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I still think I'm being severely punished for spending 8-9 hrs. at The Pink Pony in the ATL on Easter Sunday between semi final Sat. and Monday's Championship game in 2002. Damn that blonde down on all fours winking at us from behind giving us a show that would make Bob Guccione blush.
This is exactly me now, too. Minus the teddy grahams though. It just doesn't hurt me anymore when Terps basketball loses. I don't know why. Maybe because I'm older and have a family. I move on quickly from a loss.
This is hilarious to me for some reason. I do the exact same thing but the thought of the GF waking up in a haze to me punching the bed in rage is absurd.
My blood pressure is a lot lower when it's not basketball season.
After the way the Nats lost in Game 5, and then the following night freakin Craddock missed a 35 yarder against NC State, I have come to accept nothing good will ever happen to any sports team I root for.
Actually, the way I feel about Terps basketball now is very similar to the way I felt about Terps football by the mid to late '90's.
5.Acceptance — "It's going to be okay."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it."
In this last stage, individuals begin to come to terms with their mortality, or that of a loved one, or Maryland basketball.
My wife is a huge O's and Jim Palmer fan (we're both in our 50's) and she could never stand to watch Palmer pitch because she was so afraid he would fail. I told her she is a terrlble fan if she cannot stand to watch....now I find myself doing the same thing with Terps BB
This is terribly depressing. And pretty accurate.
"its just a game" might be the worst thing to say to someone after a loss
There is no other combination of words that can make me angrier.
Absolutely not. It does not suffer at all because of sports anymore.
I'm not going to lie... From as far back as I can remember until I was 24 years old it suffered when my team was this disappointing or they lost a HUGE game. I know this sounds very strange, but something happened when I turned 25 (this year). I still get very passionate and loud during games, read a lot in the build up to games, go to games (MD football and basketball season ticket holder and I travel multiple times a year to see my favorite pro team play), and get very excited during the game, before the game, and shortly after the game if it is a win.
Then it stopped. I come back to reality and realize IT IS A GAME. There is life, then there is sports. I'm not a professional athlete, working for an athletic department, professional sports franchise, or have a job that has anything to do with sports, SO LIFE IS NOT SPORTS.
I love my Terps, I love my pro teams, but I have a different type of love for my family, friends, girlfriend, and the interactions I have daily among them that take precedent in my life over sports at all times. They didn't before, but they do now. One reason why is the post below. There is another post exactly like the one that started this thread, which had an awesome response that made me really think about this type of thing as well.
This post was edited by Ozziec 14 months ago
If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?
My gf is used to it by now. I figure if she can handle my sports meltdowns she's a keeper.
Ditto. High five!
It's taken a long time but I can honestly say that I take more pleasure from a big win than I do heartache from a tough loss. Learning how to appreciate the little things is all part of getting older I suppose. Not to get all preachy but I think most of you will feel the same in time (I admit I certainly would've called bullshit if someone tried to sell me that idea when I was younger ).
I broke the little finger on my right hand punching a wall when the Orioles lost the World Series to the Pirates in 1979 -- I've come a long way.
Edit: Oops, didn't mean to quote.
This post was edited by Dean Wormer 14 months ago
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