In the last hour alone, there have been five fan posts created on this site. Which proves that we care about our Suns, quite possibly to an unhealthy amount many would agree to. All of us here searched for a place dedicated to the Phoenix Suns, or were directed here by some other means out of our like, curiosity, or love of sports. We research comparable stats to our favorite players and the financial situation of our favorite teams, among other things, to what? Why do we commit ourselves to a subject that doesn't pay us, at least the vast majority, in any monetary value?
Do we have any influence over the front office? Doubtful. Through multiple ownerships there are a history of moves and trades that conflict with that idea, all in the hopes of bringing home an elusive, and reports suggest shiny, trophy. It's a sad fact that the Suns do not have a banner displayed proudly in the arena, unlike so many for the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls or many other teams. So here are we, the Bright Side of the Sun and indeed all Suns fans, in this shortened 2011-2012 season trying to judge what our future has in store for us.
Every season the goal is to pursue a ring, or keep our eyes on the prize. Yet in a year so unlikely to produce a championship team, indeed one that may blow up at any moment, we continue our own pursuits of who the Suns should acquire, whether it be Sebastian Telfair or Chris Paul in some insane ESPN trade machine scenario. We would do the same if we had the 1992 Dream Team in their primes, though.
To this I ask - what's the point? Do we trade that hall of fame player to rebuild, do we go for the gold now and forsake any future this franchise might have for the next some-odd years? Or does this all cumulate back to our love of sports and simply enjoy the moment, carpe diem style. Championships are the pinnacle of any sports season, but I ask you this: Would you rather have a banner dangling from the rafters with a relatively fond recollection of a monotonous play, or have the memories, no matter how painful, that our Phoenix Suns have given us for the past forty three years?
TL;DR version - Let's go win a damn championship!