jonson's profile

Name: Jonathan Rouse
Location: Los Angeles
ZIP: 90024
Gender: Male
Member since: February 20, 2003
Last visit: January 23, 2006

jonson has posted 3 links and 25 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 1 comment to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I came here from Metafilter, as I suspect many of you did. This place is very cool, but I worry that we depend too much on ESPN links. Of course, I'm not helping.

P.S., if you came here looking for a list of users and defining comments they may have made, look elsewhere, no such thing is to be found here!

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And then there were four.: Malone joins the Lakers, making four sure fire hall of famers. The starting five for the boys in purple & gold will have between them nine championship rings (three each for Kobe/Shaq/Rick), three MVPs (two for Malone, one for Shaq), three Finals MVPs (Shaq), the league's soon to be all time leader in points scored, the most dominant center in Shaq, the arguably the best all around player regardless of position in Kobe. Should they even have a season next year, or just give the award ceremony and move on?

posted by jonson to basketball at 04:12 PM on July 10, 2003 - 21 comments

Payton chooses L.A.!: Whoo. Hoo. As a Laker fan and current Los Angeles resident, this news makes me very happy indeed. He may be 35, but he's a fantastic point guard. Now if only his shooting gaurd doesn't go to jail, and his center doesn't show up tipping the scales plus 400 (oh, and his soon to be power forward doesn't retire to the Louisiana farmland)...

posted by jonson to basketball at 04:34 PM on July 08, 2003 - 15 comments

Kobe Bryant Arrested For Sexual Assault: Somewhat newsfiltery, I know. But still, a little unexpected. Who knows, certainly, if there's any truth to the allegations, but this can't help the lucrative endorsement career. I bet he's glad he sowed up the Nike deal prior to this mess.

posted by jonson to basketball at 07:57 PM on July 06, 2003 - 13 comments

Recent Comments

Kobe drops 81 for 2nd most in a game in history of NBA.

humans1 - no you couldn't.

posted by jonson at 12:42 AM on January 23, 2006

Kobe drops 81 for 2nd most in a game in history of NBA.

Hal - two points to make, in regards to your comments. First, Kobe shot an amazing rate from the floor tonight; I always feel that coaches should continue to feed the player with the hot hand. The second option, Lamar Odom, was 0 for 5 at one point late in the 4th quarter when he finally hit a three that was given to him wide open on an assist from a driving Bryant. Second, Shaq's not going to score 82, ever. Shaq won't score above 50 for the rest of his career - he's just not that into basketball, except in the 99 - 01 run, the first two of his three championships. Since then, he's gotten in progressively worse shape, been a bigger liability to his own continued health, etc. Big men historically drop off dramatically in their early 30s, and Shaq is 34; his off season conditioning this year was so poor that he injured himself a handful of games into the season & missed 18 games. It's not gonna get better for him, and that's a shame, to see such talent squandered. For my own part, I tend to like Kobe - he's a selfish bastard, and doesn't make other players around him better the way Steve Nash does, but at the same time, so was Michael. If Kobe had a second floor general (a Pippen) who was as solid a defensive player as Bryant is, comfortable deferring to Kobe on offense, and better at Bryant's areas of weakness (sharing the ball, setting up teammates, offensive rebounding), the Lakers would be a force to be reckoned with, even with the Spurs & the Pistons tearing up their respective conferences. The question is, who is that Pippen? Ron Artest? Kevin Garnett? I fear Los Angeles, in letting go of Jerry West, has squandered the GM skills it would take to acquire a Robin to Kobe's Batman, and we'll see several more years of phenomenal numbers & early playoff exits from the Bryant squad.

posted by jonson at 11:53 PM on January 22, 2006

Fourth times a charm?

