For all the new people, and old ones, that don't know (or remember me) I used to post on here quite a bit from 06-08. Sadly, I cooled down a bit this year.
I admit I wasn't the most loyal fan. I'd watch when the Spurs were on National TV, but I never went out of my way, like in the past, to find games online and watch. I attribute most of that to the injury of Manu. The beginning of the season was a blur to me because he was gone, the middle is where I started to piece the puzzle back together, and the end...well I gave up after I found out he was gone for good.
I've lived in New York for the past two years too, so it's hard to stay excited when the games you get every night are Knicks and Nets. Another reason this season hasn't meant as much to me.
With all that being said, I'm moving back to Texas. The economy has been hard on me, and I know I have a job at home working with my father for his business. When I realized this will be my last few weeks in NY I made it a point to watch the Spurs game. To get back into the swing of things. I had no idea what a heated race it was for the division. I watched the game (online) and tried my hardest to not get too excited. But I couldn't help it. The game was phenomenal. It was everything I needed to give me a swift kick in the ass and say, "Hey stupid, why aren't you watching this team?"
Then it hit me. I didn't fall in love with this team 13 years ago because of Manu, I did because I love their attitude. Their never say die swagger. Their defensive minded strategy. Their unselfishness. Their silver and black colors. The city of San Antonio. And mostly the die hard fans, like the great people on this site. And that's what I used to be. It's fitting that I'm moving back to Texas during their Playoff Run. I can now only hope while I drive my stuff from New York back to McAllen I can settle in SA for one night to watch a game live.
I hope there to be many future nights, for the next two months, where we'll get to bring back "Rally No Shirt 4th Quarters."
After this entire season, I am still Silver & Black. Go Spurs Go.