Category Archives: Fortunate Moments for Unfortunate Franchises

The Favorite.

For a long time, I’ve wanted to write a piece about favorites, but haven’t really known how to go about it. I tried out a variety of genres to try and tease out the idea of how favorites are formed, … Continue reading

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Fortunate Moments for Unfortunate Franchises: The Minnesota Timberwolves and an Unlikely Hero

Editor’s Note: This is the last piece in our series of Fortunate Moments for Unfortunate Franchises until the NBA expands to Europe. You can expect the London Fire FMUF around 2022. In 1987 the NBA added four expansion franchises, making … Continue reading

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Fortunate Moments for Unfortunate Franchises: The Denver Nuggets and The Sanctity of a Thousand Words.

Sanctity in sports can be represented in two ways: by a record, or by a picture. Records, of course, provide us with statistical evidence of an unprecedented feat.  If we choose to look at the numbers in a favorable way, … Continue reading

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Fortunate Moments for Unfortunate Franchises: A Fictional Obituary for Donald Tokowitz, aka Donald T. Sterling

Thursday June 1, 2017Los Angeles Times Donald Sterling, real estate mogul, Los Angeles Clippers owner, and unrelenting racist passed away Monday at the age of 84. Sterling began life in Chicago, Illinois in 1933 as Donald Tokowitz, before his family … Continue reading

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Fortunate Moments for Unfortunate Franchises: An Open Letter to Reggie Miller.

April 20, 2012 Dear Reggie Miller, Hello.  My name is Jacob Greenberg.  I’m 26 and live in Seattle.  And I used to hate you. Look, I’m sorry.  I don’t mean to put it so bluntly.  But I used to hate … Continue reading

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Fortunate Moments for Unfortunate Franchises: The Charlotte Bobcats and the Traveling Con Man.

The Traveling Con Man never announces his arrival, but you feel his impact immediately. He sweeps over everything, a totalizing and usurping force. Once he arrives in your hamlet, things are never the same. Lives are ruined, futures are compromised. … Continue reading

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Fortunate Moments for Unfortunate Franchises: Cleveland Cavaliers

Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest: The soul, uneasy and confin’d from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. – Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man The ebb and … Continue reading

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