What a great day. I usually don`y enjoy getting up at 4:30 am, but when it is to catch a Jazz-game it`s all good. At around 7 am, just before leaving for work, I am on my knees celebrating Mo`s winner. The rest of the day has just flown away and work was great.
As a Jazz-fan, these are the moments that I live for. Nobody else cares about the NBA here in Norway so it`s not for bragging rights of for winning that elusive championships. It is for the moments when great players like Stockon and Malone, good players like Mo and Al and not in the least, pretty bad players like Sundiata Gaines, gets a winner in close games against good teams. To me, winning a championship is obviously something I would like to experience, but it is much more of a bonus than a first and only goal. Being a sports fan consists of good nights and bad nights, and if you don`t follow a select few teams, the bad nights are equal to or greater than the good ones. But I really don`t care - I am a Utah Jazz fan because I want to get up in the morning and get that insane rush before going to work. I want to feel the joy of victory after tough losses, and I want to experience the bad nights where nothing just nothing works out.
I don`t post here often anymore, mostly because I can`t bother to relate to the negativity. I will always support the Jazz though, and games like last night`s will until the day I die mean a lot to me - even though we might never sniff a championship again. Proud moments, guys!