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Re: Rondo suspension thread..
« Reply #240 on: November 30, 2012, 01:01:07 AM »

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Meh.  Just because something "just is" doesn't make it right.

I don't see any good reason to make sports "safer".  I WANT my sports to be "gladiator" in nature.  That is part of the entertainment value.  Players have the choice to not play if they feel the sport is too dangerous (though I guess I could just stop watching as well).

Asking players to be able to draw the line between being hyper-competitive, but, at the same time, asking them to curtail the "overly physical, confrontational contact" is absurd.  Intensity is a switch that is not easily turned on/off during the heat of the moment.

As a spectator, I agree with you. I love fights, hard fouls, helicopter hits, helmet to helmet contact, and again, FIGHTS.

As a former and current player, I'm very happy for the rules, because the toll they take on the players is just too great.

Now Rondo's little kerfuffle is hardly on that level, but what if one of the punches he did or didn't throw had shattered Humpty hump's face? People demonized Kermit Washington, but it was one hard sucker punch. Could've ended in nothing. Could've just knocked Rudy T on his behind and left it at that.

But it didn't, and the palace happened, and thems the rules.

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Re: Rondo suspension thread..
« Reply #241 on: November 30, 2012, 09:57:41 AM »

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I don't care if he gets suspended for 10 games. It's about time a Celtic stepped up and protected themselves and sent notice to the League we are not going to be whipping boys anymore. KG, Pierce and Rondo have been getting roughed up for years now. HOORAY CELTS.


Re: Rondo suspension thread..
« Reply #242 on: December 01, 2012, 04:26:50 AM »

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I don't care if he gets suspended for 10 games. It's about time a Celtic stepped up and protected themselves and sent notice to the League we are not going to be whipping boys anymore. KG, Pierce and Rondo have been getting roughed up for years now. HOORAY CELTS.

I'm not sure I agree with the "notice to the league" stuff, but I do think that his teammates got a boost of passion from Rondo's actions.  This team needed something to roust them from their early season slumber.

Let's hope they can stay awake for a little while.
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Re: Rondo suspension thread..
« Reply #243 on: December 01, 2012, 05:39:45 AM »

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I don't care if he gets suspended for 10 games. It's about time a Celtic stepped up and protected themselves and sent notice to the League we are not going to be whipping boys anymore. KG, Pierce and Rondo have been getting roughed up for years now. HOORAY CELTS.

I'm not sure I agree with the "notice to the league" stuff, but I do think that his teammates got a boost of passion from Rondo's actions.  This team needed something to roust them from their early season slumber.

Let's hope they can stay awake for a little while.

This is what I think. Seeing Rondo go out there, give up his assist streak, and go after Humphries when KG went down was a great way to send a message to the new guys and light a fire underneath the squad.
I think it'll only spark more when Avery is back pressuring the point guard full court all game.
Can't wait till our defense starts clicking consistently.
We have so many scorers that we will be a nightmare team to face come playoff time.
Danny Ainge tried to get CP3 & David West to add to KG, Pierce and Ray Allen. Just Imagine if the stars had aligned...

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« Reply #244 on: December 01, 2012, 12:06:53 PM »

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This is what I think. Seeing Rondo go out there, give up his assist streak, and go after Humphries when KG went down was a great way to send a message to the new guys and light a fire underneath the squad.
I think it'll only spark more when Avery is back pressuring the point guard full court all game.
Can't wait till our defense starts clicking consistently.
We have so many scorers that we will be a nightmare team to face come playoff time.
TP, I agree with this, except that I think if Lee's defense keeps improving, (I have been impressed with Lee's defense we may be able to do it without Bradley. It would be better with Bradley and he is  the best option, but I am not willing to count on him until he is actually on the court and proves that he can play at or near last year's form.
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Re: Rondo suspension thread..
« Reply #245 on: December 01, 2012, 12:12:52 PM »

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I am Rondo's biggest fan and cheerleader, but I am interested in how the team does without him, and curious about the team's fit and execution when he comes back.

It may be that Rondo has not changed his game to fit his new team mates, and that would have to be addressed.
Maybe he is still relying too much on, or deferring to, PP and KG.

I still think Rondo is the best point guard in the league, and am NOT suggesting that we trade him, just make game adjustments!   ;)
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