Don’t Let Your Team Be a Barometer for Your Life
Several years back I had a wild notion: If my teams had a good year, I would too. No, I’m not talking on basing my happiness on a Superbowl title or World Series championship, I’m talking day-to-day life, like in a karma kind of way. If, let’s say Charles Barkey dropped 35 that night for the Sixers, I’d suddenly close a deal, or get a raise.
I don’t think that way anymore.
If I did, being a fan of Philadelphia sports, I’d now be living under a bridge somewhere. Which leads me to the Phillies…the greatest underachieving baseball team I’ve seen in 25 years. If I’d held out hope this team could sneak into the post-season, it ended last night with another loss to the Florida Marlins. Sure, they’re mathematically still in it — and they’ll probably sucker punch me one more time with a three game sweep somewhere — but they’ll ultimately let Phillies fans down. And THAT is why we’re Phillies fans. We’ve come to expect losing.
So, imagine if I went into every day expecting to lose in my own life. How much would that suck? There are people out there that live and die with their teams. I prefer to live with them, and NOT make them the barometer for my own life — anymore. When I’m six feet under, then I’ll die with them. Which, most likely will be the year they finally win another World Series.