I have been in hibernation for a few days since the Bucks disappointing game 6 loss to the Hawks. I will still move forward with some season review articles, what is needed to improve and mock drafts but the loss still hurts. What hurt the most was watching the first half as the Hawks could do absolutely nothing, barely breaking 30 points, yet the Bucks could not take advantage. This really showed how few bullets the Bucks had in their gun. With the crowd that crazy combined with the Hawks bad play would create a blowout for any playoff team even if that team was not playing great. A team with normal playoff talent could have played so-so in that first half under those conditions and had a 18 point lead.
The Bucks defense did play a part in how bad the Hawks played, but they just didn’t have anything on offense. Great season, disappointing end in that advancing into the second round was so close.
But… would advancement been a good thing?
Magic Crush Hawks
Last night the Magic crushed the Hawks, leading by over 40 for a significant amount of the second half. Would it have been good for the Bucks to get into the second round only to get embarrassed? The Bucks would have given more fight and likely played better defense but would the Magic be the team that displayed how talent depleted the Bucks are? Would the confidence of Ersan, Mbah ah Moute, and Jennings be crushed by a dominating series. At least now all three of those players are looking ahead to next season and do not feel the need to hide in embarrassment.
Tasered Philly Fan’s Mom Speaks
I am sure everyone has heard, seen or read about the 17 year old Philly fan who ran onto the field the other night and was tasered by security. Regardless of how you feel about the tasering, I love what the mom said. I heard it today on ESPN and this was the gist:
- My son was an idiot.
- He deserved it.
- The Phillies are too good of a team to put up with this.
- I do not hold the Phillies or security guard responsible.
I loved this answer. We are currently in a time where it seems no parent thinks their children should be held responsible for their actions. It is always someone else’s fault. Or, it is just the complainers that are the loud ones.
When I first heard on ESPN that the mom spoke on the subject I expected lawsuit threats and a strong defense of what her son did and that in no way did he deserve being tasered. Nope, it sounds like the mom was very reasonable and accepting of the fact her son was, in fact, an idiot. Refreshing.