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Power Ultimate Power Edition -The Downbeat #803

Randy Foye made it to Salt Lake! Jody was there to report all the news

New Jazz guard Randy Foye was surprised to be greeted at the Salt Lake airport by cameras and reporters. Sadly, the TV guys forgot balloons.

It seems like all the players since the Big Al trade has been greeted at the airport. Did the Jazz do this tradition with Larry also or is it a fun Greg tradition? I love it, I love the players knowing how excited we all are for them to join the Jazz.

Jody wrote a great article about his airport visit with Randy

"I watched them last year," he said. "I'm a big fan of (Paul) Millsap, Big Al (Jefferson), Gordon Hayward. I think he's really good. I'm just excited to get out there and help these guys win."

So remember Amar's post(s) about what position best fits Foye. Jody thinks this or maybe Foye does:
Foye figures to split time in the backcourt with the likes of Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks, and the Villanova product can't wait to put on a Jazz uniform.

What Foye thinks of it in Utah:

"This is special here. This is cool," Foye said about his welcoming committee of sorts. "I don't need no balloons. This is enough."

The NBA announced that the 2012-2013 schedule will come out today! NBATV will have a special at 5:00 p.m. MST. I doubt that special really mentions anything about the Jazz. It will be all Heat, Lakers, Clippers, Knicks and Nets. It seems that there are usually leaks before the TV special. Two preseason games were already announced. Jazz will play Clippers in L.A. on Oct 17th and the Clippers will come to Utah on Oct. 20th. So not only do we take their players we now only play the Clipppers.

What do you expect from the Jazz schedule? How many back-to-backs will we see? Do we really get a rotten deal because of no Sunday home games? (BTW the answer is NO, I am pretty sure Amar dispelled that myth)

What games are you most looking forward to?

We have seen the Jazz welcome three new players to the Jazz in less than a month. I don't think we had that much change from 2007-2010 ( I know we did but you know what I mean). Do you think we are making more moves because, Larry is gone, Jerry is gone or because KOC can pretty much do what he wants now?

I trust KOC, I do wonder though now that Larry is in Heaven and Jerry is on the farm what the actual check and balance system is now for the Jazz. I know Greg and Gail have the last say but does KOC basically have "power ultimate power" (said as the Dark Lord Sidious as he is killing Mace Windu in Revenge of the Sith)

Do you ever hear a song and think of the Jazz and that song never reminded you of the Jazz before. So Summer '68 by Pink Floyd came on my iPod as a I was driving home from the gym and I just thought of our old Jazz teams and Devin Harris for some reason. The beginning lines

Would you like to say something before you leave
Perhaps you'd care to state exactly how you feel
We said good-bye before we said hello
I hardly even like you, I shouldn't care at all

I think we hardly got to know Devin Harris, he was here and then gone. Then I was starting to wonder if thats how it will always be with the new Jazz. We get these new players and then they're gone and as I was thinking that these lyrics came on:

My friends are lying in the sun, I wish that I was there
Tomorrow brings another town and another girl like you
Have you time before you leave to greet another man

So the Spurs are our friends lying in the sun (chilling enjoying the consistency that we used to have) and we are going to that other town getting another girl. (new player after new player)

I hope I am wrong. I hope we find that consistency again. I wonder how we will convince and work to keep our high draft picks so we aren't turing over our team every 5 years or so.

I love love this song the piano is beautiful, I love to play it on the piano.

So Karl Malone turned 49 on Tuesday. Our friend Jazzbasketball1 uploaded this video for us on Tuesday to celebrate the Mailman.

I miss Karl Malone, even in his 30's look how powerful he was. If you miss Karl Malone make sure to check out Jazzbasketball1's Karl Malone playlist on youtube.