It had been a long week. Yes indeedy, a really long week. I had one of those big old end of the fiscal year reports due at work. The spreadsheets and analyses and assessments made my head spin.
So by Friday night, I was good and ready for a much-needed, and well-deserved break to catch a replay of the second half of the Bulls’ historic victory over the Miami Heat on March 27, 2013 (happy birthday eve to me).
In my last blog, I had to confess I had stooped to a new low (or is it a new high?) when I found myself watching Las Vegas Summer League on a Saturday night.
Now, I have to confess that I cried watching that streak-busting game. Yes, cried.
It’s a well-known fact, as per Tom Hanks, playing Coach Jimmy Dugan in the movie A League of Their Own – THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL.
I’ll go ahead and make a big leap and assume that there’s likewise NO CRYING IN BASKETBALL.
But after my rough week, and suffering from withdrawal without my steady diet of 3-4 Bulls games/week, topped off with the unprecedented performance our Bulls put together to defeat the evil Heat. Well, I just couldn’t help it.
I cried. Mostly tears of joy.
But I believe I also cried because I saw Luol as we all know and love him. Our Lu. All-Star Lu. Not the Luol who ended up with the virus, tweeting the “evidence photos” from the hospital to prove to the nay-sayers (Charles Barkley) that he honestly truly couldn’t physically play in Game 6 of the playoff series against the Nets.
But enough of those sad tears. We are all going to be crying some big tears of joy when DRose steps back on that court in the fall. And the rest of the pieces are falling into place.
We’ve got the Dunleavy pickup and re-signing of Big Naz.
Jo is “resting” on his worldwide tour, and the last thing he’d ever do is play in any kind of exhibition or charity soccer games. Nope. None of that. He’s resting.
We’ve got the rookies, Captain Kirk is working out, Jimmy Butler is practicing, Boozer is getting all fit and trim.
Given how pathetic both Chicago baseball teams are this year, it seems like there should be lots of crying in baseball.
But for Bulls fans, we have the hope that is the 2013-2014 season. The return.
And for anyone who wants to re-live the Bulls’ triple OT win vs. the Nets (thank you Nate the Great, and good luck in Denver. You will be missed) – NBA – TV is playing it, yikes, yowza, past our bedtimes – at 9 p.m. EDT this Thursday, August 1.
Might need to be a real rule-breaker and stay up past my bedtime on a school night.
See Red and Go Bulls!