against both Oakland and Buffalo.
The nuggets beat another east coast team.
Will they ever play a West coast team ever again?
They still have not beaten a team with a winning record.
November 21, 2007
cad man writes:
Ted and Realist
You guys please stop!
obviously you two are from somewhere else
Where ever that is, why do you not promote the team where you come from, or do you both just hate teams from denver, and WHY !
You both sound like people from the east coast.
those folks HATE everyone from elsewhere !!
STOP STOP STOP ! ! !
When Denver actually beats a team with a winning record, then, and only then can anyone take this team seriously. Let's also wait until Kenyon Martin gets either injured, bored, or moody. Then, let's wait for Carmelo Anthony to get arrested for either drug possession, beating up his wife, or a DUI. Then, let's wait for J.R. Smith to get arrested for something, because it's going to happen. Bank on it.
This team is playing crappy basketball against crappy teams. Enough said.
Hey Drew, how about a cartoon that shows the Avs home versus road records. The difference is incredible. On the road, they look like a non-playoff team. At home, they look just about unbeatable. Some great drawing opportunities there with the contrast.
maybe a toon with sakic in an old folks home. seems old joe is slowing down quite a bit. can't score. can't play defense anymore. gives the puck away constantly. or maybe a toon showing theodore as a piece of swiss cheese.
I think he already did the Theodore as Swiss Cheese.
Howard in C-Springs writes:
Actually, the MNF game that featured the Green Bay Favres WAS a home game for them - at least, that was the impression I got from watching it. All this fawning over Favre, and his wife, and thier history, and thier struggles was out of place in a game at Mile High - The Sequel. Really, Brett Favre has not even been relevant since people with names like Atwater, N. Smith, R. Smith, Sharpe, Davis, McCaffery, and (wasn't there someone else? Oh, yeah...) Elway were shoving his 14 point spread down his throat. If he gets to the Super Bowl again against the Patriots THIS time he's gonna' get waxed - AGAIN! But, that MNF game a few weeks ago was a home game for him - according to ESPN.
Howard in Colorado Springs
Atwater, N. Smith, R. Smith, Sharpe, Davis, McCaffery
Wow. What a list.
Not one of them is a Hall Of Famer, nor ever will be. Just a bunch of washed up ball players.
Watching the Nuggets game.
When in hell is Carmelo Anthony going to grow up and lose the freaking cornrows?
God, he looks like a moron. He's been trying to look just like Iverson by using the arm sleeve and all this crap. Grow up! You aren't Iverson. Get your own look.
Yep. The Nuggets play a decent team, and they lose. They still haven't beaten a team with a winning record. What a lame excuse for an NBA franchise.
November 23, 2007
CU Student writes:
Yeah. The Buffs won.
Guess I should be happy.
But I'm not. Our team gave up 51 points today. The Buffs record this year is 6-6.
This is nothing to be happy about. We suck. A 6-6 record should not mean a school is bowl eligable, unless it's for the toilet bowl.
I'm embarrassed to be part of a school whose national reputation is related to this kind of crap. The Buffs are 8-16 the last 2 seasons. Not good.
Buff Fan writes:
The Buffs are lucky they played against one of the worst defenses in the nation today. Usually when you give up 51 you are going to lose.
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