Tuesday, March 2, 2010
"Just when I thought you couldn't be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!".
That is a classic line from Harry (Jeff Daniels) in the comedy "Dumb and Dumber", and it pretty much sums up the Miami Heat season for me. No matter how pathetic, ridiculous, stupid and irresponsible they find a way to reel us back in for the ride.
As I look at the standings today, I realize that the #4 through #10 seeds in the East have all lost a game or two or three consecutively to go along with our four straight defeats... except for Toronto, which has found a way to match our losing streak of 4 games.
Not only are we back in the 8th spot, after only one day of being on the outside looking in, but we are actually only 2 1/2 games away from our original target, the fifth spot. Any one of us will be relieved just to have this team qualify for the playoffs, but it is also nice to be able to look at that 5th spot and in the words of Lloyd (Jim Carrey) say "So you're telling me there's a chance!"