The needle is on empty. I’ve got nothing left. I’ve written every last glowing, positive, gleeful word I know in association with this team and none of it seems to properly do it justice. I simply cannot explain how blessed and honored I feel to be a fan of this team right now.
I can only imagine what might happen if they go all the way and win the championship. I might fall into a happy coma with a Joker grin cemented on my face. Or maybe I’ll just start babbling a flood of stream of consciousness words that make no sense. Of course, nobody reading this site will much care because you will all be so giddy with your own forms of celebration.
This waiting for the playoffs is getting tiresome. It feels a little like being a kid around Thanksgiving time, knowing that we’re going to get something good for Christmas, but not being exactly sure what it will be. Sure, a good run in the playoffs will be a lot of fun. If the team loses in the ECF or the Finals, I’ll be disappointed but I’ll understand and look forward to doing it all over next year. But what if…?
I can’t even really think about it right now. It is too early and I have to keep telling myself to enjoy the ride.
The bottom line is that it is all happening right now. My favorite non-Celtic ever became a Celtic this offseason. The greatest Celtic of my generation is still here, having one of his best years. And just for good measure, one of the best shooters ever is part of the mix too. Jumble them up together with a group of talented supporting cast members that play their parts and buy into the ubuntu mentality and you’ve got yourself a very special team.
Again, try as I might, I can’t find the words that truly express how good this feels right now. It is amazing that a group of people I’ve never met playing a game for a living could have such an effect on me. Part of it is having experienced all the lows with this team over the last 20 or so years. Part of it is the effect this blog has had in making me a more passionate and downright obsessive fan. But mostly I think it is just the effect of a sports fan seeing his team reach heights that he only dreams about most of his life.
I just can’t put it into words, but thankfully I don’t have to. If you are reading these words, chances are you know exactly what I’m trying to say. Ain’t it great?