Thanks to Gordon Keith and Bob and Dan putting the link on their blogs. Bob and Dan’s blog called me a “bitter P1.” However, even as they change out much of the other info on their blog, they’ve kept the link to my post on their main page for well over a week.
Soooo, methinks they doth enjoy it a little more than they let on.
It’s fine guys. I’m honored to do your dirty work for you.
And I still really don’t think I’m bitter about all this. But I know the more I say that, the worse it looks. So I’m gonna stop saying it now.
Bottom line? I still don’t think it’s wrong to point out how Wade gets treated differently than other players.
A final special word to all you “bitter” San Antonio fans:
I’ll simply ask you to look at the stats….the number of fouls called on Dirk stayed very consistent throughout the Dallas/Spurs series. So, even though you might argue a call here or there, on average it averages out and it’s impossible to say that the foul calls given to Dirk made a significant difference overall.
… when a player (Wade) gets 200 and 250 percent more free throw attempts in the final two finals games
… when his finals FTA average is 143 percent higher than his season average…
I think that does make a huge difference. And when some of the calls end up being so ridiculously bad, it just adds to the frustration some of us feel. But I’m over it, really. No, really….swear….
And while I am personally done talking about it, I do hope others keep this issue alive in the future. Because, to my mind, Wade will never be a great player unless the fouls called on him are in line with what others are getting.
Lots of you out there clearly agreed with me. Others of you didn’t.
Overall, it’s been a fun diversion this past week. But it IS time to move on now.
I’ve got lots more interesting things to blog about next week. Heck, I might even blog about the Rangers.
I can tell you that I finally have video of the Dan Fogelberg Tribute Show to share with you.
Look forward to that.