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Tampering, revisited

Unread postby StewieG » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:09 pm

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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby jb » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:12 pm

Beat me by 3 minutes.

Boom!

Way to get inside his head, MLP. I like it.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:18 pm

To what end?
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby jb » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:22 pm

motherscratcher wrote:To what end?




Potential penalties for tampering could include front-office suspensions, fines and losses of draft picks. Many teams are suspicious of the league office’s desire to investigate these kind of cases because of the potential embarrassment to the league.


Gonna drop a shitload of undeniable docs and make an iron clad case and not leave it up to Stepfor Stern.

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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby jb » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:24 pm

@ 5 pm to Woj in a 24 hour news cycle.

Nice touch. In fact, vituosity; these guys must be no lightweights.

Very, very well played sir.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:25 pm

Yeah, I read that, but how does that help the Cavs? Unless we get some more draft picks...the next time the Heat have any, which I think is sometime around 2018.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby StewieG » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:33 pm

It doesn't help the Cavs. This is about spite, nothing more.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby Orenthal » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:22 pm

^The best of reasons if you ask me.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby GodHatesClevelandSport » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:30 pm

And just yesterday Danny said he was over it!
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby Ziner » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:35 pm

Orenthal wrote:^The best of reasons if you ask me.


+1

Love it.

If it is proven beyond a doubt I think they should get a post-season ban. It won't happen, but damn if it did.

Another interesting punishment that I would take joy in that wont happen would stripping them of the MLE and Bi-annual exception.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:48 pm

Ziner wrote:
Another interesting punishment that I would take joy in that wont happen would stripping them of the MLE and Bi-annual exception.


Now THAT would be fantastic
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby swerb » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:53 pm

Good for Gilbert. Never spurn a short man with a lot of money and resources.

They should write the whole report in Comic Sans.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby Ziner » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:55 pm

swerb wrote:They should write the whole report in Comic Sans.



:lmfao: :lmfao:

Swerb, is there any way that we can make all posts in the Cavs forum be Comic Sans?
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby swerb » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:59 pm

Ziner wrote:
swerb wrote:They should write the whole report in Comic Sans.



:lmfao: :lmfao:

Swerb, is there any way that we can make all posts in the Cavs forum be Comic Sans?

LOL ... I'm still trying to figure out how to keep that god damn Curel Google ad from showing up like 60% of the time in here.

Not sure what it says about your demo when the all knowing Google bots determine that hand lotion ads should show so frequently. :pb: (cache)
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby FUDU » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:11 pm

While concluding that tampering occurred would be great, personally I'd rather the FBI investigation (looking into LBJ's buddies profiting off his Celtic series tank job) be true, much more satisfying.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby jack_tors » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:46 pm

FUDU wrote:While concluding that tampering occurred would be great, personally I'd rather the FBI investigation (looking into LBJ's buddies profiting off his Celtic series tank job) be true, much more satisfying.


I havent heard that before. Is there really speculation about that occurring or is it just wishful thinking?
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby FUDU » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:02 pm

jack_tors wrote:
FUDU wrote:While concluding that tampering occurred would be great, personally I'd rather the FBI investigation (looking into LBJ's buddies profiting off his Celtic series tank job) be true, much more satisfying.


I havent heard that before. Is there really speculation about that occurring or is it just wishful thinking?
I've heard rumblings about it from a few people close to Quicken Loans and big business downtown, but who knows. I'd be surprised if this sort of thing doesn't happen with some sort of frequency in today's sports world.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:25 am

Maybe I'm oversimplifying, but didn't the Cavs acceptance of the sign and trade negate a tampering claim?
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby StewieG » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:30 am

My initial reaction to that, Kingpin, is that it negated a tampering charge meant to invoke an injunction to stop LeBron from playing there. If there was wrongdoing, Miami can (and should) be accordingly punished, whether it was the result of a sign-and-trade or not.

But really your guess is as good as mine. I have no idea how that stuff works.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby jb » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:31 am

This is a major set up for the next CBA and who gets power as Stern stuck his thumb up his cornhole while these ass hat 20 somethings and WWW ruined the game.

May even include exposing the 21st Century Black Sox. What does TMLP care?

Well lookie here; the men who risk the capital in most of the markets aren't pleased. To me; this is TMLP's big middle finger to the stat quo. This is Pearl Harbor. TMLP is gonna lay an irrefutable case for tampering in Stern's desk and he's too impotanmt to do anythnig beholden to the major markets. Huge loss of face.

