Mediocre teams can play above their heads for periods of time. They can create excitement. They can create hope.
Mediocre teams break fans hearts.
When your team is bad, rooting takes a different approach. You look for the small things, the glimmers of hope. Any improvement brings joy. You look to the future. The future is always bright. There is always next year.
Mediocre teams, though, break your heart because, until the dust settles, they always remain on the fringe. They’re always just a hot streak away from contending. When teams are mediocre, we hear a lot of “If only…”
The “If onlys” are what breaks fans hearts…Read More