xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:Well, hey just saying. I mean you can call it what you want. This board is to express their opinions on certain topics and if they're all of a sudden jump back on Mullin's lap because certain players have departed from this franchise, so be it. Just gotta remember those fans...
I suppose it all boils down to why an individual watches sports...
Does one watch sports because they truly like basketball? And they're following (and rooting for) the home team because thats the traditional, loyal method? Underneath all these rumors, and conversation, and hate... is it because people are proud of where they're from and, thus, represent the team that represents their city?
Or is it just a game to some people? Is it some sort of weird guessing game, where your own personal pride is, somehow, dinged if you didn't pick "the winning team" to root for?
That's why I can't understand how so many people can be so upset and bitter when watching the Warriors. Most nights, win lose or draw, it's great entertainment. Watching the team is fun. Watching OUR team is fun.
And then you hear these guys who bring up, "Oh, one year back, we had the EXACT SAME RECORD!!!" ...
And, it's like... are you even WATCHING the games...?
Do you not SEE the difference between last year and this year...?
I mean, some people are like my grandfather, who bases his entire opinion on the Warrior franchise from the <3 games a season he watches and the box scores and Tim Kawakami articles he religiously reads.
And that's how the team entertains him because, ultimately, that's all this is... entertainment, right?
But I just can't understand that method. I mean, it's almost more of a burden than a hobby... for him to be a Warriors' fan.
To me... it's fun to watch the players run the floor. It's fun to see Nelson get beat red in the face and scream his ass off at a referee for making a bad call. It's fun watching the young kids (like Monta) grow.
It's all good, to me. Being a Warriors fan is all good.
12 years without so much as a glimpse of the post season... and being a Warriors fan is all good, to me. I guess that probably sounds pretty ignorant to some of you.
But you know what sounds ignorant to me...?
Comparing last year's record to this year's record, when they're clearly different teams (the roster didn't make a DRAMATIC change, but the lineups, the rotations, and the production sure as hell did).
You know what sounds ignorant to me?
Calling Chris Mullin clueless, when the man clearly took a team that had won around 30 games in a season... and made them a playoff contender. A long-term playoff contender, with the pieces they have now. A threat. In the big, bad Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors are now a threat to pretty much any team in the league (save for, maybe, the Suns).
And, yet, Chris Mullin should be fired...?
I dunno. I just don't understand some people some times. But, hey, whatever works for you. To me... it's all good. But some people, like Gramps and a few other board members, think different.
Is it a reflection on your personal manhood if Golden State loses to the Clippers...?
Not for me. But maybe to those people who pitch a bitch fit afterwards.
Who knows. All I know is that I'm damn proud to be a Warrior fan and a Mullin supporter.