On the Fourth Day of Christmas . . .

. . . I got my gameface on and prepared myself to cheer for my local National Basketball Association team, the New Orleans Pelicans. It’s not always easy being a fan, and lately it’s been particularly frustrating. The Pelicans opened this season with a quick 4-0 start, and then the wheels kind of fell off. One of our best players injured a finger, requiring surgery and a couple of months on the bench. He’s still out. Then another starter did something to his ankle, so we haven’t seen him for a while. Meanwhile trade rumors swirl around our franchise player, Anthony Davis. The Pelicans currently find themselves on an 0-5 skid with a record of 15-20 and currently in 14th place.

But here’s the thing about being a fan: You love your team, through the highs and the lows. You support your players and coaching staff. Sometimes that means giving them a little tough love, but it always means remaining loyal . . . and as a Golden Retriever I know a little something about loyalty. So tonight, as my New Orleans Pelicans return to their home court to start a three-game post-Christmas homestand, I’ll be cheering them on and believing that anything is possible. Because that’s what a fan does.

13 Comments on “On the Fourth Day of Christmas . . .”

  1. My GBGV Life says:

    The MN basketball team is lousy, but we are not fans. We follow the losing Vikings and Twins. A hound can only handle so much heartbreak!

    • My humans are obviously gluttons for punishment. Today they’re watching their favorite college football team struggle through a bowl game. Is that really any way to spend the first day of a new year? πŸ˜‰

  2. CarolMaeWY says:

    We cheered for the Saints last night. Are you a fan of theirs too? Think they clinched first round in the playoffs. We’re Bronco fans, so we know how you feel about your Pelicans. But you have a long season ahead. Good luck πŸ€

    • Awwwww, thank you so much for cheering for our Saints. They’ll get to rest on the first weekend of playoff games and then have homefield advantage for as long as they’re in it . . . hopefully all the way to the Super Bowl. That would make for a very happy start to 2019!

  3. OMD this totally made my day! So cute!

  4. Here’s hoping your team has better days. Go Pelicans!

  5. That’s the spirit, Harper Lee – stand by your team!! Go Pelicans!!

  6. Jan K says:

    We hope your team is doing better now!!

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