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[OC] Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just Me? a 30-team examination of which coaches are on the “hot seat”

The NBA season hasn't started yet, but that doesn't mean that coaches should feel entirely comfortable in their offices quite yet. Circumstances change quickly, and coaching positions can change quickly along with them.
Through this (super long) post, I wanted to assess each coach's job security for this 2019-20 season. There's no simple or accurate metric for measuring this, so I'm going to give an estimated and subjective appraisal of their chances of getting fired, either in mid-season or at the end of the season.
I LOVE YOU, PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME (listed alphabetically by team)
Golden State: Steve Kerr
After 5 years on the job, Steve Kerr has a winning percentage of .785 in the regular season, and 3 NBA titles in the postseason. In fact, the team's 57-25 record last year was the worst of his tenure so far. So yes, his job is safe. Kerr could coach the next 10 years there if he wanted. For Kerr, it's not a matter of job security; it's a matter of health. He's been able to endure his constant back pain in pursuit of titles, but will he have the same resolve if the team sags into "good but not great" status? TBD. chance of firing: 0%. chance of retirement: 10%.
L.A. Clippers: Doc Rivers
A few years ago, Doc Rivers was almost the victim of his own success. His gaudy resume had allowed him to take charge of the L.A. Clippers front office, and he simply didn't do a great job in that role. However, he wisely took more of a backseat there, and embraced the job (head coach) that he's quite good at. The 48-34 record last year re-established his coaching cred, and the new superstars should energize him for a few more seasons at least. chance of firing / retirement: 2%
San Antonio: Gregg Popovich
Along with Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich is firmly in the "you can stay as long as you want" camp. And he nearly has. He's been at the helm for 23 years. Amazing, the last two seasons (47-35, 48-34) have amounted to Pop's worst percentages over the course of a full season. He's one of the greatest ever, and unlike some old veteran coaches, hasn't lost his fastball whatsoever. He's constantly adapted, evolved, and thrived. But as with Kerr, the question is whether Popovich is nearing the end of the road, for personal reasons. He's 70 now, and in control of Team USA. He may hand the baton off and focus on that job going forward. I suspect he'll give it a go in both roles until the Olympics at least, but it's no longer a guarantee. chances of firing: 0%. chances of retiring: 20%.
I STILL LOVE YOU, BUT WE MAY NEED COUPLES COUNSELING (listed alphabetically)
Boston: Brad Stevens
A season or two ago, Brad Stevens was the golden boy coach in the NBA. After a slightly underwhelming 49-33 season, we're starting to see some grumbles about his offense (which isn't as free-flowing and ball-moving as his age may suggest.) The Celtics will replace Kyrie Irving with Kemba Walker, but expectations aren't much lower. If the team can't grab a top 4 seed, those grumbles may grow. And if the Boston-Stevens love affair ends, would he start to eye a move back to the NCAA? Probably not, but we can't promise the marriage lasts forever. chances of firing: 2%, chances of leaving: 5%.
Miami: Erik Spoelstra
Although the Miami Heat have been mediocre lately (124-122 over the last three years), I'm still be inclined to group in Erik Spoelstra in with the "untouchables." After all, this is a 2-time champion coach with 500+ career wins prior to the age of 50 (48 years old right now.) Even if the Miami Heat underachieve and miss the playoffs again, I don't think Pat Riley would want to rock the boat on this culture. Still, Jimmy Butler is a handful, and potential addition Chris Paul isn't a bed of roses either. If Spoelstra can't get "buy in" from his new stars, then there may be more trouble in paradise than we expect. Again, it's a very small chance a divorce happens, but we can't give it a 0 either. chance of firing: 4%.
JUST DON'T EMBARRASS ME IN PUBLIC (listed alphabetically)
Cleveland: John Beilein
It's hard to under-estimate the leverage rookie coach John Beilein has with the organization right now. They lured him from Michigan with a 5 year contract, where he'll be "working for" a front office that features assistant GM Mike Gansey (Beilein's former player.) Simply put: they're going to hand him this team and allow him to build a program in his image. Despite that, it doesn't mean the transition will work like a charm (just ask Billy Donovan.) Beilein is 66 years old, and has never coached in the pros before. He may simply decide that he hates the NBA and walk away prematurely. Still, it's hard to imagine that happening this early barring any unforeseen health issues. chances of firing: 1%. chances of leaving: 5%.
Memphis: Taylor Jenkins
Although they have wildly different resumes and backgrounds, Taylor Jenkins will be in a similar boat to John Beilein. He's inheriting a team that's in a rebuilding situation, and should afford him a lot of patience going forward. The Wharton-grad Jenkins projects as a smart, modern coach who should have long-term success. Still, we can't absolutely guarantee Memphis doesn't fire him after 1 season, because they have done that before. chances of firing: 3%
Milwaukee: Mike Budenholzer
Based on pure coaching talent and resume, Coach Bud has nothing to worry about - particularly after a 60-22 record last season. The only reason that I'm even putting him in this category at all is the potential for off-the-court issues. He had been arrested before on a suspicion of DUI back in 2014, although he was later found not guilty. If something worse happens in that ilk, then he may be in trouble. But barring that, he's obviously safe. chances of firing: 2%.
Minnesota: Ryan Saunders
While interim coach Ryan Saunders (Flip's son) had been a popular pick in the locker room, he still represents a sizable risk by this new front office. After all, he's only 33 years old and hasn't been a head coach at any level prior to that short stint last season. He may be a home run; he may be a strike out. Of course, he'd have to be a wild strike out (with a bat thrown into the stands) for it to amount to a firing in year one. chances of firing: 5%
Orlando: Steve Clifford
Veteran Steve Clifford did a tremendous job in his first year in Orlando, helping the team improve from 25-57 to 42-40 and a playoff trip. There's a chance the Magic may stagnate in R1 unless one of their young players (Jon Isaac, Mo Bamba, Markelle Fultz) takes a "leap," but they should have patience with Clifford for at least another year or two. Barring health issues, his job is safe. chances of firing: 2%.
Phoenix: Monty Williams
One of the reasons we can't claim rookie coaches are entirely safe is because teams like Phoenix have fired them in the past -- including Igor Kokoskov last season. However, it'd be very difficult for any owner (even Robert Sarver) to justify doing it two times in a row. In fact, Monty Williams secured a 5-year deal to help prevent that nonsense. chances of firing: 2%.
Sacramento: Luke Walton
Despite mixed results in L.A., Luke Walton was a hot commodity with the Sacramento Kings franchise, who gave him a nice 4-year contract. Of course, that happened before the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced since. While that appears to have quieted down, any new rumor or accusation may turn up the heat on Walton. Barring that, the team should stand by their man. chances of firing: 5%.
Toronto: Nick Nurse
Nick Nurse is about as close to "untouchable" as you can get for a coach with 1 year of experience. But hey, that was a heck of a year. Nurse won the title, and outfoxed several great coaches along the way. The Raptors could probably sink down as low as 30 wins (unlikely) and still keep Nurse for the long haul. chances of firing: 1%.
Utah: Quin Snyder
While Quin Snyder hasn't had a huge amount of playoff success yet himself, he's also quickly established himself as one of the better NBA coaches. Over the last three years, the Jazz have played lockdown defense and averaged 49.7 wins. This offseason has raised expectations, but Snyder should be safe for another season or two even if they slightly underachieve. The bigger issue would be if Snyder gets in trouble off the court; he had a wilder history in college prior to straightening out in the pros. chances of firing: 4%.
YOU'RE SAFE (FOR NOW) (again, alphabetically)
Atlanta: Lloyd Pierce
In theory, Lloyd Pierce should be in great shape here in Atlanta. The young team had a solid 29-53 season in his first year, and their young core projects well for the future. That said, expectations will rise over time. Pierce was partly hired for his defensive reputation, but the team only ranked 27th last season. With Trae Young (who graded dead last in ESPN RPM on defense), that may be hard to change. Hopefully rookies De'Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish will solve that issue, but if not, Pierce may start feeling some heat in 2020. When he was hired, the team only gave him a 3 year contract, which indicates that he didn't have much leverage coming in. chances of firing: 7.5%
Charlotte: James Borrego
Like Lloyd Pierce, James Borrego will be entering Year 2 in a rebuilding situation that should lend itself to patience. On the other hand, logic tends to go out the window when it comes to the Charlotte Hornets. Borrego will have to deal with a weak roster, and a shaky front office that just gave $19M a season to Terry Rozier. I expect Borrego will survive for a while, but we can't rule out a house cleaning. chances of firing: 10%.
Brooklyn: Kenny Atkinson
Kenny Atkinson has done a great job bringing the Nets out of a deep black hole rebuild, but now the expectations will vault up with the arrival of Kyrie Irving (and soon Kevin Durant.) Presumably, those stars wouldn't have signed up in the first place if they didn't like Atkinson. That said, their opinions can change at the drop of a hat. A disappointment in 2019-20? Okay fine. Another in 2020-21? Then Atkinson will start feeling that seat warm. chances of firing: 4%
Dallas: Rick Carlisle
As one of the most respected coaches (and a title winner to boot), Rick Carlisle should have job security for life. Still, the NBA will always be a stars league, and Carlisle's star isn't Dirk Nowitzki anymore. It's going to be Luka Doncic (and Kristaps Porzingis' team), and Carlisle will need to appease them to some degree. Missing the playoffs this year may be fine, but whiffing again in 2020-21 would be problematic; it would be the 5th season in a row without a playoff berth. chances of firing/retiring: 5%
Denver: Mike Malone
After a premature exit in Sacramento, Mike Malone has rebuilt his stock by lifting Denver to contender status. He's improved every year, from 30-52 to 33-49 to 40-42 to 46-36 to the breakout 54-28 record last season. Of course, that also comes with rising expectations. Like the others in this section, Malone could survive one regression year, but two disappointing years in a row would be a problem. chances of firing: 5%.
Detroit: Dwane Casey
Of all our coaches, Dwane Casey knows that one should never get too comfortable. After all, he was fired after a 59-win season (and a Coach of the Year trophy) in Toronto. After that, he still had enough leverage to earn a 5-year deal in Detroit, which should buy him quite a bit of time. Still, a 41-41 start was "meh." To make matters worse, Nick Nurse and the Raptors won the title without him (albeit with Kawhi Leonard.) Given Casey's big contract, he should be safe in Year 2 and Year 3, but there's hardly a guarantee he'll survive all 5 years of the deal. chances of firing: 5%.
10 HOTTEST SEATS (in order)
(10) Portland: Terry Stotts
Remember, this isn't a ranking of the best and worst coaches but merely their situations. In fact, everyone would agree that Terry Stotts is a very good basketball coach. In fact, if you asked the other NBA coaches to rank their peers, I suspect Stotts may even crack the top 5. That skill has manifested on the court as well. His Blazers have made the playoffs for 6 seasons in a row, and had a mini-breakout with a Conference Finals trip this year.
Still, making the playoffs doesn't lock in job security in the NBA; winning a title does. And until that happens, the franchise will always wonder in the back of their minds on whether or not they should pull a "Masai Ujiri" and squeeze Stotts out for a younger assistant on his staff like Nate Tibbetts, a rising star in the ranks.
After tasting the WCF last year, can Stotts afford to take a step back? Probably. Losing in R2 seems about right for this team as presently constructed. But what if they lose in R1? Then it becomes more of a debate. I'd still recommend keeping Stotts and tweaking the roster instead (ya'll got any more of them stretch PFs?) but I'm not in charge of the team and I'm not ruling any shake-ups out. chances of firing: 15%
(9) Indiana: Nate McMillan
As with Terry Stotts, it may feel strange to see Nate McMillan on this list. At first glance, neither should be on the hot seat at all. In McMillan's three years on the job, he's guided the team to winning records and playoff trips in each season. The Pacers just finished 48-34 despite Victor Oladipo's injury, and may be better than that this season with new additions like Malcolm Brogdon.
Still, we have to go deeper than the first glance here. Indiana thrives on the basis of their defense (ranked 3rd last season), which is heavily influenced by assistant Dan Burke and DPOY candidate Myles Turner. Offensively, the team tends to look a little scattered and uncreative, which has Pacers fans quietly murmuring about McMillan. They added some new scorers in Brogdon and T.J. Warren, but both are players coming off career years from 3. If they regress at all -- and this team regresses at all -- then McMillan may be in more trouble than we realize.
Am I expected that? Not really. If I had to bet, I would bank on the Pacers winning 45-50 games and McMillan lasting at least another season. But if we're looking for potential hot seat situations, we can't ignore the potential downside here. If they underachieve, McMillan may be the fall guy. chances of firing: 20%
(8) N.Y. Knicks: David Fizdale
We can't judge David Fizdale too harshly based on his 17-65 record in year one. After all, tanking and landing a top 3 pick was all part of the plan. But what's the plan going forward? After striking out with the superstars in free agency, the Knicks signed a bunch of B+ and C+ players to big money. With it, they've attempted to re-set expectations. Instead of landing superstars in 2019, they're going to land them in 2021! Hopefully?
In the meantime, David Fizdale should be able to survive until then. His team is still young, and features first and second year players like R.J. Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, Kevin Knox, and Dennis Smith. Practically speaking, the veterans like Julius Randle and Bobby Portis are meant to supplement that rebuilding movement. Fizdale should be allowed to develop this group, and be afforded some growing pains in 2019-20 and again in 2020-21.
However, there are a few factors working against him. The front office may fancy themselves a playoff contender out East, which may go sour by the end of the year. Moreover, that front office isn't exactly on solid ground themselves after getting pounded by the press this summer. Dolan may want a complete fresh start after this year. More than that, there's a non-zero chance James Dolan leaves town himself, and some super-billionaire like Jeff Bezos uses his change jar to buy the team and mold it into his image. At the end of the day, there's more uncertainty with this situation than a second-year coach would like to see. chances of firing: 20%
(7) Chicago: Jim Boylen
As a well-respected defensive coordinator, Jim Boylen's name has always been bandied about for head coaching jobs in the past. He finally got his opportunity last season after taking over for apple pie Fred Hoiberg in mid-season.
At first, it did not go well. Jim Boylen had about as rocky of a start as you can imagine, earning negative reports in the press about his drill sergeant attitude clashing with the locker room. Still, he turned that perception around and had a decent finish to the year and earned some "buy in" from the players. Better yet, his Chicago Bulls may be a darkhorse contender for the # 8 seed. They have offensive stars in Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen already, so an improved defense may vault them closer to .500. Even if that doesn't happen (yet), Boylen should feel safe knowing he has the backing of the front office.
Of course, that also ties Boylen's fate to that front office. Ownership has tended to leave Gar Forman and John Paxson alone, but it's not a lifetime appointment. If this team doesn't improve enough (and wins say, 25 or 30 games), then there may be a total housecleaning here. I'm a little more optimistic on the Bulls' chances of winning 35-40 games than others, but we can't rule a potential disaster out. chances of firing: 25%
(6) Philadelphia: Brett Brown
After a long dark winter, Brett Brown and the Philadelphia 76ers have emerged from the "Process" intact. In fact, Brown has won more games in each of the last two seasons (52 and 50) then he did over his first three seasons combined (47). But with that comes raised expectations, which may be higher than ever. With Kawhi Leonard out of the Conference and the sheen off the Boston Celtics, the Sixers are the co-favorites with Milwaukee to make the Finals. Losing in the Conference Finals would be acceptable, but a R1 or R2 loss may be stinging.
Would that disappointment be enough to cost Brown his job? It's debatable. His contract extension runs through 2021-22, but that's never stopped a coach from being fired before. Fans may grow frustrated if Ben Simmons still can't shoot, or if Joel Embiid can't stay healthy, or if Philly's defense doesn't look as dominant as it should be on paper (despite Simmons, Embiid, and Jimmy Butler, they only ranked # 15 last season.) It's very possible that Brown becomes the scapegoat here.
Of course, we're talking "worst case scenarios" here. Chances are: the Sixers should be quite good and have a very good chance to make the ECF or the Finals. So while we can't rule out a firing, we wouldn't bet on it either. chances of firing: 30%
(5) New Orleans: Alvin Gentry
After coming over from Golden State, the exceptions for Alvin Gentry in New Orleans were sky-high. Suffice it to say, it's been an underwhelming return so far. Despite the (occasional) presence of Anthony Davis, his Pelicans have won less than 35 games in three of his four seasons on the job.
Oddly, Davis' trade demands may have helped Gentry survive another year. With the blockbuster deal, expectations get re-set and the window extends again. On paper, Gentry and assistant Chris Finch's run-and-gun style should suit this new roster well. Gentry is also someone who's earned high praise from his players and from the media in the past. If new execs David Griffin and Trajan Langdon didn't believe in him, they had the opportunity to make that change this past summer.
But alas, that doesn't mean they won't have that same opportunity again next summer. Gentry's contract will be running out, and the team may decide to go with someone younger than him (he's now age 64.) To earn a longer leash, Gentry doesn't need to make the playoffs, but he has to show reasons for optimism. The Pelicans need to find a clear role for Zion Williamson, and earn some improvement from the cast-off Lakers. There's a lot of talent on the roster, but if the team stalls or looks like a muddled mess, Griffin may likely clean up the picture and chose his own head coach the next time around. chances of firing: 35%
(4) Houston: Mike D'Antoni
Veteran Mike D'Antoni may start spitting out Rodney Dangerfield routines, because the poor guy doesn't get much respect. Despite a great run here in Houston (records of 55-27, 65-17, 53-29), he's still struggling to earn a contract extension from the franchise.
And while owner Tilman Fertitta gets the blame for that, we can't rule out Daryl Morey's influence either. Morey has stated in the past that he thinks coaches' messages tend to run stale after a few years, and that philosophy has born out in their decision making. Jeff Van Gundy lasted 4 years. After him, Rick Adelman lasted 4 years. After him, Kevin McHale lasted 4 years (+10 games). This season, Mike D'Antoni will be entering the dreaded 4th year himself. The Houston Rockets' job essentially has strict presidential term limits, and he's verging on lame duck status.
To up the degree of difficulty even further, the team added Russell Westbrook to the equation. That's not to say it's the wrong decision by any means or that it won't work out (personally I'd still peg them for a top 3 seed), but we have to admit there's a sizable chance that it won't work out. The chemistry for Harden + Westbrook is going to be harder to calculate now that they've both had considerable success (and MVP seasons). And if something doesn't click, it will certainly be easier to blame D'Antoni than the two stars, whose massive contracts run for another few seasons. chances of firing/retiring: 40%
(3) L.A. Lakers: Frank Vogel
It's rare to see a first-year coach listed this high, but this is rare circumstances indeed. Frank Vogel will be joining the Lakers on a 3-year contract, which is quite light for a veteran like him. That fact showcases his limited leverage and his reduced reputation. The Lakers didn't high the coach who guided the Indiana Pacers to the ECF; they hired the coach who led Orlando to 29-53 and 25-57 records. In some ways, Vogel is lucky to have landed any job at all.
But there's no mistaking the fact that this particular job will come with some challenges. Primary among them: the threat of assistant Jason Kidd breathing down his neck. According to some, Kidd was the first choice of the front office, and the conspiracy theory that they simply didn't want to hire him outright (due to domestic violence charges in the past) checks out logically for me. Vogel can't be too pleased to turn on the Summer League and watch his new star LeBron James sitting next to Kidd in Vegas either.
Will LeBron James, Rich Paul, and Jason Kidd conspire to stab Vogel like Caesar? The odds are high. But the question is a matter of "when?" James didn't love David Blatt, but allowed him 1.5 on the job before he got the boot. The Lakers may end up giving Vogel a full season and change to make his impact on the defensive end before considering a full-time change in midseason in 2020-21.
And hey, we can't rule out the "what if it works?" theory either. This team has LeBron James and Anthony Davis, for fuck's sake. They have a legitimate chance to be a great team, and even an NBA champion. If that happens, Vogel won't be going anywhere (at least, not for another year or two.) chances of firing: 45%
(2) Washington: Scottie Brooks
The Scottie Brooks era in Washington has been a disappointment, and it won't get much prettier from here. After the John Wall injury, the Wizards will be entering 2019-20 with one legitimate star in Bradley Beal and a wonky supporting cast. They're a motley crew of decent prospects who may be 2 years away (Troy Brown, Rui Hachimura, Thomas Bryant) and veterans who may be 2 years removed from quality play (Isaiah Thomas, Ish Smith, C.J. Miles.) Realistically speaking, Bradley Beal will have to put in a Herculean effort for this group to win 35 games.
If there's any reason to think the axe will not come for Scottie Brooks' head, it's that this Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis isn't the "off with his head!" type. He's been patience with the Washington Capitals hockey team, as well as this Wizards unit. Former GM Ernie Grunfeld lasted for years past his expiration date. And in turn, Brooks may be allowed to play out another year of his (pricy) contract. Brooks also has a reputation as a good player development coach, which bodes well for his prospects during a possible rebuild to come.
All that said, Brooks shouldn't be investing in D.C. real estate. The clock is ticking. I would fully expect new acting GM Tommy Sheppard to cut Brooks loose and choose his own coach at some point, but we can't be 100% confident it will happen after this season or after the next. chances of firing: 50%
(1) Oklahoma City: Billy Donovan
Given his new status as a /NBA punching bag, it's hard to under-sell just how much leverage Billy Donovan had when he first came to Oklahoma City. We're talking about a well-paid college coach who had won two separate NCAA titles at Florida, and had resisted the NBA calls for years. He arrived in OKC with a 5-year deal in tow, as well as a reputation as one of the best coaches in basketball.
As we now enter Year 5 of that contract, Donovan's reputation has been tarnished considerably. He's been blasted for perceived underachievement, particularly in the postseason. With Kevin Durant, the team blew a 3-1 lead to Golden State, and hasn't won a playoff series since (losing in R1 three times in a row.) In fact, they've gone 4-15 in playoff games since then. Donovan's managed to avoid getting the boot because of his reputation and big contract, but those excuses won't hold off the executioner much longer.
Personally, I'm a little bit of a "Donovan Defender." I don't think he's done as bad of a job as advertised. After all, his worst regular season record has been 47-35. He's kept the team afloat without Kevin Durant. And sure, he probably should have reined in Russell Westbrook, but it's not easy to harness an MVP. The fact that Donovan won 48 games with a guard who jacked up 20 shots a game (at 50.1% true shooting) is oddly impressive in a way. And heck, let's even defend blowing the 3-1 lead. It's not like OKC woke up one morning with a 3-1 lead under their Christmas tree; Donovan used some wily tricks and unconventional lineups to help earn those 3 wins in the first place.
But again, these rankings aren't about my perception of the coaches, but rather my perception of their situations and stocks. In theory, this OKC roster isn't half bad and could flirt with .500 if they wanted to pursue the playoffs. And in theory, if they blow it up, then a college coach like Donovan may be well suited for that rebuild. But in reality, I just don't see an extension here. The marriage has soured, resentment has built up, and a divorce may be best for both parties involved. chances of firing: 55%
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NLTP S15 Panic Rankings: Each team’s fear level after four matches

