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Originally posted by pantstickle:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Let me know if you'd like me to contribute content, David.

Yeah, if you need me to write about the Lakers, I'll do it, too. I just need to compile a list of synonyms for rape.

Take [insert name] to Colorado

[ Edited by dobo on Dec 31, 2010 at 12:18:00 ]
Originally posted by dobo:
There's something wrong with Bay Area fans liking the Lakers, IMO. I can kinda understand Angelenos liking the 49ers, since LA has no football team and the Chargers are annoying and the Raiders are loser thugs. But I thought there was something ingrained into NorCal DNA that prevented liking SoCal teams.

Where are from, again?
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by dobo:
There's something wrong with Bay Area fans liking the Lakers, IMO. I can kinda understand Angelenos liking the 49ers, since LA has no football team and the Chargers are annoying and the Raiders are loser thugs. But I thought there was something ingrained into NorCal DNA that prevented liking SoCal teams.

Where are from, again?

Everywhere.
Originally posted by silkyjohnson:
The design doesn't really have much to do with the inner workings of the forum software.... it just takes a little CSS magic to get it to look like the webzone. I don't really think it will hinder the performance or functionality... sure you might have to leave a few features out or something, like the whole myspace profile thingie, but that's not really what we're here for. The forums just look too generic... and it's kind of a big deal. Just my .02 anywho.

Yeah. I have considered that. The problem with altering the CSS too much is that any time there is a major update, it breaks stuff and I have to fix it on 4 different sites. It's easier keeping the look as close to the original as possible ... which it is not even at now. It is actually using a theme that I found way back, liked, and have been updating.
Originally posted by dobo:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by dobo:
There's something wrong with Bay Area fans liking the Lakers, IMO. I can kinda understand Angelenos liking the 49ers, since LA has no football team and the Chargers are annoying and the Raiders are loser thugs. But I thought there was something ingrained into NorCal DNA that prevented liking SoCal teams.

Where are from, again?

Everywhere.

Originally/mainly?
Originally posted by Webmaster:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Webmaster:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Let me know if you'd like me to contribute content, David.

Are you serious? Like a Pete-blog?

How come no one offered that for the Giants site.

Something like that. Over the last few minutes I thought of a section called "Triangle Offense 101", where maybe I could explain different elements of the triangle on a weekly basis, and perhaps scouting reports on each player as well. It might give the site some unique content that might attract people to the site. And I'd love to write on the state of the team and whatever over pertinent topics pop up throughout the season.

I watch the Lakers and basketball as a whole obsessively anyway, so I'd be happy to help a friend in the process. Lemme know, man.

You are more qualified than I. The same article section that exists on the Webzone is running that site as well. It is just not listed on the front page because there are no writers. I can get that all set up for you as long as you are not worried about only having a few readers initially until word gets out.

That'd be great. If you don't mind, I'll probably be using this thread to run ideas by you and ask questions. I'd very much like to be heavily involved in this.

Here's my basic idea for the hypothetical "Scouting Reports", in terms of content. The strengths/weaknesses/current role section is the brief version. I could go into MUCH more depth, but I think we'd be losing the reader if we we're too verbose. Also, I'm not good at formatting, so I'll defer to you on that.


Shannon Brown



Primary Position: Shooting Guard
Secondary Position: Point Guard
Height: 6'3 1/2" Weight: 205
Age: 25
Contract Status: Signed through 2010-11 season, $2,400,000 Player Option for 2011-12

Strengths:

-Explosive leaper
-Above average speed for the SG position
-18 to 20 foot jump shot off the dribble
-Ability to defend bigger PGs (Billups, Kidd, Westbrook, etc.)
-Knocks down open 3 pointers with regularity
-Staying with the ball-handler on the pick and roll

Weaknesses:

-Ball handling
-Decision making
-Below average understanding of proper triangle reads, leading to bad spacing
-Staying with shooters as they use off the ball screens
-Limited court vision
-Hitting contested jump shots
-Streaky shooter


Current Role with Lakers:

Brown is relied upon as "instant offense" off of the Laker bench, providing a perimeter scoring threat that no other reserve can match. Coach Jackson likes using him in conjunction with Steve Blake and Matt Barnes as part of a quicker, fast break oriented lineup that focuses on creating turnovers. Playing almost exclusively at the SG position, he will normally get between 16-22 minutes of action, allowing Kobe Bryant to play his fewest minutes since the 97-98 campaign.

