They shocked the world alright!.
In a few day the Utah Jazz, will be like the rest of us. Able to watch the NBA
Playoffs on T.V.The early rounds of the Playoffs are a series of
meaning Games in order to make more money at the end of the season and keep the
stands full with false hope.The Playoffs should be the Division
Champions and a Wild Card or two. Not the Top 16 Teams. Eighth Place should Not
a Playoff Make.It should be like Football or Baseball, Seven Games
is also silly, in the early rounds best of 3 should more then do. In
the 70's and 80's when I was a Sports Fan and went to Pro Basketball Games.
Phoenix was was always will find a way to lose Central. I had enough
when I figured out that regardless of the Outcome No one was sending Me a Check.
Then The Phoenix Suns Drafter A Center named Bayer Forest out of Grand Canyon
College an NAIA Championship School in the First Round. I knew him (we went to
the same Mega Church), nice guy, but 1st Round Draft Pick Not So Much.I switched to News Talk.
Now do you believe!. Lakers in 4 or whatever they want..
How old are you, you can circle the fricking wagons all you want the "Priveleged
Lakers" are going to shove it down your throats with out any problem. They may
be priveleged but at least they have heart, something your own fans admit the
Jazz are lacking.
Here comes the dellusional Jazz fans that want to blame the refs..The Jazz were
blowing games long before the playoffs with allot more teams than just the
Lakers!!!!!.. Stop making fools out of yourself and act like men. You bunch of
church basketball hacks!.
Keep drinking the koolaide!.
the jazz will win in 6 at home i cant believe some of the comments on here wow
jazz are not that bad seriously D WILL is better than Kobe and all tjis bynum
talk he is not that good of a player seriously, he is good but not as good as
laker and jazz fans say he is hes a bust this is going to be a good upset. and
to answer every ones question yes the jazz doubt themselves but that does not
mean we as fans have to give up on them its not our faukt they win or lose and
jerry sloan can only coach so much he cant go out and play let all be the 6th
man tommorrow and cheer on our UTAH JAZZ to a VICTORY!!!!!
and cj is the best player in the NBA
...all the fuss about a 2nd rate team, in a 2nd rate city, in a 4th rate sport?
This does not compute!
If the Jazz show up and play, they probably got a better shot against the Lakers
then most other teams.It's the "showing up" part that has me
worried. Sometimes you don't feel like they really care.
When your supposed best player (boozer) is out with an injury all year long and
right before he's ready to come back leaks out that he may opt out of his
contract, I don't think your chances of winning become greater. In fact, I
liked our chances better before 'Booz the Looz' came back. Later Boozer, hello
Milsap!!! Hey and maybe welcome in Chris B. from Toronto if we're lucky!
I know it has been a while since the Lakers of won a chamionship.....2002 i
think????.....But what i do know is has been longer since the Jazz have won a
championship!!!!!....oh yeah the Lakers did win 3 in a row...have the Jazz ever
done that??.....Go Lakers!!!
Bring them on...you are not shorthanded Jerry.Bring them on...you
are not shorthanded Jerry.Bring them on...you are not shorthanded
Jerry.that is what should happen Jerry.....DO IT!!!!!Bring them on...you are not shorthanded Jerry.Better than a second
verse, same as the first etc.Bench Boozer and Memo..thery cancel out
their scoring with no DDDDDDDDDDefense.
I think the plague of this team are Booz and AK. They are not even close to
worth the size of their contracts. We need to dump those contracts so we can
sign someone who really wants to play. Man, even Williams has said he would
take less money so that the team would have more money for signing other
players. He is one of the few in the NBA that cares more about winning than the
money. Something Boozer could never say! He just wants to wear his 10000
dollar suits on the bench each game.
If we just had 2 D-Wills we could win the whole thing. Man if our whole team
just had half the heart of D-Will we would win the whole thing. Seriously think
about it. If Boozer showed up to play and gave 100%, do you know how good we
could be! Even the announcers of the last game criticized Boozer for the lack
of hustle and jogging down the court!
for fes... that can twitter, and translate "BLEEP" into ukranian.
around giant-killer team energy, in-the-zone focus & team D. ignore everything
and everyone outside the team's circle o'trust - including jerry's negative
energy and phil jackson's phantom posters on this board.No matter
what, play UP. Step on the Lakers' privileged throats. Make them pay. Like
nothing else matters.& get a Uk. translator for FES, throughout
If Boozer will defend like his next contract depended on it. Period. If
Kirilenko makes good passes but doesn't shoot except on offensive put backs. No
dribbling into traffic. Focuses on playing the defense that he can but hasn't
played for along time. If Sloan will show up ready to coach and let biases be
bygones using the best available player for game situations. Then I like our
chances in game 1.
Well Miles you have the ability to critisize everybody posting, playing, or
coaching. So tell us... oh wise one... what would you do to win this series?
Tell me your game plan! If "We have the deepest team in the league" then surely
you know how to win right?
@Steve-O: Talk about flopping. you wanting Collins to play is the biggest flop
I have read. You can't stand Collins. As far as the series, I don't think
Jerry knows how to coach against Phil. Phil knows Jerry will not change a
thing. Jerry is the most predictable coach in the league. No adjustments game
to game. That's why we will always be what we are. We have the deepest team in
the league but never use it to our advantage. Jerry plays the same players, the
same minutes night in and night out whether they produce or not. Playoffs won't
. . . home court domination ends.
First off, how can this type of headline run in your country? In the
motherland, we print lies, we die by hand of KGB. Shame on you for fooling all
Jazz fans in hopes of chance against this Laker team. Why oh why did we have to
play the Lakers? Why couldn't we beat the Golden States with only 7
players....or the Minnesota's with their rookie Kevin Love owning boards. Very
frustrating to know how many "should have won" games Jazz have this year. For
now it is easy, I will wear my Okur T-Shirt, my Jr. Jazz jersey, bring my
autographed picture of Rich Kelley and root for the Jazz with all my heart from
upper bowl. What a deal....$5 season tickets? Only in America. Sadly, Lake
show in 4 games. Bring out broom Jack Nicholson and rest of hollywood
stars....it's a sweep.
