Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kings’ Preseason Ends on Upswing

No Arco tickets, so I had to rely on Sam Amick of the Bee for the news about Sacramento beating the Portland Trail Blazers 84-78. Love the write-ups anyway, because, unlike this humble blogger, most sports columnists have a touch of the poet. For example, “Kings center Brad Miller running the floor as if chasing someone who stole his monster truck.” Nice image. And evidently the point of it was that Miller has been powering up his defense, part of the strategy Eric Musselman wants the Kings to emphasize this year.

Next time, I want to see that in person.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Sacramento Kings Fans Need to Vote

Kings fans, we'd get more use out of a beautiful new arena than anybody. Even if you only follow the Kings from your couch and never buy a ticket, developing the old railroad yard downtown into an arena would be good. Even if you don't give a flip about basketball.

Because what Sacramento does not need is a hazardous waste dump left festering--that place is a Superfund site, the grossest of the gross. I hate to even use the turning-lemons-into-lemonade image, because those are some mighty toxic lemons. Yuck.

Of course this kind of enterprise is expensive and big profits go to the developers. But the millions it takes to build a sports and entertainment complex don't just float away--they are salaries for construction workers and profit margins for suppliers. And when the place is open, well, even the Kings concession stands makes more money than an abandoned railyard.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Mike Bibby Too Short For The NBA? Naaaa!

The Sacramento Kings made a smooth move when they signed Mike Bibby in June of 2001. This 28 year old has game beyond his years AND beyond his height! I was amazed to see this guys stats and see that he comes in at only 6ft 1 inch. Sacramento better hold onto this one or another NBA team will luck out with him on their team! Don't let his height fool ya, he's got GAME!!!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Kings hire new coaches

Musselman has kept only one of six assistant coaches from last season, T.R. Dunn. In choosing the new coaches, Musselman has assembled a youthful staff that will hopefully inject some energy into the program. New hires include Scott Brooks, Brendan O'Connor, Mark Hughes, Jason Hamm, and scout Clay Moser. I have high hopes for the new crew, but I will withhold any judgment until I see a few performances.