Watch it from that perspective in the next CBA.

I see a Ctown - Dallas axis forming.

TWOA is just a pawn.

But the byproduct is that TMLP and the NWO will screw Miohammi out of any ability to win a title. Read the camic sans. Nail Riles. nail draft picks until 2020. nail the cap shut. I hope those 3 can win it by themselves. Gonna need to

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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby papacass » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:56 am

"Gilbert will spare no expense to uncover whatever evidence he can to take to the league office, two sources with direct knowledge of the probe told Yahoo! Sports."

That's great, Dan. But....um, your team sucks ass now, and if it continues on this current trajectory, it's going to suck ass for a long time.

So unless you want to go down in history as an angrier version of Don Sterling, might want to take some of those founding fathers and use them on hiring your version of Mike Holmgren.

Give the fans a reason to keep buying tickets. Otherwise you'll have LeBron's head on a pike for all 3,000 people who give a crap to watch your 25-57, Hickson-led team in 2012-13.

We all want to stick it to LeBron and the Heat. But you have to get your own house in order, too.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby leadpipe » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:00 am

papacass wrote:"Gilbert will spare no expense to uncover whatever evidence he can to take to the league office, two sources with direct knowledge of the probe told Yahoo! Sports."

That's great, Dan. But....um, your team sucks ass now, and if it continues on this current trajectory, it's going to suck ass for a long time.

So unless you want to go down in history as an angrier version of Don Sterling, might want to take some of those founding fathers and use them on hiring your version of Mike Holmgren.

Give the fans a reason to keep buying tickets. Otherwise you'll have LeBron's head on a pike for all 3,000 people who give a crap to watch your 25-57, Hickson-led team in 2012-13.

We all want to stick it to LeBron and the Heat. But you have to get your own house in order, too.


Actually the ONLY way to stick it to Lebron and the Heat is getting this house in order.

The rest of this is going to come off across the country as sour grapes.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:12 am

With all due respect Cass and Lead, we're 20 games into the first season post-LBJ. This team was going to blow. Most saw that. It's just not going to be rebuilt in a day or a month or a year.

Question is whether the right people are in place to rebuild it. Everything else is meaningless IMO.

Wondering if people think TMLP and the husband from 'Modern Family' are the right guys.

Fuck Miami whether their team plane goes down or whether or not they are handcuffed for 10 years for tampering.

Does Gilbert have the cash, acumen and patience to build a team the right way?
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby bac5665 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:16 am

LP, while the cynic in me agrees that you're right, I really hope that if Gilbert presents proof of tampering that the rest of the country would be thankful that Gilbert actually tried to uncover the violation rather than just sweep the cheating under the rug.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I would sure hope that proving that Miami cheated and the Stern either ignored it or is incompetent is a pretty good way to stick it to the Heat and the NBA. And besides, getting the rules right is a purpose in and of itself. Level playing field and all that.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby jb » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:34 am

The Association as it currently stands as a system is broken. It needs to be fixed.

Part of the reason it is broke is because it has integrity issues. This helps address that.

And with all due respect to the Pipe man, freak the rest of the country and what they think. I'm with Raab there. But if they are thinking, it is a desire to see the team America Loaths (TM) lose.

This can help insure that. Bonus.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby jb » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:38 am

Does Gilbert have the cash, acumen and patience to build a team the right way?


Yes.

Dunno.

Absolutely not.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby papacass » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:58 pm

peeker643 wrote:With all due respect Cass and Lead, we're 20 games into the first season post-LBJ. This team was going to blow. Most saw that. It's just not going to be rebuilt in a day or a month or a year.


Very true. It's the quarter pole of Year One A.L. Too much is still unknown. Can or will Chris Grant unload vets for meaningful future pieces? Does TMLP think Grant is the man to rebuild this team, or is Grant a caretaker until TMLP finds a Holmgren?

What will happen with the labor situation? Right now, it sure looks like part or all of next season will get washed out. And how different will the league's labor rules look after the apocalypse?

All of these things influence the franchise rebuild that will take place over the next few years.

However, my area of concern is Gilbert's emotions. He's a passionate, competitive guy, and that can be a great asset in a sports owner. But he seems to have taken LBJ's defection, and how he did it, very personally. And if he becomes obsessed with Watergate tapes and taking down LeNixon, that's not his job first and foremost. His job is to make sure the Cleveland NBA franchise is a solvent, winning venture both on and off the court.

