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The two sides of Linsanity

Before I go into my point, I wanted to introduce myself since I'm a new member. I've been a Timberwolves fan my whole life, but after the Garnett trade I started losing interest in our pups and watched fewer and fewer games. Last year something changed.. maybe it was in me, or maybe it was in the team, but I was OBSESSED.. I watched every TV broadcast, attended a bunch of games.. almost convinced my girlfriend to agree to get League Pass... almost. As with the rest of you, I LOVE this team and this year has been the most fun I've had watching the Wolves since the 96-97 season when they first tasted the playoffs. I've read the articles and conversations on this site for a couple years now and finally signed up. Thank you guys for making my long boring days at work go that much faster!!

Regarding Jeremy Lin. I found myself on both sides of the Jeremy Lin phenomenon within a 24 hour period. As it built up, I was caught up in the story as much as anyone else was. I watched and cheered him on as he scored 38 against the Lakers and thought "this kid/hype is for real"... Then I watched him be VERY ineffective against our Wolves, only making one basket and a free throw in the 2nd half. As far as I could tell from Section 121 (which was on the opposite end as the Knicks basket), he wasn't that involved in the Knicks comeback at all. When I got home (FURIOUS/Hearbroken as I am after most Wolves losses) and turn on ESPN, where their upcoming breaking news thing (which usually is only used for the biggest announcements/events) says "Jeremy Lin's Reaction coming up". Then later they say "Linsanity Continues" when referencing the Wolves game. Now is it just me being a hater, or did Jeremy Lin have NOTHING TO DO WITH THE KNICKS WINNING THAT GAME?? I think I'm just bitter and biased because of my love for everything T-Wolf.. but part of me thinks they are just amping this Jeremy Lin shit to A) feed the NY fan base and B) to capitalize on all this new money coming in from from non-basketball/pro-Lin fans. I guess now that I type it out it makes business sense, but it pisses me off as a T-Wolf fan that our team's inclusion in this "Lin-gacy" is really forced and unwarranted. Alright... rant over. Thanks again for exisiting CH!!

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