Usually I’d be hailing the beginning of the second half of the season in this space, warning of imminent eliminations and late-season breakdowns.
But it’s been kind of a weird week, and I want to acknowledge that it wouldn’t be right to ignore some of the drama from this week. We’ll address it to an extent, and when we do, I want to reiterate a few things:
First, nothing in this column is to be taken personally. There’s going to be some criticism here, and I want to be clear that I still have great respect for everyone in the league, especially those who volunteer their time for the league. You all should know by now that if I’m criticizing someone, it’s because I want what’s best for the league and not because of any personal issue with anyone.
Second, my opinions are both final and correct.
Outside of those few moments, we’ll be trying to keep things fun. After all, most of the league had a good week. And nobody is eliminated!
Yet.
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17. MANIPULATION STATION
While the top tier of A-teams keeps cannibalizing each other with what has lowkey been a very juicy schedule thus far, let’s give some love to the undisputed top B team, which still has not dropped a point all season.
Odds are they’ll need to stay perfect, with a very good OTPHO B-team hot on their tail.
But for now, it’s enough to celebrate the extremely fitting fact that the only perfect team in a season suddenly soaked with drama is the one that kicked it all off.
Panic Level: “Remind me again why we’re doing this?” Gryff asks Dusk as she gazes up at the enormous steel box labeled “NLTP Drama [DO NOT TOUCH]”
“Because while it’s perfectly fine to get through a season without any drama,” Dusk grunts as he loosens one of the screws holding the box shut, “a little bit of drama here and there truly enhances the NLTP experience.”
He moves on to the next corner. “If we just loosen these screws a little bit, enough drama should leak out to make this the best season of NLTP yet. There we go. Done.”
The two quickly escape the scene before anyone can catch them. They fail to notice the box shaking more and more vigorously as the loosened screws begin to pop out of their sockets.
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16. WCYDINOS
A gift: The two teams ahead of us dropped games they probably shouldn’t have, allowing us to leapfrog them back into first place.
Another gift: Those two teams, now in second and third place, play each other this week, allowing us an opportunity to extend our lead on at least one.
The wish list for next week: Clinch a playoff spot. (It’s possible! Scenarios coming, maybe)
Panic Level: A$AP covering his ears and screaming “I’M NOT A PANDA!” when you point out zero of the four A-teams the Dinos have played so far are currently in playoff position.
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15.-14. BALL MY LIFE & FLAIRBNB
I mean, yeah, at some point these teams should get their own entry, but it just feels wrong to separate them after all this time. The two teams have shared a spot in this weekly timesuck since Week 1, and their A-team fortunes have mirrored each other to a ridiculous extent. Even when one of them dropped an easy game this week, the other dropped a game too. Solidarity.
I’ll make them a deal: Split each other this week, and you’re stuck with each other in this spot. But if one of you gets the sweep, you’ll finally be free of each other. Think of it as a little prisoner’s dilemma.
And speaking of little prisoners, congrats to WRIG for producing another one this week. That sentence was a little weirder than I intended, but we’re rolling with it.
Panic Level: ButtSnake and glide arriving at the local strip mall to get in line for This Summer’s Hottest New Gadget at exactly the same time.
They spot each other from about fifty yards out and both sprint toward the door. ButtSnake puts one hand on one door handle, and glide does the same with the other, both pulling with all their might to open a clearly locked door.
As they realize this effort is futile, they turn their attention to each other in order to be first in line when the doors do unlock. glide headbutts his opponent in the chest.
“Ope!” yelps ButtSnake, kneeing glide in the groin. The two go down in a tangled heap of limbs, wrestling with each other in an indefinite struggle.
After a few minutes, a cop pulls up, but instead of doing anything, he pulls out his phone and starts taking video of the pathetic spectacle.
Eventually, hours later, glide has an epiphany. “Wait,” he says, pushing ButtSnake off of him. “It’s been light for hours. What time is it?”
ButtSnake checks his watch. “It’s 1 in the afternoon. Why isn’t this Radio Shack open yet?”
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14.-13. THE BLOKES AND THE FLYING BURRITO BALLS
Two franchises that are probably getting overlooked here. The Burrito Balls were in the Flairbnb/Ball My Life tier for the first part of the season before recently dropping off. They submitted their reentry application this week by splitting BML. They’ll need to get back to winning consistently to truly get back into that top tier, but this was a good start.
Meanwhile, the Blokes are quietly tied for second-best combined standing in the league. (They average fourth place between the two divisions, Manipulation Station averages third.) A big part of that is a third-place B-team, but the A-team has jumped up into the four-way logjam for fifth.
That comes, of course, with the huge caveat that their most recent sweep is a result of Harry Potter and the Mysterious Disappearance of Hogwarts, but when you’re fighting for the playoffs, you’ll take a sweep however you can get it.
Panic Level: “Hey, workout buddies!” says Gram Parsons through the FaceTime app on Edd’s phone. “Wait,” he frowns. “Your team is working out, right? That looks like a beach.”
“Oh, uh, yeah,” says Edd, scrambling for an explanation while pretending to breathe heavily. “It’s just a green screen so we can pretend we’re in a nice place than this dingy old gym, haha.” He motions for Razgriz to turn on a fan that sounds like a treadmill. Noice starts slamming a pair of buckets upside-down into the sand below Edd to mimic running feet.
“We had a really tough game this week and we’re definitely using it to get stronger,” Edd says, shooing away a waiter who’s trying to give him another margarita.
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11. OVER THE PANTS HANDOFFS
Amid all the drama this week, the team that quietly gained the most (or anything at all, really) out of all of it was OTPHO, given they actually received what they wanted from the trade that kicked it all off.
That’s good for them from a strictly competitive standpoint, but the team is executing a pretty swift heel turn this season.
I’ll talk more about this week’s drama below, but obviously nobody came out of that looking good.
Meanwhile, I’m scratching my head trying to figure out why this team felt in necessary to play RAMMSTEIN and Galvatron — what would likely be the best offensive pairing on A team this season — together in several halves on B this week, including in the second half of a game that was already sealed up.
While it’s not unusual for good A teamers to drop to B due to logistical issues, scheduling, etc., pairing an A-team all-stareigning Nuper winner and OTB from last season certainly is.
Past CRC members have talked about not wanting to eliminate MMOL and other ineffective tiebreakers for fear of teams running up the score in a developmental league. I still think that’s bullshit and overmatched teams are going to get run up on anyway, but it’s jarring to see a CRC member essentially abandon the tenets of “development” and “being the fun league” to trot out this kind of lineup in a B-team game he full well knew was in the bag.
Panic Level: If NameLEss is becoming NLTP’s newest heel, we know he doesn’t mind, because anyone who cares what other people think would never admit to being from the St. Louis area.
Unfortunately, this week’s panic primarily comes from me, a Kansas Citian, having to swallow all that in-state angst and root for the Blues against the even-worse-for-our-country Bruins. Hockey sucks, man.
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10. BLOCKHOLE SURFERS
If you look at the relationship between A success and B success, you’ll find at least a bit of a correlation between the two. While there are always some teams with a strong A team and weak B team or vice versa, it’s a decent bet that around where an A team is, you’ll find the B team, too.
Which is why it’s a little weird that we’re the only team entrenched straight in the middle in both divisions. The Burrito Balls are right there — T5/8, but we’ve already covered them. Everyone else left to come has either a hefty split between A and B, or are too far down the standings to join this tier.
And so here we are: Stuck in the middle by ourselves.
Panic Level: Booking a last-minute flight, getting to the “select your seat” screen and discovering only middle seats remaining. Even in the upgrade sections.
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9.-8. RED HOT CHILI POPPERS AND THE LAND BEFORE TIMERS
And speaking of teams with wildly different fortunes between divisions — here’s two right now!
Both teams have climbed to at or near the top quarter of A teams, but are about ready to untie their B teams from the dock and let them drift out to sea.
At this point, it’d be surprising if either A team missed the playoffs — RHCP is closer to the line, but we’ll give Tantrew the benefit of the doubt — and equally surprising if either B team clawed back into the playoffs.
Panic Level: “Come in, sit down, let’s talk about why you don’t want to use the forces of darkness anymore,” says Fender’s therapist from a chair facing away from the door.
Fender pauses. This isn’t right. The chair swivels around.
“Hello, Fender.”
“Tantrew. What did you do to my therapist? When did that chair get a swivel?”
”Magic,” Tantrew whispers.
“Nah, I’m good,” Fender says. “We’re up to fourth and I’m keeping a low profile. Leave the drama to other teams.”
“But Fender, don’t you see? We’re being replaced. NameLEss is edging into our niche of dominant captain who’s somehow always around controversy. You don’t want to be replaced, do you?”
“Actually, I’m good,” Fender says, backing out of the room.
Then he pokes his head back in for a second. “Hey, there’s a police officer out here that saw you break the window to get in here. Says he wants to ask you some questions. Bye!”
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7. WHATEVER WE’RE SUPPOSED TO CALL UNDER THE PANTS RUB GRABS NOW
Credit where credit is due — this team finally came together to earn our first win of the season.
And in a truly on-brand move, we promptly traded away one of the players who helped us get that win.
But, hey, getting the goose egg off the standings means we get to avoid the bottom of these rankings this week. And instead of focusing on the huge hole we still have to climb out of, let’s focus on something else that’s an easier fix: the name.
See, I reminded replacement captain Zeus earlier this week that while it’s too late to make changes to TPL or stat sheets, he could still in practice change the name Night’s Watch-style to literally anything other than the “we’re an OTPHO farm team” UTPRG. And he did, and again, credit where credit’s due, Mount Olmypus Spikers is better than UTPRG.
Still not as good as it could be. If you want to go the Mount Olympus route, that’s fine, but the clear winner in that category would be “Olympic Pings.”
No charge for that. I do it because I care.
Panic Level: “Now how did I get down here?” Zeus says, scratching his head, looking up at the imposing height of Mount Olympus.
He starts to climb up the side but stops after about thirty seconds. “Ah, fuck, that’s way too high,” he says. “Guess I’ll stay down here. It’s not that bad.”
He turns around and sees a random passerby on the street. “I am Zeus!” Zeus bellows. “Fear me, mortal!”
Locke removes an earbud, mouths “not interested,” shrugs, replaces the earbud and keeps walking.
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6.-5. THE NIGHT’S WATCH AND LEONARDO NICECAPRIO
From one couped team to the others — and we’ve got some signs of life! Both teams here are trending up, but there’s still work to do to get above the playoff line in both divisions.
In the meantime, the new Leo Gang leader is also aware he can change the team name, right?
Panic Level: A substitute teacher taking over a class that’s unusually pleasant and well-behaved.
Almost... too pleasant.
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4.-3. WHITECAPS AND RECAPTCHA
And speaking of signs of life... everyone’s getting points this week! A split for reCAPTCHA on A, a sweep for Whitecaps on B — there’s reason for optimism for pretty much every team in the league this week.
Except, well, you know.
Panic Level: ess and juke dough at a carnival, and ess decides he want to play a game of skill and chance. Ess loves games of skill and chance.
He settles on a game where you throw darts to pop balloons. The operator hands him a dozen darts and takes his place back behind the counter. Ess takes aim at the first balloon, but misses. Tough luck, but he shrugs it off.
Next balloon, it’s a direct hit! And it... bounces off? Must not have thrown hard enough. He zeroes in on the next balloon and throws an absolute laser at the center... and again, the dart bounces harmlessly to the ground.
Ess runs through his darts quickly and futilely, and is about to throw his last one when juke dough stops him. “Let me try.”
juke dough takes aim with the dart, then swiftly hurls a knife from his pocket instead. It sticks in the balloon, which slowly deflates. The two captains high-five each other and turn expectantly to the operator to receive their prize.
The operator says nothing and simply points to a sign above the game board.
POP THEM ALL TO WIN
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2. THE CRC
Huh, this is weird.
*checks notes*
Yep, looks like we started at 17 this week, so this all checks out. And let’s be real: not a great week for the CRC.
I’ve praised this iteration of the committee in the past — I think it’s as good as a committee as we’ve had in this league. But that doesn’t mean I’ll hold back when they deserve criticism, and they certainly do for how they’ve handled this week.
I don’t want to relitigate the trade dispute from earlier in the week, because I don’t really know all the details. And that’s... kind of the problem.
The CRC’s radio silence this season and especially this week has been deafening. The first most players heard about the trade dispute was Jackals’ veiled diatribe Tuesday night. Most players were confused, given that it didn’t include much concrete info. We had to wait for Fraser’s post to get any of that.
I get the desire to handle things internally, but without external communication to the rest of the league, situations like these are disorienting and concerning for the other players.
And this has been an ongoing issue this season. By my count, there’ve been 4 (?) captaincy changes this season, and I don’t think any have come with official CRC explanations. That’s information the rest of the league needs to know. I’m still not 100% sure who’s in charge of Leo Gang and I’m supposed to be someone in the loop.
Lastly, the handling of the trade sheet was clearly bungled and I’m disappointed. I’d known the trade sheet was on the sidebar since the beginning of the season, and I figured it was a step toward transparency. Good for them! Nope — just a mistake. And to be clear — I have no problem with concealing the sheet as I never expected it to be public at first.
But if you’re going to do that, you need to put up a public version that details the trades for the rest of the league, especially with the dozens and dozens of trades going through this season. You can’t count on captains to just post every trade — we’ve seen that system break down a few times already. I’ve brought this up with a few CRC members earlier in the week and I’m disappointed we don’t have a new trade sheet yet.
Panic Level: I’d give WRIG a pass here given the birth of WRIG Jr. — congrats again! — but, I mean, that’s a completely different type of panic that probably pushes the CRC even higher up the list.
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1. HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF SPLITSCRAFT AND WIZARD-RE
Panic Level:
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[OC] In 5 years, Super Bowl LVI is scheduled to be played on the same day as the 2022 Winter Olympics. How will the NFL address this problem?

