barnettej, on 29 December 2012 - 09:06 PM, said:
#1. REALLY ?????? who died and made you Romney.
#2. Im sure Portland felt the same way when they drafted Oden. Because you draft a high pick, anything can happen... but to sit and focus on losing just to get a high draft pick is not an ideal strategy which some of you seem to be going for.
Let's tank this season for a high pick... and then what happens when it doenst work out.... do you tank again, and then tank again, and then tank some more? Which is what I was gathering from someone elses post.... NOT NAMED EMORRY.
Further more your counter point is as simple as you and some what embarrassing. I guess my thoughts on the idea of tanking for draft picks was way to deep for you to understand... I know its not common with Marines.
Thanks for playing, have a nice day.
I did say please. I'm just trying to help you out. You can post however you like; just don't be surprised when no one takes your posts seriously. Posting in several different colors and font sizes directly conflicts with the condescending style of posting that you are attempting to pull off.
The real irony in this whole argument is that OSteve made it abundantly clear on page 4 that he wasn't suggesting the Magic should start tanking games. You misunderstood the point he was trying to make and twisted it into an entirely different argument. Which is interesting considering that is precisely the thing that you're accusing Nittany and I of doing.
Let's approach this from a different angle. What would you say the ceiling for this team is as it is currently structured? 40 wins max? More than likely an 8th seed or a team that just barely misses the playoffs.....and that's assuming that the team avoids injuries. The current Magic core players are currently at their peak playing ability. Jameer's play is likely going to be greatly diminished in a couple of seasons and JJ, Affflalo, and Davis won't be far behind them. When those player's games start to diminish, the Magic's record will reflect it. Meanwhile, it's pretty unlikely that a team that wins 40 games will be in any position to draft the type of player that could turn the Magic into a contender......a point that I don't think you would even dispute. This team is inevitably going to get worse before it gets better. The only question is will we be watching the Magic play .500 ball for a couple of seasons before the inevitable drop-off begins. If you want to see the team hang around .500 for a few seasons, that is completely fine. Feel free to rant and rave in every game thread about "quitting" and "losing cultures". Just don't expect everyone to share that viewpoint. I love the Magic and I enjoy watching them win. I'm not going to get upset when they lose though because I understand that is part of the cost of getting better.
I'm not a Marine.