Monday, February 25, 2008

My Patience Has Stepped Out Indefinitely

So let me get this straight, you hold the defending NBA champions to 5 first quarter points and you still lose the game.....
I promised myself that I wouldn't get worked up about games that we are "supposed" to lose anymore, but this is ridiculous. I mean, I know San Antonio is a great team, but dammit we have to learn how to finish! It's like we decided to play defense for a quarter and a half and then said to hell with it.
I'm sooo glad this road trip has mercifully come to an end. The fact that we went 1-4 wouldn't bother me if we had taken care of business on the first road trip out west when we played Denver, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix and the Clippers. We should have come back 4-1, no less than 3-2, but instead we came back 1-4. There are stretches like that which will cause us to miss the playoffs.
Expecting this team to win games they are supposed to win is not asking for too much.
You can't blow double digit leads in the fourth quarter to the Blazers or Bobcats and consistently tell the fans that your goal is to make the playoffs.
You can't lose to Indiana and or New Jersey and consistently tell the fans that your goal is to make the playoffs.
If your goal is to make the playoffs, then beat teams that you are supposed to beat!
Every team in the Eastern conference is literally still in the playoff hunt.
Washington has lost like 9 of their last 12 games and they would be the 6th seed if the playoffs started today. The point I'm trying to make is that you literally have to TRY to not make the playoffs in the East. It's not like we're playing for ping pong balls because Phoenix gets our pick regardless, so what's the plan?
I'm not even going to bother to call for Mike Woodson's head anymore, because I'm honestly tired of typing it.
If the ATL spirit doesn't care, then I guess I shouldn't either. As I've stated several times, if I don't see improvement in this team by next year, I'm going to start rooting for someone else.
I will not continue to be that diehard fan. They don't deserve it.

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