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Nourishing the roots of the crabgrass is decades worth of blood, sweat and tears that the casual eye can see. And if you listen very carefully, you can faintly hear the echoes of a 34 Double Lead call, “The Pony Soldiers” by Sam Spence, and requests to go to the bathroom.
In four years of grade school football, my St. Cajetan Warriors never lost a game on that home field. My dynasty involved a mere two regular season losses total, at St. Michael’s in Orland Park where those rich kids could afford knee pads and at St. Christina in Mt. Greenwood where a running back might wear steel toe Dr. Martens and cover his jersey in fiberglass.
(And like any football dynasty worth its orange slices, we won a championship and then were banned the following year from the postseason for recruiting violations and doctoring of paperwork. Seriously. Haters gonna hate.)
None of the Black and Gold Machine teams since I retired has gone undefeated at Kennedy Park in a season. My team’s four year record stands little chance of being broken. And somewhere deep in my heart, I’m glad, and my ego wishes misfortune onfuture gradeschool teams thatwould even dare to approach my dynasty.
But I’m as rational as I am animal. A record that stays forever is a museum piece. It’s a fossil. We progressive sports fans need rejuvenation, new blood. Barry Bonds abrasiveness and all was compelling television as he chased 71 and 756,
just as Roger Maris, Hank Aaron and Mark McGwire fascinated the world when their records were set.
Chicago Bulls fans as if the garbage bag of dead kittens the 2015 season has been wasn’t enough are feeling the prick to their pride afterthe modern day Golden State Warriors improved to 72 9 on Sunday night to tie the 1995 Bulls team that went 72 10 for the most regular season wins in history. The Warriors can break the record Wednesday night with a home win against the Grizzlies.
This reaction isunderstandable. We tend to define our rooting interests in records and impressive stats, and if that 72 10 Bulls team becomes statistically secondary, so do then the fans by irrational transitive property of sports.
But it’s time to let go. This is a new NBA with replenished youth and vigor. Despite the otherwise compelling basketball with teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and the operatic Cleveland Cavaliers, this Warriors runis undeniable joy.
If Golden State wins 73, so be it. Even Michael Jordan isn’t going to cry about it (see what I did there?). He actually wants the Warriors to break the record,according to Warriors forward Draymond Green.
“Mike told me at All Star, win the record. Go get the record. If y don win this record, I going to be hot and I blaming you,’ Green said.
Game recognizes game. And clinging to a 20 year old stat or team isn only petty but a symptom of the disease fans suffer when their favorite team hasn’t won anything since (see: Chicago Bears fans).
Besides, the debate will still rage on over which team is better, which is in some ways problematic, what with comparing teams from different eras being an exercise in uselessness and impossibility and all. And if in your heart of hearts you’ll always know the ’96 Bulls would whoop these Warriors collectivetail(and they would), let that be the bigger feather in your foam horned hat. With those Bulls feasting on today’s different rules, who would cover Jordan and Scottie Pippen while both were on the court, etc? All are decent points in a dumb barstool or panel show argument, but consider the non basketball aspects.
Last week Pippen and Ron Harper sat down with Gary Payton in an piece for Uninterrupted. Regarding 70 wins (the record prior to 1996), Pippen said, “We never really bought into that record. Our lifestyle (laughing) was not trying to challenge that record.”
See, the Bulls did their thing while drunk. Jordan had casino chips falling out of his shorts, and Dennis Rodman seemingly played at least five games on ecstasy.
Yes, Draymond Green knows how to party when allowed, but give him one night out with ’96 Rodman, and Green probably still in a Tijuana jail. John Salley was a Bull that year, too,
and he still hasn’t sobered up.