Saturday, February 28, 2009
Fans trade steroids story for sports they love
Call it a backlash. Call it soul-searching. Call it revitalization. After weeks of all A-Rod and steroids all the time, fans were bursting with posts about why they still love and always have loved sports.
Jazz fans wish their team were higher in the standings, but only the Lakers seem out of reach.
Popular topics included NFL free agency, the NFL draft, any game involving the Lakers, the topsy turvy top of the college basketball standings, Bracketology and Bubble Watch.
Best blogs Feb. 22-28 joe0878: Why I watch sports
When it comes down to sports nobody knows the final result. Not Vegas, not so called experts, not fans and not the players. I watch because nobody writes the ending for others to view later in a theater or on a couch.
I watch to see Vince Young take down USC. I watch to see the unbeatable Patriots fall to the Giants. I watch to see Jordan hit a game-winner against the Jazz. I watch to see a Monday night football game where Favre plays one of greatest games ever after his father dies. I watch to see the Kansas Jayhawks pull off a miraculous comeback to win the national championship, and I watch to see the next greatest game or biggest upset Hollywood didn't write.
DTJones2005: Why can't we say 'WE'
I'm a Cubs fan and when it does happen and the Cubs win the World Series, I will say WE WON, WE WON. It's not bad. I have, like many fans, invested money, time and a lot of emotion into them.
When Illinois lost to North Carolina in the NCAA Finals, I like some of the players felt like crying, I was on my feet the whole second half, jumping up and down, yelling at the TV. Same goes for the Bears in the Super Bowl vs. the Colts.
So, I ask, with so much emotion invested into your favorite team, don't hold back the WE. It's your team also.
Cavalierman007: The NHL six-step program
1. Stop selling Sidney Crosby as the savior of hockey -- My name is the NHL and I'm a Crosby-holic! The first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. I know this is going to hurt some of my friends up north, but "Sid the kid" is not the best player in the world. For that matter he is not even the best player on his team (see Malkin).