Monday, October 25, 2010

Sports Despair

One of the interest things of being a sports fan and a pessimist at the same time is that I am always on the edge of (or fully immersed in) despair about something related to my team(s).  Let's use the St. Louis Blues as an example.  Prior to this weekend's home stand, they had a record of 2-1-2 (for those of you not in the know, that means they had won two of five games in the season, with two of those losses being overtime/shootout losses, thus earning one point in the standings, as opposed to two for a win).  This is quite respectable in the big scheme of things, but to me it means that we lost more games than we won, and thus the team was a pack of losers.  After two solid victories this weekend, the Blues are now 4-1-2.  This is good, right?  Ten out of a possible fourteen points in the standings is quite respectable.

Feeling relatively good about life, I recently checked the standings on  And what did I see there?  That EVERY SINGLE TEAM in the Central Division has a winning record.  Even Columbus.  And Nashville hasn't lost a game in regulation time yet.  Even with this quite respectable 4-1-2 record, St. Louis is in 4th place in its division.  Granted, if you look at the overall Conference standings, Of the top eight teams in the Western Conference, EVERY SINGLE TEAM in the Central Division is in that top eight.  So, while the Blues might be an improved team this year, SO IS EVERYBODY ELSE.  Thus, I despair.


Arnold Observer said...

Just think, you could be a Rams fan!

Aaron W. Thorne said...

Except that the Rams' division in the NFC is a pack of total schmucks, so the Rams could win that thing running away. Let's not forget that.