It is kinda weird really, I used to really look forward to the first game...gotta cheer for my team right from the getgo. But for some reason, I am just not as excited as previous years.
My excitment has increased for the Steelers (um, don't want to talk about their season thus far though), pretty excited about my regular shows, The Office and Rescue Me...
But the Raps? I am missing something. Why am I not excited?
I read a few articles this morning, but even that couldn't light a fire under me.
Has been the lack of raptor advertisements around the city, on tv, in magazines? (I hate those anyway, but is that it?) Has it been my lack of time reading articles, instead I focus on my RSS feeds which has all of 1 sports feeds (do I even want to increase that?).
Or is it simply that they have lost me months ago. A few bad seasons, trades I didn't believe in and now a roster and management I am unfamiliar with.
"I think we're going to surprise a lot of people in this league," Raptors point guard T.J. Ford said. "(Tonight) is the first stepping stone. Right out of the gate, we can surprise a lot of people. No one expects us to do a whole lot."
Oh, how I hope you are right TJ.