2006 NBA Champions
2nd round playoff exit
1st round playoff exit
I voted for NBA Championship. I'm Sunshine, baby!!!
"They could turn out to be only innocent mathematicians, I suppose," muttered Woevre's section officer, de Decker.
"'Only.'" Woevre was amused. "Someday you'll explain to me how that's possible. Seeing that, on the face of it, all mathematics leads, doesn't it, sooner or later, to some kind of human suffering."
I'd like to second the motion that we three-peat this year.
You say the team has to prove to you that they can beat the Pistons/Heat/Spurs before you believe in them. Where's the faith in the team? Where's the blind optimism? C'mon, folks. OK, be critical, be realistic, say that Ron's a nutcase and Tins can't stay healthy, but you've still got to believe in the team. If you won't believe that the team can beat the opposition until you've seen it happen, you must be from Missouri, the show-me state.
But, here in Indiana, we generally like to believe that our teams are always the best, will win it next year because this year we got raked over the coals by (insert scapegoat here), and we've got it all but the love of the sports gods.
I don't want to label people as "fans" or "haters," then they get upset. We're all fans, that's why we're here. Some people have a different idea of what a fan is. I, for one, will always believe, at the beginning of every Colt/Pacer/Cub season that we'll go undefeated, win the championship and it's all because I'm wearing the hat! Others, like to watch, but not through the same rose-colored glasses, through a much clearer, and critical pair of spectacles that see the faults and pitfalls of their beloved team.
Take for example, the 3-13 season the Colts put us through just a few years ago. Yes, I was young and naive, but I sincerely expected to win every game. Even when we had Izzy T. as coach here I expected nothing short of the LO'b Trophy. And, just wait for next year, the Cubs'll win it all!
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