Friday, September 01, 2006

Now THIS is a little weird...

If it's a weekday morning, this is the first time since December 2003 that I haven't gotten up at the crack of dawn to create and file the Quickie.

I'm still getting used to a couple of things: Not having a strict deadline and not having any space constraints among them.

I can say one thing off the bat: I was overwhelmed by the amount of supportive emails sent by readers. (And by the number of people willing to check out the blog yesterday.) I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. Now, back to the writing...

Because, oh, THIS is sort of huge.

-- D.S.

21 comments:

Jason said...

While Greece being the one to beat the USA is huge, the fact that the USA lost is not. I think a lot of people saw it coming from a mile away.

Anonymous said...

If you think the USA doesn't have the best players in the world you're on something. Int. Hoops is played on a weird court with weird rules and awful refs. We still don't have our best team out there. I've stopped caring about Int. hoops until they adopt a NBA court and rules.

Anonymous said...

here come the people sucking up....

Anonymous said...

if we don't get some people who can shoot and some body willing to defend the pick & roll, we will not beat the good int'l teams for quite a while

Jon said...

Now it will be fun to see them lose to Argentina in the bronze medal game.....

Anonymous said...

so Jon is either an idiot or racist...which one Jon?

Mark (Austin, TX) said...

So, when are they going to load this team with guys like Michael Redd? The team we had was impressive, but they were all cut and slasher types and there was nary a ice in the veins shooter out there. The approach to putting the team together is all wrong. Folks like James and Wade are perfect for this team, if and ONLY if, you add players like Redd who can knock down the open shot and force teams out of the zone.

Anonymous said...

the NY Times is a fabrication, use a better article/example. NYC = overrated, or dud as you say.

Anonymous said...

so how many MQ "regulars" are sitting here with their faces pressed up to the computer screen crying right now?

Geoff said...

As soon as I saw Team USA lost I thought "Oh man, I can't wait for the Quickie.. "

Oops.

LudaKris said...

Can't wait to see all the USA haters pop-up out of the wood works right about....NOW. I guess T.O. is playing now, so the haters got to hate something.

Jake C said...

I think you and I, along with many others, knew this was coming. Coach K finally even admitted it was likely his fault they lost. He has never been able to coach in tough games (just ask Jim Calhoun).

On this same topic of amazing news...let's not forget Agassi's second straight, late survival, at the Open.

Jake C (VA Beach)

Manada said...

Speaking as a Canadian, it's great to see a small upstart team beat the US - I just wish we could've qualified and done it (lets face it we have MVP Nash and that's about it).

This upset has a lot of parallels to the US beating the Soviets in '72 nes pas?

Shanoff - loved the DQ - upset that it's gone but it is better that it went out he way it did before you 'jumped the shark' like Simmons.

I don't think that we, as loyal readers for the past 3 years or so, deserve the explaination, but if the axe was the decision of ESPN...give us a wink....or at least use a 'safe' word...like KENNEDY or OSCAR.

Thanks buddy and keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

On a side note - how many MQ reg's are going to boycot the Buzz chat because it's stealing the idea from our boy!

Chris UK said...

International basketball is more enjoyable to watch than the NBA, and has great intensity. Agassi's win was pure theatre, but a big dud to Gael Monfils for ending my run in the US Open suicide pool...

H said...

Damn it, I miss the Quickie!!!

It's kinda weird not having it in my morning "I gotta check the internet to avoid real qork" routine.

Is anyone really surprised about team USA losing? Honestly? I don't even follow basketball that closely and I could see this coming.

And big ups to Andre for a gutsy performance last night. When Baghdatis squared it up at 2 sets a piece, I thought it might be the end. But Andre stood up and eeked out another one. the questions is, can he do it again?

Anyone catch Alex Rios' play last night?

hannah said...

What up Northwestern!

Rafael (Blacksburg) said...

I agree, Dan. 9-10am has been a bore without the MQ. Especially after such a big sports night on Thursday! CFB begins!

Rafael (Blacksburg) said...

What up Northwestern? Ugh. Well, glad your boys won, Dan. Though I wish they hadn't. On to Purdue!

Chris said...

great to see you back and writing already

Anonymous said...

Dan,

I'm sorry if I sounded harsh about you leaving ESPN in my last email. I'm glad to see that you're staying online. Hopefully you didn't take my words personally and just forwarded the email to the honchos at ESPN for taking you off.

Best of luck,
bobby in houston
dalen52@yahoo.com