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    interstellarshadow got a reaction from Chris in Dysfunctional Dave McGee, a DDS:CB3 Dynasty   
    Hey, My cousin goes to Bryant. This'll be a good one to watch.
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    interstellarshadow reacted to SecretAgentMan in Hello   
    Hi, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name's Jeff, but online I go by SAM (SecretAgentMan).  I'm an active member of the SimNation sports community, and I've participated in college football (BBCF) and soccer (ESMS+) leagues in the past, and I'm a former commissioner of the IFF (International Football Federation), and ESMS+ league.
     
    I also do some programming in my spare time, and I'm interested in unique sports simulation ideas, including olympic sports.  I'm in the process of creating a game I call Going for Gold: Winter Games. It's a Winter Olympics simulation where you control a National Olympics Committee and manage the budgets and other aspects of your winter sports athletics program.
     
    I'm hoping to meet some fellow sim fans here, particularly people who are interested in international sports like I am.
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    interstellarshadow got a reaction from Wayne23 in Request for DDSCB Collaboration   
    So, all you people out there. I think that it would be cool if I partner with somebody who enjoys playing DDS:CB and connecting it with my DDSPB dynasty. Since I use DDSPB3, just make sure that whatever you do is compatible.
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    interstellarshadow got a reaction from Chris in Request for DDSCB Collaboration   
    So, all you people out there. I think that it would be cool if I partner with somebody who enjoys playing DDS:CB and connecting it with my DDSPB dynasty. Since I use DDSPB3, just make sure that whatever you do is compatible.
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    interstellarshadow reacted to Chris in Leah (Pronounced Lee) Jamison Dynasty Report [DDSPB3]   
    Latvia bringing it
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    interstellarshadow got a reaction from Chris in Leah (Pronounced Lee) Jamison Dynasty Report [DDSPB3]   
    BREAKING NEWS!!
     
    A third Expansion team bid has been accepted by the owners. Charlotte GA now has its own basketball franchise.
     
    The Toronto team will be called the Dinos.
     
    The Mexico City team will be called the Vaqueros.
     
    NBA Champion GM Leah Jamison has agreed to manage the Vaqueros. Terms of the contract are still unknown, but thought to range in the $10 million range for the next 3 years.
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    interstellarshadow got a reaction from PointGuard in Leah (Pronounced Lee) Jamison Dynasty Report [DDSPB3]   
    No Hispanic names, but a lot of other international representation. My next trade, I'll add in a Rodriguez just for you. That is, after November (since I already played through that.

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    interstellarshadow reacted to PointGuard in Leah (Pronounced Lee) Jamison Dynasty Report [DDSPB3]   
    Way to go Golden State on the +6 !
     
