There is nothing quite as rewarding as a better than expected campaign turned in by your favorite sports team. No matter what happens from here on out, 2009-10 will be remembered as one of the most satisfying Milwaukee Bucks seasons in the history of the franchise.
At the beginning of the season, many had the Bucks rated among the worst teams in professional basketball. Those of us in Antlernation disagreed. We were right. But even our expectations were exceeded. I had the team at 41 wins. I was praying they would get there. I never saw 46 wins, not in my wildest dreams.
And the team continues to surprise and impress in the postseason. Without Bogut, I was hoping the team would win one game. They’ve now won two.
So whatever happens from here cannot tarnish what has to be considered one of the Bucks finest seasons. Whether they win or lose tonight, we are guaranteed a Game Six at the Bradley Center, and that should be an absolutely wild, wild affair.