Gonna be a rough week and other threads, forums, twitter, and websites will be full of discourse ranging from valid criticisms that do hopefully lead to lessons learned to more hyperbole to psychoanalysis to doom and gloom.
This thread is the safe space from all of that. And also if you want to talk about your mental health or how you are doing during these crazy times.
I am doing great mental health wise because thankfully I learned long ago to not let sports get tied up in that. It’s a fun outlet and this news just means I’ll get more time to chase rumors and intel with the rest of my buddies here
LOL, was wondering the same thing. Plus, you know, maybe like “1 is super down and depressed, but 5 is over wound-up and manic, so the optimal state is actually a nice, balanced 3.” So, I actually did almost answer “3” for that reason.
This. Sports is a hobby and it’s fun to be passionate about one’s hobbies/teams, but in no way to does this bleed over (all that far) into family/work/real stuff. As bad as it gets is Furman, put myself in a 30min timeout in the basement and then I was good.
I think this thread is for stuff in general. It’s a crazy time in the world and a lot of people do use sports as a coping means and it’s not just the traudt stuff but I assume people will also be bummed with the Kadin news that will break later and also Armaan’s announcement to either transfer or just go pro.
Absolutely there is a lot more to the world than sports, but for some who have lost a lot over the last few years they may have involuntarily attached their well being to their favorite sports team.
But I do appreciate the post LOL ( I never get bummed more than like 10 minutes after anything bad, even UMBC. I did wallow for a week after the Grayson Allen 4 step fiasco… aw man Im breaking my own rule with negativity in this thread.) .
Great perspective and I appreciate it and the space.
My offer still stands to anyone who is feeling any kind of way. Happy to talk or more importantly listen and help find a path forward. Doubtful anyone will tell me anything that will make me shocked or change the way I feel about them or providing help.
Tired teacher very much looking forward to spring break finally starting on Friday. Rare year where my students may need it more than I do— zero snow days (not even a delay!) has added up to a very long stretch since winter break.