Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/29)

The Eagles misery worsens, Jamaal Charles gets an autograph, the 49ers soap opera continues, and Bold Predictions.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/27)

Andrew Bynum's afro is simultaneously
the biggest surprise and disappointment
this season.
Surprises and disappointments from the basketball world.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/21)

A Thanksgiving podcast featuring Colin Kaepernick, Week 12 picks, and Bold Predictions.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/16)

Is beating us at NFL picks really child's play? We'll find out...
Week 11 picks, with a twist...a new contestant joins the fray to embarrass the BDT crew.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/15)

Bye-bye, Steelers season.
Devastating injury week in the NFL, plus Bold Predictions.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/14)

Going to be a lot of yelling this year...
Kentucky loses to Duke, Michigan St. bounces back against Kansas, and more from the college basketball world.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/13)

Failing up...the real American dream.
The Lakers make a surprising hire, the Knicks get off to a hot start, James Harden cools down, and more.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/9)

This wasn't supposed to happen so quickly...
The Colts crush the Jaguars, plus Week 10 picks.

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How Good are the Falcons?

Matt Ryan has played at an elite level, but have the
Falcons as a whole done that?

With their (ugly) prime time win over Dallas last Sunday night, the Atlanta Falcons improved to 8-0. Eight wins, zero losses, the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL. However, despite their unblemished record, questions remain. Is this team that good?

Of course they’re good – no one is really questioning that. You don’t get to 8-0 on sheer luck alone, after all. Atlanta has one of the best WR tandems in recent memory, an MVP candidate at QB, a Hall of Famer at TE, and a collection of solid talent at pretty much every spot. Basically, they’re not the Arizona Cardinals, trashing out completely unexplainable wins with next to no talent. But 8-0 puts them in some pretty elite company, company I’m not sure they necessarily belong in.

Since 1980, a grand total of 15 teams have started their season 8-0. That’s 33 years of football, and only 15 teams have made it to the halfway mark without a defeat. Some of these teams we now look to as historical, legendary squads that transcend the game. They are truly the elite of the elite…and there the Falcons are, right in the middle of them. For perspective, let’s take a closer look at the 15 teams on this list:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/8)

Because some things are more important than sportsmanship.
Andy Reid moves closer to the unemployment line, Sean Payton rumors swirl, and Joakim Noah tries to win Big Bold Predictions!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/6)

Trying to make sense of the nonsensical...
James Harden blows up and the Lakers stumble out of the gate, plus college basketball picks.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/2)

For a mere 4th round pick, the man in this mugshot
could be yours!
The Chargers beat the Chiefs, the Pats take a risk, and Week 9 picks.

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The Matt Barkley Sweepstakes - Week 8 Update

What's that? You were wondering why the Chiefs
are the favorites? Well...

If it weren’t for the NFL’s penchant for stupidly reaching for unworthy QB’s in the draft, I’d drop all these clowns. It just doesn’t seem like these guys are top overall pick type players, even though I happen to like them all a great deal. However, with two of my three “Favorites” needing a QB, you can bet at least one of these guys gets his name called at or very near the top of the draft. On the plus side, at least there’s drama in the draft his year!

Let’s see where things stand through seven weeks:


Happy late Halloween from a very lazy blogger...
In honor of Halloween (yes, I know I'm a bit behind), I'm putting out the most horrifying of all blog posts...a terrifying hybrid of basketball and football information! Basically, I wanted to write about James Harden AND do my Power Rankings without taking the time to expand them into full posts. Thus, Franken-post.


Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an active trade market that sees player swaps on a fairly consistent basis. Small fish like Robin Lopez and Dorell Wright are typically the types of players dealt, but deals involving far bigger fish such as Dwight Howard are not uncommon. To that end, it’s not surprising to see a player the caliber of James Harden being dealt. Just another day at the NBA office, basically.

Does that mean the James Harden trade isn’t shocking? Of course not! The timing of the deal and the circumstances surrounding the deal make this one of the most unusual, if not the most unusual, trades in memory. A young, burgeoning star is traded away from the defending Western Conference champions, who, by the way, are a team chock-full of young, burgeoning stars, and this coming just mere days before the start of the new season. The chemistry that group had…tossed out. The determination of this group to take that final step towards conquering the NBA...irrevocably damaged. The formation of a new NBA dynasty…potentially shattered. Make no mistake; this was a monumentally shocking trade, and one that very well could come to define not only the 2012-2013 season, but also the next decade of the NBA.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Boris Diaw Time Show (11/1)

James Harden and Anthony Davis blow up in their debuts, Michael Vick keeps his starting job, and Bold Predictions.

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