This Vince love affair reminds me of...

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  1. tulexan

    tulexan Hall of Fame

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    Gerald Green last year with the Rockets.



    Gerald was a local high school product out of Gulf Shores Academy

    He was unbelievable in high school

    He went played in the McDonald's All American game and won the slam dunk contest in addition to scoring several 3 pointers in a row

    He was being compared to a young Tracy McGrady

    People in Houston were salivating at the opportunity to get him

    He declared for the draft

    Was projected to be a top 5 pick

    Some scouts had some doubts (obviously they don't know what they are talking about)

    His stock fell a little

    People were demanding that the Rockets trade up to get him

    The Rockets did not and he was drafted by the Celtics after falling to the middle of the round

    People were mad

    The Rockets drafted Luther Head

    Gerald Green hasn't played a minute yet

    Luther Head is one of the best rookies

    People have forgotten about Gerald Green


    The comparison is not exact, but it is close.
     
  2. travfrancis

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    eh, i'm a diehard rockets fan, and the comparison isn't really that close to me.

    the rockets never had a legitimate chance of drafting Green and they had nothing to offer in a trade, so one really talked about it much.

    i think a better comparison would be the Rockets with Rashard Lewis or the Texans with Derrick Johnson last year.
     
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    Yeah, I think it better compares to the Rashard Lewis selection. I don't know if Rockets fans were clamoring for Gerald Green to be chosen, unlike this where many Texans fans are clamoring for Vince Young.
     
  4. Erratic Assassin

    Erratic Assassin All Pro

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    Now replace Gerald Green's name with Rashard Lewis and the moral of the story does a 180.

    We chose Michael Dickerson, Bryce Drew, and even Mirsad Turkjan over Rashard Lewis.
     
  5. dtran04

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    Rumor was the Rockets were willing to give up two or three draft picks just to grab Green. I'm VERY glad they didn't do that. Green is close to being sent to the NBADL

    EDIT: He has officially been sent to the developmental league.
     
  6. texasguy346

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    This Vince love affair reminds me of the Reggie love affair.
     
  7. BREAZE

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    Or the Earl Cambell love affair...
     
  8. texasguy346

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    Note: This isn't directed at any one particular person. Just a general frustration I have with the board these days.

    I just find it funny how quickly those who were avid Reggie supporters are to turn and call out the Vince Young supporters. Yet when anyone questioned their unyielding support of Reggie they saw it as an attack.

    Supporters of both guys tend to use the same arguments:

    "He's a phenom"

    "He can carry a team on his back"

    "He's the answer to our prayers"

    "He'll take the Texans to the SB"

    "He's faster than a speeding bullet and can leap tall buildings in a single bound"

    Okay maybe not that last one, but you get the point.

    People need to take a step back and take a good look at themselves. They're criticizing others for doing the very same thing they've done for months. Makes me wonder if anyone has heard the story of the pot and the kettle.
     


  9. BREAZE

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    Its a great year to have the 1st pick and folks just want to make sure its the best pick. The good news is we would win more games next season if we drafted nobody. Can't really go anywhere but up from here...
     
  10. Runner

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    That's what I was going to say.

    Who will be our flame next week?
     
  11. Runner

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    Yep - everything changed after one (1) game. Then Casserly gets criticized for looking (supposedly) at only 4 games of P-Buc. I think some of us operate by the saying:

    Do as I say, not as I do.
     
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    I dont think I've seen many post with those arguments...
     
  13. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :bomb: Well had I known the offseason was going to be this exciting , I'd taken more naps during the Texans games .
     
  14. Kaiser Toro

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    Bad comparision. Please believe me that I was mild on my retort.
     
  15. texasguy346

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    My frustration doesn't have anything to do with people expressing their opinion on who or what they think is best for the franchise. My frustration comes from all the back and forth attacks between the Young & Bush supporters.

    People fail to realize that you can get your point across without implying or saying outright that anyone who believes differently is nuts.
     
  16. Texans_Chick

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    Agreed.

    I was gonna say something and then I saw this post. Xactly.
     
  17. barzilla

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    They're both great players. Period. Anything that happens from here should be seen as a positive. If you select either guy you are in for some exciting times. Neither guarantees anything except a more entertaining team.
     

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