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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Was Matt at the Game?

Orlando Sentinel - Some Fans Wore Fire Brian Hill T-Shirts by

via Brian Schmitz Magic Basketblog...

A few fans attending the Magic-Milwaukee Bucks game Wednesday night wore "Fire Brian Hill" T-shirts they had made up --- and the Magic won, going away.

Wrote the fan who came up with the T-shirt idea, "It was kind of funny, all the responses from people wearing the Fire Brian Hill shirts. . . .Lots of people applauding --- and we talked to about 30 different people

"It was fun. And we cheered the Magic - nice to see Brian not posting up Dwight (Howard) for a change on every play."

The Magic are in deep need of either a trade or a new coach in the next three weeks. It's good to see the Sentinel covering this, even if it doesn't land on anyones driveway.

7 Comments:

  • At 11:52 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    After reading otis's comments yesterday,i felt sick to my stomach.Otis did alot in a short period of time with this team stretching back to last year's trades,but when it comes to bsh obviously he's missing the boat,or he's just putting on a preety face so to speak because he knows he has no authority to make the coaching change.

     
  • At 2:15 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Yes, I was at the game. That was me in the photo wearing the T-shirt, only fifty some pounds heavier.

    FIRE BRIAN HILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • At 5:10 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Ha ha ha. That was pretty awesome. I've had the notion to do something like that, but I don't like attention, or people really for that matter. No, maybe I just like to be left alone. Anyway, I wish that was you Matt. That would have been sweet! You could have put a line across the front and back; WWW.ORLANDOSMAGIC.BLOGSPOT.COM. We'd have probably gotten some love and hate our way. Regardless, it's nice to see that we're not the only ones. It's good to know there are a few smart Magic fans out there...besides us of course!

    BIG, I felt exactly the same when I read that column. I seriously felt like I had to detach from the Magic at that point. The only way I was able to feel decent about Smith's comments was to tell myself that he was just saying the right thing, rather than admitting to any problems. It turned out funny for me... I was upset, needed to burn off some steam, so I went to RDV. When I was walking around, who other did I see but Otis Smith. I was tempted to say something, but that's just not my style.

     
  • At 5:14 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    So much for the anticipated changes. It is like the old tale of a mountain delivering a mouse. Otis Smith's comments also reveal that he has a limited authority when it comes to controlling the so-called coach, and he is much too much worried about keeping his job. He is the same moron that I held in such a low esteem who is again proving that I was right in the first place. This is the same fool who goes all the way to Spain to check on the prized draftee who shun Magic so outrageously. In my view, he lost all credits he earned on trades (partially by mere luck), and he would watch it alongside his exemplary so-called coach to see his best catch in Darko fade away, and eventually leave Magic for good. He was also slow in signing up Trevor Ariza, and was lucky that nobody else in the league could see that diamond in the rough, or may be he had not shown all he was capable of. Hill comes around and claims that they would not have done the trade with NY if Ariza was not included. Whom are you taking for fools? You were not going to play the guy at all since Garrity was supposed to get so many futile minutes.

    They put up this show of the captains, Grant and Jameer, coming out with this motivational garbage pretending that it is all the players' fault. This all makes me sick to my stomach. I am all for losses to pile up so that not only the so-called coach but the incompetent coward of the GM are both fired.

     
  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    And because of what Matt just said, is the exact reason I was hoping for a loss last night. We all knew the Magic would use a victory last night as a reason to put off any changes.

    Last night, it was a case of two falling teams playing, and one of them had to win. We were at home, and our talent level is just higher than theirs. But at I said before, add Redd to the game, and the Magic could have easily blown the game.

    It's funny, pathetic, and just sad how the Magic can come out of that game acting like they really did something different. I mean, we were basically up by 30, at home, to a JV team as BIG pointed out, and we let them get all the way back into the game. How can anyone really be happy about this? Sure it was a W, but that W cost us much needed changes. I guess Hill and Smith can relax for another few days...

     
  • At 9:49 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The back-to-back home games this weekend against the Nets and the Knicks are practically must-wins for the Magic, in order to prove that the MIL win wasn't just a fluke victory over a slumping team missing its leading scorer.

    I'm still an Otis Smith backer, though not as much as I was after last season. I was also disappointed in his comments on BHill, as he didn't place any blame on Hill at all for the team's recent struggles.

    Unless the Magic can start winning on a consistent basis again, we'll probably see more fans wearing "Fire Brian Hill" T-shirts to the games.

    This season can still be successful for the Magic, but BHill has to be a lot smarter and more bolder when it comes to change regarding the starting lineup and player rotation.

    I'm not too confident that BHill will ever implement the changes we've suggested, as he's always been so predictable and against change.

     
  • At 9:07 AM, Blogger fast eds blog-orlando magic ramblings said…

    I've been saying all of this stuff for years at magic ramblings.blogspot.com. I pretty much have given up on this team doing anything creative. They will never do what they need to do as long as they have an excuse,even if it's a win against a tired and delapidated Bucks team.

     

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