Why do we do this shit?
Every year in every sport we do this shit. A month into the season a people talk about the playoffs and beyond. Its about as dumb as flying a damn waitress all around the country to hook up when you could just fly your damn swimsuit model wife instead.
I'm as tired of this shit as Seth is with all the speculation of an Akron Athlete signing next year in NY.
Here's the thing. Its the middle of December. We are 45 days into a 6 month season. YOU think you know how the season plays out? Really?! I'm calling bullshit on you. The only thing I'll concede is NY might not be the #1 seed this year. I'll concede homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs. Fuck all else until the All-Star game at the earliest.
Look how quickly shit changes. 1-9 to start the season and its "grab your parachutes" and then we win 3 games in a row, 4 of 5, and now we are contenders?! Hey, every team has talent and every team can win on a given night. Sure, the Nets might get run off by Kansas but thats not the point. The point is we are nowhere. The Lakers are nowhere. We are playing solid ball right now and we will win some games and lose some games. We obviously hope we win more than lose. This is a league of streaks. Teams get hot, teams get cold. They deal with injuries. Trades come along. There are too many variables to assume anything past the next game.
These no different than the asshate a ESPN who put the Yankees playoffs hopes in peril 25 games into a 162 game baseball season because the Bahston Red Sox are in 1st by 5 games. Everyone wants to be first with the predictions and It happens every year and their predictions are worse than Antoine Walker's accountants.
Listen, I'm as impatient as the next New Yorker, but this is stupid to me. I'd like to add this Pointless Premature Playoff Psychobabble Bullshit to the "banned" list, at least until February when the season is past its halfway point and trading deadline is near
In a New York Minute, everything can change.