Thursday, May 1, 2008

Logic people!! A clairifcation of a section of I told you so

Due to the fact that some people are saying I somehow put my foot in my mouth in my most recent post; I feel compelled to defend and clarify the content therein. Being against a trade a certain team made does not automatically mean that you are required to predict that this particular team will lose its first round playoff series. I believed the Mavericks had a matchup advantage against a novice Hornets squad. I still would have picked the Mavs to lose in 5 to the Spurs in the 2nd round. And you know what? That would still mean the Kidd trade was a terrible one. Giving up a young talent like Devon Harris for an aged star like Kidd is only fruitful for a team like Dallas if it was able to secure an NBA title. So whether or not Dallas had won its 1st round series would have no bearing on my ultimate prediction that the Kidd trade was a bust. There, as such, is no logical contradiction in picking Dallas to win a single playoff series and also patting myself on the back for calling correctly that the trade was a bust. The playoff exit in round 1 merely allowed me to, more quickly than I expected, say "I told you so".

10 comments:

asshole said...

gotta agree with the guy who commented before, i think in your original thing about kidd you said the trade didn't make any sense for the nets or the mavs, but other than the wife beater being old, you didn't really say what would happen to the mavs because of the it, like if they would miss the playoffs or not win a championship or anything like that, you just kind of left it open ended. so if you say that they're going to win in the first round, and then say i told you so when they don't, it just sounds like you're trying to have it both ways. still a loyal sus reader till the day i die, so solo SHUT THE FUCK UP!

devo said...

Dad? Is that you?

White Boy South Bronx said...

You see, unlike Solo, this is a thougtful and interesting critique of my post/article. Perhaps I should have given a more precise prognostication of the Mav's future. I was talking more about the general article I wrote back in February where I predicted the overall impact of the three major deadline deals. Still, the support and thoughtful criticism is welcomed and appreciated.

solo said...

hahahhahaha, white boy, you have no idea how comical what you said is... it's almost priceless... let's just say the joke's on you, buddy... asshole, you're the fucking man

asshole said...

eh, i do what i can, solo... i do what i can. though i guess now my comments won't be considered so thoughtful and interesting anymore seeing as i agree with you and white boy has some kind of blind hatred for you. i guess i should be congratulating you for something because if someone despises you that much, you must be doing something right. can't wait for our comments to be deleted!!!

White Boy South Bronx said...

Oh I admit it, in the interest of full disclosure. Solo and I used to be close friends. But no longer is this the case. I won't say anymore about any details of this for this is not the place for airing of dirty laundry of this kind. Asshole, I'm sure someone has screwed you over before and you have an animosity towards him/her as such. Solo screwed me over so that is why I have animosity towards him. His comments were nothing more than personal attacks towards me. We at SUS appreciate your reading of our site and hope it continues.

asshole said...

white boy, no offense, but i know that's not the case. someone doesn't become a horrible person when they don't let you write for their blog. sounds like you're a bitter friend. don't get me wrong, i love sus (along with other blogs), but i'm not biased, and solo didn't really say anything bad about you in his comments. i'm not sure if he even disliked your blog. i thought he made a legitimate point, obviously. i think you WANT his comments to be personal attacks to justify your hatred. just my take.

asshole said...

btw, i should have probably made clear that i know some of the back story here thanks to intermediaries.

solo said...

am i the only person who considers it somewhat of an accomplishment that people were gossiping about the (unnecessary) drama surrounding two-- at the time-- relatively unknown blogs?

asshole, identify yourself, por favor?

devo said...

Not relatively unknown. Up and coming blogs.