Anybody that knows me, knows that I am a very happy man today.  I have been a true blue Spurs fan pretty much all my adult life.  When I lived there, I went to games and watched the likes of Jon Sunvold, Walter Berry, Larry Krystowiak, and an aging Artis Gilmore struggle to win 15-20 games in a year.  But I loved the fans, I loved the atmosphere, I loved the "pride" that the fans had for their city, and I loved buying a 5-dollar ticket to a game, and slipping down to the expensive seats in the 4th quarter after the rightful owners gave up on the game... there were times I got within 20 feet of Kareem and Magic, Bird and McHale, Barkley, etc.  Then they drew the right to draft David Robinson and the town was rejuvenated.  It was a 2 year wait for him, but things started to change .. it was electric!

One of the changes, as luck would have it, was my employment situation.  I had the opportunity to leave S.A. to take my first radio programming director's job in a place I'd never heard of called the "Quad Cities" ..  So I traded living in my favorite city in the world, with a rising NBA franchise on the horizon, to come here and start the next level of my career.  Looking back, it was a trade that proved many times over to be well worth it, even though I didn't have any Spurs fans to associate with during the Winter months.  The Spurs started winning, and I celebrated from a distance.

Now, my other favorite teams haven't given me much to cheer about in a while, so last night reminded me of what it feels like when your favorite team becomes the champion.  I watched every game of the finals, and the Spurs didn't "steal" the title... they didn't win thanks to 2 or 3 timely "blown calls" ... they weren't the beneficiary of an injured opponent .. it could NOT have gone either way.  Nope, they won it without question .. they absolutely earned it, and this one feels like the best one yet!  By the holiday's design, yesterday was a wonderfully slow-paced, no-stress day.  And I thank my beautiful wife and daughter for shielding me from all "outside forces" for the day.  So now, I can greet today with that certain tranquility, and that certain euphoria, that I haven't had in years.  Yup, this has the makings of a really, really good day...