Re: Die Heart Boston fan admits...Lakers are the team to beat!!!
posted at 4/2/2011 1:48 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Die Heart Boston fan admits...Lakers are the team to beat!!!
[QUOTE]Though the Lakers seem to be invincible at the moment, one key injury and Laker fans would be talking like many Boston fans--what coulda, woulda, shoulda, etc. I've been a fan of the Lakers since the 60s and boy did I suffer as a kid watching Boston win all of the battles. So as a young man in the 80s I was still a non-believer, always thinking worse case scenario, expecting the Lakers to falter in 1980 in particular. But low and behold, Magic Johnson was not about to let that happen. And that was a sparkling era for the Lakers even though Boston won a couple. As for Mondobello trashing the city of L.A., how does anyone try to respond to such ignorance. I have a homeless brother living in Frisco and there are a lot of seedy places, people in that city as well. That's the nature of urban America where far too many people only care about themsleves and not the community. The 80s Celtics taught the Bad Boy Pistons how to play rough and the Pistons taught the Jordan-led Bulls how to play physical to win. So the torch is always being handed to the next team, the next era. I put things in perspective because of history. For most NBA franchises, winning the title means everything. But for the Lakers, it's just icing on the championship cake. I just enjoy the ride when my team is winning and learn to disconnect when they play like crap, knowing that it could at any minute. No one can predict this year's outcome. I'll just enjoy the ride and realize that this is just a game with a couple of guys trying to put a ball in a hoop. If they win, so be it. If they lose, it happens. I'm not a fanatic but a pragmatist. I would encourage everyone not to become the "Taliban" fan of Sports.
Posted by rsalas67m[/QUOTE]
Mea culpa for anyone else reading this rebuttle as it does not deal with sports but to call someone ignorant when someone offers an opinion, in my opinion, is ignorant. AND WHO ASKED FOR YOUR COMMENTS, BUT YOU DID ELSE I WOULDN'T HAVE RESPONDED AND TO YOUR USE OF "FRISCO" EITHER. It's a bit of a paradox, however, as you have made some sensible comments re: seediness, slums etc. in all cities, if Lakers have an injury they could be in trouble and when you closed you inferred it's only a game, not life and death as is happening around the world specifically in Japan and Libya for example. But come on, after a tourist sees Rodeo Drive & the Stars' homes in Beverly Hills & the beach towns, how can you compare to our attractions, lack of Smog, maybe less sunshine & cooler temps but quaint hills, Cable Cars, Coit Tower, Fishermans' Wharf, the SF Bay, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, NorthBeach etc. etc. And within 1 hour to a couple, Marin County's Sausalito & Tiburon, then the wine country's Napa & Sonoma & in 2-3 hours depending upon driving down route 1, like the Amalfi drive in Italia, Carmel/Monterey & then farther south Big Sur.
Again, this is my opinion:
HERB CAEN, PULITZER PRIZE- WINNING SAN FRANCISCO COLUMNIST, HAD IT RIGHT AS HE WROTE:
"CARESS EACH SPANISH SYLLABLE, SALUTE OUR ITALIAN SAINT. DON'T SAY FRISCO AND DON'T SAY SAN-FRAN-CIS-CO. THAT'S THE WAY EASTERNERS, LIKE LARRY KING PRONOUNCE IT. I T'S MORE LIKE SANFRNSISCO."
WHEN PEOPLE, MOSTLY NOT FROM HERE, TRUNCATE (NOT ABBREVIATE) SAN FRANCISCO TO "FRISCO" WE KINDA BLEMISH THE HISTORY AND THE EFFORTS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE THIS CITY GREAT BECAUSE "FRISCO" WHICH IS, IN FACT, A CITY IN TEXAS DOESN'T REALLY TRANSLATE TO ANYTHING EXCEPT IT PERHAPS SOUNDS COOL AND IT'S EASIER TO SAY THAN SAN FRANCISCO. FOR INSTANCE, I WONDER IF THE LOCALS IN THESE CITIES WOULD APPRECIATE :
SEATTLE - ATTLE
LOS ANGELES - ANGELES
BOSTON - STON
HONOLULU - LULU
SAN DIEGO - DIEGO
THUS, I FEEL, TRUNCATION DOESN'T WORK WITH MANY CITIES WHILE ABBREVIATIONS WORK AS IT'S WIDELY EXPECTED: SF, LA, NY, KC ETC.
IN CLOSING, YES, SOMETIMES SAN FRANCISCO IS NOT THAT EASY TO SAY OR PEOPLE DON'T HAVE THE PATIENCE TO SAY (4 SYLLABLES) BUT IT SHOULD BE SAID WITH PRIDE BECAUSE IT'S TRULY BEAUTIFUL HERE.SORRY IF I APPEAR NOSEY BUT YOU DID MENTION IT AND WE ALL GET DOWN SOMETIMES IN OUR LIVES, BUT WHY DON'T YOU HELP YOUR HOMELESS BROTHER ???
CIAO FOR NOW....MANDOBELLO