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What makes us follow our team or sport so religiously that it consumes our entire being. What makes us keep coming back every year and looking forward with anticipation to another season, when year in and year out, you can come so close to glory, but yet not acheive it. What is it about sports that drives to buy the jerseys, the clothes, the memoribilia, to listen to sports talk radio and scan the internet daily looking for any new tidbit of information that has just come over the wire.

Why, every year do we do this to ourselves...the roller coaster of emotions that goes into every season, every game, every play, is enough to drive some people over the edge. We scream and cheer...we curse and swear...we cry...we rant...each week its the same emotions over and over again, in varying degrees. Our entire being is consumed within our team, and we share their agony and excitement each week. We play monday morning analyst, we gripe at the press for portraying our team in a negative way. All this, so each year, we can say that we are a die hard fan, we can say were there, thru thick and thin, when our team finally breaks thru and gets over the hurdle that has been blocking their path for so long. But each year that we don't acheive that ultimate goal, our hearts are left empty and void for 6 months to ponder what could have been.

But, we wait till next year and do it all over again, and for those that are also this way, we always will...sometimes you wonder how you can be so interwoven within the fabric of your team, and still survive day to day...season to season. It affects every part of you.

Letdowns are part of daily life for everyone, to varying degrees...but days like this weekend really make you wonder....


Sorry, just had to write that....
 

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Its ok Matt. We know you are a bit upset with the turn out of yesterdays game. I watched it and thought it was a pretty good game. You know I am not a football persone but I enjoyed watching it non the less. Maybe next year. :)
 

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Identifying with a team is like gambling. You invest your $$, time and your "being" into a chance to win it all. And if your team does, it's the greatest feeling.
 

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Identifying with a team is like gambling. You invest your $$, time and your "being" into a chance to win it all. And if your team does, it's the greatest feeling.
Good point.... and then there's always next year too... :thumbs:
 

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Well since im a die hard redsox fan...i feel your pain..

and just like the redsox, for all those years of heartbreak, cursing, crying , etc ....when they do win it all...youll forget about everysingle bad thing from all those years :cheers:
 

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It's the reality show of reality shows, war in a controlled environment. Anything can happen, gambling is a billion dollar industry b/c of that. Sport teams drive the economy of some places. It's an excuse for people to get togehter and set aside differences. . no matter what walk of life you're from, if you're wearing the same gear, you're equals for at least a day. There's not much that stands out above watching guys like Michael Jordan back in the day hit a game winning playoff shot at the buzzer, or guys like Michael Vick run all over the place making pro defenses look like their feet are glued to the ground. :pat:

But hey, you've got nothing on me right now. I flew to f'n Miami to watch teh Sooners shyt down their legs for 4 quarters. Last year, I went to new Orleans to watch our playcalling let a victory slip through our fingers b/c they didn't want to run the f'n ball, eventhough LSU is hooked up to IVs and O2 on the sideline. 2 national championships in 2 years. Oh, and I went to the Final 4 in 02 only to have our basketball fans, who are the most pathetics fans in the world, tell us to sit down in our OWN section. Nobody in the f'n arena was sitting, but these lazy bastards that haven't gone to a game all season go to the Final 4 and want to sit down and watch a relaxing game. Get your azz UP. God I hate our basketball fans.

But, once in a while a gem comes along like the 2000 Orange Bowl when we held Florida State's highpowered Heisman offense to zero points.

So, whatever, as long as we beat Texas and Oklahoma State, I don't care. Big 12 champs, but whoopty f'n do, should had 3 national titles in the past 4 years and now we only have one. F'it.

Sorry about your Steelers. . I actually had Philly and New England to go, though. Rothlesberger is just too young to get it down right now. If they don't have to respect him, they can stack the box to stop the run, and that's what they did. But, your team has a bright future for certain. :thumbs:
 

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Its ok Matt. We know you are a bit upset with the turn out of yesterdays game. I watched it and thought it was a pretty good game. You know I am not a football persone but I enjoyed watching it non the less. Maybe next year. :)

:withstupi Here ya go Matt!! :hug: or maybe this will help :buds:
 

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IM thinking the :buds: will do nicely tonite.. :whistle:


Yes, its a bright future indeed for Ben and co...but that doesnt help much right now.. 15-1 is next to impossible to accomplish, and we didnt capitalize..thats the worst part.
 

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i love football.... that is the one thing i would give up anything for..... you have to be strong smart and fearless to play ...what makes me do good in practice is looking forward to friday night in the 4th quarter knowing that we will win b/c we worked so hard and our team truley feels like brother hood ...... the thing that makes me watch pros is that i know they have the same realasion ship with their players too........our team had this saying "Hold The Rope" that meent that if any one of the teamates was hanging off a clif with a thousand foot drop that they would feel comfortable having anyone of the team pulling them to saftey and that we would let our hands bleed for them..... my coach said that we were the only team that took that seriously...... and if the pros are as good as they are they must really be there for each other everyday at practice to push each other.....thats why i love the game because the game is family :pat:
 

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Football is life... and life can suck!!! :rant: :nonod: :cry:
 

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life dont suck durring the season just afterwards :sob: :cheers:
 
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