Franchise takes next big step

Franchise takes next big step

There are 17 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 28, 2008, titled Franchise takes next big step. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

There's a sign running the length of the scorer's table at Amway Arena. It's essentially a row of numbers leading to an impossible dream.

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Brooklyn, NY

#1 Apr 28, 2008
David, you failed trying to be a doctor. Now you failed as a writer. Please just disappear ASAP.
poor taxpayer

Astor, FL

#2 Apr 28, 2008
Magic kicked the socialist Canadians collectivist collective a.s.s.

Go Magic! All of you haters can bite me! And all of you Knicks fans. F*** NY and your sheotty team too!

Kissimmee, FL

#3 Apr 28, 2008
I predicted a one and out. I stand corrected. Congratulations, team.

That being said, I reserve the right to predict that the Magic will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Past performance IS a predictor of future results.

San Antonio, TX

#4 Apr 28, 2008
Man everyone is convinced if we had lost this game the series was pretty much Toronto's. I disagree, but I'm glad we won tonight!
Solar Bear

Lakeland, FL

#5 Apr 28, 2008
Magic -- first into the second round!

Dwight Howard -- first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1971 to have three 20/20 games in one playoff series.

Go Magic!

Longwood, FL

#6 Apr 28, 2008
David, everything you write has such a negative tone. Did your mom not love you enough or something? You are probably good at something just not writing about sports. try writing about politics, you would fit right in with that bunch.

I really hope you read these replies.
Palm Bay Reader

Orlando, FL

#7 Apr 29, 2008
Gotta give credit to Jameer. Before the series, I felt he was one of the weak links on this team. He played extremely well in this series. Let's hope he keeps proving us doubters wrong - all the way to the championship.

Whatever happens, this team has already proven they're better than what we were used to.

United States

#8 Apr 29, 2008
This is exactly why Whitley's article yesterday was a big mistake. You know that he was secertly cheering for the Raptors to win last night, so he didn't look like an idiot. Well, once again another Sentinel writer was wrong. As a Magic fan, I could not imagine cheering for an opposing team, epsically in a playoff series deciding game. David, you are the weakest link of a old rusty chain called the Sentinel sports writers.

Anyways, great game played by the Magic. It feels good going into the fourth quarters knowing that the Magic can turn it on and shut teams down. They have showed it all season and now in the playoffs. Now, GO SIXERS!! We want homecourt again.

Orlando, FL

#9 Apr 29, 2008

I'm happy you were wrong about yesterday article, but is seem to me that you looking for the Magic to be eliminated, so you can say " Yes, I was right". Sorry but even if we don't get the 16 games need it for the championship, you will always be wrong and a bad writter. You have time to change job. God luck...

Washington, DC

#10 Apr 29, 2008
Man, I wish Orlando had some competition in the newspaper space.

Awful, just awful writing.

Kissimmee, FL

#11 Apr 29, 2008
I am really puzzled how David keeps his job. All the other sports writers are involved in the media and action of sports. David just keeps writing his dribble. David are you married to your Editor's dughter or something? Pretty amazing. You really are awful and should look for work elsewhere. Very soon the emails will be going to your editor to remove you all together.


#12 Apr 29, 2008
Dear sir,

I think you write terrifc articles.

Do you think you might write an article and tell the Magic management to Trade JJ Redick?

It would please 1000's of fans if you would help get him away from this dreadful situation.

Thanks for any help.
Please Stop

Santa Ana, CA

#13 Apr 29, 2008
Its not your fault David. The Sentinel hired you to be the bad ugly guy that nobody likes. Well its working you are horrible and should leave town immediately. We all know that you really don't like the magic!

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Apr 29, 2008
Andy wrote:
David, everything you write has such a negative tone. Did your mom not love you enough or something? You are probably good at something just not writing about sports. try writing about politics, you would fit right in with that bunch.
I really hope you read these replies.
totally agree.
D12is here

Kansas City, MO

#16 Apr 29, 2008
Dear David,
Congratulations...your actually the 2nd worst sports writer that Orlando
is so luck to have in the Sentinel..tough decision, but I believe Bianchi may have edged you out on worst writer.
LMAO : FYI go cry on a NC blog
where someone may actually give a
$%!& about how in love you are with JJ.
Christopher D

El Paso, TX

#17 Apr 29, 2008
How about using your position to say something positive about the home team. It hasn't even been one day and you are already doubting them. For your info, I for one never doubted that the Magic would beat the Raptors, however it seems like they have been dissmissed as a lower echelon team since the magic beat them. Let's not forget that they had a better record than Atlanta and Phili., and look what is going on out there. Based on there Reg season record the Raps. would have swept the Pistons or the Celtics. I'd take the Magic over any team in the east. Dwight is the great equalizer. If you and Biotchy can't say anything positive than shut your yapper. Please let the true fans enjoy this victory.
If you guys want to knock a NBA team I think you should start by taking a trip down 95 south to loserville!!! Where the other Fl. NBA team quit on their fans and their city 6 months ago.

Maitland, FL

#18 Apr 30, 2008
Yay! We won round one, now let's just lay down.... um, no. How about, instead of settling for a round two appearance and calling it a day, why don't we continue to believe in this team and root them on to the finals? I, know we are capable. Why doesn't this guy?

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