It’s been a rough weekend for UNC fans but we sure have been blessed with some amazing weather and it’s made me think about how much I let sports dictate how I feel, especially recently.

2016 was easily one of the worst sports years for North Carolina sports. EVER.

Between the loss in the national championship game that I really want to forget, the loss in the super bowl by the Panthers and the Hornets coming painstakingly close to finally winning a playoff series, it was a rough year. The Men’s and Women’s lacrosse championships were pretty sweet though.

The point is, we as a society, or at least most people I know, are so enthralled in sports that a loss can seem like the worst thing in the world. Sports transcend almost everything in life, it’s almost poetic. I don’t mind the lows and the highs that sports bring to me but on days like today, where it is absolutely beautiful outside, it makes me think about how there are so many things in life that make losses and wins seem so small in the grand scheme of things.

That’s particularly important this weekend and over the past year. Every loss, no matter how much it hurts, can be countered by enjoying the outdoors with friends or doing something else you love doing. And this is coming from someone who is obsessed with sports and UNC basketball.

It’s just something that I’ve been thinking about recently and it’s almost an epiphany that I’ve been having recently. So just keep in mind after losses in crucial games, that every thing is going to be alright.

Plus March Madness is only a month away. Bold prediction, we will be cutting the nets down in Phoenix at the end of the year anyways. This is the year for celebration. 2017 is going to be a good sports year.

 

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