Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Preferably the Falcons, but the Hawks will do too. (although its not looking good now. Not sure it ever did.)
We lookin exceptionally good this coming season considering we're squeaky clean and those crooked "Saints" are getting their come upings. Now as to the Hawks, I also always have rooted for them, but they are realistically a team full of role players and the closest thing they go to true All-Star level player (Josh Smith) just lost his knee.
Speaking of knees, did any else see the terrifying kneecap injury that poor Baron Davis suffered? It was so horrifying to witness, that I will resist the temptation to post a pic or a youtube link here on the forum
The entire arena hushed in shock, and all the players on the court grimaced. I seen some seriously wicked injuries in basketball and football, but that was some ugly (insert forbidden expletive). On the plus side, it was a great game, and Woodson finally took Hollinger's advice and put Amare at the 5 where he thrives better than at the 3. Congrats to Amare for a great return. He played well and we well received by the home crowd who spent the night instead mercilessly booing LeBron who while has remained the biggest villain in the NBA, 99% of people I hear complaining say these exact words, "I HATE LeBron James, but I got to give it up to his game, he is the best player right now."
About college sports, I know what you mean, aside from brother Gebre Menfes Kidus' admiration for it, I think college is for classes and don't really consider national level college athletics to be nothing more than a Ponzi scheme so it can't compare to when the home town takes the championship. I was at the last Laker parade and it was one of the greatest days for LA I had ever seen, so many people and not even a single gang fight, we only have a sense of pan-LA community when we riot or win a championship (or both at the same time). I grew up both in Showtime era Los Angeles when the Dodgers had a World Series and then the Gretzky run for the Kings, and then of course we've had a few more championships since then;)