Month: March 2009

Quick Thoughts

1.    Limping to the Finish:    About one month ago we had an interesting season going on.  The Magic, Celts, and Cavs were locked in a three-way battle for top seed.  At the bottom of the conference, the eight-seed had a…

Quick Thoughts

1.    Falkenstein Ruminations:    While the playoff chase whirls in our faces, the background story people are talking about relates to the economic and labor health of the game.  Revenues are projected as down for the next few seasons and David…

NCAA Tourney Preview

In picking the NCAA tournament winner, and the final four teams, one important factor has stood out in recent years. Teams with the best big men do well. Not the big men who win college POY awards, but the big…

NBA Draft Update

Right now a good historical reference as to how the 2009 draft turns out might be the 1989 draft. This draft was weak at the top, but had some pretty good guards chosen later in round one. That’s a little…

Quick Thoughts

1.    Playoff Meanderings:    On an overall level, the Eastern Conference has caught up the West.  Three of the top four teams are in the East and they have been pretty effective against the West.  Nevertheless, the West is absolutely flying…