Syracuse Basketball and their biggest issue: Ball Handling

Syracuse Men’s Basketball is in a bit of a slump and after watching last night’s game at Marquette, it’s pretty obvious what causes most of their issues…Ball Handling.

Michael Carter Williams and Brandon Triche can impress with their ability to run the floor and get to the hoop.  The very next minute they get caught in the air and turn it over.  When you have a lead, you need to value each possession and at least get good looks at the basket.

If Syracuse wants to get by Louisville this Sunday, they’ll need to be a bit more consistent with their ball handling and their passing.

Reaction to All Star Weekend. Over hyped and over hated.

Do you ever get tired of every sports event being so debated?  Why can’t we simply just enjoy the event for what it is?  Why does everything always have to be “improved” or “removed”?

I may sound like an old man but I can’t stand that everyone has an opinion on every topic and that they either over hype or over hate it.  I don’t think the All Star weekend was great nor do I think it was bad.  It was somewhere in the middle and was actually as entertaining as I thought it would be.  If you go into everything expecting to be on the edge of your seat, you’re gonna be highly disappointed more times than not.

I’m not going to be the one to call for the Slam Dunk Competition to change, or force the stars to enter.   Would it be nice? Sure.  I do expect the NBA to try and come up with some new competitions or try and entice more stars to enter.  What would be really nice is to see a 2 on 2 or 3 on 3 competition on Friday or Saturday with the Rising Stars.  Who wouldn’t like watching a little make it take it and first to 11 wins?

Just my thoughts….

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We’re not dead. Really. I’m telling the truth.

I know it’s been quite a few months (if not over a year) since our last post.  I guess it’s pretty typical to see a blog go dormant for quite a bit of time or even see the site shut down.  Our lives change, we grow or lose family members, change jobs, travel, get stuck on other side projects, etc.

We still drink.  We still Love Sports.  We still have opinions.

I’ve started working on a new simpler site with less overhead that should allow me to quickly voice my opinion.  I still tweet from @idrinksport so if you want to follow me, do so.  Feel Free to drop me a line.

NBA lockout, Tebow, Seasonal Beers, and more

The NBA cancelling the first two weeks, and likely more, only effects the people who count on money from those Home Games in NBA Cities.  In terms of my interest, I’ll mainly miss the commentary of the TNT Studio Analysts more than the games themselves.  I personally believe the NBA should lower the amount of Regular Season games to strengthen their product.  The NBA has a bad stigma of the first three quarters of a Regular Season Game being meaningless with most players going at about 75% speed.  If games mean more, your product strengthens and the revenue should rise.  Just my thoughts.

 

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NFL Week 2 Chat

We’re covering the games live today….

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Vacation Drinking and the NFL Lockout

Almost any online sports site is reporting that the NFL Lockout is nearing it’s end and we’ll have a full NFL season this year.  Although that’s good news, did anyone really think they wouldn’t get it done?  It’s also not surprising that the NFL will most likely be back in time to stick it to Fans for that first week of preseason games…nothing like paying Full price for watching mostly non NFL players with a week of practice.

 

Recently returning from a vacation in the Outer Banks, I’ve never been more impressed with my liver.  A few beers that I had on tap while down there…

Blue Point Toasted Lager – Toasted Lager’s balanced flavor of malt and hops makes for easy drinking and the special lager yeast we use produces an exceptional, long-lasting smooth finish.
http://www.bluepointbrewing.com/bpbc/microbrews/toasted-lager/

 

Corolla Gold from Weeping Radish – Corolla Gold (Munich Helles) is a golden-hued, medium-bodied, German lager style beer with a slightly sweet, malty profile. Our cases contain 12-22oz bottles.
http://www.weepingradish.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63

Summer 2011 Update

Well, It’s probably pretty obvious that we haven’t been posting often.  Other projects, both personal and work related have ate up much of my time over the last several months.  We’ve been posting beers to our Beer Hunt and I still post to the twitter account often though. @idrinksport

 

As football starts getting closer, we’ll get back into blogging a bit more and obviously tweeting a ton more.

 

I’m currently developing a Hub for the 757 area.  My goal is to allow people both familiar and unfamiliar with the Hampton Roads, VA area be able to quickly find Events, News and more.  (757hotspot.com)

 

Cheers!

Knicks, Drinking and more.

  1. A huge win tonight for the NY Knicks as they finally stop their 6 game slide.  A win is a win but the Knicks needed a ton of luck, bad calls and an absolutely huge game from Melo to get the win.  A ton of work is still needed.
  2. This past weekend I drank entirely too much on a visit to Charlotte.  Pounding Bud Heavy at the Knicks Bobcats game was the start of a long evening and night.  Wow.
  3. The Final 4 is set for this coming weekend and I’m impressed with the 4 teams that made it.  I didn’t think any of them would make it and what surprises me the most is that I’m least shocked that Butler made it.  Great coaching job.  I think Butler beats Kentucky for the championship.  Just my guess.
  4. Hangovers take forever these days for me.  I still don’t feel right from Saturday Night/Sunday Morning.  Jeeze.
  5. I’m not so sure I dig these facebook polls.  It’s a good idea but I don’t think it’s going to be that well received in the long term if it gets on overload.  I can sleep at night not knowing where people stand on Coke vs. Pepsi.

10 Mid Week Thoughts

 

1. I wonder why during Winter Months my body naturally has the urge to drink Shock top, Blue Moon or a more full flavored beer.  Yet during the Spring and Summer months I have no desire.  Is there a pill I should be taking?

 

2. Two Recipes I ran across on ids.com today – Lemon Ale Chicken and Chocolate Stout Cake.  The Cake sounds great…not so sure bout that chicken.
http://www.the-leader.com/lifestyle/food/x104380557/Beer-recipes-Lemon-Ale-Chicken-and-Chocolate-Stout-Cake

 

3. So a study says that 1 in 12 fans leave sports games drunk.  So out of 65 thousand people at an NFL game, 5400 or so are above the legal limit.  That’s a bit scary…I’d be really nervous about that stat if I wasn’t usually one of the 5400.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-sports-alcohol-study-20110118,0,4079459.story

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