Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Where is the sting?

The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets have not faired as well as their football playing comrades this year. Head coach Byron Scott has expressed his dissapointment in the Hornets offensive play this year. Understandable when you consider Peja Stojakovic is out with back spasms and David West not playing due to a forearm strain. The team is currently on a 3 game skid with shooting averages boucing around and below 40%. It cannot be easy when you are switching home town crowds after every road trip, and the Hornets have had their fair share of road life thus far playing 8 of thier 12 games this season away from the Hornets hometowns of Oklahoma City and New Orleans. Ask 20 year old rookie Cedric Simmons about road life and he will recount the comfort levels of the many hotel rooms he has resided in over the past month. Should i feel bad about that? I feel bad that it affects their play more. A team is a team whether the top guys are down or not. Pull it together boys and sting the Chicago Bulls one time for me.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

42 points?!?!

Peja Stojakovic was not his usual self. His shooting has been lacking this season but not after the game against the Bobcat's. Hitting a 30 footer from the right wing at the clock buzzer was just his style that evening. With 50% 3 point shooting the style was good. He soloed the teams first 20 points setting a new team record of 22 points in the first quarter alone. No more losing streak for the mighty mighty Hornets.

Meanwhile the Hornets cheering squad, everyone's favorites, The Honeybees will be holding a Junior Honeybee Dance Clinic on December 9th at the New Orleans Arena for girls ages 5-12. The cost of the day filled with fun is a mere 90 dollars compared to what one receives. A pair of honeybee pom poms, a junior honeybee T-shirt, 3 1/2 hours of dance clinic led by the Honeybees featuring a new routine, and 4 $25 tickets for the December 16th game against The Dallas Mavericks where the new routine will be unveiled before the public for the first time. This deal sounds like a steal with The Hornets and The Honeybees in one great package stuffed with fun for the whole family.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Which Was Your Favorite Quarter?

Hm, in our game against the Indiana Pacers, that would have to be the 4th. I bet Rasual Butler would agree with me, since that was when he got all his points, eleven of them to be exact. Overall, our Hornets put on a balanced attack, but as Emeril would say, we kicked it up a notch late in the game. The Pacers were sitting on a 74-69 lead when we ran off 14 in a row, including a beautiful dunk by Cedric Simmons. When their heads stopped spinning, Indiana was looking at a final score of Hornets 100, Pacers 91.