Friday, June 17, 2005

Roger Brown. Asshole

Roger Brown has a habit of making fun of Cleveland fans tastes. Like Jim Rome. Brown can't STAND Jim Rome. But he gets HUGE ratings in Cleveland. So good that they replay the show at 3AM or something and it still gets decent ratings. But Brown hates Romey, and calls him moronic or sophmoric or something similar in the his columns consitently.

Cleveland fans also like Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the Cavaliers center. Brown says the local fans way overrate the guy. Z is slow and doesn't have good defense. I agree, but I also see a guy who works his tail off and has a great offensive game. But Brown thinks the Cavs should let the guy go, and if you disagree with him, then you are just too much of a homer and can't see the real Z.

Aparently Brown feels the same way about Tractor Traylor:

Add former Cavs forward

Robert "Tractor" Traylor to the ever-growing list of Cleveland athletes whose abilities become overrated by local fans. Many raved about Traylor's late-season performance and showy enthusiasm last year. But it didn't take new Cavs coach Mike Brown long to size up Traylor as an up-and-down NBA journeyman unable to sustain consistency for 82 games because he's 10 to 15 pounds overweight.

Brown is right, Tractor is overweight. Well done. However, I think we all can agree that this Cavalier team has a ton of holes. And if you decide to let go of Z and Tractor, you are just making more holes to fill. Maybe I overrated them, I don't think so. My problem is that I don't trust the Cavalier management (espescially with Larry Brown) to fill the team with the correct players, so why give yourself more holes to fill.

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