Today, my son's basketball team had their first win - and it was their last game of the season, and in the tournament, no less. The season has been awful, the team has been terrible, and I was beginning to forget what it feels like to win. I'm a big Michigan fan, and follow mostly football, but basketball as well, so it's not like this is new. That incredibly great, satisfying feeling of a win has eluded me in the past few years so much so that I've actually forgotten what it's like. Then today, in the second game of the Regional Small Fry tourney, my kid's team hit every bucket. They beat the other team by 20 points. The parents were dumbfounded. We've lost by as much as 30 points. We've seen halftime scores like 27 - 4. I'm still shocked.
I'd like to think this feeling - the feeling of winning - will start coming back. Today with gymnastics, tonight in hockey, this fall with football. Starting to look for the upside of losing - at least we played ok in the second quarter or at least we only coughed up the ball twice or at least we didn't lose by 30, etc, etc - is no way to live a sports fan life.
Here's to turning the corner.