Many causal NBA fans haven’t watched Charlotte play a single game this year. But they may have heard anecdotally about how the team was blown out by 39 against Miami or by 30 against the Hawks. And thus they have probably come to the easy, lazy conclusion that this team has played some bad games. But you know something? What these ignorant so-called “fans” don’t realize is that our Charlotte Bobcats have played other games, too, games like last night against the Nets…and those games are actually even worse. How awful was Sunday night’s game? I would make a prisoner watch it in order to beat a confession out of him. I haven’t watched something that depraved, sick, and twisted since that episode of Whitney. In fact, when talking about the Bobcats, I’m thinking of replacing the word “watching” with the phrase, “subjecting yourself to,” as in, “Hey, are you subjecting yourself to the Bobcats tonight?”
Sunday night was actually bad to the point of profundity. Through suffering comes enlightenment, and I’m convinced that all of us—in choosing to wat—I mean, subject ourselves to—this team, are not simply expressing our die-hard fandom but responding to a higher calling. Here’s how: People think of this as a golden age for basketball, with an amazing cast of stars and super-teams. But the Bobcats are so cover-your-eyes horrifying that maybe the real reason we’re here is to document that it wasn’t all wonderful for the NBA circa-2012. Bobcats Planet may actually be the NBA’s very own “How the Other Half Lives.” We’re the 99-percenters. The black people on Mad Men. After all, Raging Bull and Ordinary People weren’t the only movies released in 1981; so was Make Them Die Slowly. Thirty years from now they’ll uncover this website, and it will serve as a testimony to those faceless, forgotten, hopeless masses who didn’t live in New York, Chicago, Miami, and LA.
The Bobcats’ first two regular season games have been so exciting that they’ve moved Charlotte Observer writer Scott Fowler to new heights of prose. After our opening night 1-point win over Milwaukee, Fowler described it as “good theater” in his post-game column. But our narrow loss to the defending Eastern Conference Champion Heat on Wednesday wasn’t just good theater for Fowler, “it was great theater.” I can only imagine how he’s going to react to our upcoming game with Orlando.
Theatrics aside, there’s a ton to appreciate to the Bobcats 1-1 start, both with our team and with the opposition (I’m just so glad basketball is back in our lives!). Here are my takeaways, in chronological order:
And all through the House, Former Bobcats past and present were getting their groove on, even Primoz Brezec who defends as if he should be wearing a blouse… OK, I know my rhyming skills need some work, but Christmas is right around the corner and as Bobcats fans I think we all need a little something to lighten the mood. So, With that I present to you 3 videos for your enjoyment.
#1 – Raymond Felton, DJ Augustin, Larry Brown, Primoz Brezec, Gerald Wallace
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I hope that everyone here has a wonderful day and a great meal with their friends and family.
Here at BCP there are many things that I’m thankful for:
- I’m thankful for the great sense of community that we have here on our site. I guess surviving Sam Vincent, Adam Morrison and Jeff McInnis as a group can only make you stronger.
- I’m thankful for the many people that help out with the blogging, forum moderation, podcasts and t-shirt designs. I hope that I don’t miss anyone, but big thanks to Teej, SWedd523, Tamburello, Toocool, BigcatBobcat, BRNC, ajbry.
- As most of you know, I love to laugh. One thing that I’m certain of is that no matter what kind of day I’m having, I can come to this site and find something to laugh about. So most of all I’m thankful that here at BCP we have the funniest / coolest group of Bobcats fans that you can find anywhere. To prove this, take a look at a few of the snippets from last night’s game chat versus the Knicks. Even in the midst of a miserable defeat there were laughs to be had
Teej chats with SNY’s TheKnicksBlog.com Radio host Anthony “Rice Balls” Donahue about the upcoming home and home with the Knicks, Raymond Felton and Isaiah Thomas. Follow Anthony at TKB Radio on theknicksblog.com or on twitter @AnthonyMSG.