Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cold Day in Hell

Why is it the devil appears to be freezing here in this pic?  Well, it ain't often that a sports franchise that's known for being cursed and losing early in a season turns it around and starts getting a little respect.

The last time I used this pic in a post was when the Arizona Cardinals went to the Super Bowl.  We're not talking basketball championship yet, but the autumn winds have a way of blowing our perceptions and expectations clear out of arenas and coliseums.

The Golden State Warriors are surprising the basketball world with their winning ways early in the NBA season.  They've won on the road as well as at home and are doing it with young, no-name players.  With the promise of a long awaited big man (Andrew Bogut) shattered due to injuries, guys are making the most of their chances and stepping up their game.

Who knew that head coach Mark Jackson, in his second season with the Warriors, could get these bay area bottom-feeders to play defense and change a losing culture into one that promises to be a playoff contender.

It's still very early in the season, but with the L.A. Lakers (9-13)struggling to get wins, the Golden State Warriors (14-6) might just be in position to wear a West Coast Crown.  Of the four California NBA Teams, only the L.A. Clippers have a better record at 14-4.  Sure, its only December and hell hasn't frozen over yet, but I hear the devil is wearing thermals.  Thanks for that one Tom Tolbert of KNBR.
Update Dec. 12th: Warriors Stun Heat

2012-13 Roster
NumPlayerPosHtWtDOBPrior to NBA/CountryYrs
40Harrison BarnesF6-821005/30/1992North Carolina/USAR
20Kent BazemoreG6-520107/01/1989Old Dominion/USAR
15Andris BiedrinsC7-024204/02/1986BK Skonto/Latvia8
12Andrew BogutC7-026011/28/1984Utah/Australia7
30Stephen CurryG6-318503/14/1988Davidson/USA3
31Festus EzeliC6-1125510/21/1989Vanderbilt/NigeriaR
23Draymond GreenF6-723003/04/1990Michigan State/USAR
2Jarrett JackG6-319710/28/1983Georgia Tech/USA7
44Richard JeffersonF6-723006/21/1980Arizona/USA11
22Charles JenkinsG6-321502/28/1989Hofstra/USA1
7Carl LandryF6-924809/19/1983Purdue/USA5
10David LeeF-C6-924004/29/1983Florida/USA7
4Brandon RushF-G6-621007/07/1985Kansas/USA4
11Klay ThompsonG6-720502/08/1990Washington State/USA1
3Jeremy TylerF-C6-1026006/21/1991Tokyo Apache/USA

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