    Good luck with your next coaching gig.
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    interstellarshadow reacted to AY-BR in Leah (Pronounced Lee) Jamison Dynasty Report [DDSPB3]   
    Congratulations on your championship!
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    interstellarshadow got a reaction from Chris in Leah (Pronounced Lee) Jamison Dynasty Report [DDSPB3]   
    2012 Eastern Conference Finals: #1 Philadelphia v #2 Detroit
    Matchup Preview:
    Season Series: PHI 3 – DET 1
    PG: Griffin Harrington (17.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 7.8 apg, 1.7 spg) v Kurtis Scholl (27.2 ppg, 3.2, 7.6 apg, 1.0 spg)
    During the regular season, Kurtis Scholl wasn’t even close to contesting Harrington for a top spot on the list of the best PG’s in the league. But with Harrington’s decline through the first two rounds, and Scholl’s stepping up to take Detroit games over, this series will be a hot matchup between the two.
    Winner: Draw
    SG: Rowan Evans (18.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.8 spg) v Tadeusz Sbroczynksi (11.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 6.9 apg, .6 spg)
    Rowan Evans has been surprising everyone with his consistently impressive play during the postseason so far, while Sbroczynksi hasn’t had a particularly praise-worthy month since the playoffs started. At 37, its reasonable to expect his play to start falling off, but we’ll have to keep in mind his experience in the matchup against Evans. Look for big numbers from Evans due to sub-par defense, and a decrease in steal numbers.
    Winner: PHI
    SF: Tengiz Tsulukidze (10.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.8 spg, 2.5 bpg) v Billy Wallace (15.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.4 apg, .7 spg, 1.2 bpg)
    Zulu will be happy to face off against someone who approaches his size after having to deal with someone much smaller and quicker. He’s going to eat Billy up. Wallace isn’t a bad player, but Zulu is going to be hungry and there is little that he can do against someone as strong as Tengiz is.
    Winner: PHI
    PF: Oliver Dobbins (16.8 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.5 bpg) v Nate Moore (19.7 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.7 spg, 2.8 bpg)
    This is one of the most anticipated matchups of the series. It probably isn’t going to be that close, and it probably isn’t going to go our way, however. Moore is probably one of the top 3 PF’s in the game, and he plays like it. His efficiency isn’t spectacular, with a .500 FG% through the postseason, but he has an 80% stopping percentage on drives, and forces 2.4 TO’s per game. He is one of the League’s true two way players .
    Winner: DET
    C: Naim Baykurt (21.0 ppg, 8.6 prg, 1.5 apg, .7 spg, 1.6 bpg) v Reggie McAfee (14 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2apg, 3 bpg)
    McAfee has to show that he is truly healthy after missing most of the first and all of the second round of the playoff’s due to a broken finger. When healthy, he anchors the best frontcourt in the league, and will look to show it. Meanwhile Baykurt is riding peak form and will be looking to show dominance against a player just trying to get back into the swing of things.
    Winner: Draw
    Bench: Jody Jones, Natan Nagid, Delvin Mouring v Raymond Elloie, Ronell Wise, Donald Fox
    Elloie is edging ever closer to the end of his career, but is still so good that when either McAfee or Moore step off for a spell, the Gears want for nothing. However, the rest of their bench isn’t so reliable. On Philly’s side. Nagid showed that he was back and ready to go after his late-season injury. He wasn’t particularly efficient, but could still showed he could do his thing.
    Winner: Draw
    Prediction: Toss-up in 7
    I really can’t tell which of us will take this series in the end. If any of our players go off, the series is ours, possibly in less than 7 games, but I could also see Detroit slowing things down so much that we can’t beat them.
     
