The Dallas Mavericks 2014-15 season schedule is now public, set in stone and I’m just plain ol’ hyped! The Mavs did the darn thing in the off-season and this roster is the talk of the town. New blood, new energy, new buzz…this season is going to be on and poppin’ as they say.
MFFL’s, there are some awesome games awaiting us. League opening day with Mavs against the Spurs – the most hated team by our latest MFFL poll. They’ll get their rings and all the hoopla that goes with that. The pre-Thanksgiving Mavs vs. Rockets I-45 slug fest that’s just waiting to break out. The Thanksgiving eve throw-down when the Knicks come to Dallas bringing one Carmelo Anthony (Melo to Dallas anyone?), Tyson against his former team, and the return of Jose, Jose, Jose (Calderon).
Its going to be a great season. But specifically, I can hardly wait until Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Yes, that’s the game I most excited about.
Yes, I know it’s the Utah Jazz. Not exactly chock full of star power or glitz and glamour, but that’s the game I’m ready for. Why?
* It’s the home opener for my favorite team- my beloved Mavs. Enough said.
* The welcome that Chandler Parsons will surely receive as he dons a Mavs uniform for the first time.
* The return of Tyson Chandler. The big man who was a key factor in our 2011 Championship. The rim protector. The defense machine. The man who should have never been traded in the first place. But that’s water under the Trinity River.
* The second season of Dirk and Monta Ellis duo.
* The cast of supporting players headed by Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, Brandan Wright, Raymond Felton, Greg Smith, Al-Farouq Aminu, Jae Crowder, Richard Jefferson, and others. How will this diverse and eclectic group of players with skills and abilities all their own gel and mesh together? It will be exciting to watch the team chemistry unfold and the players grow as a unit.
* And finally, It’s the home opener – pure energy, fire, excitement, enthusiasm, the Mavs Maniaacs, the Mavs Dancers, the give away’s, the environment. The potential that this off-season has promised will all be realized this season. But it’s starts with the dimming of the lights, the singing of the national anthem, the introduction of the teams, and the first drop of the ball.
The home opener. That’s what I’m waiting for. How about you?
The NBA. Gotta love this game.