#53, 2/4/12, Kings @ Hurricanes 1-2L Postgame THOUGHTS & TIDBITS
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02-05-2012, 12:21 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sioux Lookout, NWO
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The sad thing about this year is that I no longer get frustrated. I simply get bored. Every game day, I'm excited about watching and I really look forward to it--until the game starts. And then I see the same robotic, uninspired, emotionless play and I just feel myself shutting down. I NEVER used to do anything but watch while the game was on. I wouldn't miss a second, my focus would be complete. I could feel my muscles twitching as I strained along with the players, trying to win that battle in the corner or to get that breeakout pass.
And yet, this whole season, I find my mind wandering while I watch, I'm using my laptop, I'm in the other room doing whatever and just checking the score occasionally. It just all seems so pointless. Even when the Kings play well, I have a hard time getting excited because I know that in a game or two they'll be back to the live-action sleeping pill style. It just no longer seems worth the time to watch.
I don't know what the point of this post is. I'm not saying that I hate the team or that everyone should stop watching. I just needed to vent to people who care. Are they improving under Sutter? Maybe. Will they make the playoffs? My instinct is "barely, if at all"; I think people who like our chances in the playoffs are delusional because however good the defense is, this team is short on EMOTION. The old cliche is that defense wins championships, but I don't believe that. I think it's that emotion wins championships. It seems like defense is really important because that's the one way that a team short on skill but long on emotion can compete. Sadly, this team does not have the foundation of emotion and intensity needed.
With you, I am. I go through the exact same motions during the game these days, it feels awful.
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