I know what you’re thinking. We’re just 3 weeks removed from Super Bowl LI, and you’re already looking ahead five years to Super Bowl LVI? However, the NFL has a very interesting dilemma with this Super Bowl. For years, the Super Bowl has been the marquee event of that particular date. There will be programming before the game from other channels, such as college basketball games and celebrity bowling tournaments, but even that pales in comparison to what the pregame shows get.
Once the game starts, everything is about the Super Bowl. Other networks will just concede to the network broadcasting the Super Bowl. No other professional sporting events take place at the same time as the Super Bowl, and from the research I did, the only other sporting event taking place in the USA directly in competition with the Super Bowl was a women’s basketball game on ESPNU that started at 6:30 between Memphis and South Florida (I feel bad for everyone that had to play in that game). There are 2 options for people during the Super Bowl- you either turn on the TV and watch the game, or you don’t. There’s no other alternative. Nothing else is on TV during the Super Bowl, and for years, the NFL has been able to capitalize on this in the first Sunday of February.
Super Bowl LVI, on the other hand? That’s where things get a bit tricky. It’s one thing to go up against re-runs and the Fish Bowl between the Los Angeles Clams and the Buffalo Gills. It’s another thing to go up against the Winter Olympics.
The Problem
Assuming that TV contracts hold up, CBS will be broadcasting Super Bowl LVI (3-year rotation between CBS, NBC, and FOX). NBC has the rights to broadcast the Winter Olympics. Normally, this is not a problem- the Winter Olympics have never interfered with the Super Bowl. For the past four installments of the Winter Olympics dating back to 2002 in Salt Lake City, the Winter Olympics have been held five days after the Super Bowl, so you get no football hangover whatsoever (side note- those years with the Winter Olympics and World Cup are the best years for sports; the years with the European Championships and Summer Olympics are second best, and then any odd numbered years are not fun for the offseason).
Year Super Bowl Date of Super Bowl Site of Olympics Date of Opening Ceremony
2002 Super Bowl XXXVI 2/3/02 Salt Lake City, USA 2/8/02
2006 Super Bowl XL 2/5/06 Torino, Italy 2/10/06
2010 Super Bowl XLIV 2/7/10 Vancouver, Canada 2/12/10
2014 Super Bowl XLVIII 2/2/14 Sochi, Russia 2/7/14
It’s going to be the same thing next year. NBC right now is loving life, because they are broadcasting Super Bowl LII, and then five days later, get to broadcast the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They’ve got the ultimate dream right now.
However, it’s not going to be like that in 2022. Why they awarded the Games to Beijing in the first place, I’m not entirely sure, seeing as they hosted the Summer Olympics, and have no mountains anywhere near the city center. They’re going to use fake snow down the mountains (and no, that’s not fake news… they’re actually planning on using fake snow), and this will be the third straight Olympics in Asia (2018 in South Korea, 2020 in Tokyo, 2022 in Beijing).
In terms of football, though, the 2022 Winter Olympics poses a major problem. The Opening Ceremony for these Olympics are taking place on February 4, 2022. If the Super Bowl is still held on the first Sunday in February, then Super Bowl LVI will occur on February 6. For the first time ever, if the schedule holds up, the Winter Olympics and Super Bowl will come into conflict with each other.
There are two events that non-sports fans watch. One of them is the Super Bowl. They watch for the halftime show, they watch for the parties, and they watch for the commercials. It’s a fun atmosphere for all involved, even if you’re not a football fan. The other one, unfortunately for the NFL, is the Olympics, whether it’s the Winter Olympics or the Summer Olympics. They watch because it’s the only time you can see particular sports on TV at the highest level, they watch for that sense of American pride, and they watch because it’s an event that happens just once every four years. Here’s what the NFL would be competing against on that Sunday, assuming the 2018 schedule holds of what is taking place that Sunday:
They’d be competing against not just one event, but a variety of them, including the juggernaut that is figure skating (the vast majority of the non-sports fans I know will be glued to the television during figure skating events), and a bunch of gold medal events in the process. That’s a lot different than competing against the Fish Bowl and some World’s Strongest Man re-runs, especially if you get a USA/Russia or USA/Canada hockey game scheduled at the same time as the Super Bowl. According to recent data, the 2014 Winter Olympics were watched in primetime by an average of 21.7 million people per night, and 78% of US TV homes tuned into at least some part of the Winter Olympics.
Would the NFL still win the night if they competed directly against the Olympics? Absolutely. I don’t think anyone, even NBC, would think otherwise. Having said that, would their ratings take an absolute nosedive if they went head-to-head against the Olympics? You bet. There’s a high chance that the ratings dip below 100 million if the NFL actually went up against NBC during these Olympics.
Whether or not the NFL is aware of this problem or is thinking actively about this problem remains to be seen. But the league has three options to address it.
Solution #1: Change Nothing
There’s the first option, which is to change absolutely nothing. Play the game on the first Sunday of February at 6:30, and then when NBC comes on with their Olympic coverage, be in direct competition. However, there are a few massive problems with this option.
Number one, if the game becomes a blowout or unwatchable, or football fans tune out for the halftime show, they could switch over to NBC and just never change the game back. If you get a Super Bowl XLVIII-esque situation on your hands, by the end of the night, NBC might actually have comparable ratings with the Super Bowl. Remember what happened at Super Bowl XXVI during the halftime show, which I wrote about here. In short, FOX decided to counter-program against the halftime show, actually drew a quarter of CBS’ audience away from the game and to FOX, and a large portion of the audience never flipped the game back to CBS because the game was so bad. Remember that Super Bowl XXVI was broadcast by CBS. They are well aware of their history, and they’d be broadcasting Super Bowl LVI thirty years later. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, on the other hand…
Number two, the amount that CBS would be able to charge for advertisements would plummet compared to previous years. Maybe instead of being able to charge $5 million (as is the standard price now), they’ll only be able to charge $3 million. How much a network can charge for ads depends on how many people are watching the game; there’s a reason why an advertisement during a regular season NFL game at 1:00 between the Browns and the Jaguars costs significantly less than a Super Bowl ad. If the NFL decides this option, CBS throws a fit. No way does CBS want to be competing directly against the Olympics, considering their own history and the advertising dollars at stake.
Yes, the NFL is stubborn. Yes, people now associate the Super Bowl with the first Sunday in February at 6:30. But there are so many ways that this could backfire that I doubt the league actually plays the game that Sunday at 6:30.
Solution #2: Start the Game Earlier
Of course, they could keep it on the same date as before, but just start the game earlier. If the NFL wants to be bold and place a Super Bowl in London, this is the year to do it. Start the game at 3:00 Eastern (which would be primetime in London), and have your earliest kickoff since Super Bowl X back in 1976, when the game started at 2:14 PM Eastern (for the record, the earliest ever Super Bowl kickoff was Super Bowl V in 1971, starting at 2:00). All data for that comes courtesy of this chart. You keep the game on the first Sunday of February, but just start it at 3:00. Game ends by 7:00, postgame is over at 7:30, and it’s a perfect transition into NBC’s Olympic coverage.
This option isn’t perfect, though. For one, the pregame shows take a hit in terms of ratings. And while this option seems good on the East Coast, it’s an absolute pain on the West Coast. Does the league really want to have the Super Bowl start at noon on the West Coast, when people are just waking up two hours before kickoff? That contributes to the pregame shows taking a ratings hit. Also, CBS might still not be happy about this, because nobody would watch their lead-out show. They’d flip off the lead-out show immediately to go to NBC and the Olympics. While you wouldn’t have to deal with live Olympic events (it’d be 3:00 in the morning in Beijing), and while you would still be able to keep the game on the first Sunday in February, it still poses some problems for all parties involved. If you’re on the East Coast, though, this plan seems like heaven.
Solution #3: Move the Date
And then, there’s the option to just move the game to a different date, like the final Sunday in January like it used to be prior to Super Bowl XXXVIII (Super Bowl XXXVI was supposed to be the final Sunday in January, but because of the attacks on September 11 forcing the league to postpone week 2, the Super Bowl got moved). The league has done this before with moving the season due to other circumstances. In the 1999 season, the NFL moved the season back a week so that nobody would have to play on January 1, 2000, due to the Y2K concerns. From Wikipedia:
The start of the 1999 NFL season was pushed back one week and started the weekend after Labor Day, a change from the previous seasons. Due to the Y2K concerns, the NFL did not want to hold the opening round of the playoffs on Saturday, January 1, 2000, and did not want teams traveling on that day. Week 17 games were held on January 2, 2000, and the opening round of the playoffs would be scheduled for January 8-9.
The NFL needs the double bye before the Super Bowl because of the Pro Bowl (and because of the juggernaut that the game has become), so this means that the season would be pushed up a week, starting Labor Day weekend. Even though the game is on the final Sunday of January, this seems to benefit all parties involved from the NFL’s perspective… right?
Not necessarily. Because even though CBS isn’t angry, college football is to a certain extent. The NCAA has played week 1 of their season on Labor Day weekend, including games that Sunday and Monday that are usually marquee games. This year, the Notre Dame/Texas game that took place that Sunday night was one of the highest rated games of the season. Now, they wouldn’t be able to play that game because they can’t go directly against the NFL. Those Sunday and Monday night games that they had week 1 couldn’t be played. Of course, college football could, in turn, push their season back one weekend, but considering the fact that some schools aren’t even in session yet, attendance would take a dramatic hit in week one.
Conclusion
Because of the circumstances with the Olympics and the NFL, someone’s going to get ticked off no matter what the NFL proposes. There’s nothing the league can do about it. The question is what the league wants to do and what battle they want to fight. Do they want to fight a battle against both NBC and CBS, do they want to fight a battle against CBS, or do they want to fight a battle against the NCAA? Either way, the NFL is going to be in competition with some organization.
It may be five years away, but considering the fact that no stadium has been awarded the rights to Super Bowl LVI yet and no date has been determined for the game, the league has time to determine an appropriate solution. We’ll see which route they decide to go.
What Would You Do?
I decided to add a straw-poll to see what /NFL would do in this situation. Choose from 1 of the 3 options I mentioned above- keep the game as scheduled, move it to an earlier start time, or move the date.
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[LONG]Jones’ Rollercoaster Ride from (mostly) /r/MMA's perspective

McGregor’s rise from /MMA's perspective
Rousey's rise from /MMA's perspective
Garbrandt's rise from /MMA's perspective
USADA's rise from /MMA's perspective
Got the idea from CounterClockworkOrng, who in turn go the idea from /soccer’s growing believe.
 
