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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

UnOfficial Endorsement: Mama Zuma's Revenge Habanero Potato Chips

Found these in a rest area vending machine, I-64 E, between Richmond and Virginia Beach.Near Exit 211. If you like spicy salty snacks and come across these, take care because that habanero powder will sneak up and bite... 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NBA 3-Pointer: Is it Outdated?

The Boston Celtics took a team-record 46 three-pointers, early February, 2016. It was not only a team record, said Pardon the Interruption, it was the third-highest attempts in NBA history.

There is a lot of noise about the high volume of three-point shots in the NBA. The opiners can't exactly complain, because there are so many sharpshooters. Really, an open
James Harden pledges allegiance to... some thing. Harden and Steph
Curry are increasing their trey attempts (550+/season) with each
passing year. The rest of the league has joined the "gunning."

professional player is usually going to hit the shot that's within his range--he's basically taking a practice stroke. The pro game is as entertaining as it's ever been, in the eyes of many fans.

But there is a glossiness to the game today; "soft" is going too far, yet something is missing in this sanitized distraction. In fact, players like Steph Curry and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors may be too comfortable with the trey. 

Retired marksman Reggie Miller noted that, since the sideline three is so close to 'out of bounds', it's impossible to move it back. All respect to Miller, who would be averaging 30-35 ppg in today's no-touch league, but he's wrong. Here's how you can move the three-point line back.

Let's see you shoot 50% now.

If such a change seems too drastic, remember that league-shifting adjustments aren't uncommon. Today, fans and media scoff at the idea of big men on the basketball court. They don't understand that big men have basically been legislated out of the game over a long period. Wilt Chamberlain was so dominant that the NBA and the NCAA had to throw water on him. Wikipedia:
Chamberlain's impact on the game is also reflected in the fact that he was directly responsible for several rule changes in the NBA, including widening the lane to try to keep him farther away from the hoop, instituting offensive goaltending and revising rules governing inbounding the ball and shooting free throws (such as making it against the rules to inbound the ball over the backboard). Chamberlain, who reportedly had a 50-inch vertical leap, was physically capable of converting foul shots via a slam dunk without a running start (beginning his movement at the top of the key). When his dunks practically undermined the difficulty of a foul shot, both the NCAA and the NBA banned his modus operandi.
That, alone, makes Wilt a Top 10 player, beyond the championship ring comparisons... but that's another topic for another day...