Congratulations to the San Antonio Spurs, 2005 Western Conference Champions!
Great game. Seriously. Fantastic game. Wish the series could have gone on longer so I could have seen another one like that, but, hey... a little rest for San Antonio before the Finals.
Ginobili, Duncan and Parker looked great, and I think the whole team is going to smoke Eastern Conference in the Finals.
The Suns had a fantastic season with the highest number of regular season wins and the highest average scores all season.
One wonder show many players will return to The Suns next season. I hope we get them all back. I think next season will be even better.
Honestly, becoming a Suns fan has made living in the Valley of the Sun a lot more tolerable. It's given me something to enjoy which is directly tied to my local area. And God knows, anything which can improve life in this miserable desert is welcome.
We're not huge baseball fans at The League, so we haven't really taken to the Diamondbacks. We don't understand golf, so we've missed out on the PGA fun which occurs here semi-regularly. And we'd LIKE to know more about the Arizona Cardinals, but since they black out all home games which haven't sold out, we miss half of the games every year.
I've been a Spurs and Rockets fan for years, so I didn't think I'd ever jump ship, and I still don't really think I have. But they show every single Suns game on local TV out here, and after a while, you learn to pull for the hometown squad.
The Suns played great this year, and I'm hoping to get tickets to a few more games next year. We like watching games on TV, but The League has a deep, deep love of shouting at opposing teams from really bad seats.
So here's to a great 2004-2005 season. Let's hope 2005-2006 winds up at least as well.