Once again for the second day in a row, I have decided that Reddit is worth more of my time than trying to graduate. But that’s tertiary level procrastination in a nutshell
The greatest talent the octagon has ever seen.
That has been the general consensus about Jonathan Dwight Jones, who we know as Jon “Bones” Jones, as his career. Some might go as far as him being the perfect fighter; ridiculous reach and range, abnormal and amazing athleticism. He became the youngest UFC champion at the age of 23 a mere 3 years into his professional career. With the spotlight shining on him, the MMA fans bode the question: how will the young champion deal with the newfound fame?
Victory after victory, Jones went through the gauntlet of what is arguably the most difficult title run in UFC history. However, his opponents were not the only things Jones was doing battle with. No, a much more sinister fight was going on in the octagon inside his head, fighting the demons of fame and fortune forced prematurely down Jones’ throat.
In similar fashion to previous posts, comments are taken from a range of pre-fight and post-fight threads in each chapter of Jones’ career. The Bonnar, Hamill and Matyushenko fights I took comments from another site. Bonnar because I assume he was well-known due to his TUF fight, Hamill because I felt the DQ would have been a hot topic of discussion and Mayushenko because he was a former title challenger. Also because I could find sweet fuck all on Reddit.
Hope you enjoy the read
2009 January 31: UFC 94 – UD win vs. Stephan Bonnar
Pre-fight (NeoGAF): 578 Comments
  • “I'm going to go for the upset here. I didn't like how Bonnar looked at the weigh in and it is such a long lay off to get back into fighting. Jones by KO in the 1st round.” – Bishman
  • “Bonnar hasn't fought since 2007, so ring rust might be a factor. I really doubt it though, he'll take Jones down and sub him.” – Sinatar
  • “Stephan Bonnar - From what I saw of Jones in his first fight he's a good wrestler and agressive striker. But his striking is also very sloppy and Bonnar is slick as hell on the ground. I'll take Bonnar by sub.” – Brian Fellows
  • “Bonnar by decision. Welcome back Bonnar, here's a tune up match to get back into the groove.” – Suzaku
  • “i really like bonnar and think he will beat this guy (who?) handily. the only questionable thing is his recent surgery and that this will be his first fight since 2007. bonnar by TKO” – op_ivy
  • “Stephan Bonnar returns after a year-long layoff to fight an undefeated nobody. Bonnar.” – Boogie
Post-fight (NeoGAF): 578 Comments
  • “Great fight...I'd love to see Jones again with better cardio to finish the next fight! Only 21 years old...WOW!” – Shawnwhann
  • “Jon Jon with the Matrix punch to the throat. I like this guy.” – **Lion Heart*
  • “21 yrs old, that boy is gonna be a problem.” – puebla
  • “Jones looks good. It's hard to tell what his cardio is. He gassed early but damn the sheer amount of takedowns from awkward positioning shows that he might have good wind.
    He has flashy striking but that probably won't hold up against the best. Without good GnP or subs he'll probably lose a few matches later in his career. I'll keep an eye out though.” – Future PhaZe
 
2009 December 5: TUF 10 Finale – DQ loss vs. Matt Hamill
Pre-fight (MMAJunkie): 151 comments
  • “I was hoping Bones Jones would be the underdog. Damn betting lines are actually paying attention to the sport now.” – Skanx
  • “Bones looked awesome when he dominated Bonnar!This dude is for real!If he comes out & dominates Hamill,he should get a fight against another top LHW to see who gets the winner of Shogun/Machida 2,that's how good he is.” – damaged
  • “I want Hamill to win and slow down the hype train but thinking Jones is gonna take it.” – keystone
Post-fight (MMAJunkie): 151 comments
  • “disqualification? Jon Jones???? man he was destroing Hammil and the ref did not call the tko is his foult!!! UFC sould kick his ***” – gaz_berserk
  • “holy sht Jones is a bad *** mofo, still the fight should be call a NC...” – bjj_rage
  • “Jones will be a champ, right after shogun.” – bjj_rage
  • “DQ?!?! bulls---! Well at least Jones was classy bout it. Hammil was finished without those illegal elbows for sure. I'm joining the Bones Jones bandwagon.” – Punchdrunk
  • “Mazz used Instant replay. He made the right call, Hamill's eyes started bleeding immediately after one of those final illegal elbow. Downward elbows to the eyeball region? I can agree with that being an illegal strike.” – hansard85
 
2010 March 21: UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones – TKO win vs. Brandon Vera
Pre-fight: 32 comments
  • Jones - I think the hype is deserved. The way he threw around a wrestler the level of Hamill amazed me. I think he's got the ability to say where the fight takes place, and Vera hasn't looked good since forever.” – SimonS
  • Vera defeats Jones -- Jones has become a favorite of my. Lately all my favorites have been losing. Therefore, he will lose. Yes, my reasoning is irrational. I really would love to see Jones win though!” – Philll
  • “great match. hopefully this is the last nail in the Vera coffin, such an overrated fighter.” – Venturestein
  • “I'll take Bones. He's consistently been impressive. Vera looked really good when he entered the UFC. I haven't been impressed with him since he beat Mir, though. It's a good match up.” – Coopstain
  • “Interesting fight! I can't pick a winner, mainly because it depends on which Vera turns up on that day.” – PantsMcGee
 
2010 August 1: UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko – TKO win vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Pre-fight (Penny Arcade):
  • “Matyushenko's a good wrestler, but if he's better than Jones in that regard, it's not by enough. On the feet, Jones will have the speed, power, reach, and creativity advantages.” – Wet Bandit
  • “Jones did slow down at the end of his fights with Bonnar and Gusmao, but Matyushenko isn't the sort of fighter that can tire Jones early and hes passive enough that he would still lose rounds to Jones even if he does tire him out. So I can't see Jones losing but its good for Jones development as Matyushenko presents a few problems for Jones without being to stern a test.” – eEK!
  • “In actual MMA news, alot of people seem to be discounting Jon Jones' opponent, which does not seem wise.” – Spectrum
Post-fight (Penny Arcade):
  • “I love watching Jon Jones fight.
    I just wish we could have seen more.
    (Shit that was quick)” – Spectrum
  • “And Jones passes another test that didn't really look like a test. That was seriously too fast of a fight, almost nothing happened. That crucifix position can be so deadly, nice to see side-control used offensively.” – [Tycho?]
  • “Jones is the future.” – facetious
 
2011 February 5: UFC 126 – SUB win vs. Ryan Bader
Pre-fight: 55 comments
  • “I can't wait to see Jones/Bader. I think Jones will win handily, but this will be his toughest opponent. But, he threw Hamill around like a rag doll! And Bonner is no slouch either...
    Just my 2 cents...” – sheepdog69
  • “Jones vs Bader!! I've been waiting for this for so long. The winner of this is getting a title shot within the year, and the loser's career is going to stall.
    They're both so good, but I'll take Jones.” – althepal
  • “And a second thought about Jones/Bader. Seems nice but I'd rather see Bones/Phil Davis. They're both great wrestlers, one has great standup, other has some slick submissions. That would truly be an interesting matchup.” – Xarvas
Post-fight: 43 comments
  • “I don't know why but for some reason I pictured Bader being bigger than Jones, boy was I wrong. He's even bigger than Shogun. It's gonna be a good fight.” – dcontrol
  • “Jones looks like a monster every time I see him, but his jesus schtik is getting annoying.” – RealityTvStar
  • “I wonder if Jones was so cautious because of the power in Bader's hands. I don't think he's felt threatened by any of his other opponents to date and this could signal a change in his style when fighting "up".
    I think Jones was the better fighter, but it'll be interesting to see if he's as loose when he squares off against Shogun.” – cm03d
  • “Jones showed us why he was the 4 to 1 favorite, and why he needs stronger competition, but I was floored when I heard he was going to get the next title shot. What about Matt Hamill? Not that I think Hamill is a better fighter by any means, but technically he does have the victory over Jones, and hasn't lost a fight since they met. Odd choice by Dana, I'm sure someone else would be more deserving of a title fight. But, all that said, I think Jones is up to the challenge and I can't wait for the fight.” – [deleted]
 
2011 March 19: UFC 128 – TKO win vs. Shogun Rua
Pre-fight: 85 comments
  • “The Jones hype train on this forum has hit 88mph. You guys are fucking nuts. Jones has the huge edge grappling?!?! Really?!!?” – [deleted]
  • “I think Jones is a new and unique challenge, but I have to go with Shogun on this one. He can be extremely aggressive when he wants to be, which I'm not sure if Jones would be completely used to yet.
    I think Jones' chances would have been better if he didn't take this fight so soon after the last.
    I really like Jon Jones, but I gotta go with Shogun. Big fight experience.” – dog_eat_dog
  • “At this stage in Shogun's career, i think JJ is a challenge. Just not his greatest challenge ever.” – originalnutta
  • “He fought and beat so many top guys; little Nog, Rampage, Overeem and he just got done cold cocking Machida. That being said, im not sure any of them has the kind of arsenal that Jon Jones has. And while I dont see him being able to outstrike Shogun, I give him a huge edge in the wrestling and grappling department.” – vikhound
  • “I don't think Jones has the experience necessary to be a champion yet. Rua has been to war. Though Bones could certainly prove me otherwise... he's likable enough so I have no personal objections to seeing him at the top of the class.” – flampoo
Post-fight: 56 comments
  • “Hate to see Rua get mauled like that... Jones is a beast.” – Powermad
  • “At the very end when Herb Dean calls the fight, if you look at Shogun's hand he's tapping out. Very, very rare to see a guy tap out from strikes. Especially for a title fight. Jones just thoroughly destroyed him.” – mookx
  • “Rua even looked a little out of shape, it was not the same guy who fought Machida the second time. Having said that, Jones has been walking through all of his opponents” – geekysamurai
  • “shogun was done from the first round. sluggish as hell, not like himself jones is massive compared to him” – uutana
 
2011 September 24: UFC 135 – SUB win vs. Rampage Jackson
Pre-fight: 30 comments
  • “I don't really like this fight but it'll be fun to see Rampage get slaughtered.” – iorgfeflkd
  • “unfortunately, rampage is now a counter puncher who throws too slow. matt hamill is lumbering, and jones is definitely not.” – jfjjfjff
  • “I hope Rampage gives Jones hell, I will be rooting hard for him. We still have not seen how Jones responds to being hit with bombs the likes of which Rampage can throw. That said, it is not hard to imagine Jones running through him. Rampage has not looked like a fired up and motivated fighter in a long time. Being at Wolfslair probably isn't doing him any favors either. Sigh.” – red1392
  • “I want to see Jones defeated. I can't stand him anymore.” – kn33ch41_
Post-fight: 77 comments
  • “Jones showed great respect for Rampage's power and did everything he could to stay as far away from it as possible. Far from treating him like a boy, he treated him like a very dangerous and physically powerful package that definitely needed to be handled with care. A "boy" is someone Jones would have definitively beaten in the first round. He treated Rampage like a man, and that's why it took three and a half rounds to get the submission.” – serpentjaguar
  • “I thought Rampage actually played it out as best as he could. Hang in there, make it through the rounds, and see if you can get some punches in . Problem is, Rampage's conditioning just isn't up to par with Jones', and midway through the 3rd round that was clearly evident. Hopefully Evans will be a true test to exactly how much damage Jones can do to an opponent as fit as he is.” – grec530
  • “I think this fight went how most people envisioned it would. I still am anxious to see what happens when somebody actually connects with the face of Jones. I have a feeling Jones will go undefeated until he moves up to HW where he will be quite as dominant.” – [deleted]
 
2011 December 10: UFC 140 – SUB win vs. Lyoto Machida
Pre-fight: 195 Comments
  • “Jones reach is just unfair lol!” – shaqfearsyao
  • “I think it'll be a draw by double front kick knockout.” – JollyPanther
  • “Jones finally being tested.” – JollyPanther
  • “I hope Machida makes Jones eat a big helping of humble pie.” – sirmuffinman
Post-fight: 642 Comments
  • “Not only did he submit a black belt, but we got to see him take a few hard shots to the head and body. Handled them well I thought, stayed composed. Very impressive. So, who's next?” – [deleted]
  • “Those elbows and that wrestling.
    I don't know why he waited so long to go for a takedown.
    It was interesting to see Jones afraid and not dominating the entire time.” – ImaG
  • “machida was looking damn good until that elbow on the ground. it was awesome seeing him tag jones like that. it really looked like he could do it for a while there. feels bad man.” – boywbrownhare
  • “Standing Guillotine? I thought it was a myth.” – raisedinva
  • “The way Machida slumped to the floor was unreal.” – mequals1m1w
  • “My heart is broken. But machida is such a fucking warrior. He said that he would die but he would not tap. Fucking brilliant. It was such a great fight. They should do it again.” – monster21faces
 
2012 April 21: UFC 145 – UD win vs. Rashad Evans
Pre-fight: 75 comments
  • “It'll be a candidate for fight of the year if JBJ wins. 4 straight wins over the other top 5 guys = Solidifies himself as the #1 LHW in MMA history.
    And since when has a Bones Jones win not been an exciting, highlight reel quality fight?” – King_Rajesh
  • “why does reddit have the same mentality for everything thats trying to make money. if you guys dont care for the product then dont fucking buy it, and dont rain on my parade for wanting to enjoy it.
    I think its gonna be a good match up and I believe Rashad has the best chance to beat Jones.
    I dont exactly think theyre styles will match up for a fight of the year but I still am interested in all facets of MMA, rather than the usual brawl.” – me_gusta760
  • “I'd love to bet against some of those 42% who think Rashad is going to win.” – euthanatos
Post- fight:
  • “This isn't a fight that will be sung about by minstrels recounting the legend of Jon Jones, but it was an impressive performance. If there's one potential game-changer that did occur during the fight it's that standing elbow strikes may start to be seen as a legitimate move rather than a novelty.” – iorgfeflkd
  • “So, what's next for Jones? Henderson?” – Edamus
  • “Wow. Who can even touch Bones?” – milkycratekid
  • “What's up with all these haters on Jones? He's the most entertaining fighter I've seen in a long long time. Quit bitching and witness greatness when you see it.” – gatordude731
  • “I've always liked Evans and continue to do so...he took some ugly fucking elbows and never went down. Dude is a STUD. That said, Jones is pretty fucking fantastic. Those elbows...really? Man.” – somedudeinlosangeles
  • “I think Evans was fighting to survive. It's a shame, but it says a lot that Jones didn't put him away. Those elbows were pretty cool.” – Huck77
  • “Can Jones go to HW and get knocked out already?” – [deleted]
 
