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vs. sas: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

November 20, 2010
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Pounding the Rock.

First of all, let me say that I respect the Spurs as an organization tremendously. They remind me a lot of us, except for, you know, they have rings. Their fans are a lot like their players. They keep their mouths shut (i.e. you NEVER see them trolling other teams’ sites unlike certain other fan bases I could mention) even though they have the rings and hardware to back up any trash talk, and just go about their own business.

This was my first visit to the SB Nation home of Spurs fans, Pounding the Rock. Their game preview cracked me up. It began like this:

Do you know what you get when you search for images of Gregg Popovich? A picture of him yelling.

Do you know what you get when you search for images of Jerry Sloan? A picture of him yelling.

If I were to ask you who said the following, you’d probably default to Pop.

“I could have passed the ball into Yao sitting on the bench he was so wide open. He got what he wanted and we didn’t put any defensive pressure on him.”

But you would be wrong. Coincidence? I think not. The CIA should be proud.

I also had to laugh at their game thread, which opened with this:

…and closed with a request for no Tony/Eva talk. Moving on to the highlights:

this should be a good game. I hope we keep them off the boards.
by gunnin’ gervin on Nov 20, 2010 9:44 AM CST

Me: Oh the irony….

Cool, Matt Harpring does Jazz games. Of course, called us “one of the oldest teams, if not oldest team in the league rigth now.”
by Ed (dfjmed) on Nov 20, 2010 10:01 AM CST

alright i want to see these running spurs i keep hearing about…I have my skeptic face on
by 2NASHTY on Nov 20, 2010 10:07 AM CST

bad time to come since we suck versus Jazz
by KA1Z3R on Nov 20, 2010 10:07 AM CST


I can;t hate the Jazz anymore now that Raja Bell is there
by KA1Z3R on Nov 20, 2010 10:07 AM CST

I miss bell
by 2NASHTY on Nov 20, 2010 10:09 AM CST

would’ve loved him in San Antonio
by KA1Z3R on Nov 20, 2010 10:10 AM CST

True.
by bj1der on Nov 20, 2010 10:10 AM CST

seriously?
I hate them more because he is there. He is like Bruce Bowen Lite. LOL. If he is on your team you love him, if he isn’t you gotta hate him
by gunnin’ gervin on Nov 20, 2010 10:10 AM CST

I can’t hate a guy who prefers to be a boringly amazing defender over flashy scoring hot shot.
by KA1Z3R on Nov 20, 2010 10:11 AM CST

If bell can have a good game, but we still win, I will be a very happy man.
by Tim C. on Nov 20, 2010 10:17 AM CST


Jazz can’t hit anything at all
by KA1Z3R on Nov 20, 2010 10:29 AM CST

Jazz are in love with the long 2
by shost on Nov 20, 2010 10:39 AM CST

Me: Have you ever wanted to kill love? I have.

what animal is the uta jazz mascot?
by audreypots on Nov 20, 2010 10:43 AM CST

Bear
by gunnin’ gervin on Nov 20, 2010 10:44 AM CST

Louie Armstrong..oh wait
by KA1Z3R on Nov 20, 2010 10:44 AM CST

ha!
by Tim C. on Nov 20, 2010 10:44 AM CST

LOL
by gunnin’ gervin on Nov 20, 2010 10:45 AM CST


How the hell Bonner got stuck checking AK47?
by gunnin’ gervin on Nov 20, 2010 10:46 AM CST

Goldilocks checks in for Uthat
by tp_09 on Nov 20, 2010 10:46 AM CST

kirilenko or bieber?
by bones on Nov 20, 2010 10:47 AM CST

Korver = Bieber.
by Ed (dfjmed) on Nov 20, 2010 10:47 AM CST

I still maintain that AK-47 is one of the coolest nicknames in the game.
by DrumsInTheDeep on Nov 20, 2010 10:47 AM CST

And the Russian Mullet scores.
by Queness on Nov 20, 2010 10:47 AM CST

contradictory on so many levels
by KA1Z3R on Nov 20, 2010 10:48 AM CST

Get Bonner off of AK47!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by gunnin’ gervin on Nov 20, 2010 10:51 AM CST


