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The Downbeat - 22 February 2011 - #4 - The #4 Edition

Well, the sun still rose over the Wasatch this morning.  EnergySolutions Arena is still standing.  I'm not sure about the fans though. 

The Downbeat doesn't seem as important today given that I have so much else to get to from over the past 24 hours but it will go on.  The #4 edition is intentional by the way.  Given that #4 on the Downbeat never technically existed, it works well.

There will be lots more today so forgive this for being a shortened DB.

  I'm not sure what stage I am on in dealing with grief but I can tell you I woke up this morning with some of the same unknown excitement that I felt at the beginning of the season.  With Sloan gone, it's a bigger change than when we lost Stockton and Malone and when we had such a huge turnover to start this season.

There's a bit of the cautious optimism again that I possessed when the season started.  I'm anxious to see how Corbin will do and just how much the team will change in all facets of the game.

In a way, it's a good thing we have a game tonight regardless of how weird it's going to be without Sloan there.  I couldn't imagine if this had happened over the All-star break and we had 7 days off.

4_medium_medium Kind of  ironic that these two numbers are together don't you think?

  Monday open poll is simple enough.   Is there any aspect of of Sloan's basketball/life skills/philosophies that you've found yourself doing either consciously or subconsciously?