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…and just like that!

Posted in NBA, Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2008 by Rick

Well…? What did you expect to happen? I’ll blog later about why, though this digs the knife of disappointment in a bit deeper, I’m still with my young hawks to end…or something less dramatic.

Positive Take-Aways from Today’s 34 point Beat-down:

-No animals were harmed in the completion of this playoff series (which may seem insignificant but I’m a Falcons Fan).

-We have a proven “take-over”-type player in Joe Johnson.

-Josh Smith gave Garnett fits and he is a restricted free agent.

-Rajon Rondo did not die. Thank you God. That was a bone-headed move on Marvin Williams’ part. He’s lucky he’ll only be serving a suspension at the start of next season.

-We gave the NBA world something to talk about…even if this game was something to forget about.

WARNING to the Celtics:

You’ve been exposed! Pound your chest and chant “We want Cleveland!” but keep in mind that the only first round game 7 in 2008 was played on YOUR FLOOR! It should never have happened. People will conclude that the Hawks didn’t show up in the last game. I wonder why Boston didn’t show up three times in Atlanta. The Hawks fought tooth and nail to scratch out some tough wins in Atlanta. Boston’s wins were miles more definitive. I contend that the Celtics had the abilty to smack the Hawks down at will but where was the fire? The Boston Hawks didn’t deserve to be on the same court with the Boston Celtics. Someone forgot to memo the Atlanta Celtics (You may have to read that again).


I Drank the Green Kool-aid!

Posted in NBA, Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2008 by Rick

Let me open this log with a sincere apology to my hometown Atlanta Hawks who are on the brink of a huge game seven showdown in the first round of the NBA playoffs with the league’s best team (statistically). I have been painfully loyal to the Hawks since 1985 when Jaques Dominique Wilkins won the Slam Dunk Contest. I stayed on board when Larry “Legend” Bird killed my dreams in 1988, I dug-in when Lenny Wilkens came to town and set my hero ‘Nique packing for NBA-obscurity, I followed blindly as ownership said Christian Laettner would lead us to playoff gold and I have taken emotional punches year after year as general management has slaughtered progress with amateurish selections in the draft. The last time we were in the playoffs we beat a poor Pistons team 3 games to 2 only to be choked 0-4 by Latrell Sprewell and the eventual Eastern Conference champion New York Knicks. So here we are, nine years later, squeaking into the playoffs with the worst record of all the playoff teams facing the Voltron of the NBA. Touting three All-Stars, the most wins on the season, and the winningest franchise in history, The Boston Celtics were guaranteed to win! I gave my home boys (not the slang colloquialism) no hope to win one solitary game. I WAS WRONG, and I’m happy to say so. I believe now! For better or worse, I’m resold! I will either be elated and on top of the world Sunday evening, or I will be broken and down-trodden. It’s kind of my way with sports. But that’s fuel for another post. LET’S GO HAWKS!!!


“Don’t let statistics and history compromise your fanhood.”

-With Apologies, Rick