Shake the world up. That's great. Just don't get so wrapped up that you neglect to put food on the table.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:00 pm

papacass wrote:
peeker643 wrote:With all due respect Cass and Lead, we're 20 games into the first season post-LBJ. This team was going to blow. Most saw that. It's just not going to be rebuilt in a day or a month or a year.


Very true. It's the quarter pole of Year One A.L. Too much is still unknown. Can or will Chris Grant unload vets for meaningful future pieces? Does TMLP think Grant is the man to rebuild this team, or is Grant a caretaker until TMLP finds a Holmgren?

What will happen with the labor situation? Right now, it sure looks like part or all of next season will get washed out. And how different will the league's labor rules look after the apocalypse?

All of these things influence the franchise rebuild that will take place over the next few years.

However, my area of concern is Gilbert's emotions. He's a passionate, competitive guy, and that can be a great asset in a sports owner. But he seems to have taken LBJ's defection, and how he did it, very personally. And if he becomes obsessed with Watergate tapes and taking down LeNixon, that's not his job first and foremost. His job is to make sure the Cleveland NBA franchise is a solvent, winning venture both on and off the court.

Shake the world up. That's great. Just don't get so wrapped up that you neglect to put food on the table.


Gotcha.

On the same page with that for sure.

As an aside: this may be the most unwatchab;e Cavs team in the last 10 years at least. Even with Ricky and Darius something thug or crazy could happen any given night. This team is bland.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby jb » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:08 pm

Cass, this is Dan Gilbert. He's head of Quicken Loans. He's overseeing building a casino and the largest downtown contruction project since what, Browns' satdium, and setting up a gambling enterprise. And yeah, he owns the cavs.

Do you really think that since he's chucking hundreds of large at (my guess) Squire, Sanders and Dempsey that he's so distracted that he's not watching enough film on the next Christian Eyenga or properly monitoring Sasha kahn's development?

Not to come off like an a-hole, but Dan Gilbrt does absolutely, positively none of that; an dthank God he doesn't. We're better off with that cat distracted as opposed to sending plays into Coach Silas. He is never going to be like other owners in town.

His problem will never be distractions or lack of attention or not doing everything it takes to win, nor is the chump change going to the legal eagles / private dicks a sum zero keeping us from hiring Jerry West, to cherry pick one.

You hav eyour BVD's in a bunch for no reason my good man.

Let him put the nail in Bron's character and expose him for being a bold faced liar about there even being a "decision". Let him screw the Heat and Riles so that Riles has to go find his protologist again like after JuJuangate. Let him expose the NBA for the shady goings on that are lurking just under the surface with the ref scandles. Let him and some of the young lions oust Stern and get this thing moving back to being a sport and away from being a WWE venture, and get control over the players who are out of control off the court.

Because I am SURE he has the resources and ability to multi-task and more than enough resources to do all he's already doing and fund this small sideshow.

None of this, BTW, has anything to do with the zombie cavs getting better. That's up to Phil Dunphy's ability , time, and luck
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:16 pm

I like Phil Dunphy.

But I love Claire Dunphy.

I have to be getting older when Julie Bowen looks good.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby jb » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:19 pm

peeker643 wrote:I like Phil Dunphy.

But I love Claire Dunphy.

I have to be getting older when Julie Bowen looks good.



Got a little Maredith baxter going on from her Family Ties days, cept she's hotter and straight.

Had to love that valentine's episode last year....

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Unread postby papacass » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:09 pm

jb wrote:Not to come off like an a-hole, but Dan Gilbrt does absolutely, positively none of that; an dthank God he doesn't. We're better off with that cat distracted as opposed to sending plays into Coach Silas. He is never going to be like other owners in town.

His problem will never be distractions or lack of attention or not doing everything it takes to win, nor is the chump change going to the legal eagles / private dicks a sum zero keeping us from hiring Jerry West, to cherry pick one.

You hav eyour BVD's in a bunch for no reason my good man.


It's not on him to monitor the on-court product directly. I agree that I don't care a bit if he knows how Kid Congo is progressing in his ability to take his man off the dribble.

But he is the guy who needs to hire the guys who can evaluate, build and coach the roster. I think he has a good coach in Lord Byron. Can he keep Byron here once Phil Miyagi retires? We'll see. But for now it's a building block.

The go-forward plan for the Cavs does ultimately rest on what Gilbert wants. He doesn't just have a Napoleon complex, he is Napoleon as far as the Cavs are concerned. And my hope is that he doesn't get so caught up in witch-hunting LBJ that he forgets to constantly evaluate the Cavs and ensure that he has the best possible plan and man (or men) in place to make sure that the current suckfest is curtailed in as little time as possible.

