Trade Rumors

by - February 17, 2010 - - 2 Comments »

It seems like everyone loves trade rumors. Even people who aren’t interested in the sport of the trade in question. (I’ve talked to several non-basketball fans who were quick to voice an opinion on the T-Mac to New York proposal). It’s pretty easy to see why this is and also how we’re taken advantage of because of it.

Trade rumors are so popular because it gives the layman a chance to play pseudo GM. ‘There is absolutely no way I’d make that deal!’ ‘Make the trade now dammit!’ And for fans, inventions like the Trade Machine (a computer program that allows users to put together trades and check if they match salary-wise) let one take these fantasies even further. Plus, there is the ticking clock element of the deadline. We love ticking clocks.

Of course this also causes us to get exploited. Every writer/reporter comes up with hackneyed trade proposals and rumors that hardly ever seem to come to fruition. In fact, most of the trades tend to be ones that we heard nothing about until they were consummated. Still, I, like most of you fall victim. Repeatedly. I scour the web and twitter for updates and somehow am interested in the latest from the so-called “insiders”; even though they are ubiquitous around the trade deadline and just regurgitate the same stuff over and over. I don’t know why I fall for it. If there was anything new, I would’ve read about it (I’m still scouring the web).

I have to stop writing now. I’ve got a couple trades to try. And some “insider” is about to give an update.

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2 Responses to “Trade Rumors”

  1. Justin C says:

    nate to the celtics = worst trade ever. eddie house = me unable to stomach a knick game until he is gone.

  2. james says:

    I honestly hope they knicks just screw themselves after all of this. what a joke. Here’s to the next 10 years of garbage.

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