Posted by: deb on May 10th, 2010The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
NO matter what happens tonight (I am assuming it will be the first of several Jazz victories) within the next couple of weeks, the disgruntled fans in our area will be making noise. And disgruntled noise is so loud it often drowns out everything else. However I am sure the gruntled fans of the Jazz far outnumber the disgruntled ones. I for one am quite gruntled at this point. Gruntled is a word, I looked it up, it means satisfied and/or pleased.
A good friend of mine recently made the point that part of the love of watching the Jazz is the love of watching professional basketball. What would you do in the winter and spring without hometown professional basketball to watch? What would you do if you lived in Sacrament or L.A. (Clippers fans) where a playoff series seems like a distant memory? Or what if you lived in one of the 28 states in the United States that do not even have a professional basketball team?
But I know it will not be too long before the complaints come. Everything from: “we need to get rid of Sloan to my favorite “let’s just blow everything up and start all over”. While I am pretty sure most players do not pay much attention to the rantings of the more vocal of the disgruntled (see Gordon Monson), it would be nice to let them know there are thousands of us gruntled fans who really do appreciate the excitement, fun, entertainment and drama they provide several nights a week for 6 or more months a year. Jazz Basketball is the very best kind of reality show on TV. How many of you thought last January when the Jazz record was 18-16, C.J. and Kyle were hurt and Deron missed 3 games with a wrist injury that the Utah Jazz would win the first round and be in the second round having lost three games to the Lakers by a total of less than 15 points?
Can the boo birds just stay in their nests for a little while longer? Many of you will see this attitude as an oversimplification or being a homer, but then what is a fan if they are not a homer?
So if you are at the game Monday or Wednesday or even after that , try this yell “we love these guys”.
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