Posted by: Jeff Winget on December 10th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
I’m a huge sports fan. I probably should have been more candid about this with my wife while we were dating, but I was too twitterpated to think of anything other than her at the time. Ten years later, she definitely knows about my obsession and has learned to deal with it, but I still feel a twinge of guilt that I wasn’t more honest with her from the beginning.
Now that I have that confession out of the way, I have another one that is actually directly related to the Jazz, the lockout, and the NBA:
I love sports, but I really don’t like the business end of it.
When I auditioned for Jazzbots a couple of years ago, I was so excited to write about basketball. I enjoyed doing game reviews, talking about individual players and performances, starting a series of posts about the annual Florida road trip, and raging about 4th quarter collapses. What I hadn’t counted on was a lockout that would separate me from my basketball (and my muse) for 7+ months. Since the lockout began, I’ve been reluctant to write because of the lack of actual basketball to write about. I’m sorry for my absence and pledge to do better.
In a couple of short weeks, the NBA will resume play, and we will all get to watch our beloved Jazz take on the HATED Lakers in LA right after Christmas. I know for a lot of fans, the NBA has a ways to go to earn back the respect and fandom that it has lost during the lockout.
I’m not really one of those fans.
Since I don’t care for the nuts and bolts of it very much, I’m just excited to watch basketball again. I’m excited to come home from work, plop my 3-year-old son on my lap, crack open a Pepsi Max (my cold beverage of choice), watch the game, and scream either praises or obscenities at the TV. It’s basketball season, and I couldn’t be happier.
Lockout be damned. Game on.
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