Relax

by - December 20, 2010 - - 1 Comment »


Being a fan is tough. Nothing should hurt as much as a huge loss does. If you were a Giants fan yesterday, I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster you went on. It must’ve been like ascending to the top of the tallest mountain and then falling down while bouncing off every rock on the way down and eventually drowning in the lake below. Meanwhile, if you were an Eagles fan, it must’ve been like getting married, witnessing the birth of your first baby and then having your favorite childhood pet come back to life, all at the time.

So I get what it feels like. But oftentimes feelings are much more crushing than reality. Haven’t you ever dreaded a situation only to realize it wasn’t so bad once it actually happened? You don’t have to hold on to this hurt going forward. It doesn’t benefit you, it doesn’t erase what happened and it doesn’t punish those responsible.

Recently, Cavs and Knicks fans booed LeBron James heartily for his supposed wrongdoings (LeBron quota reached). It didn’t do them much good. Just like it won’t do Giants fans good to hold on to the pain or to spew venom like it is some sort of badge of honor. You’ll end up doing something like calling for Tom Coughlin’s job (again) and that is utterly ridiculous.

Think about it this way. It’s probably easier for the team to get over this than it is for you. First, they have the means to live a fairly high quality of life. Second, they have to go back to work and focus on the next opponent. In the Giants case, a win over that opponent gets them in the playoffs with a chance to live on. And they’ve already shown they are capable of playing with/beating anyone.

If the Giants are able to get over it, you will be too. Merry Christmas.

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One Response to “Relax”

  1. Frankie Hollywood says:

    Relax? Who the hell are you to tell me to relax? Being a fan is tough? Really? “If you were a Giants fan yesterday, I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster you went on.” Come again? Why can you only imagine the emotional roller coaster since you have repeatedly stated on your show that you are a Giants fan? Are you some sort of highbrowed elitist superior being that looks upon emotional people as inferior? You are in the Randy Moss/Allen Iverson category of vagabond. Your sports fandom is as incomprehensible and irrational and ridiculous as your statement, “You’ll end up doing something like calling for Tom Coughlin’s job (again) and that is utterly ridiculous.” Exactly how many people called up, tweeted, or texted your sports talk radio show, which is the lunatic asylum for psychiatric mental patients in need of sports therapy, and called for Coughlin’s job? Zero!

    Fandom or fandumb? In your case, Mr. Lundberg, it is fandumb. There is no other way to explain it. For someone to describe themself as a Giants, Eagles, and Redskins’ fan is the equivalent to individuals who play roulette and bet on both red and black and only lose when it lands on zero. At least the poor individuals who play roulette this way are doing this in order to get comp for food. Your best explanation is you like the NFC East and how they play football. I guess this explanation is slightly better than the phrase, “football move.” But not by much. You are a Miami Heat and New York Knicks’ fan now, last year you were a Cleveland Cavaliers’ fan. Does your ass hurt from jumping on so many bandwagons?

    You stated in the above piece, “You don’t have to hold on to this hurt going forward.” Going forward? You are always on the move, Lundberg. Abandoning ships and skipping town.

    Being a fan is tough. Except for you of course.

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