Quarterly Report: NBA team-by-team grades – CBSSports

Quarterly Report: NBA team-by-team grades – CBSSports.

With 2/3 of the shortened and compacted 2012 NBA season now in the books, I’m really pleased with how my San Antonio Spurs are playing. And I agree with the grade of A+ that CBS Sports gives them in this report.

12-5 this quarter, tied with the Thunder for the West’s best against top competition and in a brutal schedule. The Spurs are clicking on all cylinders and improving in key areas. Headed into the last month of the season, the Spurs have a ton of momentum if they can sustain.

I think we can sustain our momentum. And (baring unexpected injuries) I think the post season will be very exciting for us in San Antonio. 

A Fischer Random Chess Win With Black

This server-based Fischer Random correspondence chess game began in late January and ended a few days ago when my opponent resigned after my 23…Ne2+, giving me the win with Black. This was sensible as my Black Knight had just forked his King and Queen. After moving his King to safety he’d have lost his White Queen on my next move and my advantage then would have been overwhelming.

The opening board we were assigned, our move record, and position of the pieces at game’s end follow:


1. g4 Nc6 2. Qg3 g5 3. Nc3 Nd6 4. d3 b6 5. h4 gxh4 6. Qxh4 f6 7. Bxc6 dxc6 8. f3 Ba6 9. Bh6 Bg7 10. Bxg7 Qxg7 11. O-O-O O-O-O 12. Rg1 f5 13. e3 c5 14. Nd5 Rd7 15. e4 fxe4 16. dxe4 Be2 17. Rd2 Bxf3 18. Nxf3 Nc4 19. Rdd1 Rxf3 20. Rg3 Ne5 21. Rxf3 Nxf3 22. Nxe7+ Rxe7 23. Qg3 Nd4 24. c3 Ne2+