Re: Dear Know Nothing's.
posted at 3/15/2011 9:40 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Dear Know Nothing's.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Dear Know Nothing's. : I am not telling anybody how to feel. I have a right to make an observation. You are right to a degree. The fans have the right to criticize. But the fans who take it too far and betray their city are wrong. When athletes lose, its not always laziness. In athletic competition there usually is a loser. Nobody is going to give anything to anybody, just because someone has talent. The largest and best balance of focus and intensity often wins the game. This is not an easy thing to do. Sometimes 101% will beat 100%. Superior play can make the opposition look like they are playing stupid even though it is not as bad as it looks. Teams and players can get out of balance and play "out of sinc". Spoiled fans and sports media, anywhere, that never played in serious athletic competition, don't understand this. Karllost, I'm not saying you're one of them. I'm just making observations.
Posted by cavaliersfan[/QUOTE]
OK, Im not talking about winning and losing either. My criticisms may come from strategies and effort. If Ray cant hit the side of the barn (like for stretches in the playoffs last few years) Im not upset with Ray.... I see him running just as hard around screens, hes still shooting 1000 balls (or w/e it is) before the game.
My son is a top youth wrestler, competes around the country at a very high level. Grueling sport.. Sometimes he loses to a better wrestler, it doesnt upset...to the contrary, if he wrestles his game plan, attempts to properly execute his moves and wrestles smart..... Im actually very satisfied.. Sometimes he will attempt moves without the proper technique, stuff hes drilled 1,000s of times... or will get wreckless and leave his gameplan and do things he knows will not help his cause.. this will upset me
Its no different than the C's. They can play a great game but if Ben Gordon starts drilling 35 footers one after another and we lose...can I be angry? No.
If Ray takes 10 three pointers, in rythym & good looks and his misses all 10, will I be angry? No
If Rondo jogs behind his defender and doesnt even pick up the switch, will it upset me? Yes... cause its an effort thing..
If BBD takes 5 three-pointers with 20 secs on the clock...should I be upset?? yes..
You understand what Im saying. Im a loyal fan and love my teams.. Been a Celtic fan since the late 60's.. and I grew up & still live in NJ.. but I will be critical about the things that bother me.... and not always critical about things that may be frustrating (like Ray missing 10 open 3's) but I know it sjust one of those things.. not intentional, not due to laziness