Well, after listening to another day of blastings, I'm back to tell you about
winning the series. Realist, this has nothing to do with my faith in God. I'm
not sure he hears Sport Prayers anyway.This is just pure instinct
that has gotten me through a lot of different things in this life. I make my
statement loud & clear. The Jazz are going to dig deep and win this series in 6
or 7 games, and it is probable going to start with them taking one of the first
two.Even the refs are not going to be able to make them go away.
History is about to happen and Kobe, who may be the best basketball player on
the planet right now, is going to have some explaining and whining to do with
the media. All you who don't believe, might be stunned along with
him. I'm feeling it. Don't give up hope. I know you don't think it's likely,
but I think we are going to witness something special. If I'm wrong, I will
take a good beating from all of you after the playoffs.
I would be willing to wager, even money, that the Jazz will not be swept.
With such negativeness from the coach,no wonder the team has such a
bad attitude,the coach sets the tone.and it
doens't help he is ruining players like AK and cj miles by playnig them out
position.and ignoring the bad defense from boozer and deron.but hen again he the greatest coach of them all. NOT.
Not fair to the underdog? To big of a whole to climb out of? What would be the
point of a regular season then? The lower teams earned their spot, that is their
problem. And what makes you think a team will win just one game, if they fall
down 2-0. That would be the worst playoff setup ever!
The Jazz can win the series if they can shut down the roll players. Let Kobe
and Gasol have their 30 points each, but don't let Vujacic get a single open
look at the 3 ball. Frustrate Odem by putting AK on him. Allow Williams to
play 40+ minutes a game and get Fisher in foul trouble. Sent Collins in to flop
on Bynum!! That's right I'm calling for Collins! The Jazz gotta throw
everything, including the kitchen sink at the Lakers. Put in some 3 point
shooters to spread the Lakers D. If the Jazz are gonna win it is going to have
to be nontraditional. The Jazz are NOT a typical 8 seed. They are
talented and can be strong. It can happen. It will happen!!
Is anyone sick of the 15 robots the Jazz have? Every interview is the same.
Boozer-"We'll go out there, and when they throw the ball up we'll see what
happens." Williams- "When we play as a team we can beat anyone, we need to
rebound and defend and we can win." It gets old. When is someone gonna get
mad? This team is WEAK, not physically, but mentally. The Jazz will lose, they
are done, and this team has to be changed to reach the ultimate goal!
I like the comments of Neverending Basketball Association, and What in the
deuce.Go Jazz. Come on Okur get ready,.....and C.J.
Playoffs should start in the better team arena but should be only one game. The
series should go....1,1,1,1,1,1,1. Going up 2 games to 0 is too big of a hole
to be put into. That puts the underdog team in the dilema of winning 4 out of
5. That is pure baloney. That is why I want to go back to the old league way
of doing things. Let's be fair. The current final series playing it like
baseball 2-3-2 is also pure bunk. What is that?Go Jazz!!!!!!!!!
Thump those Fakers!!!!
This league needs changing. If we can't get back to the old NBA and have a 60
game season, can we at least have a split season and call it Part A & B? Have a
first half and a second half. And then have playoffs for each half? That way
this marathon 82 (ungodly) game season would not cause players to literally run
out of gas or breakdown. My NBA would have 60 games and every team is in it.
Forget the lottery as it stands as well. Every teams is in the draft equally.
This Jazz team is just too soft to compete with dominating big
players who body bang. The officiating favors the physicality of play style.On subject: The Jazz have two chances- slim and none. However they can
give the Lakers trouble. Any team that is dominating at home as the Jazz are
can be worrisome to a more complete team like the Lakers, who have the best
player in the league. They Jazz have limited tools to work with but if they can
play their team help style they have a prayer. It only takes one sneaky win in
Los Angeles (not LA man).
Yeah, we'll defend home court just like we did against Minnesota and Golden
State. Utah may win one - Lakers will come out soft in Game #3 after blowing out
teh Jazz in LA. I've always been a Jazz fan, but we've seen what
this team can do and it cannot contend. Greg and Kevin need to make MAJOR
changes in the off season. Get rid of one-dimensional players and
those with bad attitudes. Bring in a defensive-minded coach who doesn't think it
is still 1980. Bring in a specialist to develop Fes and Koufos.Utah
has a lot of depth, but not enough first-rate players. Deron is the only
superstar. He's untouchable. Millsap is also a keeper. He'll never be a big
star, but he has good skills and a great work ethic. Jazz need that. I like
Brewer, but his lack of an outside shot is a real liability. Everyone else is
tradeable if the deal is right.
You gonna blame the refs that the Jazz could not even take Minnesota or a 7
player Golden State team at home, missing their 3 best players and half the team
in foul trouble? The Jazz are outmatched. End of story. This, coming from a
die hard Jazz fan. The writing is on the wall. Lakers in 5. Sad to say, but
Bottom line, Jazz can win, but we have to see a lot of the Russian, more of
Harpering, some of the Uki (not at the end of the game) and Williams needs to
play defense and run the offense not be the offense.
are licking their chops for a Lakers-Caveliers series, I'm sure they are telling
the refs to make it difficult for the Jazz to comepete with the Lakers. With
that being said, "GO JAZZ!! FIGHT THE SYSTEM!!"
will ensure ensure the Jazz will not beat the Lakers
I am sick of the fans that are in denial thinking the Jazz might win this
series. Just because some of us fans see the writing on the wall ,that does not
make us a fair weather fan. I have been a supporter of the Jazz for over 20
years, I love them, to the point that it gets me in trouble with my wife
sometimes :) but the fact is the Jazz are not going to win deep in the playoffs
with this team. Changes have to be made. Memo and Boozer cannot play on the
floor together. That kills us defensively. Miles has no heart. Kirilenko
needs to play with purpose and quit being so selfish. There are problems on
this team. That said, the Jazz have a sweet point guard, best in the league in
D Will and have some good pieces. A championship run is not in far away, if KOC
will and management will grow a pair and bring in some guys even if it means
taking a chance.
Come on! I love the Jazz as much as anyone, but they are about to get pummeled.
They have no heart and have completely cratered at the end of the
season.Change is in the air...
