May 26, 2009

The bitter anguish of a sports fan

Rocky road? It's a generational thing in team ownership

"There is nothing quite like the failure of a sports owner in American
society. You can't impeach them or vote them out of office. You can stop buying
tickets, but if you're a die-hard fan, it is hard to stop caring. You just have
to watch, get angry, convince yourself things will change, watch, get angry
again ... on and on, until the owner either sells the team or dies.

The article itself only sort of applies to hockey, but this quote says it all about Tampa Bay. And about a few other teams that I've followed over the years. Being a sports fan isn't for the faint of heart, that's for sure.

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