2012 September 22: UFC 152 – SUB win vs. TRTor
Pre-fight: 330 comments
  • “Jon Jones utilizes the front kick a lot. I hope Vitor takes this into consideration.” – ickiscool88n
  • “Jones losing would be pleasant but Vitor winning by decision is borderline impossible given the stylistic matchup. Vitor can win by ko/tko, which he fortunately is very good at, but I don't think he can survive 5 rounds vs Jones if he doesn't finish it. If he does survive to decision he'll be on the losing end based on Jones' reach and wrestling.” – Poppadoppaday
  • “Props to Belfort, dude is a beast, hope he can still be as fast at 205. What if he wins? That would throw a huge wrench right in 205's mouth.” – xKrazExMNUx
  • “Machida has a legitimate reason to turn down the fight. He finished fighting 3 weeks ago, and probably wants a full camp before fighting his arguably his toughest opponent ever in a rematch. Can't blame him. That said, props to Vitor, I would love to see Vitor KO Jones with a blitz.” – TheMeatball
Post-fight:
  • “lets just all agree that jones would absolutely DESTROY sonnen” – duxjason
  • “I still cant believe that Jones fought through that armbar.” – mtheory007
  • “Tapping out a black belt with what, 3 years of jiu jitsu training? Gotta give props to that.” – [deleted]
  • “With every fight. Jones gets dragged deeper and deeper in rough waters. We need to inject some youth into the LHW #1 contender position. All these ex-champions are skilled, but lack the powereflexes/fearlessness that someone young (and talented) can bring to the equation.” – Truesday
  • “Props to Vitor. He came in on short notice and did way better than Rampage or Shogun” – tambrico
 
2013 April 27: UFC 159 – TKO win vs. Chael Sonnen
Pre-fight: 85 comments
  • “I predict that Sonnen rushes Jones to get a takedown immediately, but Jones avoids it. They exchange blows standing where Jones dominates and Sonnen, after getting hit hard, desperately dives for a takedown. Jones sprawls and reverses the takedown. He immediately goes into some GnP and wins by TKO round 1.” – 5ofakind
  • “Jones' reach is going to be such an issue for Chael..” – ZeGermanVon
  • “Chael's just there to pick up his last UFC paycheck, seeing as this is the last chance the UFC can milk him. I see it playing out much like Sonnen v. A. Silva II and will continue to wonder how the hell Chael got another title shot. Jones TKO Rd. 1” – craigs119
  • “Sonnen wins by spinning back fist.” – /umonsterism/
Post-fight: 195 comments
  • “Too soon to call him "Broken Bones Jones?"” – t7george
  • “...oh man, Jones' toe.” – coldcoal
  • “I now believe Jon Jones is capable of beating Anderson Silva by Chael Sonnening Silva better than Chael Sonnen.” – hedonist_juice
 
2013 September 21: UFC 165 – UD win vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Pre-fight: 278 comments
  • “Jones is a 7 to 1 favorite.
    Tyson was a 42 to 1 favorite over Buster Douglas.
    Anything is possible.” – enthos
  • “Jackson knows Jones' surest road to victory is to turn it into a wrestling match. I expect that's what Jones will do. I like the mauler, but he won't last 2 rounds.” – ImaG
  • “I think Gus has a small chance on his feet and will get decimated on the ground. Everyone has a puncher's chance... cliche but true. I hope Gus wins but Jones is too much.” – alex613
  • “Gustafsson has a puncher's chance, just like almost any decent LHW would. I suppose it's possible.
    that said, if the chances of an upset were very high, we probably wouldn't be referring to it as an upset.
    despite his height he's still at a reach disadvantage and doesn't use his range nearly as well as jones. Jones has faced better fighters in every facet of MMA and often beat them at their own game, when he was still a less developed fighter than he is now.” – ghostmcspiritwolf
  • “I believe Gus has the right mental attitude to win, if he has the skills I am not so sure. He's from my hometown, I must believe! :)” – Riding_my_bike
Post-fight: 196 comments
  • “Jones vs. Gustafsson II can't come around soon enough.” – [deleted]
  • “I think all questions about Jones' chin are answered.” – SelfReconstruct
  • “I love seeing competitive title fights. Sure its cool seeing Jones dominate somebody but its so much more rewarding to see a 5 round fight were neither fighter really loses and they both leave everything they got in the cage” – neS-
  • “I think the most serious injury to Jones must have been realising that his success to date has been based primarily upon his freakish anatomy.” – Tiddernud
 
2014 April 26: UFC 172 – UD win vs. Glover Teixeira
Pre-fight: 80 comments
  • “Texeira hits hard and is well rounded but I doubt he can close the distance on jones. I see jones picking him apart.” – _2chainz
  • “Glover isn't getting enough credit, he's a monster. He might not beat Jones, but he's a serious threat. If he connects it might be all she wrote.” – VergilisBroken
  • “If I were Glover I would bet my fight on leg kicks and trying to get a TKO out of it.” – exarban
  • “Nobody is really giving Glover or even talking much about him, it'd be so crazy if he actually manages to knock him out” – OceanRacoon
Post-fight: 302 comments
  • “Jones proves that kung fu eye pokes work! Score 1 for kung fu - finally.” – [deleted]
  • “Felt more like glover was frustrated that bones could literally pat him on the head at will” – thebowcat
  • “I hope his next opponent shows up wearing goggles, to make a point.” – HereComesTheTruth
  • “They need to start deducting points every single time he pokes an eye. No more resetting every fight. One eye poke. Point deduction. Two eye pokes. DQ.
    I want to like Jones. I don't care about his attitude. I don't care if he's arrogant. He's a fantastic fighter but stop fucking raking your fingers into peoples eyes.” – [deleted]
  • “I thought it was really dirty how Jones kept on putting his open hand in Glovers face after already poking him twice in the eyes. Probably made Glover think twice about coming forward since nobody wants to get poked in the eyes a third time.” – CishyFunt
 
2015 January 3: UFC 182 – UD win vs. Daniel Cormier
Pre-fight: 142 comments
  • “I'll bet two months of reddit gold on Jones.” – [deleted]
  • “Jon Jones, decision victory. I just don't see Cormier being able to deal with the technical striking of Jones. He has never fought anybody with striking anywhere near as good as Jones so I think he'll struggle. I do think Cormier has the better wrestling but I think that Jones striking advantage is more significant than Cormiers advantage on the ground. Cormier has that wrestler toughness though so I see Jones peppering him with shots from range and picking up the decision.” – ThugjitsuMaster
  • “This is a two time Olympic wrestler who's never lost a single minute of an MMA fight. He's dominated guys a lot bigger and stronger than Jones. He trains with better guys than Jones trains with. He's better on the ground than Jones and he's better with his hands than Jones. He's been calling Jones out for years and knows this is his chance to make good on his promises.
    If you don't think DC has the punching power to put Jones to sleep then you're kidding yourself. I'm not saying he is going to land a big shot, I can't predict that, but I can say that if he does it will be a game changer. If DC thinks he is going to stand in front of Jones then he lost already. He will get picked apart by the reach like everybody else. I'm betting that he won't do that. DC's footwork is too good to think that after 15 fights he will decide to abandon it.” – PoppaTittyout
Post-fight: 333 comments
  • “DC had T-Rex arms when compared to the spread of JJ's legs, couldn't reach anything for a takedown.” – cyneLic
  • “I can't believe that all y'all are talking about is the incidental eye poke. Jon Jones just obliterated DC. He out wrestled one of the best wrestlers in the world.” – wtjones
  • “I only gave DC round 2, but my heart was racing and I don't remember the rounds clearly.” – Fraugheny
  • “Lets call it like it is:
    Jones won the fight. He was the better fighter. With or without the poke he wins it. I think if both guys had unlimited cardio DC actually wins it. But that's a ridiculous scenario and in the real world Jon is still champ and deserves it.
    But at least one free eye poke every fucking goddamn fight? Every major sport in the US determines penalties based on past performance.
    If Jones was a hockey player he'd be missing an entire season for his repeat offenses. If he was in the NFL he'd miss 6 games and lose a million in salary.” – cyberslick188
 
2015 January 6: NSAC - Cocaine vs. Drug test
  • “Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through cocaine who gives me strength"
    -Jon Bones Jones” – Fury666
  • “You know you've made it in life when you get your own cocaine megathread. I hope to be this famous one day” – clearly_blazed
  • “It is appalling that people are more outraged by someone testing positive for recreational drugs out-of-competition than they are when someone tests positive for performance enhancing drugs after a fight.” – eBurner
  • “It's not so much the cocaine use that bugs me, it's the cash-fueled phoniness and hypocrisy on the part of Jones and the UFC.” – ShaolinRolls
 
2015 April 27: Alberquerque - Hit and run vs. Pregnant Woman
  • “Remember the time he was a hero and chased down that purse snatcher?” – KevinJD
  • “So as of now it's a possible hit and run. Shitty thing if it's true but far better than the 3 car pile up that involved a pregnant woman, cocaine, him fleeing from cops and a DUI. Modern day journalism does it again.” – geetea
  • “He's gone full circle. Once he was the guy chasing bad guys, both in and out of the ring. Now, he's the bad guy being chased...” – DenominatorX
 
2015 April 29: Indefinite Suspension & Stripped Title vs. Dana & Lorenzo
  • “Only Jon Jones can take the title from Jon Jones.” – pepsiboycoke
  • “Remember when he tried to fool everyone into thinking he was a nice guy and all cool?” – SuperSheep3000
  • “UFC have been pretty "professional" with these big names fucking up over the past year. Sonnen was fired from his job, Anderson removed from TUF coaching, Wanderlei suspension and now Jones being stripped. Crazy.” – [deleted]
  • “I am not of fan of Jon Jones in any way but hopefully he can get his life together. As much as i'll root against him, he's still a man with problems....heres to hoping things get better for ya Jon” – Jayman121594
  • “Jon Jones, the most dominant fighter in MMA History. His only two defeats come to the hands of a deaf male and a pregnant female.” – brewski4broski
 
2016 April 23: UFC 197 – UD win vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Pre-fight: 197 comments
  • “OSP looking more similar in size to Jones here than at the media stuff they did.” – Wheynweed
  • “How does bones make 205...fucking how.” – someonekillthelights
  • “Can't imagine a scenario where he wins, but OSP deserves all the credit in the world. I hope he puts on a great performance, regardless of the result.” – [deleted]
  • “OSP gonna pull the upset.
    Lol wtf did I just say” – jsb93
Post-fight: 194 Comments
  • “Well, I am whelmed.” – Convulsus1028
  • “I honestly feel DC getting injured was a blessing in disguise for Jones. He may have won but he definitely looked rusty. If he would have fought DC coming straight from his layoff, I feel he would have lost.” – VictorM51
  • “I just noticed Jon did not eye poke him.” – ShaquilleONose
  • “So Rust is real and Dominick Cruz is just a special man?” – domodoyy
  • “Tbf to Jones a big part of his camp is creating gameplans for specific fighters and Jones himself said he would watch tape on DC every single night. Also he was obviously training for a fighter with a shorter reach as he barely threw any punches because he was scared if getting ko'd in OSP's range.” – chrisg515
 
2016 July 8: NSAC – USADA vs. Pissing Hot
  • “In the immortal words of Daniel Cormier: "Jon Jones, get your shit together."” – 1ce9ine
  • “Are you fucking kidding me?” – bboeker29
  • “he just proved everything Cormier said about him right” – [deleted]
  • “Well I guess DC was right when he said that Jones is never going to change..... fuck man” – Kayosss
  • “I guess when Jones said ever minute of training DC did would be a waste of his life....he meant it” – M_Night_Shamylan
 
2016 July 18: NSAC – USADA vs. Anti-Oestrogen
  • “One of the substances was apparently hydroxy-clomiphene, better known as Clomid. Very potent estrogen blocker.” – MMA__Junkie__
  • “Also, Jon Jones can't pronounce "Clomid."” – BoredMehWhatever
  • “GET YOUR TESTOSTERONE TOGETHER JON JONES. - DC” – MinnesotaWolves
  • “I'm no expert, but I can't think of anything that screams "I'm off my cycle!" more than that.” – MumrikDK
  • “He was just blocking the estrogen so he wouldn't turn into a pussy /s” – xjayroox
 
2016 November 7: USADA – Suspension vs. Tainted Dick Pills
  • “Jon "Boners" Jones, will make for stiff competition when he fights for the belt, in an expected long, hard battle.” – Keith11
  • “Time for #prayforjonesboner” – wymore
  • “He went with the anderson silva defense? Seriously?!
    I fucking love this sport. HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA” – DrowsyGiant
  • “OMG I pray that at some point DC calls him limpdick jones” – GrandfatherJesus
  • “The biggest waste of talent of all time.” – doolidood
 
2016 December 12: SUG 2 – SUB win vs. Dan Henderson
Pre-fight:
  • “Imagine if Hendo fucking subs him” – nickfield1996
  • “Both have been shitting on each other ever since Hendo/Jones card got cancelled. Im sure Jones is dying to get his hands on him. I want to see this” – BrolysFavoriteNephew
  • “Can you imagine the shitstorm if Dan landed the H-Bomb and KO Jon?” – dumsubfilter
Post-fight:
  • “I love watching MMA fighters compete in other arenas like this. It's cool to see them do their thing outside of the octagon once in a while and just having a good time.” – TSA_Precheck
  • “I think this was a missmatch, Jones should got a larger opponent.” – KeriNeuman
  • “That super duck. Yes.” – HunterAHomistek
 
