We've all felt it. It comes with being a sports fan. What is it?
Whether a hyped up series fails to live up to expectations, a beloved underdog gets crushed or a chance at history fades away, disappointment and failure come with the nature of being a sports fan.
These are biggest disappointments in 2012 thus far.
In a move that baffled many and infuriated even more, the BCS decided to pair undefeated LSU vs. an Alabama team that lost earlier to the aforementioned Tigers and didn't win their own division.
The result: a 21-0 snoozer that really failed to define a true national champion.
A majority of the country believed that Oklahoma State should have been the Tiger's opponent. But the BCS spoke, and its words were final.
In the end, the BCS's arrogance may be what finally allowed for a college football playoff to be established.
Green Bay was on a roll throughout the regular season, and many were declaring them to be the Super Champs from early on.
But as we have all learned, funny things happen in the postseason.
The seemingly unstoppable Packers were, well, stopped for a lack of better words. The team that stopped them? The New York Giants, who lost to the Packers earlier in the season and made it into the playoffs with a 9-7 record.
When the NCAA bracket came for the college baseball tournament and a little-known school from New York had made it in, hardly anyone took notice.
That little-known school, however, would prove to be one of the nation's darlings in college baseball.
After winning tough regionals in Coral Gables and super regionals in Baton Rouge, Stony Brook was going to Omaha, the pinnacle of college baseball.
The city and the nation embraced them, with everyone seemingly jumping on the Stony Brook bandwagon.
The CWS would not be kind to Seawolves as they lost two consecutive games to UCLA and Florida State, knocking them out of the tournament and subsequently ending the Cinderella story that was Stony Brook.
Before the Kentucky Derby, few had heard of the horse named I'll Have Another. That changed immediately after the Derby as I'll Have Another edged out Bodemeister to win the first leg of the Triple Crown.
A few weeks later, I'll Have Another again beat out Bodemeister to win the Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown.
The potential for history to be made was there. Sports Talk Radio was abuzz, and many were pulling for I'll Have Another to be the first horse since 1978 to capture the coveted Triple Crown.
But fate intervened. The Friday before the third leg of the Triple Crown (Belmont Stakes), it was announced that I'll Have Another would never race again due to tendonitis.
In a series that was loaded with star power and hype, the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder failed to live up to the billing.
Many expected to see a NBA champion crowned in the sixth or seventh game of the series. They were severely disappointed.
Oklahoma City won the first game and wouldn't win another, with Miami capturing the crown and King James finally getting his ring.
Adam Scott entered the final day of the Open Championship with the championship seemingly locked up.
But golf is a strange game.
In what can only be described as a McIlroy-esque meltdown, Scott bogeyed the last four holes allowing Ernie Els to once again hoist the Claret Jug 10 years later after he first won it.
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