Chris Bosh is the answer to all our problems...!He is a big, athletic,
hard working, blue-collar style player that would give us that presence in the
middle that we so desperately need. No one in the league is afraid to penetrate
on the Jazz. If we had Bosh, who is tight with D-will already, and wants out of
Toronto, that would give us the foundation we need to get to the promise
At some point...1st round or not...you have to get passed the Lakers in order to
appear in the finals. Major task indeed but must happen at some point to get on
top. The Jazz are a major underdog but if they play hard and with some serious
heart...there is always a chance. So keep whining, complaining and picking apart
ever little thing possible but remember...nothing will come of it.Side
note: Thank you Larry for building up the Jazz to were they are today. What
would SLC be without the Jazz...!
Jazz in 7!
After the Jazz loose in the first round. We should name a street after Coach
Sloan. It would be fitting if that street was a one way deadend street.
Get off Boozer's back you fairweather fans, most of whom know nothing about
basketball and are Jazz fans only when they win. Go cheer for the Cavs or the
Nets or the Sixers (they've all made finals appearances in the last decade and
that's what you're looking for). Real fans stand beside their team, such as Cub
fans. Don't call yourself a fan if you can't weather bad times.
Might win game 4 in Salt Lake, but even that would surprise me. Jump on the
Portland bandwagon they are sick!!! Not a bunch of lame, spoiled chumps like the
Remember how much fight they had while Boozer was out? Hummmm makes this one
wonder if the return of the might Booze has something to do with the chemistry
on the team. hummmmm
Win or Lose I LOVE THE UTAH JAZZ
what a bunch of naysayers. if the jazz had "zero chance" of winning, they'd be
out of the playoffs. But no, they're in. you might not like the odds, but
they've got a shot to win. you naysayers don't climb on board the fanwagon,
until some media stat or bookie calls your team the favorite. what a bunch of
sheep, following the statistical herd. If stats ruled then David Locke would be
a billionaire by now. Back off the ledge, naysayers. You have an NBA
team to cheer, in the playoffs this year. The jazz are statistical underdogs
now. But they still get to play. And if "amazing happens" the jazz go from
underdogs to rockstars - overnight. Go ahead. Stay on your buzzkill
bandwagon, until it's safe to hope. But you're missing all the fun.
Good luck with that.
Amen, Mike B.
play some defense you slug!
This is a bad comparison to the Jazz possibly upsetting the Lakers. Golden
Start had a wildcard that the Jazz don't have. They shot an amazing percentage
from the 3 point line, they had street baller athletes, which of course will not
win a championship, but it was enough to upset Dallas. Also a man named Kobe
Bryant was not on that Dallas team. Just face it guys the Jazz have NO CHANCE!
Nada, zilch. The Lakers will give them a clinic. I am a die hard Jazz fan but
the writing is on the wall!
"...he should worry about his team getting better and getting out of last
place," (K) Martin said.The Nuggets, the No. 2 seed in the Western
Conference, open the playoffs Sunday against New Orleans.As dirty as
K Mart, I wish we have one on our roster...
The only chance the Jazz have is "IF" Boozer suddenly learns what Kobey learned
over the past two years. That is that it is NOT "All About Him". He needs to
start playing team basketball and quit worrying about his contract when the
season ends. If that happens, the Jazz could win a couple. Otherwise it's
vacation time after 5
The Jazz win it in 6. The only reason we didn't win last year was "we fouled too
much" but our fouls are down. We are the best team when we have at least a day
of rest. This team has had to overcome tremendous obstacles and everyone (their
own "fans" included) is picking against them. The Lakers think they have already
won the Championship. I think the Jazz come out on Sunday and hit them in the
mouth, then the bandwagon will be filling up fast. I guess it'll just be me and
Optimist on before that.
Lakers in five.Sorry, Optimist. Everybody on this message board
wants the Jazz to win. We all hope the Jazz will win. But when you combine the
drive the two teams have illustrated over the entire season, the talent and the
way it's being applied, who has home court advantage, and the way the teams
match up, we'll be lucky to win one game.Consider your faith idea
through this analogy. You might think your god is the most benevolent and
loving being capable of existing in this or any other universe. But that
doesn't mean you have to support some of the things that have been created by
that god. Think about things like genocide, child starvation, rape, and other
atrocities. Sure, your god could stop them, but he isn't. You wouldn't praise
that.I'm not implying that losing basketball games is the same thing
as ethnic clensing. What I am saying is that it's possible, and realistic, to
have faith while questioning the things that don't make sense (or outright
Yes, Sloan should have been Coach of the Year multiple times. Unfortunately,
this year is not one of those times.
Well, lots of things were said positive and negative about Jazz and the players,
but one thing is very important, they all are good and healthy players, they can
do whatever they want, they can beat any team they want. Now is playoffs season,
what happen in the past leave it to the past, that's learn from it and move
forward. I believe that if Jazz go to play with a full heart and strong mind in
the game, they can beat Lakers and go to finals and get the Title for
themselves, Larry H. Miller, and the fans who supports them. Go Jazz, Go Jazz
don't get discouraged, we can do it, we can do it, we can win, that's the motto.
Trash talk aside, you can change attitudes and scenarios, but can you change
heart? No offense Ute fans who are also Jazz fans, but the Jazz have looked just
like BYU this year; a ton of talent and potential, just no heart.
I'm tired to the hyperbolic phrase "shock the world" when it comes to winning a
basketball game. It's overstated and is now a cliche. Writer, use something
else, 99 percent of the world doesn't know the Utah Jazz exist (nor would they
I am so sick of the fair weather fans. I might grouse about how a certain player
is or isn't playing but I am a Jazz fan through and through. While I might not
believe they will beat L.A. I can certainly cheer them on and show support for
my team. Nothing tears the heart out of a team faster than "gutless fans" who
turn on them when the team is down. You don't want to support the team, then
just SHUT UP and stay home watching re-runs of the Cosby show and dream of what
might have been if you had shown as much support for your team as you show
vitriolic bile against them. GO JAZZ BEAT kobe and the lakers and force phil
jackson into retirement and a new hairstyle. Jerry Sloan you should have been
Coach of the Year multiple times not just for the teams you have coached and
turned into consistent winners, but for having to put up with the media and the
fickle fans who seem to forget what you have accomplished with the players you
have had. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
Nothing to loose. Go Jazz. I will support you all from Bangkok
Series Over/Under Is 5 Games.
Bring Morris Almond in for the injured C.J. Miles ... that'd be fun to watch.
The only way the Jazz can pull off a win and maybe the series is to play honest,
good defense, limit turnovers, and score alot in the paint. If we don't execute
correctly we will get 4-0'ed easy.
