Monday, November 12, 2007

R.I.P Miami's Losing Streak

Sadly our hopes for a 20-game losing streak celebration were dashed almost as soon as they began.

Tonight we bow our heads and say a fond farewell to the Miami Heat's 18-game losing streak dating back to last season, which was unceremoniously snapped against the New York Knicks (who else?). It is quite sad that we could not experience the beautiful milestone of 20 in a row together, but cheer up...there is a happy ending to this story.

In one last ironic kick in the crotch, the Associated Press article about Miami's win (published on Yahoo! and other sites) ended thusly:

"Even with their 0-5 start, the Heat were a long way from the worst start in franchise history. They lost their first 17 games in 1988, their first season."

It is somehow fitting that the writers were trying to take a "glass-half-full" look at Miami's play of late by saying "Well, at least they didn't lose 17 straight!", and didn't even realize they had lost 18 straight dating back to last season. Somewhere Tony Reali, and other sports stat-check nerds across America, just shot up in their beds and started screaming.

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