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Kiss and Makeup Boys

Kiss and Makeup Boys

From the “you’ve got to consider the source” files – KTAR’s John Gambadoro reported that the Suns may have an interest in bringing Shawn Marion back to the Valley for a return engagement.  For this proposed scenario to occur Grant Hill would have to take off for Boston or New York and the Suns would have to clear a few more bucks in order to offer Marion near the mid-level exception (about $5 million).

Bringing Marion to the place where he started his career would almost make too much sense for the Suns.  They’ve already admitted that Shaq was a failed experiment (see: Cavs salary dump) and that doing anything (more…)

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The Suns Will Now Be the Only Team Shaq Didn't Reach The Finals With

The Suns Will Now Be the Only Team Shaq Didn't Reach The Finals With

I come to you tonight as SoD’s first international writer.  With times being tough in the blogosphere we’ve decided to expand our little Mom and Pop operation on a global basis – either that or I’m here on business for my real job…I’ll let you decide.  A lot has apparently changed since I last set foot on American soil – first of all the United States is now apparently a soccer power (bring back the title boys – an apathetic public awaits you).  Oh, and the Suns traded Shaquille O’Neal for cap space.

Frankly there are two schools of thought here:

(1) Good to get rid of Shaq’s $21 million dollars a season because all he did was slow down the offense anyway. (more…)

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I Hope Their Talking About How They Were Both Selected After Sam Bowie

I Hope Their Talking About How They Were Both Selected After Sam Bowie

The title says it all – 16 years ago today the Suns and Bulls played one of the greatest games in NBA Finals history.  The game was only the 2nd triple overtime game in Finals history – matching Game 5 of the 1976 Finals which also featured the Suns – then playing the Celtics.  Interestingly enough Suns (and current Kings) head coach Paul Westphal was a Suns player during the ’76 game and is the only man to be a part of both games.

The Bulls had taken both Games 1 and 2 from the Suns in Phoenix and the prevailing sentiment was that with 3 consecutive contests in Chicago the Bulls would sail to their first three-peat.  Fortunately the Suns had other ideas and battled the Bulls for three overtimes before Phoenix prevailed to take their first game in the series.  (more…)

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Zim and I have been furiously debating John Hollinger’s NBA Franchise Rankings for most of the day and we should both be able to add our two cents later tonight or tomorrow (let’s just say I’m not entirely certain the Career Sgt. has ever watched an Orlando Magic game that isn’t in the NBA Finals) – but I just wanted to make one Suns related comment.

Cue the Violins

Cue the Violins

The Suns ranked 5th on Hollinger’s list in which he cited their 18 50-win seasons in the last 33, consistently entertaining teams, and talented stars. He also added the moniker “Best Team to Never to Win a Championship” and suggested whether Phoenix was the NBA’s version of the Cubs.   This is the part where I’d like to have something cute and witty to say – you know something that would show how cool and detached I am – but instead I can only sigh.  As Hollinger appears to be mostly correct I can only say – Reality is a cruel mistress.

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Vince Young Foods has released three new products: smoked sausage, smoked brisket and smoked ribs. Mull that over for a second. I’ll be here, crying softly, remembering VY’s legacy as the greatest college QB of all time. Back? Good. (No, I wasn’t listening to Enya and playing with a straight razor in the tub, why do you ask?) Anyways, if the meats hold true to their maker, they will be absolutely awesome . . . until you pay for them. After purchase, Vince Young meats will likely have a promising start before a rapid decrease in quality, causing you to have concerns for the meats’ safety. They may be eventually be replaced by older and more cost effective veteran meats. I can only hope his meats come with a hearty dry rub containing plenty of Vince Young Antidepressants™.

I just have these meat reciepes in my head . . . and I gotta let the world taste my meat.

If I can get some meat, I got recipes in my head . . . I could get everyone to want my meat in their mouth, baby!

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Editors Note: “Random Running Diary” is a recurring post which aims to give you a running commentary on events which would otherwise not qualify for a running diary.

Tonight’s affair: 4th and Long with Michael Irvin.

Premise: Michael Irvin is given a mission by Jerry Jones to find him a “ball player” to make the Cowboys 80 man roster . . . oh and make a spectacularly bad reality show. The odds Jones keeps the winner around camp for a while to get press are high, but the odds of him making the roster? About the same as Dr. Greenbaumberg’s odds. The expectations for Epic Failure are nearly off the charts.

I am looking for a ball player . . . and an 8-ball if you got one.

Opening Sequence: Dramatic montage of Michael Irvin’s search to find Jerry Jones a “ball player” from “world class” athletes whose career ended on terms other than their own. Irvin will be assisted by former Cowboys Bill Bates and Joe Avezzano. The music is straight over the top cheese, it is like they bought 99 cent Store equivalent of dramatic intro music. A promising start, I am already sensing failure.

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James Harrison Extending Friendly Courtesy to a Browns Fan

James Harrison Extending Friendly Courtesy to a Browns Fan

Over the last year we’ve learned a few things about Steelers LB James Harrison:

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