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Morey...I Was So Wrong. Morey Supporters...Please Forgive Me.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Almu, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Almu

    Almu Contributing Member

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    This ain't one of them there roster analysis posts. I just had to put this on the record. :)

    Before I get to Morey, I thought of something.

    There was a running joke/conversation my buds and I had back in college just a couple of years ago...or maybe a decade or two ago? :)

    Anyway, when we used to meet other students at bars, parties, around town while at Columbia University (In the Great City of NYC!...Frank Isola living there is an abomination) and it would go a little something like this:

    Almu: Hey, what school are you guys from?
    Them: We attend NYU.
    Almu: (smug look) really? Thats nice.

    Almu really thought: NYU is a nice school. But its not Columbia!

    Yea, I was a college snob. But if it was Morey who was there he would think...Columbia...nice school...but it ain't MIT. Because if you look at the list of best colleges on the planet, NYU ain't Columbia. And Columbia ain't MIT.

    Maybe its because I spent too much time worrying about which woman I wanted to fleece and take home with me. Maybe too many shot gun beer runs. Maybe too much time at the bars in the NYC instead of paying attention in statistics. Maybe its because I was too busy thinking about how much money I can make if I created a dot.com with a catchy phrase and find some venture capitalist who would pay me a bazillion dollars for it...like pets.com or send.com or some of the other lucky ones!

    (I think I just dated myself)

    Or maybe its just that I don't get it and never will. Which essentially makes me a moron who had an uneducated opinion and came on this forum and posted like if I knew what the hell I was talking about.

    So many months I spent ripping Morey for his moves. I didn't' get not ONE with the exception of Harden. I was confused, dumbfounded, amazed, upset, disappointed, angry...it was like Morey was trying to ruin the team I love the most. The team that is the one team I root for that when they lose a playoff game I not only lose sleep over, but come to work and PUNISH my employees as if they were step children who I hated. The company would totally know when the Rockets had a tough loss because a) I would call an impromptu meeting to just vent about anything and b) because they could smell the Patron on my breath because I totally put it in my coffee.

    Yea, its that bad. Stockpiling picks? Having 42-44 wins every year for the next 10 is what I thought. I thought Morey was a major, major idiot. The worst GM ever!

    But guess what?

    Columbia ain't MIT. And it seems like my brain got schooled and schooled well.

    I think I am SOOOOO SMART. The Boss as my coffee mug says. The oldest of 4 in my family! Wise and sage, I am! The this and that.

    Yea...well, not so much. So many tried to explain it to me but I am such a douche because I just felt they were wrong and I was right! I been a fan of this team for...well, long time. All the opinions from these newbies, younger Milleniums who just showed up to the board because Yao was here or Lin was here or Mc Grady was here...who are they? THEY KNOW NOTHING! They drinking the Morey Kool-Aid. Clutch, please block everyone pre-2003 from this board because they KNOW NOTHING about how to get to the glory years again!

    Guess what? This moron right here knows nothing about how its done now.

    NADA. ZILCH. ZIPPO.

    Because despite the fact that I still think Lin was/is a marketing ploy, I have to say I have never been so wrong in MY LIFE about something sports related like I was about the Morey Strategy.

    (Those of us from 1997 still here...I don't count the post about Hakeem not being a Legend from that great year. Please see bar hopping reference above as my continued defense for posting the worst post ever on the forum).

    I am not saying Howard will be the end all be all. He could totally be Maurice Taylor-ish...all the headache and none of the potential realized. He could also be Mutombo on defense and some Olajuwon...some Yao on offense. And thats good enough for me because around the league, I don't think there could be another center that can say that. Hope his back is fully recovered. Hope his shoulder would be totally healed. Because he is only 27 and if he is back to Orlando Howard...ooooooohhhh...that would be kinda awesome!

    But...damn...I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I see now where Morey is heading with the construction of the team. I can see in hindsight why all the moves...well most of the moves...were the right moves. And the maneuverability was perfect to sign the big fish that is Howard. There is still more he can do too? Nice!

    The numbers he used to get here. The +/-, square root over whatever variable to the power of x, divided by this and that +3...WTF...how the hell did he come up with all to get here in just 18 months? I didn't get it.

