So not about the Hawks, but more frustration I must vent about Sports Writing/Talk. This way, meeshak, you know exactly what you're getting into.
The sports writing/talk, all over, not just in Chicago, is pants-shittingly dumb. Every day it seems they just are using some AP MadLib.
The newest 'stat,' as I have heard them refer to it, sounds something like this. The team that wins Game X has an N% chance of winning the series. ESPN has brought me to the edge. Their headline this morning, in reference to the NBA Finals, "Three is the new Seven." No. No. No. (Did I say No 7 times there?) Also, every damned analyst, writer, talker(?) says the next game becomes a must win game. You lost Game 1, you don't want to be down 2-0, so Game 2 is must win. Argh. They make me so angry I begin typing out pirate noises.
I get it, every game is super-duper, please-read-my-blog, oh-shit-i-just-kicked-the-cat-when-a-puck-slid-through-the-goal-mouth, important.
Also, I feel awkward watching my sports casters on TV standing and talking. ESPN is very guilty of this. What the hell is going on? Are they going to lead us in the pledge of allegiance? Should I stand? No one wants to have to see Hannah Storm's or Linda Cohn's knees either, wear some suit pants ladies. CSN has it sometimes, but mostly they're behind a desk, thank you.
I have no conclusion to end this fanpost.