    Game 1: PHI v DET (Series tied 0-0):
    You’d think that at home, with four players scoring 20 points apiece, we would be pretty safe about taking a win in this game, right? Nope. In fact, it wasn’t particularly close. That all came down to rebounds. Remember me saying the Gears had the best front court in the league? Well they used that size to outrebound ups by a margin of 15!  Meanwhile, Griff Harrington had 9 rebounds, a team high. Also, apparently my coach likes Jones more than Evans, because he started tonight. Both did very well, but Evans’ performance definitely made me a believer of him over Jones. He went 8 for 11 (getting 22 points), had 3 rebounds (2 more than Jones), 4 assists (3 more than Jones), and a steal (1 more than Jones). But Ah well. Back to the drawing board for game 2 as we go down 121-136.
    Game 2: PHI v DET (DET leads 1-0):
    A 10 point loss puts us on the road and down 2-0. Evans started, and while he gave a subpar performance, so did almost everyone else. Zulu had 15 points, and 12 rebounds, but did little else, Dobbins had 19 and 5 steals, but turned the ball over 5 times, Baykurt managed 28 points, but missed 8 free throws. As a team, we shoot a terrible 36% and go 1 for nine from behind the arc (Evans made our only 3). Detroit takes us down 118-108.
    The Rangers lead against the Spartans 2-0, going to Golden State for the next two.
    Game 3: PHI @ DET (DET leads 2-0):
    This game is must win for us, as I cannot recall any team winning four in a row after going down 3-0. And we cannot pull it off. Scholl schorches Harrington for 29 points, and the best we can offer back is 20 from Baykurt and 19 from Evans. Their efforts were negated by 22 from Moore and a 11 rebound margin for the Gears as they trounce us by 13, 126-113.
    Game 4: PHI @ DET (DET leads 3-0):
    By this point in the series, I’ve essentially given up any hope of moving on, yet the team wasn’t content to just roll over and let them win. Bykurt went for 29 points, while Griff Harrington was the story of the match, going 10 for 17, making 6 of 7 free throws, scoring 27, and piling on 10 dimes. He finally looked like his regular season self, and we only let the Gears lead by a single point 3 times over the course of the game where we led by as much as 23. Final result: 123-104!
    Game 5: PHI v DET (DET leads 3-1):
    3 more wins left to take the series. I know that I’m kidding myself if I believe we can do it, but I can’t make myself let go of that hope. Baykurt scored 39 and managed to keep my hopes alive! The crowd came to the game a little dreary. They knew that the Gears were, in all likelihood, going to take this game, and they were dreading having them celebrate on our home floor. But at the end of the first half, up by 14, the crowd realized that it wasn’t yet our time to die, and once we took back the floor, they seemed to get louder with every possession, trying to will us back into the series. Harrington was having so much fun that he forgot to score the ball. He miss all four shots he took, and promptly gave up and started passing instead. He managed to acquire 13 shiny new dimes for his collection. Evans scored 23, showing off his ungodly efficiency, and the whole team was laughing like maniacs as we took home our second win of the series, 132-105!
    Game 6: PHI @ DET (DET leads 3-2):
    Everybody and their grandmother knew that the Palace of the Auburn Hills was going to be a terrifying place for this game six. Motor City looked at us and believed that if we were able to take game six, and go back home for game 7, they would be toast. We would have too much momentum and to excited a crowd to lose. So they made it their business to win this game at all costs. But Rowan Evans told the world—and did it twice—that we weren’t afraid of them, that under no circumstances would we back down, and that this game was ours. And it was, even before it started. Yes it looked close through the first half, with Detroit even getting a 9 point lead for a while and going into the 3rd with a nickel for a lead. But that magical 3rd quarter came along and I couldn’t leave my seat to get a drink of water if I was dying of thirst. Evans finished the game with 43 points on 16 of 24 shooting, going 7 for 8 from deep, and gathering 8 rebounds and a pair of blocks. Harrington was back on point, scoring 21, dishing 17 dimes (mostly to Evans) and pilfering his way to four steals. We take our third win in a row to even the series and go Home for game 7, 123-104!
    Game 7: PHI v DET (Series tied 3-3):
    I almost couldn’t bring myself to attend the game. I didn’t want to see the magic of the last 6 days die. If we lost, I wasn’t sure how I’d react. Eventually, thinking of all the players I would let down if I didn’t show, I forced myself into the car, and drove to the stadium, arriving only an hour early. And I regretted it almost immediately. Detroit made a huge push that silenced the crowd. When the half-time buzzer sounded, we were only a few points in the hole, after giving up an 11-0 run and pushing back, but the court was so quiet that people in the nosebleeds heard it when the PA announcer sneezed into his sleeve (and away from his mike). While the crowd was busy being depressed, the locker was filled with thunder, fire, and brimstone. Coach Jones made it absolutely clear that this wasn’t a game that we were allowed to lose. That even if we suffered 11 injuries, that one last person was going to win us this game. The third quarter wasn’t the magical thing of the last game, but a tiresome, grinding battle to even the score. But even it we did. That gave us the momentum to push through the 4th and take a 13 point lead to win the game and advance to the NBA finals, 116-103.
     
    The Rangers-Spartans series went the distance as well, but Dallas righted their ship and advanced to the finals, with 3 players pushing 30 points, 139-112.
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    interstellarshadow reacted to PointGuard in Saving the Sonics - A basketball Dynasty [JumpShot]   
    A bunch of short win and loss streaks, but you are once again above .500.  Diaz trade working out for you so far.
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    interstellarshadow got a reaction from Chris in NBA Draft   
    The NBA Draft is tonight, and I plan on covering it (and probably playing a bit of games while I wait for picks to happen) on a live stream using twitch. My twitch channel is http://www.twitch.tv/interstellarshadow, and I hope to see you all on.
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    interstellarshadow got a reaction from Chris in Who's Bret Vandergard and what's he done for us lately? [DDSCB3]   
    SportsShadow.com Blog post
     
    Oh, OK. So the nobody team from Big Sky rates more views than the Orange's turmoil over their athletes somehow having more money than they could. Granted I always have thought that, especially with these lucrative TV deals, etc, that varsity sports should be more of a work study situation so this shouldn't be an issue, but whatever.
     
