I don’t know what it is…
This team feels like it’s dead, but they still have a pulse. I feel like the season is over, but is in fact far from over. I’m typically a fan that isn’t really affected by losses. Sure I’ve had my blood boil from time to time but last Sunday hit me in a particular way that finally made me lose some faith in this team.
At the beginning of the year, I was that guy arguing relentlessly with anyone I could about how this team will go at least 8-8. I placed two 50 dollar bets with friends to prove how sure I was. Now, here I am…with one win away from winning and I feel like this season was kind of a lost season, despite the fact they have performed exactly how I thought they would.
I’m trying to remind myself that 8-8 would be far better than anyone would have expected and that it’s such a huge step in the right direction. But I was a believer there for a while. I truly believed that the Bengals would easily cruise into playoffs and perhaps make a little noise once there. Definitely not a Super bowl contender but someone who would perhaps spoil playoff hopes for a team.
I understand it’s still a possibility but why do I feel like it’s all over? I think a win to the Steelers would have completed the season for me personally.
I need your help…
Chances that if we make it to playoffs that we face the Steelers to get redemption for the embarrassment? And what does everyone else think? Any words of hope? Your opinion of their current situation. I feel like I’m in an AA meeting and I need a support group.