Opinion

This Sordid Season
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This Sordid Season

April 8th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
I have not been a happy Jazz fan this season – and I am not alone. Gordon Hayward started the year unhappy with his contract impasse with the team and ends it unhappy at his disappointing performance as team option number...
Rebuilding Lessons from the 76ers?
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Rebuilding Lessons from the 76ers?

April 1st, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
This season has been a very interesting one within Jazz fandom. There are often two factions: those who want wins regardless, believing that a winning culture is important, contagious, and essential to keeping fans coming to...
The T Word
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The T Word

March 21st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
I’ve loved hockey my whole life, even before I knew basketball.  I played competitively for 15 years until I got fat and lazy after high school, and now I just play in an adult league locally.  Just last weekend, my team was...
Jazz Unlikely to Make a Move?
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Jazz Unlikely to Make a Move?

February 18th, 2014 | by Denim Millward
  Let me be blunt:  It’s been crystal clear since the first jump ball of the 2013-14 season was tossed into the air that the Jazz weren’t going anywhere this year.  The odds of a playoff run after the departure of...
The Share and Stop Doctrine
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The Share and Stop Doctrine

February 7th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
With the Jazz halfway through the first season of a new era, nothing is cemented yet.  Not the roster, not the coaching staff, not the systems or philosophy, not the identity.  So I’ve recently asked myself, who do I hope...
Now, Injuries Only Consistency For Inconsistent Jazz
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Now, Injuries Only Consistency For Inconsistent Jazz

January 24th, 2014 | by Scott Stevens
The sequence of nine games since the start of January demonstrates the uncertainties that surround this team. They won at home against Milwaukee, no surprise. Then they lost to the Lakers, one of the few teams playing...
The Myth of Movement & the Jazz Fan Conundrum
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The Myth of Movement & the Jazz Fan Conundrum

January 24th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
The subway, the snow and the polar vortex conspired this week to remind me about the myth of movement. And since there’s a basketball metaphor trapped inside my very chilly commute story, you get to hear about it. I arrived...
The Great Jazz Fan Tanking Dilemma
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The Great Jazz Fan Tanking Dilemma

December 13th, 2013 | by Scott Stevens
It’s been just over a quarter of the season, and so far Jazz fans have found themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. The rock being progress, while the hard place is the upcoming draft. So what is a fan to do? Cheer...
The Problem with “Potential”
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The Problem with “Potential”

November 15th, 2013 | by Scott Stevens
I’m starting to hate a certain P-word. It’s one that Utah fans have been hearing all too much lately. “Potential” is starting to have a dirty ring to it. What does potential mean anyway? It’s a supposed or possible...
The End of Rookie Initiation
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The End of Rookie Initiation

November 15th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Goodbye, kids’ backpacks. Ciao, glittery manicures. Adieu, kicking balls into the stands and forcing the kids to fetch them. Hasta luego, rookie rites of passage. The NBA put an end to the tradition of rookie hazing last...