Posted by: Chad Phillips on November 12th, 2010The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Disney called … they want their inspirational underdog sports ending back!
Utah Jazz! Are you kidding me?!! Looking back at the last four games I feel like I just finished watching Miracle, Glory Road, Angels in the Outfield (Paul Millsap 3 pointers), and the Mighty Ducks … minus the tears. The last four victories were unexpected, improbable, and just like the Mighty Ducks win over the Hawks, Miraculous!
In keeping with the underdog movie theme it also appears as if Jerry Sloan is taking a play right out of Seabiscuit’s playbook. He is letting the team stare defeat in the eyes so they can find out what kind of heart they truly have. The great news about these come-back wins are that they give the Jazz invaluable experience for the latter part of the season. The Jazz know they can win by playing relentlessly physical basketball (Jerry-Ball), they know they how to play under-pressure while on the road, and, more importantly, they know they can trust each other.
As far as fan etiquette goes, this Jazz team has taught fans the classic rookie lesson; don’t leave your seat to beat traffic and do not change the channel to watch “Dancing with the Stars” (even if you just want to watch Bristol Palin lose).
What to watch for?
I expect to see the Jazz throw down the “Flying Z!”; Emilio Estevez has got nothin’ on Jerry Sloan.
Note to Boler and Harpring:
Please take five minutes to come up with a better nickname for Al Jefferson than “Big Al.” First, it sounds like you are calling him “Big Gal,” and second, think of all the cool nicknames like “The Durantula” and “Half-Man Half-Amazing!” Are you telling me you are satisfied with “Big Al.” Sounds like a character”The Hardy Boys” would encounter or a villain on “Starsky & Hutch.” Readers: Any ideas on a nickname for Al Jefferson that doesn’t involve his first initial and first four letters of his last name?
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