The ESPN analysts said Varejao is The X-Factor because of the type of energy he brings to the game, he will excite the crowd which will inject life in the team. They also said no one matches this guys energy Hooray Veryjoe
Cavs need to take game 1. I don't want to already be down 1 and fail to take advantage of homecourt.
I really want this series. I'm sick of the lack of respect from many in the national media. They're writing off a 50 win season and overestimating the 3-1 Wizards record in the season series. They fail to take into account that Hughes didn't play in 2 of the losses, Lebron didn't play in 1 and Z was a victim of horrible officiating and thrown out of 1 of the games. 1 of the losses was also the night when the Cavs and especially LeBron forgot how to make FT's.
I really want the Cavs to shut up some in the national media who I have to wonder if they really know that much about this team and about it's players..
3 Things I Can't Understand About the Media's Take on This Series:
1) I've heard it said a few times that both teams play up-tempo offense but at least the Wiz play defense. Huh? Don't they give up an average of 100 pts. +? The games around 95-97? The Wiz don't play defense. They won't suddenly turn it on in the playoffs if they don't have the pieces. They have some good shot blocking, that's about it.
2) The Wiz have a lot of momentum from winning 3-1 regular series. Well, that should be 2-1, seeing how the last game, no starters played in the 4th b/c it meant nothing to us. And those middle two games were sans Larry. I know you all know this, I just get p**ssed seeing it.
3) The Z/Haywood matchup isn't the key/X-factor. I've heard a few saying it's AV, a few saying it's Arenas, a few saying it's Lebron, a few saying it's Hughes. Z is the best matchup exploitation we have. If we don't take advantage of it, it'll be a tough series to win. I can't believe people are missing this.
Edit: Funny, Narls, we just posted some similar complaints. Looking at ESPN, like me?