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What Feeling Did You Have as We Were Super Bowl Bound ?

  1. Euphoria

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  2. Relief

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  3. Both of the Above

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  1. BelichickFan

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    Which feeling did you get ? Or both ?
     
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    Both, no question. Can you feel any other way after a close playoff game?

    I had about 35 heart attacks during the game, and then danced around like an idiot after. That's why I love the playoffs.
     
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    None of the above. I never felt the game was in doubt...seriously, did anyone?
     
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    I'm asking because I was surprised that it was more relief than euphoria for me. As wrong as this is, I think in my mind we've already won the SB and it's relief to find out that I'm not wrong. Again, I know that's wrong but . . .
     
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    Up by less than a TD when Brady was intercepted and they moved downfield, I was certainly getting concerned. I think that was the drive when Hobbs made his big tackle down at the 5 - or maybe Seau's. Anyway, yeah, until the Welker TD put us up by 9 I was concerned.
     
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    Yes, I did. The Chargers easily could have won that game if they converted those opportunities inside the Red Zone into TDs rather than field goals. Any time a team drives inside your 10 that often in the playoffs, there's going to be some nervousness.

    I had faith the Pats would pull through, because they always have this season, but there were definitely times that outcome was in doubt. I knew the game was over when Norviot punted on 4th-and-10 from the Pats 36 with about 9 minutes left, trailing my two scores. TMQ made a rare good point this morning when he called that the dumbest coaching decision, in the biggest spot, of the year.
     
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    This is how I felt, not nervous, then anxious after Brady's pic in the end zone. Then reassured when Welker scored.

    Overall I was much more anxious during the Jax game.
     
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    Oh shut up. You had all three star players healthy each of the last two times these two teams met, and the Pats won both of those as well. I think many would admit we were nervous, I just did above, but don't start a sentence with "no excuses" and then make an excuse in the same sentence. It makes you look like an idiot.

    Go lick your wounds someplace else.
     
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    My feeling can be most accurately described with this word:

    Schadenfreude, noun
    satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
     
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    you must be under 30 to feel that way. Ive seen the so called impossible happen to many times in sports to ever feel secure about anything .
     
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    But McCree didn't swat it, and as you implied, that comes from coaching. I can't say for sure, but I'm fairly confident a BB player would NEVER have done what McCree did on that play.

    My point was in your post you said "no excuses" and now have proceeded to make several. So which is it? No excuses or a boatload of excuses? It can't be both.
     
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    Definitely both. Not because of this particular game or matchup, just because that's generally how I feel after a game.
     
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    Relief. I'm eternally pessimistic. :(
     
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    I actually looked at my family and said " Holy sh*t, here we go again"
     
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    Having learned my lesson with a prior poll, I chose none of the options. It seemed utterly unreal to me, as if everyone involved were just doing a walk-through of the trophy presentation. The half-quarter-long closing drive had a settling effect on me, so maybe that was part of my problem. It added a strangely anti-climactic note, as if everything had been under control all along. Please tell me I'm not getting jaded! :(
     
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    I watched this game with my uncle who is somewhat older then me and has watched way more football then me in his life. That being said, I mentioned to him before the game that I just cant get quite as pumped up as I used to for the Pats games because you always know they will find a way to win.
    He agreed with me. Dont get me wrong, I want them to win. Its just a bit harder to get pumped for a game when in the back your mind, You honestly believe they can not loose.
    Well during this game we both mentioned that something did not feel right and they could possibly loose this one.
    So what I felt after this game was something I did not expect to feel, And that was relief!
    Lesson learned here is:

    A: Trust your gut
    B: Trust the best owner/coach/QB/Team that ever walked the planet.
    GO PATS!!!!!!!!!!!
    JIGA
     
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    Sanvara is still unaware the Chargers lost :D:
     
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    Actually, to my dismay, I realized that was I how I was feeling after the 3rd Super Bowl. So for me the silver lining of the bitter playoff defeats the past two seasons is that the excitement is back.

    I mean, after the first SB victory, I bought about 100 hats and T-shirts cuz I figured I would never have another chance to wear victory stuff. Then they won two more, and after the 3rd one my T-shirt draw was already so stuffed I only bought one or two shirts and hats. Just a reflection of the satiation of overwinning, I guess. Anyway, for me the hunger is back!
     
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    This is what happens when you expect to win, and I suspect that's the way it is for the Patriots. I felt more euphoria after beating Jacksonville, for some strange reason I have yet to figure out. I felt anxious during the Chargers game, then relief and a bit of joy during the final drive when it was apparent we'd kill the clock. I'm hoping I feel euphoria more than relief after we take it to the Giants.
     
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    That's telling him, Watson.:rocker:


    For me there's always an amount of relief to go along with the elation.
    Than the euphoria takes over.
     
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