TRADE DWILL FOR STEVE BLAKE! trade carlos boozer for a chesseburger okur for
robert swift trade ak miles brewer and korver for iverson! millsap kosta and
knight to the knicks for crawford and lee
Go Jazz!Don't listen to the nay sayers -- just go out and kick some butt!
Whether the Jazz win or lose I am going to be the loudest fan I can be to show
my support for the jazz because it pumps up the whole team and then they are
What make people think that with the total lack of effort they displayed during
the final weeks of the season, that they can go in there and all of the sudden
beat the lakers? We lost to a d-league team a few days ago. Not going to
I am sooo glad I have a winning team in Salt Lake!! ReAL Salt Lake is the best
thing in this town right now! Jazz will be done before May even begins. Lakers
in 4...Glad I have RSL to provide the summers entertainment and as the only
professional sports team to FINALLY bring a championship to this town since the
Utah Stars of the ABA!
To all you FAIR WEATHER FANS you know who you are, the same ones who said the
Jazz wouldn't even make the playoffs, well you were wrong, even though I think
it is an ouside chance at best, THE JAZZ COULD DO IT and I for one am still a
fan, disappointed, but STILL A FAN Jazz win the second game in LA, LA
takes the first one in SLC back,,,, it goes to seven GO JAZZ!!!!!!!!
The Jazz are my team, win or lose, 24/7, all year long. If they tweak a few
things and get a break or two, they win the whole thing. Really.
The jazz are alot better than this shotty eight seed. However, the lakers have
nothing to worry about, unless the jazz players and coaches, all get on the same
page. Do the players want to know how good they really are, or are they going
to stink, like they have been? A heartless effort is not going to get it done.
A team effort with contributions from everyone...and the lakers aren't going to
be escaping the first round without some loss, and perhaps, that's what the jazz
should make as a goal, to incur as much loss for the lakers as possible. They
aren't only doing a disservice to themselves, but the game, and all the other
teams in the playoffs, if they don't go out and do their best to take as much
from the lakers as they can.So, even if they don't win, at least they can
leave the season with some good feelings.
Fesenko is no better than a high school freshman center...but that is what is so
great about him. He is the type that takes a head fake from the other team,
goes for it, and then comes down HARD on the other player...yes, J-Slo "Hard".
Blood everywhere type foul. That is what the Jazz need...some hard fouls to let
the Laker's know that this is not a ballet, but a basketball game. Gasol is
afraid of contact. Kobe doesn't need contact to get a foul called (thus his 3
pt plays). Vulaczek (I don't care to find out how to spell his name) Is more
worried about his hair band than basketball. Formula to win:Hard contact, consistant play, Inside presenceAll things the
Jazz are missing.
How can all you BOZO'S write off the Jazz so fast? Last I looked the second
season has not even started yet. You better give the Jazz a little more credit.
They are ready to beat L.A. I would not even call it an upset when they do!!!!
Some of you Jazz fans are hilarious...Quote: "Fez" has the strength
to go up against Bynum...Did you watch the last game? Please put Fez
against Bynum. Bynum would be MVP of the 4 game series. For many of you fans,
Koufos is this year's new "Fez". All the talk about these two helping the Jazz
is a show of desperation. Koufos has 6 fouls to give? You mean, he gives Bynum
and Gasol 6 possible 3-point plays.Quote: The Jazz have been in the
playoffs more than any other team over the last 23 years...I love
the #23 symbolism. (Jordan #23) PAY ATTENTION to this: Who cares? The only thing
that statistic shows is the Jazz are consistently a decent team with a strong
propensity to CHOKE when it counts. Sloan is consistently out-coached in the
playoffs. Maybe that is why many (but, not all) Jazz fans bring up crazy ideas
why you lose. (Refs, Stern etc.) So, close, but never can close. Please just don't whine about the refs and bring up stupid NBA conspiracies
after you get punked. It embarrases the entire lot.
Who would have thought the Phoenix Cards would make it the Super Bowl after
losing the final regular season game to the Patriots. They just didn't lose,
they got embarrased. The Jazz are now in that situation. Unfortuatly, they have
to go on the road where they have the worst road record of any of the West's
Playoff teams with eight wins. Terrible. Now for the good news....ahhh, we will
skip the good news for now. Go Jazz!
The Jazz are done in 5...
Just shock your avid fans by playing sold defense for once since early March by
not allowing the Fakers to shoot over 50%.... well ... in at least one game.That is all I can ask for this VERY disappointing season. I think its
time to change leadership. Salon is a great coach but after 20+ years of not
winning a championship I think its time to move one. Unless all we care about
is winning Division titles.2009 Has been a dissapointment... well
execpt for the Sugar Bowl!!!Go Utes!!!
It could even re energize the fans out of curiousity. Jerry, could you arrange
that serious time be given these two men who want to prove something. We know
what the others can and probably will do. let them play...what have we got to
lose?Come on Jerry.....Do it for the fans and for those young
hopefuls. The Lakers have to many big men who are also very inspired....give em
They all stink on the national stage. This is the first playoffs I am looking
forward to the off season the playoffs. I news to see if it's worth buying
season tickets for next season or should gambel it in vegas?
I'm looking for where the Jazz fans are? Hello??? Where are you Jazz fans???
I've seen the Jazz do surprising things before. What's not to say they can do
that just again? I've seen them play well in the playoffs more so than in the
regular games. Come on guys! Root for the Jazz and bring some positiveness into
the playoffs for your Jazz team!
The headline contains horrible spelling. It is FAINTHEARTED, not shorthanded.
this playoff series will mirror the regular season ... a team does not suddenly
change when the playoffs begin.The Jazz will be tough at home, but
will come up short in this one.Heck yeah, I hope I'm wrong ... but
smart money says I won't be.GO JAZZ!
if he was going to do it he had to play him during the season. Magnus and
others on here have said correctly the rotation is pretty much what it is now.
Playoffs here. Damage done on that issue I am afraid. I agree on one issue.
For some reason Okur plays Gasol decent defensively, WIsh against all centers,
but make Kobe a jump shooter, IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE SOMEONE FOR HELP DEFENSE, IT
WOULD BE LUKE, DEREK. THAT IS MY FEELING------SASHA HAS TO BE SHADOWED I SAID
Bring up Koufos. Should have played all year. Did the same to DWill. Trying to
ruin the kid. But I know him personally, he is strong inside, Jerry you'll
never break his spirit. It is either for the Jazz or someone else. You'll see.
