There have been a lot of suggestions about what to call ourselves in our continued war against anything "Lakers." I appreciate all of them, but I'm going to go a different route. I'm sticking with the theme of naming the site after a key historical figure. And who's more key to Orlando's history than Pat Williams? The first time Orlando became relevant at all was when they won back-to-back draft lotteries in 1992 and 1993. They got Shaq and Penny (in a draft day trade after picking Chris Webber first) and became a legitimate franchise. To me, the image of Pat Williams holding up the two ping pong balls is really one of the first enduring images of the Orlando Magic franchise.
So for the duration of this series, we're gonna go by "Pat's Army". We will root for the Magic almost as hard as we root for our own Celtics. Hell, I'll even call Domino's myself to have Hedo Turkoglu's pre-game pizza delivered. We'll stop calling attention to the fact that Dwight Howard has no real offensive game… to how overpaid Rashard Lewis is… and to Stan Van Gundy's stunning resemblance to Ron Jeremy.
No… we will unite with you under the old "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" rule. Besides, it'll make losing to Orlando a bit easier to swallow. At least we will have lost to the champs… so there's no shame in that.
And fear not, Magic fans… we're not jumping on the bandwagon to celebrate your championship. That victory will be yours and yours alone to savor. We are jumping on the bandwagon simply to celebrate a Lakers loss. We're not pretending to be Magic fans… we're simply being blatant Laker-haters.
So to Orlando I say simply… BEAT LA! BEAT LA! BEAT LA!
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