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[ESPN Dallas] Mavericks hope to face Rockets in first round

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by redhotrox, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. redhotrox

    redhotrox Contributing Member

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4705045/facing-rockets-in-playoffs-would-be-fine-with-mavs

     
  2. Aleron

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    If their goal is to help us get them and not San Antonio

    I thank their dumb asses from the bottom of my heart
     
  3. Realjad

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    and we (along with the entire western conference) hope we get to face them
     
  4. RockingRox

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    Do they have an option to choose who they get to play?

    Like it or not, the Rockets are trying to get the 2nd spot to play the Mavs. Just wait there, Chandler(s).
     
  5. justtxyank

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    I get it. Article was very fair. If I'm a mavs fan I'd rather face the rockets than the Grizzlies and as a rockets can I'd rather face Dallas than the clips or Spurs. Both sides are right to feel that way.
     
  6. CDrex

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    I think the lesson from last night's awful first half was that the Rockets have to show the hell up to beat anyone in the West this year.

    If Dallas would like us, I'd sure as hell rather have them than SA though, so by all means please help us get that #2.
     
  7. sealclubber1016

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    Between McHale and Dwight's injury situation, I would want to face us also.

    Having said that we played poorly, and still beat them in Dallas. I would feel real good facing them.
     
  8. krouchchocolate

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    Eh anyone can win in the western conference. remember what we said about the Blazers last year. We almost got swept...
     
  9. Fulgore

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    Feeling is mutual. Series should be over in 5. Easiest team in the west IMO.
     
  10. solid

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    Death wish. Bring it on.
     
  11. smoothie

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    without a healthy dmo or dwight, we're not beating anyone. we'll need one of them for 30mpg at least.
     
  12. tim562

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    They sound like us last year
     
  13. Aleron

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    Dallas fans have been conditioned to think they're better than Houston, better record in spite of injuries and 3-1 h2h record be damned.
     
  14. morpheus133

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    the scores for the games were:

    POR 122 HOU 120

    POR 112 HOU 105

    HOU 121 POR 116

    HOU 108 POR 98

    POR 99 HOU 98

    So we were just as close to winning every game as we were to being swept.
     
  15. Haymitch

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    So which of us will have to be the one to buy the DallasMavericks.sucks domain name?

    In June, .sucks domain names will go on sale, and companies that want to buy them to thwart trolls or critics will have to pay an absurd $2,500 per site address.

    In an age when it's all too easy for Internet trolls to make life difficult for regular people, businesses and movie stars (yeah, they have problems too), why on earth would the group that says yay or nay to new domain names authorize .sucks and .porn web addresses?

    That's simply asking for trouble and, no surprise, it's already creating problems. The group that won the right to sell .sucks has jacked up the price to a ridiculous $2500 per address. The people with the most interest in buying these domains likely represent businesses that want to stop trolls (or even a reputable critics) from getting there first.

    Imagine a "dot sucks" site such as Comcast.sucks. Everyone's favorite cable company would like to put that one into a dark closet and lock the door. Comcast could easily afford to pay $2,500 a year for the address, but many smaller businesses could not.

    "The entire extension is based on brand extortion,” said Rick Schwartz, one of the domain industry's most successful entrepreneurs, in an article on Marketingland.com.

    Here's some quick background. Every Web address has a top level domain (TLD), such as the familiar .com, .org and .edu. As websites proliferated, there was a shortage of Web addresses, so ICANN, the international body that supervises much of the Web, created many more. (My own personal website is billsnyder.biz, which I bought because billsnyder.com was already taken.)

    During the next few years, as many as 1,300 new domains will be available, courtesy of ICANN, and the next bunch will be up for sale starting in June. Most are reasonably priced. However, a company called Momentous won ICANN's auction last November via its subsidiary, Vox Populi, giving it the right to operate .sucks, according to Marketingland.com. The company is charging companies an unheard of $2,500 for .sucks domains.

    Vox Populi's pricing scheme is complicated. If individuals want to purchase .sucks domains, they'll only cost $9.95 per address, but domains registered for this price cannot be used for websites — they must instead redirect traffic to a discussion forum on everything.sucks.com. Consumers who want to use .sucks domains for regular websites must pay $249 for the name.

    Vox Populi says it has a high-minded reason for using dot sucks. "dotSucks is designed to help consumers find their voices and allow companies to find the value in criticism. Each dotSucks domain has the potential to become an essential part of every organization's customer relationship management program," according to a statement posted on the company's website. Vox Populi even had the gall to promote itself via a video featuring images of Dr. Martin Luther King.

    Meanwhile, other similarly stupid domain names are floating around, including .porn. Female actresses, already subjected to trolls that post revealing photos online, now have to worry about bozos putting up sites such as Taylorswift.porn to embarrass them. (Swift reportedly bought that domain.) ICANN is allowing some trademarked brands and public figures to buy early.

    In theory, a domain like .porn or .xxx could be useful. If the majority of adult content used these domains, parents could use filtering software to block a child's computer from accessing objectionable sites. Given the ugly, anything-goes culture on the Web these days, the trolls are more likely to benefit.

    http://www.cio.com/article/2901259/...-domain-names-really-suck-for-businesses.html
     
  16. vstexas09

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    Do we really want to face the Mavs in the first round? Carlisle can succeed in the playoffs...
     
  17. Ismail

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    I say we start a tip jar initiative. We should buy the Rockets one too though for safe measure.
     
  18. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    It's when they doubt us that we are at our strongest. Keep doubting, keep hating, keep it up, and you'll be the one going fishing this year.
     
  19. Victorious

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    they pretty much admitted defeat to Memphis if they ever do meet in the playoffs lmao
     
  20. STR8Thugg

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    I seem to be in the minority on this, but I would much rather see us play SA than Dallas in the first round.
     

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