Play the kid.
what the Jazz players have to is try an block out the last month, and remember
on the positive way this team played and the heart showed winning 12 in a row,
I agree the issues I always mention were not exactly great but passable. It is
like a cancer that has spread throughout the majority of this roster. The Miami
game in my opinion was the turning point for a majority of the problems that
followed. They need to forget Miami and move on. Take Care of The Heat next
If you believe the Jazz are all of the sudden going to win on the road I have
some prime Magna beach front property I would like to sale you. To my knowledge
we racked up a 2- 17 road record against Western Conference Playoff teams. We
have lost the last 11 straight games in LA. We didn't win at the Staples Center
last year. But hey maybe this year we will do it. and maybe this year I will
win the Power Ball.
who cares about referee rigged netball basketball. hockey is a REAL sport!!Let's go Rangers!!!
Lakers in 5...the Jazz will muster up 1 win in Utah for pride's sake. Other than
that, the Jazz has but 2 chances...slim and none. GO LAKERS!
It will be fun...new season...new opportunities for success or failure...new
ways to play defense and offense...mix it up, maybe a little, once in
awhile...everybody expects to lose but who is everybody?...everywhere on defense
and nowhere on offense...boozer time to earn that raise...AK it's a game... a
game of stategy...if the Jazz win or lose play how you want to be
remembered...Jazz have alot of weaknesses ... they are not alone...Jazz in
5:)...hey if your a true fan you got to believe.
2 points-1- The Jazz can't beat the Lakers2- The NBA is like
WWE in the playoffs. LA will be playing Cleveland in the Finals. It's the best
a fair weather fan...cheering in Utah land --(actually am closer to la-la
land)neither am only jumping, yellingwhen Jazz is
winning...Good lucks, Utah, hope you win!!!SoCalUtahJazzFan
Honestly, I'm excited for this one. Because nobody believes the Jazz can win,
they should have absolutely no pressure on them. Jazz players should be excited
at the possibility of one of the biggest upsets ever. I don't know if they can
win, but I do think that they will play well. However, we need Memo healthy and
playing well. A lot will hinge on that.
Continued....The Jazz will win if....-Millsap plays the
way he did when he had 19 straight double doubles. -Brevin Knight
can at least keep the game steady and not have a huge drop off when he steps on
the floor.-The Jazz have got to make someone else beat them other
than Kobe. Keep him out of the paint as much as possible. Kobe can get pretty
much whatever he wants, but Boston played great team defense on him last year
and held him to 41% in the finals. He was forced to be a jump shooter, and he
is a good shooter, but he does most of his damage when he drives and kicks or
gets to the rim, and often times he gets an and 1.-The Jazz have to
play their hearts out. If they do that, and still lose, they will have my
respect. If they go out and play selfish or intimidated, they will have an
early exit.-Last but not least, the old cliche, they HAVE GOT to put
together complete games. No big let ups. If they get a lead, they need to keep
it. GO JAZZ! Impossible is nothing!
The Jazz have a chance if...1-D Will plays the way he did when we played
S.A. in the WCF 2 years ago. He averaged like 29 and 10 or something
ridiculously good like that. He was getting to the rim, to the foul line and
just taking names out there, he just did not have enough help.2-Carlos Boozer attacks the rim and gets Bynum and Gasol in foul trouble and
does not keep settling for fade away jumpers. He has got to attack the rim even
if he does not finish everytime. 3-They get consistancy from there
main guys- Williams, Boozer, AK, Brewer and Memo. These guys have got to be on
top of their game. AK has to play like AK, he needs to block shots, get steals
and bring intensity. Memo needs to show up every game. Brewer is going to be
left a lot, Kobe just roamed around on d last year, he needs to make him pay.4-The run their offense and not just cast away shooting jumper after
jumper.5-Here is the tough one, if they steal game 1 or 2, they have
Guys, I'm not trying to take you into some dillusional belief that I think
everything in the world is rosey, even in the Jazz world. I have had more
setbacks in my own life than I can believe at times.There are
sometimes decisions are made in faith and hope, and that's what get me through.
However, there are some things that are just in the gut. That is what this is.
I criticize the Jazz as much as anybody, and you're right. That
needs to happen now & then, but, it has been words of encouragement from family
& friends that have helped me bounce back and take me further than I ever
thought was possible. I'm just saying to be proud of the fact we have a team
here, and be more supportive. That being said, I'm still saying that
we are winning this series. It's just something I feel, despite all of the odds
against it. I feel the Jazz are going to dig deep and find something they
didn't know they had. Maybe they're the Tin Man, who is getting a heart that he
didn't know he already had.
The Jazz have plenty of talent....however they are missing a couple of key
players.....Looking forward to a real power forward and a real center.....then
the Jazz will be a contender. We already have the outside shooting, when
allowed!!!! Go Jazz....give it your all ! We're not counting you
out ! If it doesn't happen this year....there's always next year!!!We still love you Jazz!
Saying Sloan is tough carries some street cred. But optimistic? Find me a coach
in NBA history with more gloom and doom than Jerry. Sloan's team hasn't taken on
his personality as a tough bunch. This years squad has the softest defense the
Jazz have ever had. However, they sure have taken on Jerry's pessimism. Right
now, there is no belief in each other in that locker room. Talent? YES!! Heart?
Questionable. Chemistry? Absolutely not!! It's hard to make changes when giving
up on talent, but stupidity would be continuing on a failed experiment again
next year. Are we in it to make the playoffs, or make a run at the prize?
. . . that Koufos could play any worse interior defense that what we've all been
witnessing lately? Uh, give me a minute, let me think, uh, nope. The Jazz are
going to have the throw the kitchen sink at L.A.'s big (and good) front line.
I'd give Koufos the call if it were me, but then I'm far too rational.
