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I listened to Jim Bowden this morning describe the atmosphere before and after last night's baseball game. He said that the Cardinals' fans were in a sullen state prior to the game, with tickets going at face-value and T-shirts selling for half-price. Of course, after the game people were in a state of euphoria, and tickets and merchandise were selling for more than double the original price.

We see and hear about this type of behavior all the time; it's typcial human nature.

When have you been guilty of losing hope, lowering expectations, or flat-out fearing the worst during a sporting competition, only to experience a positive outcome?

For me, it was Game 6 of the 1997 NBA Western Conference Finals: Jazz vs. Rockets. I thought that Houston could not possibly lose that game with Olajuwon, Barkley, Drexler, and an incredibly hot Eddie Johnson hitting every shot he threw up. Game 7 was inevitable.

Fortunately, John Stockton thought otherwise.
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Gig - I heard quite the opposite from friends that were there. One of them described it as College GameDay type atmosphere, which would fit with St. Louis and it's love for baseball.

After the game, I'm sure it was pure pandemonium, but again the word that I heard was mentally and emotionally exhausted.

I'm about as optimistic as they come, but do admit to turning it off last night after the back to back homers in the 7th by Texas. Imagine my surprise. Smile
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Originally posted by gigabit:

When have you been guilty of losing hope, lowering expectations, or flat-out fearing the worst during a sporting competition, only to experience a positive outcome?



For me, it was last week, when Wisconsin scored two easy touchdowns to go up 14-0 in East Lansing. And then again, when they scored two easy touchdowns in the fourth quarter to tie the game...

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