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By now most Spurs fans have heard that “mechanical problems kept the Spurs’ plane on the runway in New Orleans for seven hours” last night. But how many fans realize that the Spurs charter airline, Champion Air, which boasts of “providing a superior travel experience built around safety and reliability” on its website, has a track record which is far from safe and reliable? In fact, Champion Air is going…

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In an interview after last night’s game seven win in New Orleans, Tony Parker revealed a little secret to Charles Barkley. The team hadn’t planned on going back home to San Antonio after the game. They had packed for Los Angeles. I thought it was an inspired move. But it would seem that New Orleans got the last laugh. Johnny Ludden reports: When the San Antonio Spurs eliminated the New…

Game 7 tips off in the Big Queasy in just a few hours, and it’s time to stop dicking around. I’ll freely admit, in the last couple of years I haven’t been the same righteous Spurs fan that I once was, as the complacence of the Spurs’ four championships (and perennially competitive teams) and the weight of life’s responsibilities have set in. But just for tonight, I’m letting that mad,…

“You’ve just got to be very focused, knowing that you can’t blink, that you can’t let the other team get on a run, get confident on a run. It’s going to be a really tense game with a lot of adrenaline. Fans are going to be going nuts. So it’s going to be a very fun game to play.” “We’ll see if we thrive on pressure after Monday’s game. We…

This afternoon, 3:02 p.m. Pacific time, I’m supposed to appear again on The Steve Mason Show on ESPN Radio in L.A. I have no idea what I’m supposed to say.

Second Round Game 6 Vs. New Orleans: Spurs 99, Hornets 80 (3-3) The frustrating, thrilling, maddening thing about sports is how, in an instant, one play changes everything that happened before and everything that will happen next. One unexpected, unpredictable, unscripted moment and suddenly all the storylines and perceptions differ and all your opinions and ideas have to be rethought, reconsidered. One play, an innocent enough looking offensive foul ordinarily,…

Did you see the headline on Yahoo! Sports, “Cheap shot, Bob?” Despite the character defamation implied in the headline, Adrian Wojnarowski has a mostly even-handed take on what happened last night: Byron Scott… considered the possibility that Robert Horry had turned into Cheap Shot Bob again. The old man of these San Antonio Spurs had delivered a dubious blow to the bad back of the Hornets’ David West, and the…

For the record, I believe that the Spurs will win tonight. I agree with Michael that the Spurs are “too good to lose to these guys in six.” As for a game seven in New Orleans, I’m not so sure… I’d rather that the Spurs not be in this position, but it is what it is. Here are 10 reasons to believe that the Spurs will win tonight: #10. The…

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