October, 2008

Pregame Blogs

Pregame Blogs
Videos are just the START of the conversation. Each show has a dedicated blog post with show notes, links, and pics. Plus, the host and guests continue the conversation in the comments section!

Andre Gomes

  • NBA Eastern Conference Preview

    Southeast Division Orlando - 47.5 Miami - 37.5 Washington - 37.5 Atlanta - 36.5 Charlotte - 36.5 This seems to be the weakest division on the East, even though 3 teams of this division have qualified to the Playoffs last season: Orlando...
  • NBA Western Conference Preview

    Northwest Division Utah - 51.5 Portland - 44.5 Denver - 41.5 Minnesota - 30.5 Oklahoma - 25.5 Utah is the favorite on this division and just a catastrofic scenario will prevent them from getting the 1st place on the division. The Jazz are a...
  • Andre Gomes' Boston Celtics NBA Preview 2008

    The Celtics were one of the few teams in sports who have done what they had promised before the season started: the championship. The challenge of putting three great players together on the same team and with the pressure of winning immediately never...
  • Andre Gomes' Toronto Raptors NBA Preview 2008

    Bryan Colangelo has been doing a good job in making the Raptors a competitive team and for the second season in a row, the Raptors went to the Playoffs, just to lose in the first round. The team won the Atlantic division two seasons ago with a 47-35...
  • Andre Gomes' Philadelphia 76ers NBA Preview 2008

    The Sixers were the team with the biggest hype in the offseason, after all the team didn't lose any important player and they managed to get in the market Elton Brand. This addition makes the team to be now appointed by the analysts as one of the...
  • Andre Gomes' New Jersey Nets NBA Preview 2008

    Is it possible for a team to enter the 2008/2009 season already thinking more on the 2010 season than in this season? If that's possible, then the Nets are clearly doing that. The Nets were one of the biggest disappointments of the league last...
  • Andre Gomes' New York Knicks NBA Preview 2008

    The Knicks have finally done what their supporters were asking for: changes! Isiah was finally fired and for his place, GM Donnie Walsh has hired Mike D'Antoni, the former coach of the Suns and the past seasons of the Knicks and D'Antoni have...
  • Andre Gomes' LA Lakers NBA Preview 2008

    The Lakers are the clear favorites to win the West and everything worse than another NBA final for them will be considered as a failure. These expectations are curious, as one year ago, a lot of people were doubting that they could even reach the Playoffs...
  • Andre Gomes' Golden State Warriors NBA Preview 2008

    The Warriors were one of the main highlights of the league on the past two seasons. In 2006, they caused one of the biggest upsets ever on the history of the NBA by eliminating Dallas in the first round of the Playoffs, who was coming from a 67-15...
  • Andre Gomes' Phoenix Suns NBA Preview 2008

    The Mike D'Antoni era in Phoenix is now over, with the coach going to New York and even though the Suns played some amazing basketball in the last seasons, the truth is that they couldn't even reach a NBA final. Since Steve Nash joined the...
  • Andre Gomes' Sacramento Kings NBA Preview 2008

    The Kings were one of the less talked teams last season, but managed to do better than the regular supporter was expecting, whose expectations were pretty low. The team managed to finish the regular season with a 38-44 record, despite several problems...
  • Andre Gomes' LA Clippers NBA Preview 2008

    The Clippers are probably the most unpredictable team this season, as it won't be a surprise if they reach the Playoffs due to their roster changes this offseason, but it won't be a surprise neither if they fail to reach the postseason, as...
  • Money Management for Sports Betting

    Even though there are some amazing articles about how to manage a betting account all over the Internet, I've decided to give my personal opinion about this subject, which I consider to be as important as winning our bets, as if we make a terrible...
  • Andre Gomes' New Orleans Hornets NBA Preview 2008

    On my last season's preview of the Hornets, I wrote two sentences that it makes sense to remind them right now: "After analyzing the probable starting lineup the preview is clear: if these guys stay healthy, Hornets will make some damage."...
  • Andre Gomes' San Antonio Spurs NBA Preview 2008

    If there was any logic in the numbers, we could say the Spurs would be the champions this season, as this season will end in 2009 and they were champions in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007. However, their challenge this season will be huge and surely the...
  • Andre Gomes' Houston Rockets NBA Preview 2008

    Besides the Celtics and the Lakers no other team had the spotlight the Rockets had last season. After all, the team had a winning streak of 22 games (the second longest ever on the NBA) and to prove how competitive has been the Western conference,...
  • Andre Gomes' Dallas Mavericks NBA Preview 2008

    The last three seasons were a nightmare for Mark Cuban, who saw his team failing when they weren't supposed to. In 2005/2006, they finished the regular season with a 60-22 record and went to the NBA finals, where they lost to Miami by 4-2, when...
  • Andre Gomes' Memphis Grizzlies NBA Preview 2008

    Last season, just two persons in the world thought that trading Memphis' best player, Pau Gasol, to the Lakers for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie (who retired) and the draft rights of Marc Gasol would be a nice deal: Grizzlies GM...
  • Andre Gomes' Detroit Pistons NBA Preview 2008

    The Pistons have created some kind of a dynasty on the East, without however having great results. The team reached last season the Conference final for the 6th season in a row, but they have just won the NBA title once and another final in that span...
  • Andre Gomes' Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Preview 2008

    Lebron James' contract is one season closer to the end and the Cavs GM Danny Ferry has been doing everything to improve the team and keep it as most competitive as possible, the same is to say "keep Lebron happy". The trade the Cavs made...
  • Andre Gomes' Indiana Pacers NBA Preview 2008

    The Pacers began last season a reformulation with Jim O?Brien in front of the team and it was concluded with the trade of Jermaine O?Neal to Toronto. We are in front of a team which will begin this season a new cycle. With O?Brien, the Pacers are no...
  • Andre Gomes' Chicago Bulls NBA Preview 2008

    The Bulls after some consecutive seasons where they managed to have a solid team and advance to the playoff have gone backwards last season, but luck was on their side and their bad season gave them the #1 draft pick this season. The team was coming...
  • Andre Gomes' Milwaukee Bucks NBA Preview 2008

    The Bucks were one of the teams which most changed their roster during the offseason and even though this isn't a guarantee that they will have better results this season, they really needed to do something, after a 26-56 season (just the Heat...
  • Andre Gomes' Orlando Magic NBA Preview 2008

    Very few players had the spotlight Dwight Howard had last season. Howard had an amazing regular season with 20.7 ppg, 14.2 rpg and 2.1 bpg and in the All Star weekend, he dress like Superman to win the dunk contest. He was clearly the most dominant...
  • Andre Gomes' Washington Wizards NBA Preview 2008

    Normally when a team has aspirations to win the title, they need to have a trio of players, who are capable of playing well on a consistent way during the whole season. That's why Boston won with Garnett, Pierce and Allen, or for example the Spurs...