The Beauty + Heartbreak Of Sports

Over the past year, we’ve seen the unthinkable happen in more instances than one. Statistics and predictions try to be as reliable and accurate as possible, but they still can’t take into account the rise and fall of humans, fate, destiny, luck or whatever else you want to call it. As much as we’d like to be able to, we can't predict the future. Even when a win seems nearly impossible, the unpredictable can happen. In this week’s blog post, I want to explore some of the crazy things that have happened in sports over the past year. For my Bay Area people, please bear with me. This is painful.


Yeah, yeah, yeah. The Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. Ha. Ha. Ha. The jokes are endless. The Internet is not going to let it go. Even today when I go on Twitter, people are making 3-1 jokes. The chill that people have kept retained is suddenly on the loose, escaped into the distance and may never return. I don’t know why I’m doing this but here are some of the Warriors jokes I’ve seen.


What is a sports blog post without the mention of my favorite sport and team? Actually, I think I’m going to skip the talk of that awful night in San Francisco. I said I’d stop talking about it and I’m still salty so let’s just ignore it. Instead, let’s talk about the Cleveland Indians. CLEVELAND LOST A 3-1 LEAD. Who’s laughing now? Oh wait, it’s still sports Twitter making Warriors jokes. Will people ever move on? Probably not. But it is important to remember that yes, the Cleveland Indians lost a 3-1 lead in the 2016 World Series. The Chicago Cubs climbed their way to the top and managed to win the championship and Cleveland was shook. Karma.


Let me be honest here. Football is the sport I enjoy the least out of these three. In fact, I think I like hockey more than football as well. But I am trying. So yesterday, the New England Patriots managed to come back from a 28-3 deficit and win the Super Bowl LI. How? Tom Brady. That’s how. And since the Atlanta Falcons managed to choke, they were immediately compared to the Warriors. Why not the Indians? BECAUSE THE INTERNET LOVES WARRIORS 3-1 JOKES FOR SOME REASON. Can you tell I’m a Warriors fan yet?

So what have we learned from sports? We’ve learned that teams should never give up. It takes chemistry, heart and a whole lot of spirit to keep going when you’re down, but it pays off. I love sports simply for the reason that incredible things can and will happen. It's beautiful. 

I'm going to end this blog post by mentioning that hey, BASEBALL IS ALMOST BACK. Life is about to get 1000000x better and you should all feel blessed that the best sport is about to bless you all with its presence. That is all.