In Post Poll: Suppose the Lakers and Heat are in the Finals, who are you rooting for?
by Ed (dfjmed) on Nov 20, 2010 10:53 AM CST

The apocalypse.
by TexaninNYC on Nov 20, 2010 10:54 AM CST

+1
by Queness on Nov 20, 2010 10:54 AM CST

an early death for myself.
by sleep research facility on Nov 20, 2010 10:54 AM CST

Quick death
by DrumsInTheDeep on Nov 20, 2010 10:54 AM CST

Earthquake or hurricane
by SinCitySpur on Nov 20, 2010 10:55 AM CST

Heat. They aren’t the Lakers.
by Ed (dfjmed) on Nov 20, 2010 10:55 AM CST


The second half game thread has a picture of Tiago Splitter, with the following caption:

“What am I supposed to do with this?”

It quickly becomes apparent that Tiago Splitter is their Fes. This is how the thread went (the Tiago stream only being interrupted for Tim Duncan’s scoring record):

TI-A-GO! TI-A-GO! TI-A-GO!
by completely deck on Nov 20, 2010 11:22 AM CST, 11:23 AM CST, 11:27 AM CST, 11:34 AM CST, 11:38 AM CST, 11:41 AM CST

TI-A-GO! TI-A-GO! TI-A-GO!
by DrumsInTheDeep on Nov 20, 2010 11:28 AM CST

TI-A-GO! TI-A-GO!
by Tim C. on Nov 20, 2010 11:28 AM CST

Ti-A-Go! Ti_A_Go!
by Spurs Kiwi on Nov 20, 2010 11:30 AM CST

TI-A-GO! TI-A-GO! TI-A-GO!
by bj1der on Nov 20, 2010 11:34 AM CST

WE WANT TIAGOOO
by bj1der on Nov 20, 2010 11:37 AM CST

–Tiago would have made that….
–wtf? rebound people. / meh. Tiago would have got one.
–PUT TIAGO IN THE FUCKING GAME.
–Tiago would have made that floater.
–Williams carried like crazy!!!!!! / Tiago would have made that call.
–damn pop.. what did tiago *do???
–Memo to Pop: Tiago Splitter is on your team.
–Tiago would have blocked that three.
–damnit Bonner. I said no teardrop!! / Tiago would have made that
–Tiago wouldn’t have fouled there.
–I’m honestly wondering if there’s some kind of internal discipline thing with Tiago. I could see Pops doing that and not feeling the need to explain himself. /He is too handsome for the old man to knowledge.
–must. . . hold. . . on. / Tiago would hold on.
–rarely will manu miss that free throw / Tiago wouldn’t have missed it.

Also, Tiago is apparently in Pop’s doghouse.
by Tim C. on Nov 20, 2010 12:16 PM CST

Tiago
by bj1der on Nov 20, 2010 12:18 PM CST

Jerry and Pop are so similar. I should’ve known Pop has a doghouse too.

In the final minute, Tiago finally got in the game for garbage time…just like our Fes. I’m so sad I didn’t realize the significance at the time of their Fes meeting our Fes in that last minute.

FINALLY TIAGO COMING IN!!!!!!!
by bj1der on Nov 20, 2010 12:23 PM CST

…or not…
by bj1der on Nov 20, 2010 12:23 PM CST

It’s times like this that I reconsider my undying love for Pop.
by swgeek on Nov 20, 2010 12:25 PM CST

In effing garbage time. I hope he gets better burn tomorrow.
by swgeek on Nov 20, 2010 12:24 PM CST

Didn’t even have the chance to come in. Must be demoralizing for the MVP in his previous league.
by vice on Nov 20, 2010 12:24 PM CST

Pop tearing him down to build him back up?
by swgeek on Nov 20, 2010 12:25 PM CST

Pop tearing him down to build him back up? bring him more wine.
by jollyrogerwilco on Nov 20, 2010 12:35 PM CST

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