Re: The championship is tainted
posted at 6/23/2011 10:45 AM EDT
In Response to Re: The championship is tainted
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: The championship is tainted : What do they say about Americans don't know grammar? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/quit
verb , quit or quit·ted, quit·ting, You said: "Reason it's 2-3-2 is because the HOME, FAVORED team has HCA. Can't quit or choke if you're not the favored team." 1) the home, favored team has HCA? Just a few days ago, your own post said that the Lakers were favorites in 2008, albeit not having HCA. Posted on 6/11/2011, 1:50 PM EDT: http://www.boston.com/community/forums.html?plckForumPage=ForumDiscussion&plckDiscussionId=Cat%3aSportsForum%3a734e2bc9-e1bc-49d6-8355-64f9a8500246Discussion%3ad53a720e-357a-4bfa-ae4d-9dacc3ed5278&plckCurrentPage=1
"the Lakers would win both Games 6 and 7. They were favored all year - AND they were favored all year in 2008 . When you are FAVORED to win, all you can do is collapse. " Using your logic of HOME, FAVORED TEAM has HCA, then how come - the Lakers the favorite team (according to you) in the 2008 final despite the Celtics had HCA? - the Celtics were not supposed to win in 2009 against the Magic despite having HCA? See, that's the best part arguing with you. Give you a rope and you'll take care of yourself... 2) Of course a team without the HCA can choke. Look at Portland in game 7 of the 2000 WCF. Leading by 15 points in the 4th at Staples, they choked. Look at the 2002 ECF game 3, the Nets choked by blowing a 20-point 4th quarter lead AT TD. Likewise, the Celtics choked by blowing consecutive 3-2 leads. They weren't expected to win one at Staples? Heck, since the 2-3-2 format in 1985, teams leading 3-2 going to the other teams arenas for two games in the finals won FIVE GAME 6 OUT OF EIGHT TIMES. So who's the favorite here? The best part is that you made up something out of thin air and consider it as a rule. "Can't choke or quit without the HCA". What a laugh!
Posted by MajicMVP[/QUOTE]
WOW - you have deep, deep, deep problems. Too many to address here. So here are a couple, don't bother responding as it will be a waste of your time - no answer from me:
BUT - here are a few tidbits for you -http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/grammarlogs4/grammarlogs595.htm
Normally, when we use the past tense of "quit" to mean "stopped," it is spelled that way, as in "He quit bugging his sister." But if you mean "left," the past tense form "quitted" would be acceptable, at least in England: "Her finances dried up and she quitted the area, moving to Montana." In the U.S., you'd undoubtedly be better off using "left."
From Garner's Modern American Usageby Bryan Garner. Copyright 2003 by Bryan A. Garner. Published by Oxford University Press, Inc., www.oup-usa.org, and used with the gracious consent of Oxford University Press
So, unless you mean the lakers LEFT the playoffs, using quitted is incorrect. Please do not come back with a dictionary, I never said it was not a word, you just used it incorrectly.
I will not get into records, but no one keeps track of how many times one loses, except Cubs fans, and maybe those who follow the Glasgow Rangers. No one cares how many times you lost, only how many you've won. Boston 17, lakers of Minneapolis plus Inglewood plus LA 16.
Comprehension 101 - I never said anything about Bynum playing in the playoffs. What I said was this - until he got hurt, the lakers did not pursue Pau Gasol from the Griz. AFTER he got hurt, they made an offer. And since CHI had an offer of Noah, Nocioni and Deng, the fact the lakers got him for Kwame Brown and some stiffs ( please don't tell me they knew Marc Gasol would be good, he had ZERO experience) is highly suspect.
Lastly, I can tell you are not a gambler. The Miami Heat are the FAVORITES already to win next year............that means if they don't, they choke. The odds will not change if they get down 3-2, or if they have HCA. They are the favorites to win, and all they can do is choke. The lakers were the favorites last year - and they didn't choke. Boston's winning would have been an upset, so they could not choke. I know that is very difficult for you, but Vegas would not give you your money back if you team makes it to the Finals and gets down 3-2. That has nothing to do with it. MIA choked this year, Dal didn't. LAL were favorites last year, and they won.....................deal with it.
Any other problems you have, you really need therapy for, as I can do no more for you!