Saturday, May 3, 2008

Saturday Afternoon Wristing

DUSTOFF

I am going to give Hutch a call, as he is my 'break glass in case of emergency' option.  I don't want to fake through Mother's day as they take Grandma out to dinner as a family.  Then, Memorial Day is at the end of the month ... not looking forward to waiting until June.

Even though I had thought it out ealier in the year, that Labor Day would be optimal, leaving expediciously is best.  I don't talk with Mookie too deep, so I don't know what conflicts she has in her.  Were I to guess, I would get lost.  I have said what I am going to do, and I want to see it get done.  It may not be ending too ugly, but I can't help but feel a little empty inside.  I am so disappointed that I can't stand it ... why can't relationships be like playing for the Detroit Pistons?

SPORTS ... AS LIFE ..!

If I am not mistaken, the Detroit Pistons is prolly the best 'team concept orginaztion' in all of pro sports.  Their recent run of 'very good' basketball is evidence of that.  They have been stable, with changes in core personnel as well as role players, and kept producing.  But on the Pistons, the concept of doing for the team is more than just words, it is a way.

On any given night, one of 8 players can lead the team in scoring.  While there are players who positions require them to be shooting a lot, no one has a problem with letting the cat who is hot, stay that way.  The biggest thing to the team, is to win.  There isn't anything that they wouldn't sacrifice in the way of individual success to get a victory.

Not only that, their top 8 players have had SERIOUS questions as to whether or not they were even GOOD enough to play, let alone be on one of the best teams in the league.  Chauncey Billups, has played on 4 different teams.  Rasheed Wallace had the hot head reputation.  Richard Hamilton didn't have a jump shot and Tayshaun Prince was too fragile.

Y'all get my point.  Together, they are a team that is united in the pursuit of a unified goal.  Each one simply takes his role and does it.  Where and when he has to change, he does.  Simple as that.

I don't understand when someone is like Mookie.  Myopic.  Yes, I like that word, because it is ACCURATE.  Can't see the forest for the trees.  I think and firmly believe that what a person can contribute to the relationship can out weigh what ever 'percieved' negative about them.

... but maybe that is just me ..!

3 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

hoping Hutch will come through for you, Mark, and when I'm back on line that you will be settled in your new place in Detroit; until then, take care of yourself

betty

buckoclown said...

Break the glass!

While I respect the Pistons, there have been times that they have also played ugly.  You must be able to play well, as well as play fair.  But all in all, they are very impressive.  But as an ex Illinois boy, I still love the Jordan era Bulls :o)

toonguykc said...

Mother's Day has been a tough one for me since...
It doesn't help that I'm writing MD cards now at work.

Russ