Re: so thats it huh. you're all giving up and throwing in the towel.
posted at 4/12/2011 1:00 AM EDT
"which is why they call it faith. Isn't that what fans are supposed to have?"
No, it's what homer fans are supposed to have. It's fine to be a homer fan but if you're not one you can still be a fan.
I have NOT given up on this team because there is a chance they can do some great things but I since you were curious about "they did it last year angle," let me help you out with that:
1. Last year they weren't counting on a key player (Shaq) who is 39 and coming off an injury and whose potential contributions are unknown
2. The competition is better this year
3. Last year we benefited from Lebron having a mysterious flameout in the middle of the series for reasons no one knows but which likely stemmed from his frustration with Cleveland and his decision to leave.
For the poster that brought up the "miracles happen" NFL stuff, here's the problem there: the NFL is a single elimination postseason. In the NBA, with seven game series, there are rarely any miracles of that kind. Things even out. The last big upset in the NBA playoffs was Mutombo's Nuggets when the first round was still five games.
Do the Celts have a shot? Absolutely they do, especially with Shaq back. Is the situation totally different than last year? Yep.
I won't give up on the team but the idea I'm supposed to have blind faith because someone else does, or they bleed more green than I do because they bring up irrelevant NFL comparisons or convince themselves we can turn it on like we did last year, well, I reject that.
But I'll still root for my team just as hard as you.