A lot of posts are of Pat's fan saying how depressed they are. After the Sox lost to the Yankees in 2003, I was depressed for several weeks. It was devastating. Last year I was diagnosed with cancer and hopefully cured. It put a lot of things in perspective. One thing I know for sure, I will not let the outcome of a sporting event get me depressed again. I have enough issues to deal with. This last lost had the potential to repeat the depression I experienced in 2003. But, because of my recent experience, I did not let it. Sports that you have no control over should in no way effect your emotions in a negative way. I think it is ok to root for them and experience the high of a win. But, in no way should the low of a loss cause you to be depressed. I will miss going to the parade and the opening day ceremonies. However, that is the only way that I will let it effect me. That being said, I think it is tough to be a sports fan in Boston. The teams are good enough to give you high expectations. And, you have to expect that they will let you down now and again. Hopefully the Sox will have a repeat of last year. Otherwise, they will really be testing my new philosophy.