Posted by: Ben on May 6th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Our team finished the season so well and everyone’s expectations were blown away. Actually making it into the playoffs has only increased our hopes and probably also our expectations. So… here we are. Down 0-3 to the sickeningly consistent Spurs. I’m frustrated, depressed, distraught, and to be honest a bit hopeless. This season is essentially over for us.
I was about to go to bed tonight and sleep off my mood, but instead decided to leave the TV on and watch the post-game and I’m glad I did. Phil Johnson said something that helped to bring things back into perspective for me. We are an 8 seed playing against a 1 seed. I decided to check the records of the league as a whole. I found that the Spurs are still a 1 seed, but we are actually a 15 seed.
According to nearly every expert around the league, we weren’t supposed to have a winning season at all let alone make the playoffs. Yet here we are, against all odds in a shortened/compact season with no preseason. Are there still problems with line-ups, rotations, match ups, energy, rebounding, experience? Yes… all of the above. This is why we are not a 1 seed and why the Spurs are. It still sucks that we are losing so badly, but at least I have had the reminder to keep things in perspective. With this young core, the future is bright.
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