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My conversation with Arizona basketball writer defending Andre

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Tempe_Buff, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Tempe_Buff

    Tempe_Buff Well-Known Member

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    So today Doug Haller (The Arizona State and Pac12 writer down here in Phoenix) released his votes for Pac12 All defensive team and left off someone.

    He then makes stupid arguments and admits at the end I was right.

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    Sorry one of the replies got cut out so I threw it in on the side.

    If that's too small... http://i.imgur.com/MTgiF.jpg
     

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  2. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    What is stupid about his argument is that Dre is also an outstanding on ball defender, he has quick feet and with his long arms he makes it very hard to do much with the ball. He tips away a lot of passes (both incoming and outgoing,) It is also rare to see somebody drive against him as he positions himself well and is able to disrupt the dribble with his reach.

    Even without the blocks he is a well above average defender.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Does he lead the team in steals this year? I think he was close to our frosh record last year.
     
  4. Tempe_Buff

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    "a big guy that blocks a lot of shots and yet is far from a great defender".

    This assclown seems to be under the impression that Dre is 7'2" and plays like Mark Eaton or something. Maybe he should be impressed that a 6'6" guy leads the league in rebounds and blocks a ton of shots....
     
  6. Tempe_Buff

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    Yeah that's what I was trying to explain to him. He keeps saying stats don't matter. He says that Dre just gets a ton of rebounds and blocks a ton of shots. I wanted to be like "Thanks Doug for defining exactly what a good post defender should do"
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    :lol: I don't think he watches Roberson play much.

    Time to switch that Burfict jersey for a CU jersey!
     
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    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Rep to you, sir. Isn't it fun being behind enemy lines?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    It is. It's even better when you can stir a whole reaction from the site to (not on AllBuffs)
     
  10. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    My Pac 12 all defensive team.

    Trey Eckloff
    Ben Mills
    Sabatino Chen
    Beau Webb
    Beau Gamble

    Not trying to predict anything just saying thats my team.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    S/O to Webb. Yeah buddy.
     
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    RK UBL Club Member

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    Dont openly endorse a player you are friends with or know. I learned that the hard way, and looked like an ass in the process :lol:
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Ole ole ole ole!

    :lol:

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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Truth. You ended up growing from the process though. Isn't allbuffs a great crucible for self-improvement?
     
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    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Look how much I've improved!
     
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    counterpoint noted.
     
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    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Just curious -- why did you answer my comment?
     
  18. Tempe_Buff

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    Woke up to this tweet from Doug this morning.... Looks like Dre has a vote from the Arizona State staff.

    Sorry it keeps making it too small... http://i.imgur.com/gLknI.jpg
     

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    good work. Roberson is totally deserving.
     
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    Good job by that guy for manning up to his mistake
     
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    Nice that he twitted you back.
     
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    respek for owning up to being wrong to that guy. rare these days.
     
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    Doug Haller has regained my respect. Rare to see a journalist admit they are wrong like that.
     
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    I'm glad he pursued this and didn't just let his initial impression make his decision.
     
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    Absolutely. Allbuffs has matured me more than College has hahahaha
     
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    :lol:
     
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