Winning the Most Valuable Player award is good news. Finishing 20 games under .500 and in last place in your division is bad news.
Saving 16 goals in a soccer match is good news. Losing 2-1 in extra time is bad news.
So, how are you supposed to feel when the good news and the bad news come at the same time? What emotion prevails when you throw the first no-hitter of your career but don't even win the game? Is there any joy in winning the NBA Finals MVP when your team loses the Finals?
Watching sports is no doubt an emotional endeavor. We celebrate the good news, while we weep over the bad. And when we experience the great sports paradox of the good news and bad news presenting themselves to us in one neat package, we're left utterly clueless as to what we're supposed to do next.