I might be scanning the horizon for storm clouds that aren't there, but AFAIC it's just some food for thought.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby jb » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:15 pm

papacass wrote:
jb wrote:Not to come off like an a-hole, but Dan Gilbrt does absolutely, positively none of that; an dthank God he doesn't. We're better off with that cat distracted as opposed to sending plays into Coach Silas. He is never going to be like other owners in town.

His problem will never be distractions or lack of attention or not doing everything it takes to win, nor is the chump change going to the legal eagles / private dicks a sum zero keeping us from hiring Jerry West, to cherry pick one.

You hav eyour BVD's in a bunch for no reason my good man.


It's not on him to monitor the on-court product directly. I agree that I don't care a bit if he knows how Kid Congo is progressing in his ability to take his man off the dribble.

But he is the guy who needs to hire the guys who can evaluate, build and coach the roster. I think he has a good coach in Lord Byron. Can he keep Byron here once Phil Miyagi retires? We'll see. But for now it's a building block.

The go-forward plan for the Cavs does ultimately rest on what Gilbert wants. He doesn't just have a Napoleon complex, he is Napoleon as far as the Cavs are concerned. And my hope is that he doesn't get so caught up in witch-hunting LBJ that he forgets to constantly evaluate the Cavs and ensure that he has the best possible plan and man (or men) in place to make sure that the current suckfest is curtailed in as little time as possible.

I might be scanning the horizon for storm clouds that aren't there, but AFAIC it's just some food for thought.



I'd rather distract him with shiney things away from the game. ;-)

But I don't think Gilbert will abide by a tear down / rebuild. I think he'll stubbornly want an on-the-fly, which I think we agree may be much more difficult.

Gonna have to get a lucky ping pong ball and make some great picks.

The rest is just paperika AFAIC.

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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:05 am

jb wrote:Well lookie here; the men who risk the capital in most of the markets aren't pleased. To me; this is TMLP's big middle finger to the stat quo. This is Pearl Harbor. TMLP is gonna lay an irrefutable case for tampering in Stern's desk and he's too impotanmt to do anythnig beholden to the major markets. Huge loss of face.


There's a little more to it than this. Every move made right up until early July was made with the thought that Lebron would seriously consider returning to the Cavs. There's no way someone rises to the top of the finance field wishing on ponies and unicorns, so I'm certain that Gilbert had every notion he had a serious chance to re-sign Lebron. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the storyline Maverick and Wes were floating him and other league execs too. 'Don't worry, Cleveland has as good a shot as anyone to bring Bron back.' Then comes The Decision and its apparent Lebron was planning on joining his boys all along. I'm pretty sure that trading for Bosh and Wade was something TMLP wasn't hearing from Maverick and Wes. He puts two and two together, realizes he just got played to the tune of losing Roker, Ferry, the franchise's immediate future when the casino plans are in their final stages, and nine figures in franchise value. Out comes the Comic Sans.

I'm sure Rich can elucidate further since this is where he rolls, but as cut-throat as the finance business can be you don't negotiate in bad faith. You just don't. Which is also a leading reason why Gilbert is all over this like white on rice. This is no way to run a business.
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Re: Tampering, revisited

Unread postby swerb » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:02 pm

There's a saying in the residential lending industry.

"The people from Quicken are very smart - just ask them, they'll tell you."

A lot of people in the industry need them as partners/allies. They produce a lot of volume. Few like them or like dealing with them if you chat em up at 10 PM over a couple of CC & gingers.

The whole business model with Quicken, few realize it, is that they are middle men. They lend little to none of their own money. They use their vast online and marketing presence to get people to call douchebags sitting in cubicles, wearing bluetooths, and throwing mini footballs up in the air to themselves.

They write you a loan, either at a market rate with higher fees, or at an above market rate. That loan, and the loans being made by the other 1000 Joe Docuhebags in the adjacent cubicles gets packaged and sold right away to the Wells, Chases, Fannies, Freddies, and Bank of Americas of the world. They take a nice piece out of the middle. 50% goes to Gilbert. 25% goes to Joe Douchebag, 25% goes to the people that work to close the loan. Oversimplifying it a little, but thats the model.

Anyone that goes to Quicken will never get as good a deal as someone that goes direct to a lender and takes out the middle man. Gilbert knows how to market though. Its powerful. People reading this have likely been sucked in and done their loan through Quicken.
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