Oh optimist! Your not going with your gut but with your heart. That's fine. If
you want to win the lottery, just say it will happen. Do you want to buy my
tickets as well. Just manifesting everything you want will change everything
right? Look, we need fans like you, but you need us as well. You said you are a
Sloan lover, yet you have nothing in common with him that I can see. Sloan isn't
a praise everybody all the time guy. You say that's all we should ever do as
fans. However, you have labelled those of us that have doubt or criticism in the
Jazz as pathetic losers. Heck, the Jazz doubt themselves even if you think they
are going to win. It goes deeper than us cheering them on. I submit to you that
the 1994 Nuggets didn't have more faith than Jazz fans now. The Jazz just have
more talent and shouldn't be an 8 seed. That's their fault, not the fans. Look
at the great home record of the Jazz over the years. The road record is always
sub par. Is that the fans fault as well?
Response to optimist: Having faith in the Jazz is not the equivalent of having
faith in your family, friends, or even the lifespan of your materials. What role
do you play with the Jazz? It's your pocketbook and cheering (Luther Wright
gear/tickets/voice ect..). I said cheering, but don't think boos aren't needed
for balance. Come now optimist. What are you trying to say? The Jazz will win
because you want them to. Faith needs a foundational predicate. Are you saying
you never criticize the Jazz? If so, then do you support everything they do as a
collective whole? Praise and criticism are a necessary part of sports for fans,
coaches, and players (like it or not). Example: A coach needs to compliment and
reprimand. Seriously, cheer on the Jazz if you want. Just know that there are
plenty of Jazz fans doing the same that exercise a voice unlike yours. Jazz
players appreciate their fans more than you. Most fans are full of crap. Yet
sometimes a profound thought rings true. When it does, it can come from either
the "love the Jazz no matter what crowd" and the "what was Sloan thinking crowd"
WOW!! is all I have to say about the posts on this story! The Jazz are my
hero's, no they are not, they are a bunch of babies, no they are not, if we all
believed they would win!!....Man delusional fans vs the negatives with few sound
takes in between!! ya got to love it! Unfortunately, the realists and the
negatives are going to win out in this battle when it comes to the Lakers and
the shorthanded Jazz. Please just give some sound reasons as to why the Jazz can
win other than Rose colored glasses drama!! Even Magnus took them off weeks ago!
Hey D-will has a big advantage in this series, Fish is older and not playing
well, and Farmer isn't playing well either. That gives the Jazz a start if they
can get some consistent production from their bigs on the boards and defense.
The Jazz seriously need to mix it up! They need to smack the Lakers in the mouth
right from the start and show them this is the Jazz of the 80's! don't come in
the lane!! Then I'll start to believe!
Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Win Win Win Win Win WinWinWin Win Win Win Win Win Win
Win Win Win Win Win WinWin Win
Win Win Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Win Win Win WinWin
It's the start of a new season. All slates are clean and everyone is 0-0. Minus
the home-court advantage of the Lakers, I feel that the Jazz aren't just going
to lay down like many of you "so-called" fans. Wow! Get behind your team and
show your support. If you were real fans you would be glad your team was in the
playoffs! I will be there and I will be supportive and make it known. I am proud
to say I was one of the few who didn't boo the team off the floor against Golden
State. If you hate them so bad, give me your tickets and I will enjoy the
playoffs. GO JAZZ!!!!!! Shut these naysayers up!
Not all Jazz fans are fair weather!!! The Jazz made the playoffs in spite of
huge obstacles!! Not all of the Jazz players are shirkers! Give
some credit to the nucleus that still play with energy and heart ! Williams,
Brewer, Milsap, Korver, and Harpring give it their all every time they step on
the floor!The Jazz will survive and be a better team! Let's keep
our nucleus playing hard and hopefully the rest of the team will follow suit!We need the whole team to jell at the same time....if not this
year....well .....we can look forward to next year! The Jazz still
need us cheering for them! What we don't need are negative fans and sports
Nice to see we still have some real fans. I admire your passion, I hope you are
right. If they are going to win they have got to man up on defense, and they
need to have consistancy from Memo, Ak, Boozer, Brewer. D Will is going to
bring it every game. It honestly will take the Jazz playing better than they
have played at any point this season to win the series. Is it possible? Yes it
is, is it probable? No. The game is played for a reason though, just ask the
'94 Sonics and the '07 Mavericks.
have good day to all, Magnus i do agree on your minutes estimation for the
roster, experimenting cannot be done now we basically have to keep in tune Fez
and Price it will be hard unfortunately now to give them time in this series-we
You know, if we spent more time praising the Jazz and talking about the good
things they do, we might see a different team at times. Don't you
ever have a bad day, week or even month at work.I'm sure they check
out a lot of the media blitz that goes on. Talk about being demoralized.We have a ton of talent. We have the ability to beat any team, any
time. Maybe what the Jazz need is a little more faith and optimism from their
fans.I once again state, that we are going to win this series. It is
something I truly believe in. I hope to hear from some of you when this happens.
Everybody band together and make this a cheer up session to get the boys back
on track. Let them know that we are excited to have them in the playoffs.
There are 14 teams that aren't. What could give us more joy than
pulling off the biggest upset in NBA history. I could even put up with losing
the finals, if we could take Kobe & Co. out in the first round
my hero...Optimist, you may feel to realize this but "we all want to be
optimists" I want to have someone I can believe in that will provide a gameplan
that can best as possible combat the "fakers". I hate them, you do not even
imagine how much I wish my takes would end up being wrong if we go far in the
playoffs. Like you I want hope. That is why I elected to not say anything
negative until after the playoffs. Do not be nieve. The players know through
contact, family and friends the posts and they are aware of them. They will not
change but they are aware it. We have enough problems in this matchup without
adding to it. After the playoffs "optimist" though I may not be so cordial....
I am a die hard Jazz fan. However, coming out and saying the Lakers ARE going
to win this series does not make me less of a fan. The Jazz just do not match
up with L.A why? Here is why:L.A's bigs- Pao Gasol- he is better
than any big we have. Andrew Bynum- He is a scorer in the post and a shot
blocker, this presents a problem for our short big men. Lamar Odom- Take him
away from the series last year and the Jazz would have won that series. The
Jazz almost beat L.A. last yr, but had no answer for Odom. Now, let me
just say the Lakers have the best player on this planet, Kobe Bryant. Combine
their advantage with their bigs with the fact that they have Kobe, and where can
you even think the Jazz can pull this off?The Jazz have locker room
issues, AK is no longer that AK that is all over the place, Boozer is still not
100% and has bad defense, Memo is hurt and has bad defense. The Jazz have no
chance. They might push this to 6 if they dig deep.
