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Sweeps Month: The Spurs’ New Age Showtime

It’s funny how everyone says the Spurs don’t produce TV ratings. No monster Super Bowl caliber ones, allegedly. Yet it’s just as funny that during May, one of four months on the calendar the TV world calls “Sweeps Month”, the Spurs are sweeping up a storm on the national stage. …

Escaping the Bear Trap: Why SA Loves LAC

I really thought the Spurs were about to enter another round of Grizzly season. I truly expected Memphis not to end up singing the blues. I didn’t foresee the limping LA Clippers would escape the bear trap. What Chris Paul and crew didn’t realize: they also did the same favor…

NBA Spurs Playoff Promo: “It’s the Quiet Guys You Should Fear”

The NBA has released another batch of “BIG” playoff promos, and this one stars the Spurs Power Trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. Long been called “boring” and “substance with no style”, the Spurs finally get saluted for their workmanlike precision in which they operate and obliterate their opponents. The tag line […]

SA’s Torchbearers: Keepers of the Spurs Flame

You know what is just a mere 78 days away? No, that’s not how far away this year’s Tax Free Weekend is. But someone please let me know what weekend that is. On July 27, the 2012 Summer Olympics will kick off in grand style in merry ole London town. …

Mariano Magic: Shagging Family Memories

“Mariano-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!” Imagine a little kid screaming that line. Over and over again. And then some more. Picture him staring at a sea of All-Stars and honing in on one player. The greatest of them all. “Mariano-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!” Allow this diversion from the usual AlamoCityTimes.com sports focus on all things local and…

Trading Places: Crazy Game of Crazy 8’s

When is a No. 8 seed NOT a No. 8 seed? How can two seemingly similar situations for the Spurs, being the best in the West up against the last team in the postseason parade, suddenly seem like a time machine game of trading places? This was one thought simmering in my mind’s kitchen while […]

Spurs 4-Point Stand: Jazz Singing Playoff Blues

4-Point Stand: Jazz Singing the Blues Getting on all fours digging for thoughts and the like after the Spurs’ 106-91 win over the Jazz in Game 1 of the playoff series: 1. Le MVP Did you hear the chants ringing from the AT&T Center crowd in the 4th quarter with Tony Parker at the free […]

Video: Lakers-Spurs Highlights & Timmy-Tony-Manu: The Spurs’ Mamba Anti-Venom

“Very few mongooses, however old and wise, care to follow a cobra into its hole. You never know when the hole may open out and give the cobra room to strike.” – from “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling Funny how watching the Spurs/Lakers end of season collision in the AT&T Center…

NBA Playoff Poker: Spurs Go All In

“It is what it is…” The Spurs catchall catch phrase has long been a staple of San Antonio meet the press sessions. Gregg Popovich has uttered those words, give or take, a thousand times over the years. Spurs players at times don’t run the fast break as well as they…

What Could’ve been: Parker as a Bruin

What Could’ve been: Parker as a Bruin

Most San Antonio Spurs fans know about Tony Parker’s journey to the NBA, being selected as a little-known 19-year old point guard from Paris Basket Racing in the 2001 NBA Draft. But as the 2012 NCAA Tournament starts today with the first four, one has to wonder what college teams…

Tonight’s Spurs vs. Nicks

Tonight’s Spurs vs. Nicks

The San Antonio Spurs (25-12) will host the New York Knicks (18-20) tonight as “Linsanity” invades the Alamo City. Tonight’s contest will be the only time the Spurs and Knicks will meet during this shortened season. The Spurs come into tonight’s game off a rare home loss to the Nuggets…

SAISD & SPURS funny business uncovered by local media

SAISD & SPURS funny business uncovered by local media

In the Public Interest? Community Editorial by AlamocCityTimes.com By now everyone knows about SAISD’s Alamo Stadium shenanigans, and some want names and even the whole board replaced. But it seems not much is happening with the SPURS… the guys who where actually doing all the wheeling and dealing according to…

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