Sunday, September 19, 2010

God I Can't Wait for NBA Jam

I'm going to bed in five minutes, but I thought I'd indulge my impatience for the new NBA Jam (Oct. 5 can't come soon enough). The two best things about this version of Jam are 1) you get to play as guys like Lebron, Nash, etc. and 2) you also get to play as legends like Bird & Magic (but sadly not Jordan).

Anyway, here are the Top Ten pairs of players I can't wait to play with:
  1. Heat - Lebron James & Dwyane Wade
  2. Sixers - Julius Erving & Allen Iverson
  3. Celtics - Larry Bird & Rajon Rondo
  4. Jazz - John Stockton & Karl Malone
  5. Magic - Shaquille O'Neal & Dwight Howard
  6. Knicks - Patrick Ewing & Amare Stoudamire
  7. Blazers - Clyde Drexler & Greg Oden
  8. Lakers - Magic Johnson & Kobe Bryant
  9. Bulls - Scottie Pippen & Carlos Boozer
  10. Suns - Steve Nash & Kevin Johnson
So yeah, my law school career will be in serious jeopardy in a few weeks.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

How Elections Work, Pt. 1

I realize that I never got around to writing a post about "how elections work," but this Kevin Drum post on Mother Jones gets at my main point. Click through to see the poll numbers but the point is that:
Americans trust Democrats more to handle the country's problems, they think Democrats represent their values better, they think Democrats are more concerned with the needs of people like them, and they think Democrats deserve to be reelected at a higher rate than Republicans. They also think (though I didn't show it below) that George Bush is substantially more to blame for our economic woes than Barack Obama.

And the result of all this? They say they plan to vote for Republicans by landslide numbers. It's the economy, stupid.

I'll write more on this kind of thing at some point. For now, all I'll say is "it's the economy, stupid" indeed.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Update on FIBA Suns

Goran Dragic and Hedo Turkoglu both led their countries into the quarterfinals at FIBA today. Dragic had 10 points and 8 assists against Australia, while Turkoglu's 20 points led Turkey over France. They'll meet on Wednesday as Slovenia & Turkey play for a semifinal spot. The other quarterfinal match-up for Wednesday is Spain vs. Serbia (the Spaniards are heavy favorites).

Team USA plays Angola tomorrow in what should be a cake-walk to the quarterfinals.