Re: Tainted Championship
posted at 9/8/2010 5:56 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tainted Championship
[QUOTE]I have been out of the country and away from a computer for 3 weeks. Prior to leaving I had a couple of tennis match verbal dialogues back and forth comments with GlassCow. When I first posted months ago, I was hurt & extremely PISSED at what I felt was a tremendous injustice depriving us of the championship. As I continued to post I was venting, a catharsis if you will, of anger, hurt and frustration. I had, as many others did too, citing the reasons i.e. egegious disparity in foul shots, non calls (hacking by Lakers) , legitimate blocks by us called fouls, "Dancing with the Stars" audioner Gasol taking 2-3 extra steps i.e.blatant traveling non call while making a dunk(one of the pivotal points of the game) in last few minutes, accepted that the records will show the Lakers as 2010 Champs & nothing will change this. Because I, and so many others, and not just Celtic fans, felt the officiating was horrible & the incompetence of the REFs favored the Lakers, wanted Stern, the League etc. to really study the films and admit, as some announcers did during the game saying "wow, he got away with that one, gee, that wasn't a foul etc." that this type of poor officiating will be addressed in the future. There's a great deal of poor officiating in many sports but football allows each team an amount of challenges and tennis players some alloted question calls. We didn't have that luxury, and I repeat, there are bad calls in many sports but what really cristalizes this game is that it was GAME 7 !!! So, Mea Culpa, I will admit that initially I was whining but accept that Lakers are Champs in the record books---NOT MY RECORD BOOK---and nothing will change this so I am no longer whining. I believe most of us on this post continue not citing the reasons we feel the title is tainted as these have been repeated over and over but to respond to Laker fans/trolls. I don't have time to find this comment but I trust Ski saying it was in GlassCow's recent post ... "if you are man enough, you should accept this defeat fair and square two months after the fact. So are you going to show us your manhood?" This type of comment is exactly why this post continues. To me it appears that the whining is by GlassCow, albeit the fact & records show Lakers as Champs, he has some kind of sick satisfaction in trying to get us to admit that the Lakers were the better team. It is he who should be man enough to realize that many of us even with guns to our heads are not going to admit it. I believe we need not feed the beast. When GlassCow and others post saying we are whiners, won't accept defeat, admit the Lakers are better etc., we should simply not copy and paste as he does & just not respond to them. When you communicate with someone irrational, it's best not to continue. Let him and others be frustrated we won't give in to admit the title is not tainted. By ignoring him and other Laker fans/trolls, they will feel the frustration & need live with the fact that many of us feel the title is tainted. Seems that by continuing to post w/o our admission of this, they, perhaps, have some doubt ? If not, go away, leave us alone & live with the tainted tinsel town trophy !!!
Posted by mandobello[/QUOTE]
Frustration? you jest.
the frustration is on the side that feels that their team was robbed, that the NBA record books showed that they lost the 2010 NBA finals, not on the side that won the finals. All other things don't matter, whether you like to admit it or not.
You feel just because you don't give credit to the Lakers, that we feel the championship is not won fair and square? Go ahead, continue to feel that way. I'll enjoy it more and more as long as you are fumed over the "robbery". Whether you like the recognize it or not, the Lakers are still champs. No one need your approval to crown the NBA champs.