Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Whither Hawks?


Daddy is not a huge fan of basketball.  However he says it helps ease the transition from the end of football to the start of baseball.

So over the last few years, well the last year for me since I am only one, Daddy has been watching the Atlanta Hawks play. This is an interesting team considering that they have bad ownership, are mired in legal issues, and don’t have a true superstar. What they do have though is a good young core and they happen to live in a city that is dying for an NBA winner every year.

It’s not like the Hawks are bad.  They have been to the playoffs two straight years and they have had an increase in wins for five straight seasons.  The part that is killing the team is a true lack of identity.  Other teams have a face, whether it is King James, Kobe, or the ghost of Michael Jordan haunting the arena. The only identity the Hawks have is a history of not being very good. And that is sad because they have the potential to be very good.

As a kid, I’m not sure what would inject some life into this team after a second straight playoff defeat.  Maybe they just need to start having fun. I like to have fun.  But right now I need a nap.

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