Friday, June 17, 2011

Lets Not Forgot Those Who Won

This week sports fan got a special treat as the NHL and NBA concluded and for many people their dreams came true for those who lost.  LeBron and the evil Heatles lost in 6 games to the team oriented Dallas Mavericks, who have only one superstar on their roster.  Luongo and the choke artist Canucks once again blew a lead in a series to be outplayed down the stretch.  But I feel like lost in all of this joy of the villains losing, we will forget the achievements of the heroes, much like every Superman movie ever. 

I just hope that people can successfully balance out LeBron losing with Dirk winning.  Dirk had a great story, a redemption story, versus a superstar version of the team that did it earlier this decade.  Sure, LeBron made a bunch of people angry but he didn't lose as much as Dirk won.  Look at Jason Kidd, who turned his career around by learning how to shoot a basketball.  Sure, the Big Three will probably get a title if basketball is played within the next few years.  But, lets not let the hatred for the losers cloud our judgement.

Same with the NHL.  A lot of people rooted against Vancouver because they had some players that rub them the wrong way, because they wanted to see that Canadian drought run longer, or because they have been built up into a great team.  But Tim Thomas, the NHL's Dirk, won his first cup and possibly the Vezina in a few weeks.  He battled in the minors for years to finally get a shot to win.  Boston has waited as a city for so long for a title from their sometime forgotten Bruins. 

 I just hope five years from now, we see this is as the month where Dirk and Thomas overcame the odds and waiting for years to win titles in their sports, not lost titles for two all star teams. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Glad To Be Back

It has been almost two months since I last wrote on STWWC.  And it was only about once a month before that.  Much less than at my height of almost everyday.  Work and school has really been keeping me busy, but now since its just work for a while, it isn't so bad.  Time away has made me think how much I miss doing this and miss writing my opinions at sports.  Some other factors have contributed to my not being around. 

The Cubs are awful. Awful and with little hope of improvement in the next five years.  Now we are looking to compete in 2015 at the earliest. 

The Red Wings losing was very disapointing.  Hopefully they turn it on and sign some big free agents to generate some excitement.  Otherwise, I can't see this team winning a title.  They have money now use it.

Oh and one thing,


I didn't think it would affect me so much.  Being away from Pro football, not knowing when It will come back.  I did say I wouldn't care until July, when camps are supposed to be opening and actual football was really close.  I was so wrong.  The draft was less interesting now than ever.  And the Lions had a great weekend!  It was just sad.  I'm sad there is no free agency or UFA signings.  Why haven't they settled this?  Are they waiting for one side to blink?

Well, I'll try to be on here more.  Being away has made me miss it for sure.  But unlike the NFL, I want to come back and not argue all summer over splitting up 9 billion dollars. Yeah I'm bitter!