Archive for January 20th, 2009

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Week 13 Pickups


Teams with four games: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New York, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Antonio, Utah, Washington


Sasha Pavlovic (Cavs)- G Delonte West is sidelined six weeks with a broken right wrist. Pavlovic has been inserted into the starting unit. He has hit six three-pointers and is averaging 15.5 points over his past two games.

Lou Williams (76ers)- Williams has scored in double-figures in 17 of his past 18 games. This month he is averaging 14.6 points, 4.5 assists and 1.5 threes in 10 games. He scored 25 points and pulled down a season high six rebounds against the Mavs yesterday.

Honorable mention: Dahntay Jones (Nuggets)


Craig Smith (Twolves)- Smith has averaged 19 points and 7.5 rebounds over his past two games. In eight games this month he is shooting 61% and has started the past 20 games.

Danilo Gallinari (Knicks)- Gallinari returned to the lineup last Saturday against the 76ers. The rookie set career highs in points (9), rebounds (4), steals (2),  assists (2) against …

Jets Rumors & News

The Jets officially have a new coach and while his pedigree is fierce, he lacks chops when it comes to head coaching experience. Jets fans got what we wanted- a fire breathing quarterback killer who’s defense promises blitzes from any postition at any time.  We can expect kitchen sinks, safes falling from the sky, cornerbacks hiding behind referees, and hopefully a tenacious ball hawking D.  By all reports Rex Ryan is ecstatic about this opporunity and he floored the front office when he interviewed.  Despite being in the AFC championship game, Ryan not only came in prepared- the man came in with a full on PowerPoint presentation.  The next few weeks will be interesting for Rex, he’s got lots of stuff on his plate to deal with and some of it needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.

First of all, Rex will have to bring in a new Defensive Coordinator. Bob Sutton’s been as good as gone for months now and Ryan surely will be bringing …

Hot Stove Slap Shot Quiz

With this year’s Oscar nominations being announced this week, let’s pay tribute to the greatest movie of all time: Slap Shot. Old-time hockey! Eddie Shore! Puttin’ on the foil! See how much you know about the Paul Newman film. The answers will be posted tomorrow.

1. What is the name of the real team the Charlestown Chiefs are based on?

2. What song plays over the opening credits?

3. Which player is being interviewed in the first scene of the movie?

4. Which Hanson brother is not related to the other two in real life?

5. What role does screenwriter Nancy Dowd’s brother play in the movie?

6. Which present NHL coach appeared in the movie?

7. What is Ned Braden’s uniform number?

8. Who is known as Dr. Hook?

9. Who is the Chiefs’ opponent in the league championship game?

10. What team does Reg Dunlop say he’s going to coach at the end of the movie?

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