We're doooooooooooomed! is there a mercy rule before the playoff starts?
Williams should demand a trade to real a squad; we're pitiful! GO JAZZ!
Sloooooaaaaaannn! We still have Karl Malone... I wonder if he's going to get
his jersey retired as a Laker?!? wouldn't blame him.
Even if Koufos is recalled, Sloan would not play him except in garbage time.
It's the same old same old, even when we need a chancge. Our system is broken,
replace the status quo (Sloan).
Yes HGH, I am a Sloan lover. I like most things about the Utah Jazz franchise.
Normally, I don't say a lot of pessimistic things, but the fans on this sight
are rediculous bandwagon people at times. I believe true fans have to support
their team through thick and thin.I have feelings about things
sometimes, and I just feel we are giving up too quickly on the Jazz this year.
Yes, it has been a disappointing end of season. I, who am a very emotional fan,
have been disappointed more that once.I also watch a lot of other
NBA games and see their teams and fans go through the same kind of stretches.
Something about the last bunch of games has me questioning a lot of
things. That, combined with some impressions I have, are making me feel like we
are going to be a completely different team in the Playoffs.I really
truly believe we are going to win this series in 6 or 7 games. There ya go.
I'm feeling it. Even if we lost the first 3 games, I'm going with my gut on
this one, and still say we win.
IF the Lakers win, they will have to win in 7, because the Jazz are not going to
lose in SLC! IF the Lakers advance, they will do it physically worn down and
pushed to the limit of a 7 game series. The team needs us fans. Let's remind
Kobe and the Lakers where the greatest Home Court advantage in the league is
still in Utah. I want to see a physical slugfest. D-Will gets it and this
season left no question that this is his team! He will not let this team go
down without a fight.
You must be a Sloan lover-"saddest bunch of fans""pathetic
losers""pitiful lives""pathetic and bad mouthed".So
apart from childish name calling, why are the Jazz going to win?You
are the one who will be eating his words after this series.HGH
Once again, I am coming to let you know that the Jazz are going to win this
series. You people are the saddest bunch of fans I have ever seen. If I were
the Jazz, I would be totally embarrased of the kind of fans they have. You are
the pathetic losers. I'm sure you have the same half hearted faith in
everything else you do in your pitiful lives too. There is no hope and joy
without faith in who you believe in. Jump on the L.A. bandwagon and be there
pathetic and bad mouthed fans. We, who believe in, and enjoy the Jazz want to
talk with other fans who have faith. The Jazz will win this series. After we
win our first game, all you losers will be back here shouting Hail Mary's to all
the team. Then I wish Carlos or Deron would get on this sight and tell you that
they don't need your kind of support. Every team goes through there stumbling
blocks. The Jazz will win this series and send Kobe packing for a long summer,
so he can plot his revenge for next year. Go Jazz!!!!
Hey all you people that have no faith, the bandwagon will be coming around after
the jazz steal one of the first two in LA and make it a series. Feel free to
jump on like all you UTE fans who jump the bandwagon when they won. It's no
suprise, but quit bagging the jazz and have some faith for cryin out loud
When the biggest fan on posts seems to be someone from LA. What ever happened
to "for better or worse" - Oh yeah - thats marriage.I for one will
still cheer to the end, get frustrated with the mess ups - go crazy over the
great plays, and love the fact that we have a team of our own in Utah!! Not the
california Lakers, or the Texas Spurs - they are a city - WE are a state!! We
do have one advantage over all the others. :) Just trying to be as optomistic
as possible. :)
a beautiful thing in sports happens when everyone is counting you out. teams can
be very very dangerous if they play like they have nothing to lose. they play to
win, instead of playing not to lose. there is a big difference there. they are
more aggressive in their game plan. and something happens to the favorite when
all you hear is that you will walk all over your opponent, you start to believe
it and take plays off or whatever. do i think the jazz will win the series? not
really, i hope they do. i just hope the jazz play like they have nothing to lose
instead of just folding and bowing out. if the jazz win one of the first two
games this could be an interesting series. if they get confidence going that
what will make the jazz tougher to beat.
EXCEPT FRANKS TEAM TOOK THE GREAT LAKERS TO 7 WITH A TEAM THAT GAVE IT ALL ON
THE FLOOR EVERY NIGHT, BOB HANSEN WAS A HUGE CATALYST TO THAT TEAM. WE NEED
THIS KIND EFFORT NOW.....WE WERE ALSO #8 SEED THAT LOST IN QUARTERFINALS TO TEAM
THAT WON THE TITKE
Bring Koufos up from the D league now the day before the playoffs? He should
have been on the team all year. Bring him up to what,to wave a towel at the end
of the bench? This is typical Sloan coaching. I'm with RLM send Sloan to the
Have to disagree with UkJazz. Fesenko has the strength to go up against Bynum in
the post. That said, I still think Koufos would be beneficial for the Jazz in
this upcoming series. The two 7 footers could be potent reserves to put in some
minutes against the Lakers' two 7 footers, Bynum and Gasol. More over on Oracle
later.Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!
Everyone thinks the Lakers are going to steamroll right through the Jazz, but I
don't think that will be the case. They still have to play the games and Utah
is still a very good team, regardless of their recent slump. I'm not saying
they are going to win the series, but if they protect home court, they only have
to be good enough to steal one road game, which is very possible.
Reminds me of the Lakers and Jazz in the 80's with Layden and Riley, maybe a
little bit of entertainment value but everyone knows who will win.
I like theHOYT...I think I want to be his friend, and watch a
playoff game with him.
Here's a provocative thought: Bring Flash Coach Brad Jones up to coach the Jazz
and send Jerry Sloan down to the "D" League. After all, Sloan hasn't changed
anything in his coaching for 20 years, still detests the three-point shot which
has become so popular with the great NBA shooters, continues to defend thos
shots, and every team coach and players in the NBA know exactly what the Jazz is
going to attempt to do....emphasis on "attempt."
The only true comment is "The fat lady has sang". Let's get rid of some of our
dead beat players.
"Jazz pull of the upset and win at home in 6!!" Someone just hopped
on the crazy train. I hate to admit it, but there is absolutely 0% chance the
Jazz beat the Lakers in a best of 7 series. We'll be lucky to win one.
