The Charlotte Bobcats are 4-3. While I'm not aware of anybody printing T-shirts that say CITY OF CHAMPIONS, we ought to pause to appreciate the feat.
The last time a Charlotte major league team had a winning record this late in the season was 2009-10. After starting 3-2, the Bobcats lost seven straight. They finally surpassed .500 in January, beating Sacramento behind Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace to go 20-19.
The last time the Panthers had a winning record at any point during the season was 2008. Although they finished 2009 with a record of 8-8, they had to win their final three games to do it.
I've witnessed no spontaneous outbreaks of passion and glee since Charlotte's thrilling last-second victory at Minnesota Wednesday night.
And, yes, the Timberwolves weren't at full-strength, missing their two best players and three of their top four.
But the Bobcats won. That's what matters, that and the excitement and hope they provided.
The major league sports landscape has been as bleak as Thursday's weather.
Any break ought to be appreciated.