    Probably because I either cut that class and was happy with a C or I just dropped that class and took the Windows 98 elective so I can see all the awesome upgrades over Win 95...as we called it back in the day.

    Dated myself again.

    Morey, I am sorry. Seriously. I was ready to stone you at the public square. I can see where you are going now. How you gonna get there...well, I won't even bother trying to figure it out. But you are smarter than most. Smarter than me...by what looks like alot.

    You keep doing what you do. I will just sit here in a corner, with my dunce cap, and marvel at your MITness.

    Now, if Howard turns out to be a dud...your a fu$#ing IDIOT!!!!

    :)

    Damn...here goes...

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    Morey I Trust...ish?
     
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  2. Outlier

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    We need more of you to come out of the closet. I remember MANY Morey haters a year or two ago. Come out wankers.
     
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    Morey approval rating is probably hovering around 98% right now.
     
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    The other 2 percent should just kill themselves.

    Anyone that still doubts the prowess of fat Elvis at this point.......words cannot describe the stupidity.
     
  6. dachuda86

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    I'll put it this way... Morey has been upfront about what he is doing an doubters accuse him of BSing. Well, he finally got to play his hand and sure as hell proved he isn't bluffing. The league is on notice and it's because of an MIT stats guru, NOT because of someone in the league's inner circle. Will Morey get GM of the year? Unlikely, because I can promise you the inner circle of the NBA is jealous that someone who isn't one of them is having success.
     
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    Correceted
     
  9. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    It is NEVER too late to see the light. :D Something most fans (really armchair GM's) don't understand is that it takes 2 to tango, whether that be a player or opposing GM. Morey cannot get a star if:

    - The star does not want to come
    - The team refuses to trade star

    Since those are far beyond his control, we can only accurately judge him by his performance with things he can control:

    - Not handing out bad contracts (Looking at you CD)
    - Talent evaluation and finding value players (Looking at you again CD)
    - Maintaining the salary cap
    - How he handles his mistakes
     
  10. dachuda86

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    lol corrected* (damn my fast typing)
     
  11. lucnguye92

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    Shh... It's okay. Just take it in and breathe out slow. No more 9th seed, no more fighting for the playoffs, it's just up from here. Whether or not we realize our potential, or crash in a blaze of burning glory, we have to remember the man who got us here. Daryl Morey, trading away team favorites, making head scratching moves, gathering up assets like a hoarder on that one A&E channel, was always 10 steps ahead of us and anyone else in this game.

    Regardless of what happens, I believe James Harden put it best when he posted an instagram photo of 3 multiracial babies. "We started at the bottom, NOW WE HERE." And boy, I don't think we're going to come down. Houston Rockets, time to make splash and truly show the entire NBA that "A New Age" is just the modern way of saying, "A Heart of a Champion."
     
  12. dachuda86

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    Also you must look at long-term direction and the ability to play the odds and set yourself up for cashing in the chips... aka the Harden trade. Also how well the GM uses numbers to predict playe
     
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    If you had bothered to look in moorray's eyes, you would have seen his intentions.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoy_en_la_revolucion/4736987849/" title="History Channel presents- engineering an empire-ft Morey by *The last son of krypton*, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4114/4736987849_63e96aa112.jpg" width="500" height="289" alt="History Channel presents- engineering an empire-ft Morey"></a>
     
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    Morey haters, repent and ye shall be saved (except Jerome Solomon)
     
  17. Jontro

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    Mauri's rating on IMDB and Rottentomatoes is at around 99%.
     
  18. conquistador#11

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    and the radio host whose last name rhymes with a male's body part.:p
     
  19. Mirri3000

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    Glad u ordered your crow, I'd be happy to serve it to u well done, with a big ass glass of the coldest beer u've ever had.
     
  20. finsraider

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    Morey is the reason i started following the Rockets. You could tell from the outset that he was different. Not necessarily "different good", just that he looked at the league through a different lense. The out of left field trades, weird free agent signings, rapid churning of the roster...it was more than just a kid hyped up on candy. There seemed to be a method behind it.

    To me the turning point when Morey went from madness to genius was the Lowry trade. It was so well thought out, so ingenuitive that it couldn't be random luck.
     

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