2017 July 29: UFC 214 – NC (KO win overturned) vs. Daniel Cormier
Pre-fight: 1499 Comments
  • “I will go ape shit if Jon open with a flying knee like he did against Shogun” – sch0225
  • “This is actually MMAs rumble in the jungle, its just sinking in that in a few hours we'll be watching the biggest fight in MMA history with arguably the two best fighters in MMA history.” – vaspap
  • “I don't think i've ever been as emotionally invested in any one single fight as i've been for DC/Jones, and wanted someone to win so badly. I really hope DC pulls a W out of this one, he really does deserve it, and get that money for a 3rd fight.
    I honestly think the sport is much better off having DC as the champ than Jones.” – OldManPip
  • “Despite everything I told my mom about Jon, she's still rooting for him because he has "kind eyes and a good smile"” – Fischka
  • “Imagine Jones pops for something after the fight lol” – LlewelynMoss1
  • “Jon still has 24 hours to burn down an orphanage.” – platinumbjj
Post-fight: 6792 comments
  • “”Definitely glad Jon was humble in victory. I love DC as a person, seeing him that torn up hurts. Really hope he looks past this and starts the next step in his career – GoldenJakkal
  • “That leg trip Jon did when DC was rocked is one of the smartest things I've seen. Gets rid of the potential counter ko.
    Also Jesus christ. When DC was rocked, he looked like what I'd look like if Jon offered a fight to me.” – artofsteal
  • “Really technical breakdown by Jones throughout the fight. If you noticed, Jones kept targeting the body... He got a pattern going, and once DC bought into that pattern, expecting the liver shot, Jones went high and got the shin-to-dome. I watched the fight a second time, and it looks like the entire fight was a setup for exactly that finish.” – caleeks
  • “HOLY FUCK THAT WAS NASTY” – WILLx7HEx7HRILL
  • “Just heard a guy here at the pub say hes not a true champion until he beats conor.......lol” – psiren66
  • “Holy shit. Those first two rounds were so great too.” – MagnumPearHoly
  • “Fuck, feel bad for DC
    Jones just gave big respect to DC, class act” – boooosto
 
2017 August 22: Pissing Hot vs. USADA
 
2017 August 23: Turinabol vs. USADA
  • “"Turibababababababa. I can't even pronounce it, Joe. How could I have taken it?"” – NeverFarted
  • “Can't eye poke USADA” – Sidewalkbandit
  • “Looks like Jones will get that match with Lesnar after all. Except it will probably be on Monday night.” – PowerfulAP7
  • “Does Jackson Wink have a pharmacy under that cage?” – buzznights
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Weekly Canucks Report: February 26-March 4

Who Had a Good Week:

Daniel Sedin- With 46 points in 64 games, Daniel has already eclipsed his point total from last season with more than a month remaining. He had a goal in every game this week, and added two assists for a good-looking total of five points in three games. With so many young players being auditioned in the near future, it’s nice to have the Sedins leading by example on the ice.
Brendan Leipsic- Leipsic has already become a bit of a fan favourite in Vancouver after just two games with his new club. He fit in very well with Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser on the top line, where his energy and speed proved infectious. With two points in two games and a boatload of minutes, look for Leipsic to remain in the top-six for the rest of the season.
Alex Edler- This week, Edler became the all-time highest scoring defenseman in Canucks history, which is more than enough to qualify him for this list. However, he had a great week aside from the milestone, picking up three assists and a number of monstrous, but clean, hits. More on him later!
Brock Boeser- Two goals and one assist in three games seems like a mundane week for the Brock Star, but it gets him back within shouting distance of a 40 goal season and the Calder Trophy. After a mild cold snap, a strong finish to the year is exactly what Boeser, and Canucks fans, need.
Bo Horvat- Horvat’s injury was obviously devastating for the Canucks, but it seems to have had the unintended side effect of reminding everyone just how important he is to the franchise. Horvat has been the team’s best player since returning, and he piled up four points in three games this week. To boot, he was named to Craig Button’s preliminary 2022 Canadian Olympic roster, a testament to how high his reputation has climbed.

Who Had a Rough Week:

Michael Del Zotto- With more young defenseman incoming next year, and recently improved play from Ben Hutton and Derrick Pouliot, Del Zotto might just be the odd man out on the backend. He’s not playing atrociously, but his offensive contributions have all but disappeared, and he’s not strong enough defensively to be a stay-at-home type.
Sam Gagner- With the younger forwards primed to pick up more minutes as the season concludes, Gagner seems like a logical candidate for reduced ice time. He hasn’t been contributing much of all lately, ending this week with zero points, a minus 4 rating, and an average of about 14 minutes per game.
Sven Baertschi- Baertschi was having a bad week even before he picked up a season-ending injury. He’s gone cold of late, and was bumped off the top line by the newly-acquired Brendan Leipsic. Here’s hoping for a bounceback year from Baertschi in 2018-19.

Roster Talk:

Since I took last week off, I never got a chance to report on the Erik Gudbranson re-signing. While regular readers of this column will know that I was very much in the “trade Gudbranson” camp, I find it very difficult to be upset about this contract. Gudbranson signed at quite a bit below his market value, and Jim Benning only had to commit for three years, meaning that Gudbranson compromised on both salary and term to remain in Vancouver. Gudbranson has been playing his best hockey as a Canuck recently, and fans can hope that the stability of a new contract will translate into greater consistency and stability in his game.
Since the deadline, coach Travis Green has made several comments about the importance of auditioning young players for the remainder of the season, which is no doubt exciting news for rebuild-supporting fans. Players like Nikolay Goldobin and the newly acquired Brendan Leipsic and Tyler Motte are obviously on the list, but there are a number of players in Utica that might deserve a look, too. Zack MacEwen is one definite contender, with Michael Carcone, Cole Cassels, Guillaume Brisebois, and Jalen Chatfield as other possibilities.
Here’s what I love about re-signing Alex Biega for two years—sure, Biega is a borderline NHLer, but he’s easily the hardest working player in the franchise. This contract sends a message that hard work and consistent effort will be rewarded in the Vancouver Canucks organization, which is a positive message to send to the team’s young players.

2018 Trade Deadline Report:

This is going to take the place of the 2018 Draft Report for this week, but I’ll be looking at the last few notable prospects during the last five reports of the season.
Philip Holm for Brendan Leipsic- It’s hard to judge this trade objectively now, a week after the fact, given that Leipsic has already performed very well for the Canucks. However, fans had little reason to be upset about this deal from the get-go. Holm did show some promise down in Utica, but wasn’t exactly blowing anyone’s doors off. While he likely would have received a few more stints with the Canucks as the season ended, he was still a longshot to stick with the team, especially with players like Olli Juolevi coming over next season.
Leipsic, on the other hand, has received nothing but rave reviews from fans in both Toronto and Vegas, but seems to have been a victim of forward depth with those franchises. In other words, Leipsic still has plenty of upside as an NHL player, probably more so than Holm.
Thomas Vanek for Tyler Motte and Jussi Jokinen- This trade represented a disappointing, but not unexpected, return for Vanek. For whatever reason, it appears that Vanek’s previous playoff performances have made him an undesirable deadline rental, and there were reportedly no better offers made for his services. Without any draft picks on the table, the next best option was a young player with potential, and the 22-year-old Motte is exactly that. However, Motte doesn’t look like he’ll be anything more than a bottom-six forward at best, so it’s hard to get excited about this one.
Jokinen is nothing more than a cap dump, and is unlikely to see much, if any game action, but perhaps he can help the team as a shootout coach for the remainder of the year.
No Other Trades- I don’t know if there were any other “smart” deals left for the Canucks to complete on this particular deadline. With Chris Tanev injured, his trade value was obviously decreased, and that’s not the sort of player the team should be selling low on. With Jim Benning committing to Erik Gudbranson, that left young defenders like Ben Hutton and Derrick Pouliot as the only remaining trade chips, and a rebuilding team like the Canucks is better off auditioning those players during the stretch run to see if they can reach their potential.

Comets Report:

The Comets’ lengthy point streak ended last week, and it was the start of an unfortunate slide for the team. The good news is that this section of the report was incredibly easy to write this week. The bad news is that it’s easy because the Comets barely scored a goal this week.
The Comets opened up the week with a 1-0 shutout at the hands of the Belleville Senators. Richard Bachman put up 27 saves in the losing effort.
Utica made it two shutouts in a row on Saturday, falling 3-0 to the Hershey Bears. Thatcher Demko was back in the net to match Bachman’s 27 saves, but nobody else did much of anything.
The Comets finally scored a couple of goals on Sunday against Binghamton, but unfortunately their opponents scored seven. Bachman started the game, but was pulled after four goals against, leaving Demko to finish the 7-2 blowout. Reid Boucher scored a goal and was later kicked out of the game for a crosschecking incident. Andrew Cherniwchan had the other goal, and Adam Comrie, Michael Chaput, and newcomer Zac Lynch each had an assist.

The Week Ahead:

After a weekend off, the Canucks have a busy, four-game week ahead:
Monday, March 5 at home against the New York Islanders with a 7:00PST start time.
Wednesday, March 7 at home against the Arizona Coyotes with a 7:00PST start time.
Friday, March 9 at home against the Minnesota Wild with a 7:00PST start time.
Sunday, March 11 at Arizona Coyotes with a 6:00PST start time.

Bits and Bobs:

-When all is said and done, Alex Edler may go down in history as the most underappreciated Canuck of all-time. I know I’m certainly guilty of downplaying his long-term contributions, but the numbers certainly speak for themselves. Edler just passed Mattias Ohlund to become the highest scoring defenseman in Canucks history, and he has probably solidified his future as a member in the Ring of Honour.
-I think the biggest reason that Edler is underrated is because he is constantly compared with a better, stronger, more consistent defenseman—young Alex Edler. He definitely became a different player after his back troubles took their toll, and it’s hard not to imagine what could have been had he remained healthy. Still, the fact that Edler has been able to adapt his game to remain a valuable NHL defender is commendable.
-A couple of quick prospect hits to close out the week:
-Elias Pettersson passed Peter Forsberg to become the second-highest scoring teenager in SHL history, and he has a real shot at beating Kent Nilsson for the all-time record before the season is done. Hopefully, Pettersson is able to continue his season at the World Championships for Sweden this summer.
-Michael DiPietro is also on the verge of claiming the modern record for OHL shutouts, needing one more on the season.
-Adam Gaudette seems like a shoe-in for a Hobey Baker nomination, and a potential playoff run in the NCAA will be the only thing standing between him and a late-season NHL audition.
-With both Loui Eriksson and Sven Baertschi now done for the year, it’s also entirely possible that the Canucks sign an NCAA free agent and pop them into the lineup for the last few games, a la Griffen Molino last season.
-The Canucks signed Kole Lind to an entry-level contract, and he hasn’t missed a beat since missing time with a concussion. He’s still in the top-ten in WHL scoring despite his time away.
-Finally, perhaps the most exciting prospect-related news: Vancouver was officially named hosts for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. I’ll be there, cheering for Gary Bettman, and I’m willing to bet that a number of my readers will be, too.
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Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just Me? An examination of all 30 coaches and their temperature on the "hot seat"