Koufus is a better option than Fez, and as we are undersized against the Lakers
his presence can only help us.The Jazz have got a mulligan, a fresh
start, the regular season ended v badly, time for a new attitude.Sloan's teams have apparently been know for defense, (well not in the last few
years) time to get back to those ways.....GO JAZZ !!!!!
Everyone is down on the Jazz, but if they catch fire, LA better look out. Kobe
will once again be the difference in this series. If the Jazz can keep him away
from the freethrow line, this could be a series.Jazz pull of the
upset and win at home in 6!!
The Jazz wont win the Championship this year, but they are not in a bad spot.Let's step back for a moment: The Jazz finished the regular
season with a .585 winning percentage, almost 60% I wouldn't call that a bad
thing. Also, that winning percentage comes after major injuries to D-Will and
Boozer.Does anybody remember the 12-game win streak? Does any body
recall Milsap's double-double streak as a starter?Not only that, but
if management decides to deconstruct this team they've got a lot to work with!
Three valuable expiring contracts, the Knicks draft rights, and if we loose
Boozer, we've got a good young player in Milsap who could be a starter on most
NBA teams.Not only that, the Playoffs aren't over people! I'm not
saying that the Jazz will beat LA (but I pray for it), the probably wont, but
stranger things have happened (Golden State over Dallas anybody?).
i say recall koufas and let him compete in the middle with the laker's big 3.
gasol, bynum, and odom are just to big to match up with. i think they send
collins to the d league. i dont know how many times the other night he let the
lakers bigs get deep position in the paint where they could just turn and shoot.
i mean you teach 5th graders to not let the opposing team get that deep. plus
koufas is an energy guy that really help during playoff run. he is more active
and more of a threat to score. the jazz need him to compete on the offensive and
defensive glass. and when are the jazz gonna learn that odom is left handed?
they just let him come across the middle to his left and foul him giving him a
three point play opportunity. but i will say i think this series will be closer
than most think. all the pressure is on the lakers.
At least Kuofos can give 6 more fouls on Bynum, Odom, or Gasol. If we can't
wear down their 3 big men we'll be done in 5.
12:37 "...what a boring , losing pattern year after year.."Now pay
attention. Check the statistics and you will find that the Jazz have been in
the playoffs as consistently than any other team in the NBA overthe past 23
years - including LA, Boston, Chicago, San Antonio - any of them. No, they
haven't won the big one but they have provided excitement and enjoyment to those
who love basketball."boring, losing pattern, year after year?"
Hardly. They played in the Western Conference finals in 2007! As I said - PAY
I'll tell you Jazz fans how to prepare for the first-round playoff series:Buy a broom.
4-1, we will win only one game at home, first two in L.A. will end up minus 20
points, we have zero chance, the mentality of this team isn,`t good enough to
overcome Lakers... hope for the next year and well used draft pick from NY.
We can beat the Lakers come on already, all you Utah UTE fans are the the same
way about the Jazz you only like them when they are winning.
Based on the way the Jazz played to close out the season I do not think there is
pride or heart or anything else that resembles strength/toughness.WEAK is all that comes to mind--mentally and physically.There is
nothing else to describe the last couple of weeks other than a total meltdown.
Sure their schedule was tough but they lost some games that should not have been
tough. Those games were only tough because we have too many sissies on this
team named Boozer and Okur.If those two are all this team has to
defend the rim then they will never get anywhere in the post season.We will win a token game-credit the fans though-I doubt we will get swept.
May as well put Koufus and Fess in the lineup and give them some
minutes--not that they will affect the outcome but let them get a feel for the
intensity. Hopefully Booz and Okur are gone and we get some real
BIGs that at least give us a chance. This rebuilding process could take
years.When was the last time there was ZERO chance in the
playoffs?A dark day for Jazz fans.
If they bring up Koufus, it'd better be to play serious minutes. I don't care
if he struggles and the Jazz get swept... I think this young guy is going to be
solid but he needs the playing time.In fact at this point, I
wouldn't care if management looked at this round as "camp" and played players
who they want to evaluate for next season, especially KK and Fes.
So many of you are quick to dump this Jazz team. I understand the
anger/frustration that each fan feels to some extent. However, remember that
the Jazz beat the Lakers once this year (in the midst of injury issues with
Boozer). Don't discount the heart and pride of this team. I know, that sounds
a little funny. You ask what heart? Remember, the Jazz stumbled to the finish
line in 2007 and faced a home-court advantaged Rockettes team. I
know, they have more injury issues this time around. And the Lakers are a
better opponent. But, while I believe the Lakers should be favored without
question, they still have to play the game. The Lakers have not won in Utah
this year. The Jazz are 48-34. They are not making the playoffs at 39-43 like
Detroit. This is a team that would have home-court were it playing a series in
the east (they'd be 4th out there).So, let's not be so cynical. The
Jazz are not the Clippers of this season remember! They are a proud bunch even
if it doesn't look that way.Go Jazz!!!
Yeah, but Devaney also predicted the Pistons would take the Cavs to 5. The
Pistons are a much worse team than the Jazz, and the Cavs are a better team than
the Lakers. There's no logic to his thinking. The man is a Lakers fan, and
always favors the Lakers in his predictions.I don't think the Jazz
stand much of a chance at beating the Lakers in this series, but I don't think
they'll get swept either.
what a boring , losing pattern year after year...should be named after some soap
opera as in who cares and the system is based on the good ol' days which never
produced a championship in the first...you'd have to pay me to watch these guys!
Sean Devaney's prediction from Yahoo! Sports website:"1. Lakers vs.
8. Jazz: On March 10, the Jazz had won 15 of 16 and were shaping up to be a West
force. But they went 7-11 from there. Now, they're first-round fodder. Lakers in
4."This was the only one of the eight first round matches for which
he predicted a sweep.
on Koufos. We'll need lots of offense against the Lakers. Let Koufos bang with
Is it possible to just forfeit in the NBA playoffs and avoid the embarrassment
that gutless, heartless performances will bring?I'm sure
"shorthanded" will be the excuse when the Lakers blow the Jazz out of the water
in this series. Too bad we couldn't be like the Golden State Warriors and find
a way to win on the road with only 7 players.
As if it would make any difference!
Wouldn't want to add an active body that might play a little defense to the mix,
now would we? Someone that clearly showed that he wanted to play in this league
before he was banished?
What difference would calling him up make? NONE!Lakers win all
We are TOAST.