Suns News: Playoffs Edition

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Me 2

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The Bobster wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:08 pm
50 Landmark Moments in Suns History (mostly good, a few bad) -

1968 - Richard Bloch group awarded franchise
1968 - Hire Jerry Colangelo as General Manager
1968 - Select Gail Goodrich & Dick Van Arsdale in expansion draft
1969 - Lose coin flip for Lew Alcindor
1969 - Sign Connie Hawkins
1969 - Trade for Paul Silas
1970 - Hire Cotton Fitzsimmons as coach
1972 - Sign Charlie Scott
1972 - Hire Al McCoy as broadcaster
1973 - Hire John MacLeod as coach
1975 - Trade for Paul Westphal
1975 - Draft Alvan Adams
1976 - Play in NBA Championship Series against Boston
1976 - Alvan Adams is named NBA Rookie of the Year
1977 - Draft Walter Davis
1978 - Walter Davis is named NBA Rookie of the Year
1979 - Trade for Truck Robinson
1980 - Trade for Dennis Johnson
1980 - Draft Larry Nance
1980 - The Gorilla makes his debut
1986 - Draft Jeff Hornacek
1986 - Drug investigation
1987 - Trade for Kevin Johnson
1987 - Jerry Colangelo group buys team
1988 - Hire Cotton Fitzsimmons as coach and Paul Westphal as eventual coach
1988 - Draft Dan Majerle
1988 - Sign Tom Chambers
1992 - Trade for Charles Barkley
1992 - Move into America West Arena
1993 - Play in NBA Finals against Chicago
1993 - Charles Barkley is named NBA Most Valuable Player
1995 - Draft Michael Finley
1996 - Trade for Jason Kidd
1997 - Trade for Antonio McDyess
1999 - Draft Shawn Marion
2001 - Trade for Stephon Marbury
2002 - Draft Amare Stoudemire
2003 - Amare Stoudemire is named NBA Rookie of the Year
2003 - Hire Mike D'Antoni as coach
2004 - Robert Sarver group buys team
2004 - Sign Steve Nash
2005 - Steve Nash is named NBA Most Valuable Player
2006 - Steve Nash is named NBA Most Valuable Player
2008 - Trade for Shaquille O'Neal
2012 - Sign Goran Dragic
2015 - Draft Devin Booker
2018 - Draft Deandre Ayton & trade for Mikal Bridges
2018 - Hire James Jones as General Manger
2019 - Hire Monty Williams as coach
2020 - Trade for Chris Paul
NIce recap, Bobster.
Of note ... many think Al was the Suns original broadcaster.
That would be Bob Vache, the sports editor/anchor from Channel 12.
He died in a car accident the second year, and was replaced by Hot Rod Hundley (with Red Kerr joining him after Kerr was canned as coach)
They were followed by Joe McConnell, who went on to bigger and better things ...
Then Al signed on.
The Suns finally have the potential to shine again ... 8-)

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Indy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:20 am
Superbone wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:18 am
I enjoyed the beginning of the article. Sure would love to see the rest of it.
Just costs you $72 a year... :roll:
It’s a little cheaper if you bundle with Hulu and Disney+…I think I pay 20 a month for all 3
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How many remember watching games with John MacLeod?

Have we played Denver in the playoffs since the Antonio McDyess debacle? I'm always up for revenge served cold, even though most of the current players wouldn't know about it.

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LazarusLong wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:55 am
NIce recap, Bobster.
Of note ... many think Al was the Suns original broadcaster.
That would be Bob Vache, the sports editor/anchor from Channel 12.
He died in a car accident the second year, and was replaced by Hot Rod Hundley (with Red Kerr joining him after Kerr was canned as coach)
They were followed by Joe McConnell, who went on to bigger and better things ...
Then Al signed on.
And the rest is history!
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

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Indy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:53 am
Superbone wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:24 am
Indy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:20 am
Superbone wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:18 am
I enjoyed the beginning of the article. Sure would love to see the rest of it.
Just costs you $72 a year... :roll:
True, but I'm not going to pay that for one article. Not enough content of interest to me to pay a subscription.
Oh, I completely agree. Espn shouldn't get a dime from me because I think they suck. But I am stuck paying them through Cox subscriber fees.
Ah, I thought you were telling me I could afford it. :lol:
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

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bajanguy008 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:58 am
Well this is cool 8-)
🔥🔥

You gonna post the whole article or nah?

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► Show Spoiler

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There's some videos and stuff on the full article, but I don't know how to copy it and post it with all the fancy clips and stuff.

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Bob Vache also worked for Channel 12 at the time of his death and was on his way home from work when he was killed in a one-car accident at 26th Street and Washington.

He was also broadcaster for ASU sports and had been named Arizona's outstanding sports announcer by the National ports and Sportwriters Association 5 times over his 25-year career.

Rod Hundley, as you mention LL, replaced him as Suns broadcaster (with Hot Rod eventually leaving for the Lakers, and ultimately the Jazz), and then Joe McConnell took over as lead broadcaster for a while (McConnell worked for several baseball, basketball and football teams and was probably best known for broadcasting at Purdue). Al McCoy joined the Suns in 1972 after having done Phoenix Giants games.
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Superbone wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:08 am
Indy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:53 am
Superbone wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:24 am
Indy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:20 am
Superbone wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:18 am
I enjoyed the beginning of the article. Sure would love to see the rest of it.
Just costs you $72 a year... :roll:
True, but I'm not going to pay that for one article. Not enough content of interest to me to pay a subscription.
Oh, I completely agree. Espn shouldn't get a dime from me because I think they suck. But I am stuck paying them through Cox subscriber fees.
Ah, I thought you were telling me I could afford it. :lol:
Ha. My :roll: was for them, not you.

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Thanks @wpmiller42! Great read.
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I can read it for free (because I'm in Europe?)

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specialsauce wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:23 am
bajanguy008 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:58 am
Well this is cool 8-)
🔥🔥

You gonna post the whole article or nah?
Oh my badd man
I wasn't seeing the Insider pay wall on that tweet so thought everyone could use that link cause it worked for me.
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rhylek wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:21 pm
I can read it for free (because I'm in Europe?)
Oh I guess this was the case for me also because I'm not in the US.....
I didn't realize that
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I also got to read this one just now or it will be the same issue for most y'all ?

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Thanks! Nope, The Ringer isn't behind a paywall.
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

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bajanguy008 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:27 pm
rhylek wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:21 pm
I can read it for free (because I'm in Europe?)
Oh I guess this was the case for me also because I'm not in the US.....
I didn't realize that
NICE. I didn't realize that. I just used my VPN and it let me read it too. 8-)

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Indy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:41 pm
bajanguy008 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:27 pm
rhylek wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:21 pm
I can read it for free (because I'm in Europe?)
Oh I guess this was the case for me also because I'm not in the US.....
I didn't realize that
NICE. I didn't realize that. I just used my VPN and it let me read it too. 8-)
That's really weird... I clicked and the article loaded for me too. What kind of business strategy is that...

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Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

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