The NBA season hasn't started yet, but that doesn't mean that coaches should feel entirely comfortable in their offices quite yet. Circumstances change quickly, and coaching positions can change quickly along with them.
Through this (super long) post, I wanted to assess each coach's job security for this 2019-20 season. There's no simple or accurate metric for measuring this, so I'm going to give an estimated and subjective appraisal of their chances of getting fired, either in mid-season or at the end of the season.
I LOVE YOU, PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME (listed alphabetically by team)
Golden State: Steve Kerr
After 5 years on the job, Steve Kerr has a winning percentage of .785 in the regular season, and 3 NBA titles in the postseason. In fact, the team's 57-25 record last year was the worst of his tenure so far. So yes, his job is safe. Kerr could coach the next 10 years there if he wanted. For Kerr, it's not a matter of job security; it's a matter of health. He's been able to endure his constant back pain in pursuit of titles, but will he have the same resolve if the team sags into "good but not great" status? TBD. chance of firing: 0%. chance of retirement: 10%.
L.A. Clippers: Doc Rivers
A few years ago, Doc Rivers was almost the victim of his own success. His gaudy resume had allowed him to take charge of the L.A. Clippers front office, and he simply didn't do a great job in that role. However, he wisely took more of a backseat there, and embraced the job (head coach) that he's quite good at. The 48-34 record last year re-established his coaching cred, and the new superstars should energize him for a few more seasons at least. chance of firing / retirement: 2%
San Antonio: Gregg Popovich
Along with Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich is firmly in the "you can stay as long as you want" camp. And he nearly has. He's been at the helm for 23 years. Amazing, the last two seasons (47-35, 48-34) have amounted to Pop's worst percentages over the course of a full season. He's one of the greatest ever, and unlike some old veteran coaches, hasn't lost his fastball whatsoever. He's constantly adapted, evolved, and thrived. But as with Kerr, the question is whether Popovich is nearing the end of the road, for personal reasons. He's 70 now, and in control of Team USA. He may hand the baton off and focus on that job going forward. I suspect he'll give it a go in both roles until the Olympics at least, but it's no longer a guarantee. chances of firing: 0%. chances of retiring: 20%.
I STILL LOVE YOU, BUT WE MAY NEED COUPLES COUNSELING (listed alphabetically)
Boston: Brad Stevens
A season or two ago, Brad Stevens was the golden boy coach in the NBA. After a slightly underwhelming 49-33 season, we're starting to see some grumbles about his offense (which isn't as free-flowing and ball-moving as his age may suggest.) The Celtics will replace Kyrie Irving with Kemba Walker, but expectations aren't much lower. If the team can't grab a top 4 seed, those grumbles may grow. And if the Boston-Stevens love affair ends, would he start to eye a move back to the NCAA? Probably not, but we can't promise the marriage lasts forever. chances of firing: 2%, chances of leaving: 5%.
Miami: Erik Spoelstra
Although the Miami Heat have been mediocre lately (124-122 over the last three years), I'm still be inclined to group in Erik Spoelstra in with the "untouchables." After all, this is a 2-time champion coach with 500+ career wins prior to the age of 50 (48 years old right now.) Even if the Miami Heat underachieve and miss the playoffs again, I don't think Pat Riley would want to rock the boat on this culture. Still, Jimmy Butler is a handful, and potential addition Chris Paul isn't a bed of roses either. If Spoelstra can't get "buy in" from his new stars, then there may be more trouble in paradise than we expect. Again, it's a very small chance a divorce happens, but we can't give it a 0 either. chance of firing: 4%.
JUST DON'T EMBARRASS ME IN PUBLIC (listed alphabetically)
Cleveland: John Beilein
It's hard to under-estimate the leverage rookie coach John Beilein has with the organization right now. They lured him from Michigan with a 5 year contract, where he'll be "working for" a front office that features assistant GM Mike Gansey (Beilein's former player.) Simply put: they're going to hand him this team and allow him to build a program in his image. Despite that, it doesn't mean the transition will work like a charm (just ask Billy Donovan.) Beilein is 66 years old, and has never coached in the pros before. He may simply decide that he hates the NBA and walk away prematurely. Still, it's hard to imagine that happening this early barring any unforeseen health issues. chances of firing: 1%. chances of leaving: 5%.
Memphis: Taylor Jenkins
Although they have wildly different resumes and backgrounds, Taylor Jenkins will be in a similar boat to John Beilein. He's inheriting a team that's in a rebuilding situation, and should afford him a lot of patience going forward. The Wharton-grad Jenkins projects as a smart, modern coach who should have long-term success. Still, we can't absolutely guarantee Memphis doesn't fire him after 1 season, because they have done that before. chances of firing: 3%
Milwaukee: Mike Budenholzer
Based on pure coaching talent and resume, Coach Bud has nothing to worry about - particularly after a 60-22 record last season. The only reason that I'm even putting him in this category at all is the potential for off-the-court issues. He had been arrested before on a suspicion of DUI back in 2014, although he was later found not guilty. If something worse happens in that ilk, then he may be in trouble. But barring that, he's obviously safe. chances of firing: 2%.
Minnesota: Ryan Saunders
While interim coach Ryan Saunders (Flip's son) had been a popular pick in the locker room, he still represents a sizable risk by this new front office. After all, he's only 33 years old and hasn't been a head coach at any level prior to that short stint last season. He may be a home run; he may be a strike out. Of course, he'd have to be a wild strike out (with a bat thrown into the stands) for it to amount to a firing in year one. chances of firing: 5%
Orlando: Steve Clifford
Veteran Steve Clifford did a tremendous job in his first year in Orlando, helping the team improve from 25-57 to 42-40 and a playoff trip. There's a chance the Magic may stagnate in R1 unless one of their young players (Jon Isaac, Mo Bamba, Markelle Fultz) takes a "leap," but they should have patience with Clifford for at least another year or two. Barring health issues, his job is safe. chances of firing: 2%.
Phoenix: Monty Williams
One of the reasons we can't claim rookie coaches are entirely safe is because teams like Phoenix have fired them in the past -- including Igor Kokoskov last season. However, it'd be very difficult for any owner (even Robert Sarver) to justify doing it two times in a row. In fact, Monty Williams secured a 5-year deal to help prevent that nonsense. chances of firing: 2%.
Sacramento: Luke Walton
Despite mixed results in L.A., Luke Walton was a hot commodity with the Sacramento Kings franchise, who gave him a nice 4-year contract. Of course, that happened before the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced since. While that appears to have quieted down, any new rumor or accusation may turn up the heat on Walton. Barring that, the team should stand by their man. chances of firing: 5%.
Toronto: Nick Nurse
Nick Nurse is about as close to "untouchable" as you can get for a coach with 1 year of experience. But hey, that was a heck of a year. Nurse won the title, and outfoxed several great coaches along the way. The Raptors could probably sink down as low as 30 wins (unlikely) and still keep Nurse for the long haul. chances of firing: 1%.
Utah: Quin Snyder
While Quin Snyder hasn't had a huge amount of playoff success yet himself, he's also quickly established himself as one of the better NBA coaches. Over the last three years, the Jazz have played lockdown defense and averaged 49.7 wins. This offseason has raised expectations, but Snyder should be safe for another season or two even if they slightly underachieve. The bigger issue would be if Snyder gets in trouble off the court; he had a wilder history in college prior to straightening out in the pros. chances of firing: 4%.
YOU'RE SAFE (FOR NOW) (again, alphabetically)
Atlanta: Lloyd Pierce
In theory, Lloyd Pierce should be in great shape here in Atlanta. The young team had a solid 29-53 season in his first year, and their young core projects well for the future. That said, expectations will rise over time. Pierce was partly hired for his defensive reputation, but the team only ranked 27th last season. With Trae Young (who graded dead last in ESPN RPM on defense), that may be hard to change. Hopefully rookies De'Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish will solve that issue, but if not, Pierce may start feeling some heat in 2020. When he was hired, the team only gave him a 3 year contract, which indicates that he didn't have much leverage coming in. chances of firing: 7.5%
Charlotte: James Borrego
Like Lloyd Pierce, James Borrego will be entering Year 2 in a rebuilding situation that should lend itself to patience. On the other hand, logic tends to go out the window when it comes to the Charlotte Hornets. Borrego will have to deal with a weak roster, and a shaky front office that just gave $19M a season to Terry Rozier. I expect Borrego will survive for a while, but we can't rule out a house cleaning. chances of firing: 10%.
Brooklyn: Kenny Atkinson
Kenny Atkinson has done a great job bringing the Nets out of a deep black hole rebuild, but now the expectations will vault up with the arrival of Kyrie Irving (and soon Kevin Durant.) Presumably, those stars wouldn't have signed up in the first place if they didn't like Atkinson. That said, their opinions can change at the drop of a hat. A disappointment in 2019-20? Okay fine. Another in 2020-21? Then Atkinson will start feeling that seat warm. chances of firing: 4%
Dallas: Rick Carlisle
As one of the most respected coaches (and a title winner to boot), Rick Carlisle should have job security for life. Still, the NBA will always be a stars league, and Carlisle's star isn't Dirk Nowitzki anymore. It's going to be Luka Doncic (and Kristaps Porzingis' team), and Carlisle will need to appease them to some degree. Missing the playoffs this year may be fine, but whiffing again in 2020-21 would be problematic; it would be the 5th season in a row without a playoff berth. chances of firing/retiring: 5%
Denver: Mike Malone
After a premature exit in Sacramento, Mike Malone has rebuilt his stock by lifting Denver to contender status. He's improved every year, from 30-52 to 33-49 to 40-42 to 46-36 to the breakout 54-28 record last season. Of course, that also comes with rising expectations. Like the others in this section, Malone could survive one regression year, but two disappointing years in a row would be a problem. chances of firing: 5%.
Detroit: Dwane Casey
Of all our coaches, Dwane Casey knows that one should never get too comfortable. After all, he was fired after a 59-win season (and a Coach of the Year trophy) in Toronto. After that, he still had enough leverage to earn a 5-year deal in Detroit, which should buy him quite a bit of time. Still, a 41-41 start was "meh." To make matters worse, Nick Nurse and the Raptors won the title without him (albeit with Kawhi Leonard.) Given Casey's big contract, he should be safe in Year 2 and Year 3, but there's hardly a guarantee he'll survive all 5 years of the deal. chances of firing: 5%.
10 HOTTEST SEATS (in order)
(10) Portland: Terry Stotts
Remember, this isn't a ranking of the best and worst coaches but merely their situations. In fact, everyone would agree that Terry Stotts is a very good basketball coach. In fact, if you asked the other NBA coaches to rank their peers, I suspect Stotts may even crack the top 5. That skill has manifested on the court as well. His Blazers have made the playoffs for 6 seasons in a row, and had a mini-breakout with a Conference Finals trip this year.
Still, making the playoffs doesn't lock in job security in the NBA; winning a title does. And until that happens, the franchise will always wonder in the back of their minds on whether or not they should pull a "Masai Ujiri" and squeeze Stotts out for a younger assistant on his staff like Nate Tibbetts or David Vanterpool, two rising star coaching candidates in their own right.
After tasting the WCF last year, can Stotts afford to take a step back? Probably. Losing in R2 seems about right for this team as presently constructed. But what if they lose in R1? Then it becomes more of a debate. I'd still recommend keeping Stotts and tweaking the roster instead (ya'll got any more of them stretch PFs?) but I'm not in charge of the team and I'm not ruling any shake-ups out. chances of firing: 15%
(9) Indiana: Nate McMillan
As with Terry Stotts, it may feel strange to see Nate McMillan on this list. At first glance, neither should be on the hot seat at all. In McMillan's three years on the job, he's guided the team to winning records and playoff trips in each season. The Pacers just finished 48-34 despite Victor Oladipo's injury, and may be better than that this season with new additions like Malcolm Brogdon.
Still, we have to go deeper than the first glance here. Indiana thrives on the basis of their defense (ranked 3rd last season), which is heavily influenced by assistant Dan Burke and DPOY candidate Myles Turner. Offensively, the team tends to look a little scattered and uncreative, which has Pacers fans quietly murmuring about McMillan. They added some new scorers in Brogdon and T.J. Warren, but both are players coming off career years from 3. If they regress at all -- and this team regresses at all -- then McMillan may be in more trouble than we realize.
Am I expected that? Not really. If I had to bet, I would bank on the Pacers winning 45-50 games and McMillan lasting at least another season. But if we're looking for potential hot seat situations, we can't ignore the potential downside here. If they underachieve, McMillan may be the fall guy. chances of firing: 20%
(8) N.Y. Knicks: David Fizdale
We can't judge David Fizdale too harshly based on his 17-65 record in year one. After all, tanking and landing a top 3 pick was all part of the plan. But what's the plan going forward? After striking out with the superstars in free agency, the Knicks signed a bunch of B+ and C+ players to big money. With it, they've attempted to re-set expectations. Instead of landing superstars in 2019, they're going to land them in 2021! Hopefully?
In the meantime, David Fizdale should be able to survive until then. His team is still young, and features first and second year players like R.J. Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, Kevin Knox, and Dennis Smith. Practically speaking, the veterans like Julius Randle and Bobby Portis are meant to supplement that rebuilding movement. Fizdale should be allowed to develop this group, and be afforded some growing pains in 2019-20 and again in 2020-21.
However, there are a few factors working against him. The front office may fancy themselves a playoff contender out East, which may go sour by the end of the year. Moreover, that front office isn't exactly on solid ground themselves after getting pounded by the press this summer. Dolan may want a complete fresh start after this year. More than that, there's a non-zero chance James Dolan leaves town himself, and some super-billionaire like Jeff Bezos uses his change jar to buy the team and mold it into his image. At the end of the day, there's more uncertainty with this situation than a second-year coach would like to see. chances of firing: 20%
(7) Chicago: Jim Boylen
As a well-respected defensive coordinator, Jim Boylen's name has always been bandied about for head coaching jobs in the past. He finally got his opportunity last season after taking over for apple pie Fred Hoiberg in mid-season.
At first, it did not go well. Jim Boylen had about as rocky of a start as you can imagine, earning negative reports in the press about his drill sergeant attitude clashing with the locker room. Still, he turned that perception around and had a decent finish to the year and earned some "buy in" from the players. Better yet, his Chicago Bulls may be a darkhorse contender for the # 8 seed. They have offensive stars in Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen already, so an improved defense may vault them closer to .500. Even if that doesn't happen (yet), Boylen should feel safe knowing he has the backing of the front office.
Of course, that also ties Boylen's fate to that front office. Ownership has tended to leave Gar Forman and John Paxson alone, but it's not a lifetime appointment. If this team doesn't improve enough (and wins say, 25 or 30 games), then there may be a total housecleaning here. I'm a little more optimistic on the Bulls' chances of winning 35-40 games than others, but we can't rule a potential disaster out. chances of firing: 25%
(6) Philadelphia: Brett Brown
