Sunday, April 19, 2009

Playoff Time

The basketball gods shined down on me again this year with great seasons by both the Celtics and Magic as well as multiple opportunities to watch the Magic with free tickets.  D-Wade even got back on track, having a season that should have gotten way more MVP consideration than it did.  Perhaps it's time to reinvigorate the Committee to Give D-Wade the Love He Deserves?

With the playoffs beginning yesterday I feel I should put my few post season thoughts down for posterity and future reference for mocking purposes.  

1:  Hate to say it, but I'll be having to make the basketball equivalent of Sophie's Choice for the first time since 1995 when Boston will likely take on the Magic.  Unlike in 1995 this time I'll be making a definative choice of which team to root for; the Magic.  It's not because of any lack of love for the Celtics, it's just that with KG out for the rest of the playoffs I think the Magic are the only one of my 2 favorite teams that has a chance to reach their full potential.

2:  Much like 1995 the Magic will be surprising many by how far they get in the post season, unlike 1995 the Magic will get the job completely done.  That's right, I just picked the Magic to go all the way.  Call me crazy and maybe I'm just really hoping to be in town when the Magic go all the way, but I like how this team has played against any of the potential challengers they'll face.  Hopefully in about a month or two I'll be buying the Official Locker Room Magic Championship T-shirt.  

3:  Why did the NBA wait until I moved back to Orlando before offering an online version of NBA League Pass? Can't win them all I guess.  

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