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THIS IS A YEAR OF THE HORSE CONTEST ENTRY

Rather not get there than get there and lose

Published by KAPCC31377 | Sunday, November 30, 2014 9:25 AM


There’s a saying in sport, “no one remembers the loser in the championship game”. I do!: 230 words


The year 2008, what a memorable year, but it’s not what think
All in all, all my beloved teams did not raise the beer
One by one, I learned it was not their year
Sports god is cruel
Inflicted me with depression three times all in one year

First up, in February it was a record breaking year
Most touch downs, most points in a single year
Each opponent down by double digit wins
Entered the big game undefeated and favored heavily to win
But in the end, the one win that mattered did not come to be

Second, in June a frequent participant is once again present
It may not seem that long ago, but to a team that is expected
To win it every year, four years is an eternity
The purple and gold against a familiar foe
This year however belonged to them, the Irish Green

Third, in October a small market team did the unthinkable
Made it to the World Series game; first in its history
By winning its division, that included behemoths like the Red Sox and Yankees
But it was not a Cinderella story
As the team that is known for sandwiches took home the trophy

2008, a nightmarish year
All my beloved team reached the pinnacle of their sport and lose on the same year
Yes, as a sports fan, I have reached the bottom



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