Phoenix Suns Lose, Famine Spreads and the World Ends: A Lesson in Overreaction

November 10th, 2010 by Brad Denny Leave a reply »
Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Regular Season


The Phoenix Suns defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in double overtime on November 5th.

The season is saved!  Get your playoff tickets now!  J-Rich for MVP! 

The Grizzlies then defeated the Suns three days later.

Bench Hedo!  The season's over!  The American way of life is crumbling all around us!

Of course, all of this means one thing: simmer down.

At last check, an NBA regular season was 82 games long, spanning, in the Suns’ case, 170 days.  It’s a season that ends just before Easter and we’re still eating leftover Halloween candy. 

The knowledge that our society is built upon immediate gratification is now so ingrained that it’s long since become cliché.  When people are irked when their Twitter app takes more than three seconds to load on their iPhones, perish the thought of the media waiting more than 20 games to pronounce the next All-Stars or free-agent busts.

The NBA is not college football.  A stumble out of the gates will ...

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