I was thinking about why I care so much today. I have a nice little life, good family, nice wife, we're pretty happy. But overall, life can be pretty quiet. I think the problem for all of us is that although we are not playing there are few things in life more gut wrenchingly thrilling than watching a close football game with our team involved. Here are a few things I can think of: 1. Having a child: Haven't done this yet but I'm sure it will be great 2. Getting Married: Wedding day was a blur, but its only 1 day and the day to day of marriage is nice but quiet. 3. Hooking up with a hot chick: Can happen a few times but down to zero when you get married. The chick (your wife) may still be hot, but the "newness" is gone 4. Getting a promotion at work: I've had this and its pretty fleeting 5. Doing well in school on exam: Like a promotion, it can be fleeting If you add up these days, there aren't many of them. Unless you are James Bond, chances are your life is a few exhilarating moments sprinkled upon a lot dull boring days. Now if the Pats had won last night, I'd have to rank it around #3-4. I mean that kind of heart pounding excitement doesn't come along very often. And the idea of perfection? Even better. This excitement is only obtained providing you buy into being a Patriot fan and make an emotional investment. The key point is that I can't think of anything on this list that has such a dichotomy like winning or losing that game last night. If something great doesn't happen to you, it usually doesn't mean something horrible does. It just means you have a regular run of the mill day. But last night's game we tetered on the edge of being estatic or devastated. There aren't many things in life that give you both opposite ends of the spectrum like that. My life is no different today, but it does hurt that we lost, just trying to figure out why it hurts so much and this is what I came up with.