A Vote of Confidence
“First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert shots into goals.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
It’s Saturday night. We all know what that means: epic failure. Horrendous meltdowns. Offensive ineptitude. Defensive negligence. Etc. Condescending comments about how we “deserved better” or “should have won” made from the comfort of the winners’ circle. Despair-laden comments about “ugly hockey” and curse words I won’t print here coming from… me.
Really, why? I don’t understand. It’s not like tUMD is running trick plays or something. It’s not a “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain” situation where we can’t play a quality lineup every night. I don’t think they are under any sort of gypsy curse or other miscellaneous hex. So why does Saturday after Saturday end in complete and utter disaster?
I recognize trying to remedy this wretched trend in Anchorage is not an ideal situation. But why not? So tUMD hasn’t swept in Anchorage since before anyone on the team was born, or something horrible like that. There’s a first time for everything. So, Bulldogs, don’t let fear run your lives. Get out there and win a freaking Saturday game.