get a new trainer. Get these guys in shape. What are these guys doing in the
If they're is anybody on the Jazz working really hard during the offseason, it's
Harpring. While I do think it's rediculous how much athletes get paid these
days, it's not as easy of a lifestyle as you think. He's dealt with some really
tough injuries in his career that would probably keep a lot of guys down much
longer but Matt plays through the pain.At any rate, I hope the best
for Harpring and will always remember him fondly as a Jazz fan.
Its called an injury for a reason, though getting in better shape can help, it
doesn't mean it will keep people from getting hurt.A person in
better shape just means they will be able to play longer periods of time without
being so tired than they usually would be.Of course you have proper
stretching and yoga type of conditioning but they just mainly help joints and
muscle so if you break a bone or something like that then stretching will not
matter.To help minimize injury one of the best things to do is to
constantly provide the body with the right amounts of natural supplements so the
body can naturally strengthen all of its bones, joints, tendons, etc...naturally
Yeah shirm, they've looked really listless and out of shape recently, haven't
they? When they strolled out to a 30-14 lead last night, I kept thinking--why
aren't they in better shape?PS-Think before you spout.
I love Harpring, but why don't the Jazz make him at least do some PR work or
something here in Utah if he's getting paid? My ticket money is going to a guy
hanging out at home in Atlanta doing nothing for the organizaition?Shouldn't he at least visit a few schools or something and sign a few
autographs?Seems silly, he can just stay home and get paid. Even if he is
one of most fans' favorite Jazz players...
Thanks Anonymous but you seemed to have answered your own question. Why doesn't
he have to do PR work? Then you say he is a player. That is what he gets paid
to do.Do the teachers at your school let kids out early so they can
help the janitors sweep?The Jazz have KOC to spout and spew and
manage PR.I love to see the Jazz compete, and more often now they
seem to be winning which is great for them. They will develop that habit of
winning and then it becomes painful and hard to break.Boozer has
shown he is everything he was hired to be. I have a question though and that is
about his scoring. Why does he regularly score 25-28 points but he does not
have breakout games of 35-45 points?
It would be nice for Matt to come back and end his career on a high note. He
deserves that.What I am trying to understand is why you would quote Boozer
regarding Max Hall?Does anyone car what comes outta his mouth?Its
like I told all of you last summer, and I quote:Boozer will have his best
year this year! Their isn't even a slim chance he will come up with a un
diagnosable injury again.I just hope the Jazz don't let him hold them
Hapring is not going to retire until the end of the year. If he did, he would
lose his money this year. No one is dumb enough to give up over 6 million and
retire early. Matt is not coming back.
Miles is right. Matt isn't coming back.But Harpring is going to help
the Jazz one more time. Though injured, his expiring contract will be huge when
the February trading deadline comes along.Matt will "miraculously"
get better by then and will get traded, retiring at the end of the season. It's
good for Matt ($$$) and helpful to the Jazz.Whom else will the Jazz
trade?I'll leave that up to the other pundits on this blog. But the
emergence of Matthews and Maynor have broaden the Jazz's options to pull the
trigger on a trade they might not have considered before.Thanks
Matt! You've been a real trooper. We're gonna miss ya!
In reality it's one less vetran for Sloan to cater to. That much more playing
time for someone who should be getting it.
I've always loved watching Harpring. I love the way he plays. He was the only
remnant of toughness carried over from the Stockton-Malone era. We need someone
to step up and fill that void.
You are exactly right about Harpring. He is a tough, dedicated warrior, always
leaving everything on the court. My favorite Jazz players of all-time are
Stockton, Hornacek, and Harpring. Big T would not be far down the list
When Sloan retires, you could put Matt in his place on the bench with not even a
ripple. Same tough, in-your-face, down-to-earth... If you liked Sloan as coach,
you'd like Matt as coach. If you hated Sloan, you'd hate Matt.Only
difference, it would be like going back 20 years - the assistant coaches would
have to hold onto Matt's jacket a lot harder, like when Sloan used to go after
the refs in the past.
Harpring needs to come back at the end of the year and go out like Dikembe
Mutombo did. Getting a career ending injury on some sort of typical jazz
man/harpring swan song play, like a game winning block on kobe, diving on the
ground for the ball, defensive rebound. Whatever, that would be sweet.
I hope harpring isn't so injured that he can't walk.
Actually, Anonymous has a point. Harpring has been doing some TV time with NBA
TV. So why he cannot be here doing it for our fan base is a good question.That aside, Harpring for me will go down as one of my most
favorite players to watch on the Jazz. He just put it all out there. Miss you
Harpring. Hope you get better whether you play or not. Thanks for everything !!!
I love the idea of Harpring coach. We should work out a deal where
we release him and then resign him as an assistant for the same salary. That way
Matt doesn't lose any money, and we save a little cap room. Then in a few
years he can be in the running for head coach when the Sloan/Johnson coaching
tenure ends.Harpring for Jazz coach 2011-12!
should be coaching or sweeping the floors now. not the same as should the kids
help the janitor kids not getting payed 6 mil. if i am paying someone 6 mil they
will be doing something. at least sitting on the bench were we can see were the
money is going. that is crazy paying someone 6 mil and they are at the house
Harpring is living up to his contract. That is all that can be expected. He
gets paid, no matter what he does....even if he announces his retirement. A
deal is a deal.
How can you not like a player that hustles. Who cares if he cannot shot.
Shooting is overrated anyway. He plays defense like no ones business, well if
fouling the player is playing defense anyway. He hustles, and that's all that
matters in the Jazz scheme. Hustle, hustle, hustle... he's like watching a real
life Will Ferrell, the funniest man in Hollywood I might add, he's completely
LOVE THE HARP....