Is Missing a Perfect Game the Worst Feeling as a Fan?
First of all, I would like to congratutlate Roy Halladay for throwing the 20th perfect game in MLB history. Secondly, I would like to hang myself for not being present, even though I had the chance to be.
I don't know if it is the worst feeling a fan can ever have. I have seen the Cubs piss away a lead in game 6 of the NLCS. I have witnessed several Bengals' playoff losses. I have also seen many Northwestern bowl losses. This one hurts.
I was asked today, the day of Halladay's perfect game if I wanted to attend tonight's game. I said yes, and was told to text or call him. He never responded.
It turns out he got food poisoning from a local deli and was praying all night to the porcelain Gods, at least until he heard what Roy had done. He was upset to say the least. Other than that, he said he had gone from upset-crying-sad to upset-pissed-off-mad.
It got me thinking about if this could be the worst feeling in sports.
True, you get mad or upset when your team loses in the playoffs or championship, but how upset can you get?
It is so rare to see a perfect game in baseball. The odds are so less than 1% that it cannot be measured. It is more likely that you will see a no hitter, triple-double in basketball, or 5 OT game in hockey playoffs.
Is it me or do I look a fool with my pants on the ground?
I feel that the perfect game in baseball is the ultimate in what you can be a part of in sports history. It is so hard to be perfect in anything, including sports. It is even more impossible to be perfect in being a fan, which I feel inadequate in as of now.
So I guess I ask the question, what is the worst feeling as a sports fan? Is it missing a huge sporting event, even though you could have been there? Is it watching your team bomb a title game? As always, your opinions are much appreciated so feel free to comment below.
Also, as a single male, I also like comforting hugs, which I surely need at this time in my life, and I hope many sports fans will agree.....
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