When the Utah Jazz used drafted Gordon Haywood at #9, Jazz fans booed.
I personally think Haywood was a great pick, and wrote about it here.
However, when I talked with the boo birds on comment boards throughout the Internet, not only do they insist Hayward was a bad pick, but …
Virtually every Jazz fan denies having booed the selection of John Stockton when he was drafted.
One fan in particular said he was there and he knows first hand that there was no booing.
Well, KSL’s cameras were there too, and it sure sounds like booing to me — and every other honest and objective observer I’m sure.
I doubt Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892) had the Utah Jazz in mind when he wrote “Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt,” but I’ll use his quote anyway.
After all, if you don’t know for sure the outcome of a situation, why on earth would you assume the worst?!
Being positive certainly doesn’t guarantee success, but it does tend to nudge you closer to it, thus increasing your chances. But even if things don’t work out as you would want, at least being positive made you less obnoxious to be around.