I find it funny that some fans get so upset over games. Now, to be fair, I enjoy
a good rivalry, and can sometimes let my emotions get the best of me too. But at
the end of the day, I'm usually able to set it aside and remind myself that
it's just a game. I think what we as fans fail to realize is
that the players on these teams are just doing a job. As the article pointed
out, a lot of the hostility and animosity that sometimes seems to exist between
opposing players is just that: perceived. Many of these players are friends, and
have played together before. I've always felt that if at the end of the
game they can congratulate one another on a game well-played, setting the
rivalries aside, why can't we as fans do the same?
Always love you columns.
What a great article! We live in a society when winning has become everything.
It's not often that someone reminds us of the lessons to be learned in
losing. I think Peyton has learned about being a great human being from the wins
and losses over the years and is truly a gentleman to be admired.
Still feels better to win, but your right. However, most of us are not to this
Manning played decently but had a couple of crucial errors but the lack of a
pass rush and horrendous secondary play doomed the Broncos most of all. Fox
coached "not to lose" rather than winning and maybe he should have let
his QB pass the ball after the two=minute warning to try to get the
game-clinching first down or try to move the ball forward after the Ravens tied
the score. Oh well. But the Ravens were tougher and they deserved the win,
simple as that. How about those Utah boys stepping up (Pitta, Kruger, Ngata)!
Great insight Amy. I too was crushed by yesterday's game...but your
comments bring out a great point about what's truly important and
what's just a sport.Thanks!