Tuesday, January 30, 2024

I've seen worse

It's taken a few days to get over the Ravens' loss to Kansas City.
Taylor Swift instead of Lamar Jackson in Las Vegas in two weeks.
But I'm old enough to remember other losses - some worse than this week's.
Like the 1969 Orioles losing in the first baseball season I followed. I went to my first game at Memorial Stadium on June 28, 1969 and watched them lose the World Series - while the world celebrated the Amazin Mets.
The Colts left Baltimore bereft of NFL football until Art Modell brought his team to town.
I work at the University of Virginia. Hearing 2018 and UMBC still hurt.
Unfortunately, every sports season ends with one winner and multiple teams preparing for next year.
Winning a championship is sweet - but joy is fleeting.
Enjoy the game - even if your team is not on the sideline.