After a long dark winter, Brett Brown and the Philadelphia 76ers have emerged from the "Process" intact. In fact, Brown has won more games in each of the last two seasons (52 and 50) then he did over his first three seasons combined (47). But with that comes raised expectations, which may be higher than ever. With Kawhi Leonard out of the Conference and the sheen off the Boston Celtics, the Sixers are the co-favorites with Milwaukee to make the Finals. Losing in the Conference Finals would be acceptable, but a R1 or R2 loss may be stinging.
Would that disappointment be enough to cost Brown his job? It's debatable. His contract extension runs through 2021-22, but that's never stopped a coach from being fired before. Fans may grow frustrated if Ben Simmons still can't shoot, or if Joel Embiid can't stay healthy, or if Philly's defense doesn't look as dominant as it should be on paper (despite Simmons, Embiid, and Jimmy Butler, they only ranked # 15 last season.) It's very possible that Brown becomes the scapegoat here.
Of course, we're talking "worst case scenarios" here. Chances are: the Sixers should be quite good and have a very good chance to make the ECF or the Finals. So while we can't rule out a firing, we wouldn't bet on it either. chances of firing: 30%
(5) New Orleans: Alvin Gentry
After coming over from Golden State, the exceptions for Alvin Gentry in New Orleans were sky-high. Suffice it to say, it's been an underwhelming return so far. Despite the (occasional) presence of Anthony Davis, his Pelicans have won less than 35 games in three of his four seasons on the job.
Oddly, Davis' trade demands may have helped Gentry survive another year. With the blockbuster deal, expectations get re-set and the window extends again. On paper, Gentry and assistant Chris Finch's run-and-gun style should suit this new roster well. Gentry is also someone who's earned high praise from his players and from the media in the past. If new execs David Griffin and Trajan Langdon didn't believe in him, they would have every opportunity to make a change this past summer.
But alas, that doesn't mean they won't have that same opportunity again next summer. Gentry's contract will be running out, and the team may decide to go with someone younger than him (he's now age 64.) To earn a longer leash, Gentry doesn't need to make the playoffs, but he has to show reasons for optimism. The Pelicans need to find a clear role for Zion Williamson, and earn some improvement from the cast-off Lakers. There's a lot of talent on the roster, but if the team stalls or looks like a muddled mess, Griffin may likely clean up the picture and chose his own head coach the next time around. chances of firing: 35%
(4) Houston: Mike D'Antoni
Veteran Mike D'Antoni may start spitting out Rodney Dangerfield routines, because the poor guy doesn't get much respect. Despite a great run here in Houston (records of 55-27, 65-17, 53-29), he's still struggling to earn a contract extension from the franchise.
And while owner Tilman Fertitta gets the blame for that, we can't rule out Daryl Morey's influence either. Morey has stated in the past that he thinks coaches' messages tend to run stale after a few years, and that philosophy has born out in their decision making. Jeff Van Gundy lasted 4 years. After him, Rick Adelman lasted 4 years. After him, Kevin McHale lasted 4 years (+10 games). This season, Mike D'Antoni will be entering the dreaded 4th year himself. The Houston Rockets' job essentially has strict presidential term limits, and he's verging on lame duck status.
To up the degree of difficulty even further, the team added Russell Westbrook to the equation. That's not to say it's the wrong decision by any means or that it won't work out (personally I'd still peg them for a top 3 seed), but we have to admit there's a sizable chance that it won't work out. The chemistry for Harden + Westbrook is going to be harder to calculate now that they've both had considerable success (and MVP seasons). And if something doesn't click, it will certainly be easier to blame D'Antoni than the two stars, whose massive contracts run for another few seasons. chances of firing/retiring: 40%
(3) L.A. Lakers: Frank Vogel
It's rare to see a first-year coach listed this high, but this is rare circumstances indeed. Frank Vogel will be joining the Lakers on a 3-year contract, which is quite light for a veteran like him. That fact showcases his limited leverage and his reduced reputation. The Lakers didn't high the coach who guided the Indiana Pacers to the ECF; they hired the coach who led Orlando to 29-53 and 25-57 records. In some ways, Vogel is lucky to have landed any job at all.
But there's no mistaking the fact that this particular job will come with some challenges. Primary among them: the threat of assistant Jason Kidd breathing down his neck. According to some, Kidd was the first choice of the front office. The conspiracy theory that they simply didn't want to hire him outright (due to domestic violence charges in the past) checks out logically for me. Vogel can't be too pleased to turn on the Summer League and watch his new star LeBron James sitting and laughing next to Kidd in Vegas either.
Will LeBron James, Rich Paul, and Jason Kidd conspire to stab Vogel like Caesar? The odds are high. But the question is a matter of "when?" James didn't love David Blatt, but allowed him 1.5 on the job before he got the boot. The Lakers may end up giving Vogel a full season and change to make his impact on the defensive end before considering a full-time change in midseason in 2020-21.
And hey, we can't rule out the "what if it works?" theory either. This team has LeBron James and Anthony Davis, for fuck's sake. They have a legitimate chance to be a great team, and even an NBA champion. If that happens, Vogel won't be going anywhere (at least, not for another year or two.) chances of firing: 45%
(2) Washington: Scottie Brooks
The Scottie Brooks era in Washington has been a disappointment, and it won't get much prettier from here. After the John Wall injury, the Wizards will be entering 2019-20 with one legitimate star in Bradley Beal and a wonky supporting cast. They're a motley crew of decent prospects who may be 2 years away (Troy Brown, Rui Hachimura, Thomas Bryant) and veterans who may be 2 years removed from quality play (Isaiah Thomas, Ish Smith, C.J. Miles.) Realistically speaking, Bradley Beal will have to put in a Herculean effort for this group to win 35 games.
If there's any reason to think the axe will not come for Scottie Brooks' head, it's that this Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis isn't the "off with his head!" type. He's been patience with the Washington Capitals hockey team, as well as this Wizards unit. Former GM Ernie Grunfeld lasted for years past his expiration date. And in turn, Brooks may be allowed to play out another year of his (pricy) contract. Brooks also has a reputation as a good player development coach, which bodes well for his prospects during a possible rebuild to come.
All that said, Brooks shouldn't be investing in D.C. real estate. The clock is ticking. I would fully expect new acting GM Tommy Sheppard to cut Brooks loose and choose his own coach at some point, but we can't be 100% confident it will happen after this season or after the next. chances of firing: 50%
(1) Oklahoma City: Billy Donovan
Given his new status as a /NBA punching bag, it's hard to under-sell just how much leverage Billy Donovan had when he first came to Oklahoma City. We're talking about a well-paid college coach who had won two separate NCAA titles at Florida, and had resisted the NBA calls for years. He arrived in OKC with a 5-year deal in tow, as well as a reputation as one of the best coaches in basketball.
As we now enter Year 5 of that contract, Donovan's reputation has been tarnished considerably. He's been blasted for perceived underachievement, particularly in the postseason. With Kevin Durant, the team blew a 3-1 lead to Golden State, and hasn't won a playoff series since (losing in R1 three times in a row.) In fact, they've gone 4-15 in playoff games since then. Donovan's managed to avoid getting the boot because of his reputation and big contract, but those excuses won't hold off the executioner much longer.
Personally, I'm a little bit of a "Donovan Defender." I don't think he's done as bad of a job as advertised. After all, his worst regular season record has been 47-35. He's kept the team afloat without Kevin Durant. And sure, he probably should have reined in Russell Westbrook, but it's not easy to harness an MVP. The fact that Donovan won 48 games with a guard who jacked up 20 shots a game (at 50.1% true shooting) is oddly impressive in a way. And heck, let's even defend blowing the 3-1 lead. It's not like OKC woke up one morning with a 3-1 lead under their Christmas tree; Donovan used some wily tricks and odd lineups to help earn those 3 wins in the first place.
But again, these rankings aren't about my perception of the coaches, but rather my perception of their situations and stocks. In theory, this OKC roster isn't half bad and could flirt with .500 if they wanted to pursue the playoffs. And in theory, if they blow it up, then a college coach like Donovan may be well suited for that rebuild. But in reality, I just don't see an extension here. The marriage has soured, resentment has built up, and a divorce may be best for both parties involved. chances of firing: 55%
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USE INTERCOURSE TO SETTLE SCORES WITH WOMEN WHO HAVE VENDETTAS TOWARDS MEN DICKHEAD IS FORCED IN 'TIL THERE'S SHREDDED FORESKIN REDDISH TORN AND THEY'RE ONLY BEIN' FED A PORTION BED SORES AND SORE SHINS PREGNANT WHORES CAN GET ABORTIONS FETISH FOR STICKIN' METAL FORKS IN, SELF-ABSORPTION SKELETOR, I WENT TO HELL AND FELL A FLOOR A PREDATOR, I'M HEADED FOR COMPETITORS BETTER WARN 'EM, WHAT I LACK IN TACT AND A SET OF MORALS I MAKE UP FOR IN METAPHORS LIKE A COSMETIC STORE STEGOSAURUS, CHUCK NORRIS WITH A THESAURUS YES, OF COURSE, A MESS OF WARRANTS YOU WANT SOME? COME AND GET SOME, BOYS! I'M GIVIN' DANIEL PANTALEO A REFRESHER COURSE ON EXCESSIVE FORCE AND PRESSURE POINTS AND DRESSIN' GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IN A FLUORESCENT ORANGE DRESS AND FOUR INCH HEELS TO ADDRESS THE COURT WITH A BULLSEYE ON HIS BACK, HIS WHOLE CHEST AND TORSO ARE LEFT ON THE DOORSTEPS OF TRAYVON'S DAD AS A PRESENT FOR HIM
IN MY PRESENT FORM I'M DESERT STORM APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION THERE'S NO SUPPRESSANT FOR AGGRESSIVE, FORCEFUL, AND LESS REMORSEFUL IN EVERY MORSEL UNPLEASANT, HORRIBLE; HELLO, GORGEOUS! THE REBEL WITH DEVIL HORNS JUST FELL OFF THE YELLOW SHORT BUS MET A CONTORTIONIST, SAID, "WHEN YOU WANNA GET SEXUAL?" SHE SAID, "HOWEVER I FIT IN YOUR SCHEDULE. I'M FLEXIBLE." EXPIRED TAGS ON THE SATURN, GOT CATHERINE BACH IN THE BACK IN DAISY DUKES WITH THE HAZARDS ON AT A TRAFFIC STOP GETTIN' HARASSED, SIGN AN AUTOGRAPH FOR THIS ASSHOLE COP'S DAUGHTER LAUGH 'CAUSE I CALLED HER A BRAT ON IT HE SPAT ON IT AND BROUGHT IT BACK LOOKIN' HALF IN SHOCK HAD A HEART ATTACK AND DROPPED DEAD STARTED FALLIN' BACK WITH IT AND GOT SLAPPED WITH A COLIN KAEPERNICK PRACTICE SOCK
ONE BALL AND HALF A DICK, APPLE WATCH CRACK FRONT AXLE, WALKED IN A BASS PRO SHOP WITH DAVID HASSELHOFF, PULLED TABASCO SAUCE OUT OF MY SATCHEL KNOCKED OVER A FISHERMAN'S TACKLE BOX AND CRASH SOUND ASKED IF THEY HAD A LAUGH IN STOCK THAT WAS FUCKIN' STUPID…
YOU GOT IT TWISTED, ALL 'CAUSE I OFFERED THIS BITCH A DOGGIE BISCUIT, YOU CALL ME MISOGYNISTIC BITCH, GET TO MASSAGIN' THIS DICK! LIKE SPAS IN THIS BITCH, SLOB ON IT WITH GOBS OF LIPSTICK GOT A SHOPPIN' LIST FOR YOU TO RUN SOME ODDS AND ENDS WITH IT'S NOT A BITCH ON THIS EARTH I CAN BE MONOGAMOUS WITH SHE'S NON-EXISTENT ROBIN THICKE WITH A THROBBIN' DICK ON SOME SUAVE AND SLICK SHIT BUT I SHOUT DEROGATIVES AT BITCHES LIKE FUCKIN' MISSILE LAUNCHES MISFIT, BLOND AND NITWIT LIKE I'VE GONE BALLISTIC, WITH A FROSTIN' TIP KIT SCREAMED, "I HATE BLONDES," AND BECAME ONE, I'M OPTIMISTIC LOVE TO START SHIT SHOVIN' CLARK KENT'S UNDERGARMENTS IN THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT OF THE BUCKET, BUMPIN' BUBBA SPARXXX I'M DOUBLE PARKIN' UP AT TARGETS, TROUBLE CAUSER, A DOUBLE CROSSER SHADIEST MOTHAFUCKA YOU'LL EVER COME ACROSS OLYMPIC GYMNAST, BEEN KNOWN FOR SOME ASSAULTS A COUPLE LAWSUITS, ENOUGH TO CAUSE A STOMACH ULCER SAME DAMN BRAIN SCAN RESULTS AS RAINMAN'S IS SOMETHING'S OFF, BUT WHEN DUSTIN HOFFMAN'S DRESSIN' UP IN YOUR MUMMY COSTUME ON STAGE DANCIN' TO "BRAIN DAMAGE," WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? NOTHING'S WRONG, THE NAME BRAND IS BACK TO RECLAIM STATUS RUN THE FAUCET, I'MMA DUNK A BUNCH OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS UNDERWATER SNUCK UP ON 'EM IN RAY-BANS IN A GRAY VAN WITH A SPRAY TAN IT'S A WRAP, LIKE AN ACE BANDAGE DON'T-GIVE-A-FUCK PERSONA, TO MY LAST DNA STRAND E&J IN THE WAISTBAND, AT THE VMAS WITH THE STAGEHAND SHE WANTS KIELBASA, PRE-ARRANGE AN ESCAPE PLAN THREE-INCH BLADE ON POINT, LIKE A SEE-AND-SAY CONSIDER ME A DANGEROUS MAN BUT YOU SHOULD BE AFRAID OF THIS DANG CANDIDATE YOU SAY TRUMP DON'T KISS ASS LIKE A PUPPET 'CAUSE HE RUNS HIS CAMPAIGN WITH HIS OWN CASH FOR THE FUNDIN' AND THAT'S WHAT YOU WANTED A FUCKIN' LOOSE CANNON WHO'S BLUNT WITH HIS HAND ON THE BUTTON WHO DOESN'T HAVE TO ANSWER TO NO ONE—GREAT IDEA!
IF I WAS PRESIDENT, GETTIN' OFF IS THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS, ONCE I GET IN OFFICE SECOND THING THAT'LL MAKE ME HAPPY'S WALKIN' UP TO UNCLE SAM NAKED, LAUGHIN', DICK CUPPED IN HAND SCREAMIN', "FUCK SAFE SEX!" THROW A LATEX AND AN AIDS TEST AT HIM TELL CONGRESS I RUN THIS LAND AND I WANT THE RUBBER BANNED, AND MAKE IT SNAPPY ADDICTION TO FRICTION AND STATIC ADDICT WHO CAN'T ESCAPE THE HABIT CONTINUE TO CHASE THE DRAGON BUT AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, I WALKED UP IN MAJOR MAGICS DRESSED AS THE MAINTENANCE MAN IN A LASER TAG VEST AND A RACIN' JACKET WITH A GAUGE TO BLAST IT AND SPED AWAY IN THE STATION WAGON STACEY DASH'S AND CASEY ANTHONY'S CRAZY ASSES IN THE BACKSEAT THROWIN' STAYFREE PADS AT ME DEAD PASSENGER IN THE PASSENGER SEAT UNFASTEN THE SAFETY LATCHES AND SLAM ON THE BRAKES IN TRAFFIC SO HARD I SNAPPED THE RELOCATION BRACKETS FOR THE MONSTER TIRES 'FINNA GET A MURDER CASE AND CATCH IT LIKE YOU THREW IT AT ME ENCASED IN PLASTIC
AND SEND DYLANN ROOF THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD OF THE BENZ UNTIL HE SPINS LIKE A PINWHEEL AND BEGINS FEELIN'... LIKE A WINDMILLER WITH A THIN BUILD WHILE HIS SKIN'S PEELIN' AND SKIDS 'TIL HE HITS A CEMENT PILLAR SWING FOR THE FENCE LIKE PRINCE FIELDER KNOCK IT INTO THE UPPER PENINSULA YOU WANNA GO AGAINST 'ZILLA? THE RAP GOD WHEN WILL I QUIT? NEVER BEEN REALER THE IN-STILLER OF FEAR, NOT EVEN A SCINTILLA OF DOUBT WHOSE PENS ILLER THAN PRINCE IN A CHINCHILLA OR BEN STILLER IN A SUSPENSE THRILLER REVENGE KILLER, AVENGE SYLLABLE BINGE FILL A SYRINGE, 'TIL I DRAW FIRST BLOOD EVEN POP SHIT ON MY POP SHIT, AND IT'S POPULAR COULDN'T BE MORE AWKWARDER CAUSE YOU'RE INNOCENCE I ROBBED YOU OF IT'S MY FINGERS THAT GOT STUCK UP TAUGHT YA TA, NOT GIVE A SLAPSTICK, HOCKEY PUCK THE BROAD HUNTER WITH THE SAWED OFF LIKE AN ARM WHEN IT'S LOPPED OFF OF YA BUT I'M NOT GONNA, GET THE SHOTGUN OR THE GLOCK, I'M GONNA OPT FOR THE OX CAUSE I'M INTO OBJECTS THAT ARE SHARP WHEN I SHOP AND IT'S NOT A SHOCK, I'M SUCH AN OBNOXIOUS FUCKER THE ROCK HUDSON OF ROCK 'CAUSE WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THIS MUCH OF A COCKSUCKER TO GO ACROSS THE BUTTOCKS OF VIVICA FOX WITH A BOX CUTTER THAT WAS FOR 50, LITTLE SLAP ON THE WRIST BE WARNED I'M UNRAVELIN' QUICKLY MY SQUABBLES, I'M GRAPPLING WITH YOUR TIME TRAVELING WITH ME TRY AND FOLLOW, AS I WOBBLE, RELAPSE INTO HISTORY, WITH A FLASK OF THE WHISKEY TIP IT BACK THEN I'M TWISTING WINE BOTTLES LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO CHRIS REEVE'S SPINE COLUMN THAT'S THE PLAN OF ATTACK WHEN I'M FIXING MY PROBLEMS WISH MY CHEST WASN'T HAVING TO GET THESE RHYMES OFF 'EM BUT THE FACT THAT I HAVE SO MANY RAPPERS AGAINST ME MIND BOGGLES AND WHY I HAVEN'T COME BACK ON THESE FAGGOTS WHO DISS ME IS MORE OF A SPECTACULAR MYSTERY THAN A FUCKING AGATHA CHRISTIE CRIME NOVEL
BUT MY PATIENCE IS WEARING THIN SWEAR I BEEN CONTEMPLATIN' RUBBING SHIT IN YOUR FACE 'TIL I SMEAR IT IN DISS YOU IN EVERY LYRIC UNTIL YOU FEAR THE PEN AND NEVER APPEAR AGAIN IF YOU ACTUALLY HAD FUCKIN' CAREERS TO END BUT THEN I THINK OF MOLLY QERIM AND I STEER 'EM IN THAT DIRECTION AND FORGET MY IDEAS FOR THEM MOLLY, I'M GONE OFF YOU MAN, LIGHT SOME KUSH YOU'RE MY FIRST TAKE, I'LL NAIL YOU CAN'T LIE, I GUSH IF I WON YOU OVER, YOU WOULD BE THE GRAND PRIZE I'M ENTRANCED BY YOUR LOOKS, COME AND GIVE THE SHADY FRANCHISE A PUSH YOU CAN GET IT IN THE CAN LIKE SOME ANHEUSER BUSCH JEANS TOO SMALL, LEAST THREE PANT SIZES TUSH MUSHED AGAINST YOUR DAMN SIDE, YOUR PUSS AND THIGHS ARE SQUISHED WHAT KIND OF ATTIRE'S THAT? I'M READY TO BE RODE PSYCHOPATH, BET YOU WE'LL GET IT POPPIN' LIKE A FLAT LIGHT THE MATCH TO IGNITE THE WRATH GOT KNIVES TO SLASH AND SLICE HERMAPHRODITES IN HALF PIPER CHAPMANS MIGHT JUST HAVE TO PICKET ME LIKE A SCAB HARD TO DESCRIBE IN FACT STARTLING VIOLENT PERHAPS ARE THINGS THAT COME TO MIND AS SOON AS I START SPITTING RHYMES LIKE THAT AND YOU AREN'T REALLY SURPRISED AT THAT BUT AS FAR AS THESE LINES I RAP AND THESE BARS, WOULDN'T DIAL IT BACK IF I STAR 69ED THE TRACK
WHY AM I SUCH A DICK?
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