Which Stage Are You On?
Old 02-08-2009, 09:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I too am on step 5, losses don't phase me anymore
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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5-Acceptance-there is a difference between resignation and acceptance. You have to accept the loss.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I am at step five. I know this team can't accomplish anything and they suck so yea
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I never had high expectations to begin with.

It's like when we got Hakeem. Everyone was talking Finals, but I was like meh.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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lol I thought step 3 step "Bargnani" lol but no... I'm on step 5
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Somewhere between 4 and 5.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I too am on step 5, losses don't phase me anymore
Amen.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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#1 !! I'm ordering Playoff Tickets!!!!

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Old 02-08-2009, 12:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:11 PM   #15 (permalink)
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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
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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im borderline step 4 to 5 ...
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:22 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Stage 5, for sure. I'm actually hoping we lose and the likes of Washington and OKC start winning. Blake Griffin, here we come!
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Isn't Blake a PF. Why would we need another PF???
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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^ 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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