Begineth? Slide? Vito, the Jazz begun this slide in 1998, immediately after Jordan's shot fell, with the departure of Hornacek & the aging of Stockton & Malone, it's been nothing but downhill since. And there's no more sliding left, they officially hit bottom, in my opinion. There will be a few years (how many remains to be seen) of complete mediocrity. Either it will be brief, like the early 90's Lakers, or sustained, like the post Jordan Bulls. Either way, Utah fans, avert your eyes for a while, this won't be pretty.

posted by jonson at 02:04 AM on September 14, 2003

I'd like to hear Chick Hearn, if only because that would mean he was still alive and ready to comment on another season.

posted by jonson at 06:46 PM on September 13, 2003

Belated Friday flash fun!

That game is very fun! I only gave it a few tries, got 103. Will keep practicing!

posted by jonson at 03:03 PM on July 13, 2003

And then there were four.

Email has been sent!

posted by jonson at 10:56 PM on July 12, 2003

And then there were four.

billsaysthis is wise. Any suggestions? Anyone? Some sort of public embarassing, with the forum being this website?

posted by jonson at 09:19 PM on July 11, 2003

And then there were four.

I too would keep the dollar amount low, as high dollar wagers tend to make quick enemies... How bout this: as it stands now, regardless of what happens in the future (let's say Tim Duncan blows out a knee over the summer, or more likely Kobe gets sentenced to prison time), i'll put $20 on the Lakers to go farther in the post season than the Spurs do. If they both are eliminated in the same round, it's a push, otherwise, I will mail you or pay pal you or whatever, the amount at the end of next season, and likewise you shall do the same for me should the Lakers outlast the Spurs. Deal?

posted by jonson at 05:31 PM on July 11, 2003

Lamest sports-ads ever.

In his rookie season, Derrick Coleman had a short lived spot for And 1 where he closed with the tough guy tagline "You're Welcome!!" And I remember thinking, man, you've really got to prove your bad-assness on the court before pulling a spot like that. I suppose it wouldn't have been quite so painful if he had gone on to have a hall of fame career, but he was among the biggest NBA busts of the 90s (along with Shawn Bradley & Joe Smith).

posted by jonson at 04:38 PM on July 11, 2003

And then there were four.

Hey, this has probably been discussed before, but is wagering an option on Sportsfilter? Cause I do love me some wagering, and I think in my friendly rival avogadro I might have a potential co-wagerer for a Western Conf. champs bet...

posted by jonson at 04:32 PM on July 11, 2003

My friend and fellow Sportsfilterian Chad is from West Virginia, and when other Los Angelenos mock his small town upbringing, he is quick to point out that we Lakers fans owe every championship banner we own to the State of West VA, which produced Jerry West, winner of our first championship & GM during the team building of all our following championships.

posted by jonson at 04:30 PM on July 11, 2003

Is there an equivalent of lofi where deleted posts go when they die? Sorry for the newbie question...

posted by jonson at 12:06 AM on July 11, 2003

Pittsburgh Pirate Assaults Sausage

Yeah, that "no one is laughing now" was the highlight of the clip for me. I kept wanting to add (as I repeatedly re-watched the video) "no one is laughing now, but just wait... wait... okay THERE! Now, now we're all laughing".

posted by jonson at 05:15 PM on July 10, 2003

JKidd says he won't stay with the Nets ... unless they dump coach Byron Scott.

You can see why Kidd hates Scott, though, right? I mean, wasn't it Scott who beat Kidd's wife, Jumana, with a closed fist? Oh no, wait...

posted by jonson at 05:06 PM on July 10, 2003

And then there were four.

Believe it or not, I would much prefer that. I still long for the days of the 80's NBA where the Celtics & Lakers battled it out evenly matched with 4 or 5 all stars on each team, while the second place teams merely had players like Jordan, Isaih, Hakeem, Ewing, Barkley, etc on them. A wealth of talent concentrated among four or five teams will be fun to watch... unless you're in the East Coast, where you'll probably get real tired of watching the Cavs & the Magic pretty quick.

posted by jonson at 05:04 PM on July 10, 2003