Monday, February 04, 2008

Super Bowl Fallout

The headline on Boston.com currently reads "IMPERFECT." Oy. Since when is perfection the goal? Oh, yeah, I forgot, we're talking about sports, not life. In sports, it's only good if you win. It doesn't matter if you played a good game, or if you played as well as you could. We're only interested in winners.

I ended up watching the entire Super Bowl yesterday, which for me is unheard of. I accompanied my son to the neighbor's (my husband is away for a few days), and then when he became tired, we both retired to our TV room for the rest of the game. Our spirits were lifted, then dashed, as New York defeated the Patriots. My son cried, a plaintive, keening sound. This morning, he awoke still sad. Too sad to watch SportsCenter, his favorite show.

It's not easy living with sports fans. It's not easy being a sports fan. Boston is very, very sad today. But, as my husband put it: "baseball starts again soon."

1 comment:

nyjlm said...

aww, I'm sorry. I know how much it hurts a little fan's heart (let's not even talk about big fans!). When the Mets didn't make the playoffs in 85 I thought I might not go on another day!

Pitchers & catchers should be reporting to spring training any day now!