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What Makes Me Happy . . . What Makes Me Sick

Buy The ClippersContributor IMarch 22, 2010

LOS ANGELES - MARCH 19:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives around Wayne Elllington #19 of the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 19, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Thinking about the world of sports and what it has become and what it truly is, compelled me to share "What Makes Me Happy and What Makes Me Sick ," as it relates to sports:

Happy : Kobe Bryant with the ball in his hands and with a few seconds left on the clock and the game on the line.
Sick : Hearing that Kobe Bryant is a ball hog.

Happy : Brett Farve and the Vikings executing their offense last year, particularly when he throws he most ridiculous pass (40 year old or not) to the back of the end zone to rob a win from the 49er’s.
Sick : Never ending banter about whether or not Farve will come back for another season.

Happy :  Boise State pulling the statue of liberty play to beat Oklahoma in the BCS Orange Bowl.
Sick : Complaints that non-BCS teams don’t belong, or that playoff system should be adopted.

Happy : Opening day of March Madness, tons of close games (Villanova, Texas and Tennessee)and some upsets (Ohio, Old Dominion, Washington, Saint Mary’s and Nothern Iowa).
Sick: Cries that the tournament needs to be expanded…yuck!

Happy : College Game Day at 7am and an obscene amount of college football all day on Saturdays.
Sick : Refer back to BCS comments above.

Happy : Angels beating the Yankees.
Sick : The Yankees.

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Happy : Watching a soccer game at an English pub.
Sick : Watching soccer anywhere else.

Happy :  Arte Moreno and the Rooney’s.
Sick : The McCourts and Dan Synder.

Happy :  Andrew Bynun putting up twenty.
Sick : Constant questions on why Bynun is not Shaq, Kareem, Wilt, Russell and the list goes on and on.

Happy : A Clipper win (they happen from time to time).
Sick : Sterling, blaming “a curse”, Benoit Benjamin, the uniforms, the name and the list goes on and on.

The premise behind this is simple; sports are all about the actual experience and the results they bare (for better or worse).  The back stories and cries and complaints drown out the reality that sports is about what the “team” (including the owners, employees, player, etc) does on a day to day basis to make the product great and the memories last forever...for us the fans.  

Even in L.A. where the options for activities seem endless, people will pay for a good product, an experience and for memories.

Time to ante up and build your legacy today at www.buytheclippers.com .

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