Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Ok(c)...I'm not an Oklahoma City fan. But I love me an underdog. And I love me an underdog that wants the win, that's hungry for the win...and watching the Thunder-Spurs game right now, OKC is gunning for this win. Their fans are in it. Their fans are so cute I just want to put them all in my pocket, all those middle-aged white people in their Thunder shirts, cheering and screaming at the top of their lungs at every Thunder basket at this point. That's what you want to see, in the game, in any game - excited fans, but also, and maybe more importantly, excited players. The boyfriend complains all the time that the Yankees aren't hungry for the win any more and he's got a point - they've been there, done that. But the Thunder look hungry. Even just watching the Kings-Devils game on NBC Sports, I told the boyfriend that I didn't feel any intensity - neither team looked like they needed that win, and yet, they both did really need it. I expected to see some of that passion in the play of the Kings players, seeing as they're in the same situation as the Thunder - underdogs and new kids on the championship road block - but I see it in this game. I always say that there's so much back and forth in basketball scoring that you don't have to watch until the fourth quarter, and that's pretty much when the Thunder pulled ahead and stayed ahead. They're up by 6 right now with less than 15 seconds on the clock, after trailing for most off the game, and barring any last second deals with the devil, they're going to the Finals. I think the crowd in that stadium might spontaneously combust from all the excitement. I love it.

Here's to the underdogs, and to wanting the win, whether you're on the court/field or in the stands! You go, OKC! :)

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