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Dann38 02-08-2009 08:16 AM

Which Stage Are You On?
 
The five stages of grief are:


1-Denial-"this can't be happening to me".

2-Anger-"why me?".

3-Bargaining-bargaining often takes place before the loss.

4-Depression-overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, frustration, bitterness, self pity.

5-Acceptance-there is a difference between resignation and acceptance. You have to accept the loss.


I'm deeply entrenched in stage 5 and have been more some time.
I've accepted the fact that this team sucks, they don't make me angry anymore. It makes it much easier to watch fare like last night's fiasco.

Windex 02-08-2009 08:20 AM

I too am on step 5, losses don't phase me anymore :sigh:

Clause Baush 02-08-2009 09:36 AM

step 5 for me....raptors games don't even entertain me anymore i could only watch the 1st quarter last night and even that was unbelievably boring

m5racer 02-08-2009 09:42 AM

5-Acceptance-there is a difference between resignation and acceptance. You have to accept the loss. :tombstone:

Gurk 02-08-2009 10:09 AM

I am at step five. I know this team can't accomplish anything and they suck so yea

Acie 02-08-2009 10:33 AM

I never had high expectations to begin with.

It's like when we got Hakeem. Everyone was talking Finals, but I was like meh.

$-centz 02-08-2009 10:35 AM

lol I thought step 3 step "Bargnani" lol but no... I'm on step 5

fancylad 02-08-2009 10:35 AM

i wrote a thread entitled acceptance back in early / mid December.

I think i'll look it up again to see what i was thinking then.

fancylad 02-08-2009 10:40 AM

yeah - here's my post from December 18th (OK so it wasn't "early" december):

Yesterday i had one of those "moments".

I have accepted that this team isn't going to do anything this year. They aren't going past the first round. I don't even think we'll make the playoffs. While some of you will say that was obvious some time ago, i was holding out a little hope that we were just in a slump - but now i just don't think so anymore.

It is what it is.

and in realising this, i will no longer get overly upset with losses anymore. Sure i'll bitch and complain when i will feel it's warranted, but no longer will i expect this team to win most of it's games. It's asking too much.

This squad really reminds me of the Bucks in that both teams have some very good players with a lot of individual talent, but they can never really get it together and play well as a team. We are seeing the exact same thing here. Add that with a coach, who although may have a vision of what he wants to do, just is not the guy we need for this team right now.

There are just too many flaws with this team as a whole, but there are also too many flaws in individual players who we maybe thought too highly of in the past.

I sorta feel a little bad for Oneal as he really isn't part of the problem on the court, but then again his contract is essentially problematic for any team he's part of, so i won't cry for him as his cheques are being direct depositted into his account.

Anyways, I'm pretty sure Colangelo sees the defficencies that we all do and i think we're going to have to ride out this year as it is now. Maybe some movements here and there, but if you think they will make us better this year, then i think you'll be dissapointed. I'm pretty sure BC is looking towards the future at this point.

So let's look forward to Roko improving, Joey becoming more consistant, and seeing what Jawai has to offer.

Superjudge 02-08-2009 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dann38 (Post 138614)
The five stages of grief are:


1-Denial-"this can't be happening to me".

2-Anger-"why me?".

3-Bargaining-bargaining often takes place before the loss.

4-Depression-overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, frustration, bitterness, self pity.

5-Acceptance-there is a difference between resignation and acceptance. You have to accept the loss.


I'm deeply entrenched in stage 5 and have been more some time.
I've accepted the fact that this team sucks, they don't make me angry anymore. It makes it much easier to watch fare like last night's fiasco.

I turned off the game, watched some hockey, then went out to play hockey.

And that was BEFORE they were losing.

That where I am at.

I don't give a shit.

Dino Blogger 02-08-2009 11:29 AM

Somewhere between 4 and 5.

Kirby 02-08-2009 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TO2988 (Post 138615)
I too am on step 5, losses don't phase me anymore :sigh:

Amen.

Raptorman 02-08-2009 11:40 AM

#1 !! I'm ordering Playoff Tickets!!!!

/sarcasm

Dann38 02-08-2009 11:45 AM

With all this talk about trades for this guy and that, as well as the fantasies about former Raptors returning to whisk us into the playoffs, I expected some stage 3 admissions.
Maybe some of you are actually in stage 1 and don't realize it?:mischief:

N64 02-08-2009 12:11 PM

Sadly, i'm at 4 going on to 5...still feel pissed after a loss but after a while realize and accept how shitty this team is :sigh::dancing:

logicz 02-08-2009 12:39 PM

im borderline step 4 to 5 ...:sigh::sigh:

Jay 02-08-2009 01:02 PM

I think I skipped steps 2, 3 and 4 and just went from 1 to 5. I really thought the Raptors had the pieces in place to do something, but during this stretch of losses, I have come to accept that I must have been wrong (okay, there's still a bit of denial mixed in there), this team just isn't very good.

Dark Knight 02-08-2009 01:22 PM

Stage 5, for sure. I'm actually hoping we lose and the likes of Washington and OKC start winning. Blake Griffin, here we come!

Gurk 02-08-2009 01:25 PM

Isn't Blake a PF. Why would we need another PF???

Dark Knight 02-08-2009 01:29 PM

^ So we could afford to trade CB for a quality wingman, preferably Joe Johnson. Keep Bargs at the 5. Let Miami sign marion, then trade him for JO.Check this rotation out...

Jose
Johnson
Marion
Griffin
Bargs

Only a dream....


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