Career Highs:

Points: 27 (vs. Golden State, 2/16/10)
Rebounds: 11 (@ San Antonio, 12/28/10)
Assists: 6 (vs. Charlotte, 2/3/10)
Steals: 4 (2 times)
Blocks: 2 (8 times)
3 Point Field Goals Made: 5 (vs. Chicago 11/23/10)

[ Edited by LA9erFan on Dec 31, 2010 at 14:39:59 ]
sure we have a Lakers365.com but no RowdyRockets.com?

psshhhhh, lol.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by dobo:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by dobo:
There's something wrong with Bay Area fans liking the Lakers, IMO. I can kinda understand Angelenos liking the 49ers, since LA has no football team and the Chargers are annoying and the Raiders are loser thugs. But I thought there was something ingrained into NorCal DNA that prevented liking SoCal teams.

Where are from, again?

Everywhere.

Originally/mainly?

Mainly San Antonio.

If you're wondering why I like the 49ers ... it's pretty simple. The nearest NFL team is 200 miles away (Houston). The next closest NFL team is 250 miles away (Dallas). All my grandparents and aunts and uncles are from the Bay Area and love the Niners. Montana/Rice/Lott were football gods when I was a little boy. It wasn't a hard decision.

All my Northern California relatives hate Southern California. I can't imagine any of them liking the Lakers; the Warriors could become a WNBA team and they'd rather cheer for them than the Lakers.
Originally posted by dobo:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by dobo:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by dobo:
There's something wrong with Bay Area fans liking the Lakers, IMO. I can kinda understand Angelenos liking the 49ers, since LA has no football team and the Chargers are annoying and the Raiders are loser thugs. But I thought there was something ingrained into NorCal DNA that prevented liking SoCal teams.

Where are from, again?

Everywhere.

Originally/mainly?

Mainly San Antonio.

If you're wondering why I like the 49ers ... it's pretty simple. The nearest NFL team is 200 miles away (Houston). The next closest NFL team is 250 miles away (Dallas). All my grandparents and aunts and uncles are from the Bay Area and love the Niners. Montana/Rice/Lott were football gods when I was a little boy. It wasn't a hard decision.

All my Northern California relatives hate Southern California. I can't imagine any of them liking the Lakers; the Warriors could become a WNBA team and they'd rather cheer for them than the Lakers.

Interesting. Not everybody from nor cal has that hatred for our brothers from the south, but I do recognize that many do. I think more than anything it's a giants/dodgers thing.
Originally posted by Webmaster:
Originally posted by silkyjohnson:
The design doesn't really have much to do with the inner workings of the forum software.... it just takes a little CSS magic to get it to look like the webzone. I don't really think it will hinder the performance or functionality... sure you might have to leave a few features out or something, like the whole myspace profile thingie, but that's not really what we're here for. The forums just look too generic... and it's kind of a big deal. Just my .02 anywho.

Yeah. I have considered that. The problem with altering the CSS too much is that any time there is a major update, it breaks stuff and I have to fix it on 4 different sites. It's easier keeping the look as close to the original as possible ... which it is not even at now. It is actually using a theme that I found way back, liked, and have been updating.

That is understandable, sir.

Happy New Years big boss!
The Dark side.
Originally posted by Joecool:
The Dark side.

Says the closet Laker/Kobe fan.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by Joecool:
The Dark side.

Says the closet Laker/Kobe fan.

I do like Kobe and the Lakers, but I hate Phil Jackson.




PS: It's new years and I'm buzzing.

[ Edited by Joecool on Dec 31, 2010 at 22:25:23 ]
I will be the Celtic troll on that site
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