After Chicago opened the Eastern Conference finals with an easy victory against Miami, there was a sense that Miami was overmatched and couldn't win. LeBron couldn't get open and Miami couldn't stop Derrick Rose and bring on the champ from the West.
It was a stupid sense, but there it was. I wrote a column before game two saying that the series was far from over and that LeBron was and would continue to be a force. I was right, but I'm not bragging.
What I don't understand is the ease with which sports fans surrender. My team is down at the half and they'll never come back and I never liked them anyway.
Oops, nice comeback. Love you guys.
Sports were once where people gathered to watch the improbable occur. Now it's a contest to see who can give up first, and blogs and email and Tweets make surrender easier than it has ever been.
I still think Miami wins, but I don't know. I'm going to try something new. I'm going to sit back and enjoy the show.