Well, after reading Kawakami's wonderful article on the main page (this one), I now officially put my fanship of the Golden State Warriors franchise on hold. I've been a fan for 10 years now, a.k.a ever since I knew what basketball was. I'm sure many of you here know of my plight, the same year-in year-out blind devotion to a franchise that continues to disappoint.
This is nothing against the players, this is everything to do with the organization, and our horrible owners and management structure. To be a fan of a franchise is to respect what they're doing and feel good about the direction they're taking. To be a fan of the Steelers for example, goes hand-in-hand with being a fan of the Rooneys. Being a fan of the Patriots, most likely goes hand-in-hand with being a fan of Bellichek. I can no longer claim any association to the Warriors, because I am absolutely disgusted with the ones in power here.
So, effective today, and until this team is sold to someone more competent, and they decide to run things in a way that actually makes sense, my Golden State Warriors fanclub membership is hereby revoked, by myself. I will continue to hope they win every game, but I will no longer sacrifice my day-to-day wellship on a team that has no sense of direction, and will only disappoint me. Consider this my break-up from a girlfriend that only wants more, but never gives. I'm tempted to do the same with the Raiders, but not quite yet.
Former devoted Warriors fan, now on absence