Posted by: Annie Whittaker Jazzbot Blogger on February 14th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Human beings are generally adaptable. I’ve nearly moved out of the shock and awe stage. If we’re talking the Kubler-Ross stages of grief, I’ve cleared right on through bargaining and I’m almost done with depression, although I’ve hit a bump in the road where depression is concerned, as have most other Utah Jazz fans. Next it’ll be cruising into acceptance. I also wanted to mention my shock, but also the relief I feel for Coach Sloan’s new phase in life. Yes, it was a shock to hear about his resignation, but I sure can’t blame him for his choice; more on that a little later.
The depression that I’m in, has to do with the level of play of the Utah Jazz. It doesn’t matter if Jerry Sloan, Ty Corbin, Phil Johnson or Frank Layden is sitting on the bench; if players insist on chucking up outside jumpers at the beginning of the second half,and during the rest of the game the losing woes will continue. Perhaps having a younger set of coaches on the bench will cause someone to think that working the ball into the paint once in a while is a new, fun, cutting edge idea. Nothing will have changed about the laws of basketball physics, but maybe the gimmick will work.
On my feelings about Jerry Sloan– I can only relate and compare to my own situation. (By the way, I love you all so much, that even on this Valentines day, the busiest day of my business, which is my life, I’m writing this post). I’m in a business that I love, but there are trials on a daily basis. It’s not the easiest way to make a living, but it’s a good way. Some days you feel like you’re on top of the world, and some days you feel like the world is full of *&@%s and that they all choose to convene in your store all at the same time. One day, no matter how many good days there are, I’ll decide that I’ve had enough. It won’t be due to Jane Doe the bridezilla specifically, (even though she was a pain in the a@@ of historic proportions whom I’ll never be able to erase from my memory). It will be due to the fact that one day, it will just be enough, and I’ll resign too. There’s will be no one person to blame, it will just be time. Congratulations to Jerry on having the courage to say he was ready to be done. I wish for him days filled with whatever he wants them to be filled with. He deserves it.
On this Valentine’s Day I want to express my love for the Jazz, and truly my hopes for the team’s success. I love Jazz fans and I love being one. XOXOXOXO
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