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Understanding our broken psyche (or "Why does it still hurt?")



So I was thinking as I kept reading these fan posts and kept on seeing comments about our loss this year hurting so bad, So I came up with a theory. Read more below the jump....

So I was watching the SB yesterday thinking "Man we would have so creamed the Patriots" and yet I keep feeling this sense of "This ain't right. WE should be there." I think that a lot of it has to do with this sense (that I just can't seem to shake) that this year, this loss just doesn't seem right. Last year's loss to Seattle was a shock and I quickly got over it. (well a lot quicker than this loss anyways). The 2006 loss to the Bears had me in a funk for a while, but again, not like this one has. This time I just keep saying to myself "We SHOULD be there..." and I just can't get past the fact that it feels like destiny has been wronged. The planets aligned but someone forgot to tell Pluto they weren't a planet anymore. So do the rest of you feel like destiny was wronged? Maybe it is the effect of not being a "loser" anymore. Maybe once you have tasted sweetness (SB44) and then tasted sourness (Seattle), maybe the next time you taste sourness it is magnified by the expectance of sweetness that has been denied. Maybe that is the way to put into words how I am feeling. I keep taking a bite out of a grape, but only taste grapefruit. I guess that is what is meant by "sour grapes". Now that the SB is over I can take solace in the fact I won't have to relive it (well not as much anyways). My mood was lightened somewhat by the departure of ** (who rhymes with VW) and I have high hopes for the defense next season. I sooo much need a Two Dat! Perhaps this is what it feels like to root for a championship team. Your expectations become loftier and the losses become more painful and bitter. The further SB44 becomes in the rearview mirror, the more I need to see another SB come into view in the windshield. I guess I will have to learn to adapt. Your thoughts?

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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