Okay, I’m here with a blog on INTERNATIONAL Bobcats supporters. So you internationals are getting some love from us…me.
As we all know, I’m our resident Aussie fan, and it’s time to give some loving to the international Bobcats supporters around the world. I also asked around with fellow FOBS (Fresh off the Boat) to PM me with how they became Bobcats fans…but only Bing! replied. And so, our European friend who is a long time member, has contributed to this blog. I would like to thank him for his time and the answering of my questions.
Anyway, so we’ll get straight to it.
What led to your dedicated following of the Bobcat’s?
- The next Larry Bird… I’m not kidding, I was completely oblivious to anything NBA related since 2000-2001 until I ran into some info regarding the one and only. Then, he was drafted by the Bobcats (I wondered whatever happened to the Hornets), after that I got to familiarise myself with the roster and the team’s short history and fell in love.
How he found the forums:
- One of the blogs on Yahoo had a rundown on various sites/blogs/message boards related to NBA teams, and BCP was on the list for the Bobcats, a click here, a click there, I joined the forum. After lurking for a while, I noticed the lively atmosphere and jolly (if a bit cheeky) discussions goin’ on and decided to jump right in. What keeps me active on the site to this day? Well, I’ll put it this way, BCP is a rather deep swimming pool… and I swim like a rock.
What led to your dedicated following of the Bobcats:
- Probably it had to start with NBA2k8 or 2k9. I bought the game, and got into NBA and following it. Being the guy most people are, I picked the Lakers (cos of Kobe and my fun experiences with NBA Live 04 with the Shaq + Kobe combo). After that, I would visit the 2k forums, where some guys were discussing the Bobcats. Seeing as all Aussies LOVE an underdog story, and Bobcats weren’t really going anywhere anytime soon (With the almighty FHB), I decided to investigate more. I watched a full game of Bobcats, and fell in love with them, especially Crash.
I don’t recall what game it was, but Crash had probably hit the floor at least 3-4 times, yet still got up and tried to carry his team to the end. I also saw Felton trying his heart out, and I thought that they had a lot of heart and will to win. They lost in the end, but it was their combined tenacity, hustle, heart and willingness to win that made me want to cheer for the Bobcats. Not to mention their style wasn’t pretty, but it was fun to watch and very gritty.
How I found the forums:
- After following their stats for a while, I used my good friend www.google.com.au, and found a forum where people discussed all about the Bobcats. I had a look at the thing, and it seemed like a fun place to chill, since I use to chill in various forums (mostly video game ones). Seeing as I had nothing better to do, I joined up. Since then, I’ve been a regular (As you can see with my amazingly increasing post count).
And so ends the International Blog. Hope you got some insight into how some international people became supporters of the Bobcats.