I had a great time in Costa Rica, and I'm back. Thanks to the guys for stepping up in my absence, especially Citizen Mikey P for doing an outstanding job on the Olympic basketball pool play. As you might expect, I'll have plenty to say about that soon enough. For now, suffice it to say that Redeem Team has looked great, but don't bet the farm on them - not yet. Pool play doesn't matter. Now it gets serious, and one bad game and you're out.
I'm digging out from my absence on a couple of fronts, but I'll be here soon with a big post about Jason Williams (dubious), Steve Novak (I actually always liked him), Shaun Livingston (there goes my last Clippers jersey), Nick Fazekas (confusing), the schedule, etc. very soon.