13 April 2009
"As a lifelong Utah Jazz fan and author of a Jazz blog I am very unhappy with the choice that you made for the Blog to represent the Utah Jazz "Saltcityhoops". Knowing most or all the guys in the Utah Jazz blogging community there are 3-4 superior Jazz blogs out there. Sure he may have covered some Rocky Mountain Review stuff, or Team USA, but I highly doubt that he follows the Jazz as consistently or as closely as some of the other bloggers here in Utah. I doubt that Mr Hall has season tickets or that he even watches every game. And it looks like he just started his blog per request from you or to fill this position. His posts are just rehacks from other people's posts. Henry, as you know Utah Jazz Fans are a few steps above the average fan and In my opinion Mr. Hall is a an average fan. I do not think that he or his blog will represent our team in the way that we as Jazz fans really are, smart, passionate, and loyal. "
"In a few markets, I have long known people whom I believe to be writers with special potential. Matt McHale in Chicago, for instance. In those cases, I think it's a worthwhile long-term bet to take a good writer and give them some playing time.
I have known, read, and corresponded with Spencer Hall for hears, and believe him to be a really smart dude who is very passionate about the Jazz.
By no means is that a reflection on your blog or anybody Else's -- you're right that there are lots of good ones.
I don't think you have any reason to denigrate his work nor spread this or that suspicion about him. That's just mean! He's been at for three or four days, and already has some good stuff up there. You'll get to know him for sure, over time. It's a small world. Why not talk to him? Find out how well he knows the game and the team?
In blogging there is great value in making connections, and no value in factionalism. That's because google drives most of the traffic, and google links inbound and outbound links.
I'm sure there's room for one more good Jazz blog, right?"
My Response. "Henry you are right there are always room for more Jazz blogs, but if it is representing our team on a national level, which doesn't happen so much, we want it to be amazing, insightful and represent us as a good team, solid organization, with the best fans around."
I realize that my writing is not on par with some of the best writers in the country and would not get chosen to represent the Utah Jazz on ESPN however, I do feel that what we have here is better than what Henry picked to represent the Jazz. There are 3-4 other Jazz blogs that are superior to the one that he picked.
I have nothing against Mr. Hall personally, but if he is going to be representing our team on ESPN's True Hoop page he needs to step up and represent the passion,loyalty and love we have for the Utah Jazz. Mr. Hall You have my attention. Please keep it.
For the ridiculous amount of scenarios that the Jazz can fall into read this Daily Dime #9 it breaks down all the scenarios that can happen between the Hornets, Mavs, and Jazz.
The Jazz are 14-10 in the 24 games that the Jazz have been at full strength. "The Jazz are who we thought they were", "The Jazz are who we thought the were, and we let them off the hook". Are they?
JAZZ CLIPPERS PREVIEW
If the Utah Jazz do not want to get bounced in the first round of the playoffs than tonight is a must win scenario, no matter what. We could also use some help from the Rockets and Timberwolves.
The Jazz have lost six of seven and have literally tanked to the eight spot of the playoffs. The Clippers are tanking period and headed to another lottery in which they are trying to get a top three pic again.
The last time the Utah Jazz lost three straight road games was at the end of the 06-07 season(I pulled).
ESPN's Accuscore has us winning 91% of the time which is the most lopsided I have ever seen.
And the Bodog spread has the Jazz - 12.5 which seems just about right. I would have said ten or so considering the Jazz play of late but the Clippers are bad really bad.
Camby is listed as out
Kaman is day to day
D-will is day to day with a strained oblique
Miles is out.
Given the severity of the situation I think that Deron will play tonight and that he will give the closing speech following the last home game of the season.
Matchup of the night.
Deron Williams vs. Eric Gordon.
Stat of Night- The Clippers are averaging 76 ppg against the Jazz this year.
Deron will play less than 30 minutes.
Boozer will have close 20 boards with Camby and Kaman out.
Korver will hit at least 4 three pointers
Jazz win 109 88
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