For some reason I don't understand, in sports, the pain of losing is more painful than the joy of winning is joyous.
The Giants remind me of the Packers last year: hungry, confident, scrabbling hard, not expected to win, and dangerous. The Packers of this year remind me that in most years, there's a team with a burnished and beautiful regular-season record that meets an abrupt and ignominious end in the playoffs. I guess this year it was our turn for that, is all.
On the good side, my old friend Kim and his Raven-fanatic daughter got tickets for the Ravens game yesterday, right at midfield, down near the action. First time they've been. So the Ravens win made me happy, for Kim and Klara's sake.
Photo above by Jack MacDonough, yesterday of course. (Very) large version here.
P.S. I'm still a little tender, so go easy.
ADDENDUM: In case you're wondering why that field looks so green on January 15th, here's an article about why the fabled Frozen Tundra isn't. Thanks to John Haines for this.
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Featured Comment by Shahar Dumai: "This, of course, is eminent in all our life's dominions. We hate losing more than we like gaining. A Nobel prize was awarded for the research on this subject—the Prospect Theory of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky."