Here is a touching Story about Kosta Koufous and his dad by Ross Siler.
Love both the stories but I'm going crazy waiting for the off-season decisions. We are 22 days away from any official decisions.
Its like Christmas when you are between the ages of 12 and 18. You know Santas real, but you still hope that your parents will pull a miracle out of their hats. You know what you want, and you know what you need. Your parents have probably given you a budget to work from, but you are hoping that all that work that your dad did in the summer will miraculously pull in some extra cash so you can get that new cell phone, scooter or whatever. I just hope it is not one of those Christmas's where your Dad says, "sorry kids I didn't get a bonus this year" and you get a bunch of socks and underwear. Sure you need them, but those kinds of things should be birthday presents. Jazz we need a Miracle.-s
This will only be the second game this season that I have not been able to watch in some sort of way or another.
I sold my tickets to Bryce and Erin, who have a connection with Suns (Erin was partly raised in AZ). Yesterday my insurance agent called and asked if I was going to the game, and I said "No, its my wife's Birthday, why?" "I have got 12th row seats behind the Jazz bench, but I won't tempt you."
There are two reasons why I miss a Utah Jazz game.
First, my wife's Birthday.
Second, the birth of one of our children, think "Fisher game", which I call the "Baby Game".
Anything else can be rescheduled or celebrated on another day, even Christmas we all know it is a Pagan Holiday anyway.
UTAH JAZZ VS. PHOENIX SUNS PREVIEW
The Jazz will not lose tonight.
Deron will have 25 and 14
Boozer will have a bad night because of all the questions about the divorce.
Korver will have 16 points and 6 boards
Memo will have a double double
Knight will not make a basket
Brewer will have at least 4 dunks
Jazz win by at least 10.
Now is the time to pull any card that you have to get to the ESA. Babysitting cards, guys night out cards, change bishop interviews to Sunday night, call in sick, let the kids sleep over at Grandma's house, even miss your TV shows.
I am calling on every Jazz fan tonight to get a ticket to the game and watch the fireworks, the lights out player intro, the new video intro, and the chance to boo the crap out of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Please come cheer with the voice of twenty thousand lions. Yell with the sound of 20 thousand trumpets, and scream like little school girls.
Tonight and Saturday night are our nights to show the World why the ESA is "the loudest Arena in the NBA".
If all these reasons don't get you psyched up then, "Do it for Larry" ,he would want you to.
The Wolves have been struggling of late, losing 8 of their last 10. They also played against the Raptors last night, on the road, so they should be sufficiently worn out when the Jazz come home to play them. The Jazz's deep bench should be the deciding factor in the game tonight. They put up 58 points against the Hawks at home, where the bench traditionally play's better. But, the Jazz should be able to expect at least 10 points from Millsap, AK 47, and "The Wet Dream" Kyle Korver (that is my new nickname for him). If we can get 30 productive points off the bench, the Jazz should be able to lock in a victory.
With Jefferson out, they don't have any real big men that will challenge the Jazz. Ryan Gomes has been putting up some impressive offensive numbers, double digit scoring, over the past 5 games. But, as a 6 foot 7 power forward, he will need to drop a lot of mid to long range jumpers to be effective for the Wolves. Look for the Jazz to get Boozer more active in the offense. I would expect Boozer to play a long side of Millsap a little bit because of Minnesota's small front court, the Jazz like to play Millsap at the 5 when they are up against a quicker, smaller lineup. Also, Sebastian Telfair has been playing very well for the Wolves lately, but you can expect him to have a rough night because of D-Will's size and stifling defense, along with his ankles being broken by Deron's sick cross over.
After it is all said and done the Jazz will walk away with a win in a high flying, offensively minded game. Jazz win 114 to 98. Life off, game on. Go Jazz --- BB