Posted by: Kalab on January 23rd, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The recent post about letting Sloan go has pushed me over the edge. I cannot believe how fast loyalty fails in “jazz nation”. I realize that its frustrating around here lately but I have seen suggestions to trade every player except Williams and Okur. Players like watson and hayward, with tiny contracts who come out every nights and play their hearts out. And another thing, what could you possibly gain by getting rid of Fez? At his salary, do you honestly think you could improve the team? I even read a hate post forMatt Harpring. Whats that about?
Some quick thoughts;
I was looking through the wins and losses for the last couple seasons because I wanted to see if there was a pattern to losing streaks this time of year. While I didn’t really put my finger on one, I did notice something interesting. The season we went to the conference finals, we had two four game losing streaks, and one that was fivegames long. So four L’s here doesn’t mean the season is a complete failure. In fact four losses on the road is not that big of a deal at all. It sucks because we could have made up some real ground in the standings by beating some teams that we should be beating. And that it feels like the fans are the only ones who get how important even mid season wins are. The effort was lacking and we feel like we deserve better than that.
But the point I want to get at, is that I am really disappointed with many of the fans. Paul Milsap, in my opinion, has not been the same player since the all star snub. And I am not so sure Deron Williams isn’t a bit upset that he is losing the “popularity contest” known as the all star voting system. The sting of playing for a small market team I suppose. Which is why we need to really get behind our team! We need to get back to being the sixth man so to speak. Let the team know how important they are to us. That when they win we win, and when they lose we care. Stop posting that we want to get rid of them. Stop posting possible trades you put together. Stop posting line up changes that say a guy needs to go to the bench and stay there. In fact stop back seat driving the team all together. Because we all have our opinions but to to be completely fair a win in LA on tuesday or one at home one against the Spurs and all the fickle attitudes will change back to love again anyway. So instead of being negative angry fans, lets let this road trip be what ever it becomes and welcome the team back to the arena on wednesday with a sold out crowd and hundreds of signs that say we love our team, we love our coach, and we believe that this season is going to be one of the best in Jazz history!
And as a final note; GO MATT HARPRING!
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