Not to S my own D before diving into this terrible blog topic but damnit, listening to "Everybody Hurts" is helping just a little bit rn. A great choice for today's SOD, Dozie.
I'm hungover and bummed tf out. You know when you had a night and wake up early cause of the poison and almost don't feel that bad, but then go back to sleep for a little, and it makes things a million times worse? That's me rn.
I woke up naturally at like 9:30 and felt almost adequate, but I went back to bed for another hour before therapy at 11 and woke up dead. I even cut my session with my shrink sort today after like 17 minutes because I have some clarity. Things other than the C's are actually going semi-well (minus the war, attack on women's bodily autonomy, extreme greed from billionaires leading to crazy prices, and plenty of other stuff) in my world. Plus I needed to drop some heat in the water closet (again) and sulk about the Celtics.
I still cannot believe that loss actually happened. I'm shellshocked, flabbergasted, and irate. There are no words to describe how fucking bummed I feel, but sweet Maui onion, I'm gonna try.
Last night one of my favorite people on this planet came over to watch the game. Now he's not the biggest hoop head, but I was just glad to see my guy. Dude's married, so I'm lucky for a hang a month. It's cool; I get it, we're all older and busier now, yadda, yadda, yadda, but my mood was fantastic for hours. We were having a great time, broing out, crushing BL smooths, rippin J's, and watching the C's. It was splendid. Now this will not be some game recap; we all know what happened leading up to the 4th. I was by no means comfortable, but when you're up 14 points with 10 minutes to go at home, usually that works out in your favor. My fantasy league group chat was blowing up, too, and people were acting like the game was already won. Bam, another Bucks 3 ball. Even as the lead continued to dwindle, it still felt like they'd close it out. Then the worst sequence in possibly the entire storied history of the Boston Celtics happens right after some folks were saying how Jrue Holiday isn't that good. I'm not a jinx guy, but I might have to switch teams after last night.
With my apathy towards the Sox, post-Mookie salary dump, and realistic expectations for the Pats, the Celtics and specifically these Celtics are all I've got going on sports-wise. I guess there's some optimism for my URI Rams with Archie, but not this season. And I love the Pats, and their future is more bright than dark, but they're not a legit championship contender. These Boston Celtics are, or at least were.
Credit to the Bucks for not backing down and fighting back to take a game on the road after losing game four at home, but what the fuck happened? Have some heart and balls one time, C's!! Maybe it's cause I was a tad f'ed up, but like, how on earth did the Celtics lose that game?
Technically the series isn't over, but my morale is below sea level. If you're looking for a positive spin, look no further.
This Celtics team has many a narrative, but earlier this season, when they were one of the biggest disappointments in the league, they had a habit of blowing massive leads. Then in early January, they flipped the switch and lost like three games in two months. They'd regularly have 30-point leads and hold onto them. Last night the 2021 version of the 2021-22 Celtics came to play in the final 10 minutes. And for Marcus Smart lovers like me, last night was probably the worst thing to ever happen to him on the hardwood.
I'm just so defeated; it's tough to win a series in the NBA with two losses at home and now we've got a true must win game on the Bucks' floor in a closeout situation....not ideal! The Jay-core has a little bit of a history of blowing playoff games that they seemingly had won (The Miami series in the bubble still haunts me), and now they've got a chance to put that behind them. Just like they put the 18-21 start behind them to end up the 2nd seed in the East to defeat the odds and naysayers. If they're ever gonna get over the hump, it's now. For the sake of this core going forward, they have to come back from the dead to win this series. You got a Middleton-less Bucks WITH home court advantage. They shouldn't be in this spot. I'm not saying I think it's gonna happen, but this team can bounce back and has to, or else they're gonna let another great chance to get back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010 slip through their fingers.
The worst part of the loss was trying to keep the vibes high afterwards. I didn't wanna be super sad with company over, especially when I feel like every hang is an interview to get more opportunities to chill at this point in life, but like I was CRUSHED from the second Portis got that board...you know what I still am? FUCKKKKKKKKKK. Damnit they had that game and now the season's likely over because there's no killer instinct. I'm rambling now, but man I haven't been this bummed about a loss in any sport since literally losing Brady and Mookie.