The downer in an otherwise excellent weekend occurred yesterday, when the Maryland lacrosse team lost the championship game in overtime.
Sports will you make you sad most of the time, so why bother being a fan?
Because the highs are so high. Once you’re bonded to a team, you get to experience all the benefits that come from it. And if it’s your alma mater, you feel a sense of belonging. In fact, there’s a shared misery in rooting that even strengthens the bonding and enhances the eventual breakthrough.
One of these years, Maryland will finish on top. And with it will come the bragging rights, status, prestige and incredible highs. Can’t wait.