Monday, January 21, 2013

Losers

There was a lot of hiring and firing going on this weekend in Arizona sports.

You see, it's not been easy to be an Arizona sports fan lately. 
Actually, scratch that.
It's not been easy to be an Arizona sports fan for the last 12+ months.
Be it the Cardinals (NFL), the Suns (NBA), the Diamondbacks (MLB), ASU, or even the Coyotes (NHL)...but since I don't really follow hockey I dunno much about that sitch. 

The Cardinals head coach was promptly fired this season after finishing with a 5-11 record.
The Suns head coach was just canned on Friday for only winning 13 games in the entire sesason so far. 
And after high hopes for the D-backs last season, they barely finished 1 game above a .500 for their first consecutive winning seasons since 2007-08. ...but still missed the playoffs.

That's a lot of losing, if you ask me.
And out here in AZ, I think I can speak for all of us when I say we're tired of losing.

So when I'm tired of losing and irritated at these front offices making terrible decisions for the teams I root for...I have refer to the 10 Commandments of Arizona sports, to reassure myself, that maybe, just maybe, some day before I die, Arizona will have winning professional sports teams.

Ahem...

1.) Thou shalt not be a fair-weather fan.

2.) Thou shalt not take Steve Nash's name in vain
...even if he does betray you and go play for the Lakers. 

3.) Thou shalt not covet other professional sports teams' players, management, winning records, or championship rings. ...none of which, are in your near future.

4.) Honor thy teams that have won in the past, for it may be a while before it happens again.
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks


5.) Thou shalt not question bad trades, bad hirings or firings, or any other questionable decisions from the front office...cause the more you think about it, the more mad you'll get. 

6.) Thou shalt always remember the pool. 
Cause hey, if the team's losing, at least you still have a cool pool in your baseball stadium.
And air conditioning.
We have air conditioning too.

7.) Thou shalt obey thy Baxter, Gorilla, and Big Red

8.) Thou shalt fork 'em

9.) Thou shalt understand: there's nowhere to go but up...when you're last



10.) Thou shalt always remember: you're not a real fan, unless you're still a fan when they're losing.
...thanks for that nugget of wisdom, dad.

So, in the meantime, I'll pray for the coming baseball season, try to stomach the rest of the NBA season, and ask for blessings for the new Cardinals head coach.

Amen.


2 comments:

  1. Y'all have a pool in your baseball stadium..we are not doing something right here in VA!

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  2. New follower here and I love this post! I feel the same way about my Astros. I get criticized..a LOT...for still being a crazy fan even though we're one of the worst teams in the league. Doesn't matter to me though, they are still my team.

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