Wednesday, December 9, 2015
If I Wasn't a Fan of ..., I'd Be a Fan of ...
Doug: Back on Monday, November 30, I was watching the Chicago Bulls play the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA tilt. It was playoff-caliber basketball, and the level of talent on the floor was top notch throughout the game. The stars played like stars, and the role players did their thing. In the end it was an exciting finish, certainly worthy of the investment of my time. During the game I was texting with my sons and I made the comment that if I wasn't a Bulls fan I could be a Spurs fan. I don't really follow that team, but every time I do see them play I really appreciate their style. In a league where most of the players are "all about me" and many, many players just lollygag through the season to get to the playoffs, the Spurs are one of those clubs that always plays hard, they share the ball, they guard, and although they have future Hall-of-Famers on their roster there are no prima donnas.
Doug: All that was to say this -- we all have favorites: athletic teams, movies, foods, musical artists, superheroes, comics creators, etc. The door is wide open today. Pick something or someone that is your very favorite, and then suggest that if it/he/she was not, then you could get fully on board with something/someone else.
Doug: It's pretty well-documented that the Avengers are my favorite super-team. But if I wasn't an Avengers fan, my money would be firmly in the corner of the Fantastic Four. When I was buying back issues I was of course putting almost all of my resources toward finishing my complete run of The Avengers. But if I'd been wanting to chase another book, it would have been the FF (fully knowing that once I got down to those first half dozen issues I'd most likely have been on the outside looking in).
Doug: Your turn now -- anyone going to get in the corner of chocolate donuts after powdered sugar donuts?