    So I got a lot feedback about what was really not much more than a rant. Someone said that the Eagles shouldn't even waste energy recruiting since they have nothing to entice them. No. That is definitely false. This allows the organisation to do several things. Those high school kids, even if there is no chance that they attend Eastern Washington, have siblings, underclassmen buddies, etc. that they talk to. If you show those seniors that this school would have been a good place to play at, give them a good time during their campus visit, and encourage their interest, this will lay the stage for the next year. What I was saying would be stupid was if they had offered any extracurricular incentive to come to the school. Since that is against NCAA regs, and they have no scholarships to offer, it would be pretty dumb to risk getting caught offering bribes, when there really is no chance that anyone good might come.
     
    One of the school's scouts may of had a connection with Chris Lewis, and therefore, would have a good chance to spread the word about Eastern Washington U on the East coast. If so, who should give a damn? Not I, and certainly not you. In fact, unless Cheny is less than a half-hour's drive from you, you probably shouldn't give one s__t about Eastern Washington basketball. Let Mr. Vandergard do his thing, and lets not turn his bad situation into an even crappier one.
     
    On a happier note, their team does seem to be doing OK right now. After a disastrous pre-conference season, they are faring alright and playing .500 ball. Maybe the Big Sky just sucks (duh.), but the team does seem to be improving just now. That helps Mr Vandergard's job security, while for now, Jim Rome is probably fuming over how he is not hurting it.
     
    Signing off,
    InterstellarShadow
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    interstellarshadow reacted to PointGuard in Who's Bret Vandergard and what's he done for us lately? [DDSCB3]   
    Grins and bears Tim's pun! 
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    interstellarshadow got a reaction from Chris in Who's Bret Vandergard and what's he done for us lately? [DDSCB3]   
    I hope you don't mind me doing this:
    Blog entry on SportsShadow.com:
    I bet most of you, before this year, knew nothing about Eastern Washington basketball. In fact, even if you did, you didn't give two s__ts about the program there. Yet, when Bret 'nobody' Vandergard is hired to run their program, it seemed like everyone was paying attention to their rocky start and to Jim Rome's ramblings. Now the campus has been turned into a national spectacle. One can't help but think that if this boondogle were to suddenly disappear, the team might to just a little bit better. Yes, their group of guys is pretty crappy, and yes he probably is digging it with that politician. But really? A team with exactly ZERO scolarships to offer, trying to entice a big-name forward, who probably wasn't even close to on the Eagles radar (being from the East Coast)? Does that make any sense? I don't see anyone trying to do that, least of all a first year coach who is already in a bit of a hole. Unless Mr Vandergard is stupider than anyone truly thinks, or unless he has absolutely no control over his staff, this didn't happen. And so, the final question arises, why in H___ is Rome trying to sink a team that seems to be doing a good job of that on its own?
     
    Signing off,
    InterstellarShadow
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    interstellarshadow reacted to PointGuard in Who's Bret Vandergard and what's he done for us lately? [DDSCB3]   
    Jamal Smith, 1st Asst Coach:
     
    Coach V called a team meeting after our final pre-conference game. He told the players to put the pre-conference behind them and out of their minds. It was nothing more than preparation for what’s to come…and that’s to fight to win every conference game. That means working hard in practice and then focusing that hard work into a stellar performance each and every game from here on out. He said we can beat any team in the Big Sky Conference and everyone on the team needs to believe that. We’re not going to take a back-seat to anyone.

    After the team meeting, he told the coaches that Robbie Taflinger will be playing more at the 2 than the 1 in the future due to his high turnover rate and that he going to try Brian Robisch as the backup to Tim Dove at the point. Shawn Jackson will continue to start at the 2. Terence Hillier will move from playing the 3 to being a backup at the 4 position. Joe Blackwell will start at the 3 backed up by Delawn West and Travis Dawson. The interior starters will continue to be Cory Davis and Joseph Palmer, backed up not only by Hillier but also Odie Joseph and Michael Taylor.