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Steelrod
08-06-2005, 03:44 AM
A simple solution for dominance on the road and lackluster play at home.
Assuming we make it to the playoffs ( and I believe we will ) don't let the players go home after the games. Put them up in a downtown hotel. Call it a simulated road trip. This hopefully will keep their minds on the game.

mmmmmbeeer
08-06-2005, 04:08 AM
Well, imo, it's either the pressure of performing in front of a large home crowd, the Coors East idea in their heads, or they just really like to earn themselves some fireworks in the sky. I don't believe putting them up in a hotel would do much good....good idea for some teams, perhaps, but I don't know that it would have an effect on this team.

Optipessimism
08-06-2005, 05:34 AM
A simple solution for dominance on the road and lackluster play at home.
Assuming we make it to the playoffs ( and I believe we will ) don't let the players go home after the games. Put them up in a downtown hotel. Call it a simulated road trip. This hopefully will keep their minds on the game.

Great idea!

Keeping players away from their families is a wonderful way for a GM to motivate the talent. I'm sure every player available would just love to sign a contract with a team that would do that.

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:E9A339Y3WFUJ:mlans.dynip.com/blogpics/2003-01/2003-01-31-williams.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mlans.dynip.com/blogpics/2003-01/2003-01-31-williams.jpg&imgrefurl=http://mlans.dynip.com/blogpics/2003-01/2003-01-31-williams.shtml&h=500&w=375&sz=178&tbnid=E9A339Y3WFUJ:&tbnh=127&tbnw=95&hl=en&start=2&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkenny%2Bwilliams%2Bsox%26svnum%3D10%2 6hl%3Den%26lr%3D) "No, Jermaine! You can't go home to see your wife! Until you come out of this slump you're in, you're going to be sleeping next to Paulie!"

Mark'sBrokenFoot
08-06-2005, 06:02 AM
Great idea!

Keeping players away from their families is a wonderful way for a GM to motivate the talent. I'm sure every player available would just love to sign a contract with a team that would do that.

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:E9A339Y3WFUJ:mlans.dynip.com/blogpics/2003-01/2003-01-31-williams.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mlans.dynip.com/blogpics/2003-01/2003-01-31-williams.jpg&imgrefurl=http://mlans.dynip.com/blogpics/2003-01/2003-01-31-williams.shtml&h=500&w=375&sz=178&tbnid=E9A339Y3WFUJ:&tbnh=127&tbnw=95&hl=en&start=2&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkenny%2Bwilliams%2Bsox%26svnum%3D10%2 6hl%3Den%26lr%3D) "No, Jermaine! You can't go home to see your wife! Until you come out of this slump you're in, you're going to be sleeping next to Paulie!"

The Bulls do it and nobody complains. Besides, we're talking about the playoffs here. If a guy has a problem going the extra mile to try and win a World Series, I don't want him here.

downstairs
08-06-2005, 10:16 AM
Great idea!

Keeping players away from their families is a wonderful way for a GM to motivate the talent. I'm sure every player available would just love to sign a contract with a team that would do that.

"No, Jermaine! You can't go home to see your wife! Until you come out of this slump you're in, you're going to be sleeping next to Paulie!"


They may very well NOT be pissed, but it could also be a bigger distraction.

Part of the reason why (especially in the NBA) teams always seem to have worse road records is because of the (how do I put this so as to not get moved to the roadhouse... ummmm) distractions on the road.

Yeah, part of it is the away crowd, etc. But the bulk of it is the off-field (or off-court) distractions.


In the end, I don't think the home problems (if there even ARE any) have anything to do with focus. I think it has to do with the crowds, expectations, etc.

gobears1987
08-06-2005, 10:22 AM
They may very well NOT be pissed, but it could also be a bigger distraction.

Part of the reason why (especially in the NBA) teams always seem to have worse road records is because of the (how do I put this so as to not get moved to the roadhouse... ummmm) distractions on the road.

Yeah, part of it is the away crowd, etc. But the bulk of it is the off-field (or off-court) distractions.


In the end, I don't think the home problems (if there even ARE any) have anything to do with focus. I think it has to do with the crowds, expectations, etc.
LOL. You are pretty accurate there. Especially in Kobe Bryant's case.

wassagstdu
08-06-2005, 11:23 AM
I think it has to do with the crowds, expectations, etc.
Big home crowd produces lots of adrenalin and everyone trying to "do too much" meaning swinging from the heels ala 2004. Solution: When there is a big home crowd Ozzie should give the team a strenuous workout before the game so they are too tired to get juiced on adrenalin -- but not too tired to advance the runner and hit the cutoff man.

Brian26
08-06-2005, 11:28 AM
Big home crowd produces lots of adrenalin and everyone trying to "do too much" meaning swinging from the heels ala 2004.

Ala 2004? I think this trend started in the 2000 playoffs and continued up until this season. :D: Seriously, that pretty much describes the 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 teams.

kevingrt
08-06-2005, 01:52 PM
A simple solution for dominance on the road and lackluster play at home.
Assuming we make it to the playoffs ( and I believe we will ) don't let the players go home after the games. Put them up in a downtown hotel. Call it a simulated road trip. This hopefully will keep their minds on the game.

The Scrubbies would know something about simulation after all the simulated games Prior and Wood have thrown. I'm surprised they aren't go the the simulated series in october.

StockdaleForVeep
08-06-2005, 02:38 PM
Didnt the bulls try this and it didnt keep the wizards from winnin