posted at 3/7/2011 12:38 PM EST
In Response to Re: Brooks
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Brooks : I got called a "coward" and accused of taking a "bowel movement" on our team quarterback a few days ago after the Suns game for simply suggesting that while young Rondo indeed outplayed SNash, ABrooks outplayed Rondo. Rondo's play is by far the most divisive issue at BDC and has been for a few years, displaced for a few months by the "Tainted Championship" thread until that was closed. All civility breaks down and goons come out of the woodwork on the rampage to demonize and vilify those who make even the most reasonable critiques of Rondo's play. Against that backdrop, do you really expect posters to be honest in their support of dissenting views like Dudder's? And why should they? What's to be gained here? Pud
Posted by puddinpuddin[/QUOTE]
he he he
Oh I get it now. Dud is really the brave champion of the silent majority here who are ready to trade Rondo for Brooks.. but are too intimidated to speak out . right.
What's to be gained by stating your honest opinion on this board? 1st a measure of self respect.... ie respecting yourself for not being cowed by name calling idiots. Dud centainly has the courage of his convictions. And I respect him for that - even as misguided as those convictions might be.
2nd recording your opinion to be later evaluated in the light of history revealed.
In two or three years (or sooner even) it will probably be pretty easy to look back at the Brooks vs. Rondo comparison an to see who is right. Who knows,
Maybe Danny picks up Brooks in a trade this summer and we really see who runs the team better. or maybe Brooks finds a home alongside three superstars - and guides the team deep into the playoffs again and again. Maybe Rondo fizzles and the celts get blown out in the first round of the playoffs... 2 or three years in a row.. and Danny trades Rondo for a second round draft choice...
Dud is on record with his clear opinion regarding Rondo... if events prove him out his stature here will be grow.
But he has been trashing RR for quite a while and his credibility shrinks as ROndo's list of achievements grows and the team's high level of performance continues year after year. How many finals campaigns, how many championships will it take before Dud .... and You Pud will admit that you are wrong about your assessment of Rondo's value to the team?
Put forth a metric going forward.... a real world team metric NOT fantasy stats, that you would find acceptable as proof -. Suppose the Celts win the next three championships with Rondo at the helm.... would you then admit you misjudged him? suppose he is the finals MVP this year.... would that be enough? I don't think it would convince DUd.
... and you are still stuck on half credit for almost taking a stand on the Brooks/Rondo comparison.