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Was Yesterday The Best Day in the History of Bay Area Sports?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 22, 2015

A bold question, to be sure. Brazen, even. But let me take a shot at arguing for it….

I understand no championships were won. So right away, if that’s your criteria, there are at least 9 days that you’d say were better (3in5, 5 SB’s and an NBA Championship that I was too young to remember). And I don’t count championships that were won before I was born. I’m just THAT egotistical….. 🙂 🙂 🙂

The day began with the Giants beating the Dodgers. And not just the Dodgers, but the modern day version of Sandy Koufax. And the game winning run was a home run hit by our pitcher. And that win culminated a sweep of the Dodgers in a series where they failed to score a single run……

That’s a pretty good start to the day.

Then Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals happens. The fact that the Warriors are even in this is still something that blows the collective mind of the Bay Area. So bad for so long. I left the team for dead many times over my life.

That game could not have been more exciting. The Rockets fought like the beasts I didn’t think they were and with the clock ticking down and the ball in Harden’s hands as he crossed half court I could just feel the dagger coming. He inexplicably passes to Howard who kicks it back to him. That’s when Steph and Klay literally play patty cake with the basketball till time runs out. I exploded off my couch.

And hey, for those down with schadenfreude, the team with the worst record in all of baseball got shut out by The Rays in the worst, ugliest park in the league. The A’s, toiling away in last place. Love it.

So I’m not saying I’m right or you’re wrong or you’ll be right if you can produce a better day in Bay Area Sports history. But give it a shot it you like…….

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  1. unca_chuck said, on May 23, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Shit, thought it was just me with the weirdness going on with WordPress. My site is fine but I had to side-door this to get it to work on my phone. Works on my wife’s phone tho. Hard to best the NFC championship game of 1981, or even 11/1/10, but the sweep out of the Dogs, and dubs recklessly scraping by was pretty damn crazy.

    The Warriors are about the turnovers. I think that since Houston likes up-tempo, these guys get greedy to go faster as well and made dumb passes. It sure seems to snowball on them. It ain’t a possession here and there, it’s 4 possessions in a row.

  2. chipower9 said, on May 23, 2015 at 7:15 am

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