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The Daily Shoutout

Posted on: May 26, 2011 7:50 am
MARK CUBAN: I'm in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and today here, as you might expect, it's Maverick crazed. The local television news is leading with Dallas reaching the NBA Finals and the newspapers are having a Maverick orgasm. Understand why. This is the second time the Mavericks have reached the championship game and the franchise has become one of the more successful in the NBA. This leads to a natural comparison to the biggest sports franchise here, the Dallas Cowboys, specifically, Cuban versus Jerry Jones.

The comparison is in some ways unfair but it's also unavoidable. Love Cuban or hate him -- and David Stern does, hate him, that is -- Cuban is the most successful owner in this city. Jones gets the headlines and stadiums but it's Cuban who has had both financial success and winning. The latter has escaped Jones since the departure of Jimmy Johnson.

This is why one owner has been a success on the field and the other has not:

1. Free agents. Some of this is luck but when when Cuban signed an aging Jason Kidd, many didn't think it would work. An old ass Kidd has been mostly brilliant. Jones, post Johnson and Deion Sanders, has been unable to find those few great free agents that turn around a franchise.

2. In the Jones era, post Johnson, who is the Cowboys' Dirk Nowitzki? It should be Tony Romo but Romo has been a mostly static player.

3. Coaching. Cuban hasn't been an uber-meddler with his staff. Or, at least, he hasn't been the meddler Jones has become. I think this has been a very underrated yet destructive problem with the Cowboys. The Mavericks haven't had that issue and it's benefitted them.

Again, in some ways, the comparison isn't fair. An NBA team is totally different from an NFL one but there are still some things Jones could learn from Cuban.

THANKS BUT NO THANKS: Quick note on Washington running back Clinton Portis. Portis says he wants to play fof the New York Giants. Why would the Giants want an aging, cross dressing runner when they already have plenty. Of runners. Not cross dressers.

See you Friday.

Category: NFL

Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:18 pm

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Man, this burning sensation in my knee ! Whew, take a deep breath, every one is counting on me. I gotta get it together. There he is. taking warm up pitches. I can't stand that half smirk on his face. I just want to wipe it off with a brillo pad ! Damn, 96mph. Its going to be a long night. _Play ball !!!!!!! Ok, its time. Maybe if I take a half step back I can at least get a grounder out of this prick. Strike one !!! Man ! I'm just gettin to old for this. Just to old. Ok, here it comes,,, Strike two !!!!! I'm not believing this. Lord please , just give me a piece of it.  Time out !!!! I gotta get a grip, I gotta do what I have always done. I gotta be a ball player ! Alright, bring it!!! Whack!!!!! The lord is my Shepard...

Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2011 3:20 pm

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"Old ass"????

Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 12:44 pm

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What has Jones won in the past 15 years? 1 playoff game. He is an arrogant narcissist who thinks he's the Al Davis of Texas. He hires coaches based on their ability to kiss his butt. He can't pick talent other than the obvious ones. When has he picked a diamond in the rough? Any good players were found in spite of him. He acts like a little kid. The quickest way to get him to do something is to tell him not to do it. He needs to be hands off. Owners who are too hands on like him have dysfunctional teams.

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 27, 2011 10:26 am

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jones is a fuckwad. go get some more botox you OLD FUCK!!

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 7:01 am

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Cuban is from Pittsburgh?

its like someone just turned the light on... so much makes sense now.

I was always curious as to how an educated billionaire could still be white trash and now I have my answer

Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: May 27, 2011 7:01 am

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Cuban was cooler on Entourage.

Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 12:08 am

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Wake me up when someone gives me a good argument as to why Cuban is better.  All I hear is a) he is better looking; b) he has won more (which isn't true) c) his personality is better, d) some confused idea about the past and what Jones did or didnt do or e) some combination of the above.


Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 11:36 pm

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I like Cuban a lot better than Jones and think he's a better owner, but Freeman's argument is completely wrong. If Freeman wants this to be all about "winning" it's worth nothing that, of the two owners, only one of them has actually won a championship. And it isn't Cuban.

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 11:27 pm

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I'll vote for Mr. Cuban...mostly because he doesn't have a hurricane looking facelift like Jones does. Whatever happened to the Marlboro man image most men have as they grow older whereas women need to have help??? A billionaire owner who needs botox, surgery, and make-up just doesn't cut it for me. With that wad of Benjamin's in his pocket, he should be handsome enough without the help of looking like a robot!

Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 10:42 pm

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Mark Cuban is better brighter and generall supeior to Jerry Jones for one simple reason: HE'S FROM PITTSBURGH NUFF SAID

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