No Joy in Paloozaville

Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light;
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children grin,
But there is no joy in Paloozaville—the Sixers lost again.

Yes, it’s sad times in Paloozaville (again.) Our beloved Philadelphia 76ers lost (again) to their archrival Boston Celtics (again) in the second round of the NBA playoffs (again.) I won’t bore you with the details…oh, well, OK, I’ll bore you with a few of the details.

The Sixers were ahead 3-2 in the best-of-7 series after an unexpected Game 5 victory. They only needed to win one more game to take the series and relieve some of the angst of long-suffering Sixers fans. As is my wont, I took to social media to share my anxiety.

The day before Game 6, I was feeling a bit nervous.

What, you thought I only write haikus about CMEpalooza?

The day of Game 6, things were going great.

Then, unfortunately, they had to play the game, which, obviously, they lost. I handled it well.

Fortunately, there was a two day break between Game 6 and Game 7, so I had time to recover and rejuvenate. The morning of Game 7, also Mother’s Day, I woke up refreshed and full of love for all humankind.

Almost all humankind. And not a haiku, just to be clear.

Sadly, they again had to actually play the game, the result of which has already been well documented. Scott and I have been in mourning ever since.

On the bright side, I updated the CMEpalooza Archive with all the sessions from CMEpalooza Spring 2023. We’ve got like 500* sessions archived over there, so head on over and peruse at your leisure (we definitely don’t have 500 archived sessions. I made that up. But we do have a lot. Someone should count them.)

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