It's all about the fans!
Holidays, birthdays, and our beloved Spurs bring out the best in people
Yesterday, I met with three other PtR contributors for lunch to celebrate a birthday. Of course, a majority of the conversation was about the Spurs. With the loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night, predicting how the conversation could have gone south was a no-brainer. But instead, in the truest spirit of the Spurs, the conversation was much like the comment section of PtR.
Sure there was sense of be being bummed that the Spurs lost to the Chicago Bulls after a strong start. But there was also that sense of hope that comes with having Pop at the helm. Considering the Spurs started the summer sending away a top player, preseason brought a major injury to a young promising player, some 30 point losses and two weeks of a losing a record, the Spurs are not just maintaining relevance this season, in many ways they are thriving.
There’s a true competitive spirit in the Western Conference that isn’t overshadowed by one team decimating everybody.
There’s promise in this younger squad, and every black cloud has had a silver lining. The superstar who left made room for an All-Star with a great attitude. Who could ahve predicted the fit DeMar DeRozan would have in San Antonio. And Murray’s injury has paved the way for Bryn Forbes to become a bonafide starter. All in all, seeing how negative pieces were brushed off was reassuring.
The conversation reminded me of just how much people believe in this team. But more than anything, it was real face-to-face interaction with people that I spend most of my relationship communicating through email, text, and article.
So today, I wish Goodnight & Go Spurs Go a happy birthday and thank my fellow writers for a Spurs-themed Algonquin Round Table. The one major takeaway: tonight’s game will be good.
So call over your friends and fellow Spurs fans, gather round the tube, and cheer on the good guys as they host the last of the six game home stand against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Go Spurs Go!
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