3-7 for the fan of a football team doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun does it? But, you'd be suprised.
It's almost just as fun, if not more so, to watch a team that doesn't win a lot.
With a team that wins you expect to win and only to do good. And then you get to the playoffs and get beat. And the thrill of a winning team suddenly vanishes.
Suddenly you're wondering how your team fell so quickly. Was it Coach? Or was it Johnny All-Star ,who until this point has lifted a team,? Suddenly you have to take down all your banners that read "State Bound!!".
Now, imagine never having to know that let down again.
Imagine knowing your team isn't ready for that yet. You know that deep down inside it'll still hurt that your team is losing. But, when your team is winning even if only for a quarter or a half its like the Super Bowl for you. You go crazy because for once your team is doing everything right!
Those 3 wins are the best Friday night's of the year. And maybe even 2 or 3 of your losses.
Like when you put up 35 points on a team that was favored to beat you by a lot more than that.
Every touchdown you scream and yell because you know the gears are finally starting to turn.
All the cogs in the machine are starting to turn together. But, in the end you play 10 games and you're done. There isn't the stress of letting anyone down in a big week 11 game.
I guess what I'm trying to say is I'd rather watch my friends go 3-7 then watch them lose in a week 12 rematch they should have won.
I'd rather watch a young team rebuild and have bonding moments. I love watching my team.
And guess what? I get to see them again soon on hardwood instead of turf.
I get to watch not just a team, but a family. And I get to be a part of that journey.
Even if I never touch a ball I get to feel the same emotions the team does.
And I as a spectator get to help set the atmosphere.
To me 3-7 doesn't sound too bad.