That's all that kept Butler from claiming the Championship.
Almost, that word again, but not quite.
Butler has always had good teams. I remember how good sports were years ago. And among my friends at school were several sports people including a Halftime Honey -s-. I've always been cross cultural relating to people. It's who you are, not what you are.
Sports are not necessarily 'bread and circuses' any more than a couple of drinks are bad for you, unless of course they are. They can be good stress relief, depending on the emphasis.
Some of the participants actually have interests outside their work. That's healthy. A little time away can make us better at what we do.
Enough rambling huh (lol)?
The drive that contributes to winning can keep one going in the shadow of defeat. It might be initially devastating, but what then?
Are you going to cave or rise above?
Apply this to anything else. Anything.
Haqve a setback. Wallow in self pity and sympathy or work through the pain and be strengthened by empathy.
Kinda cliche stuff here.
But cliches are based in truth.
Fall down, stay down.
Fall down, get up and go for it, again and again and again til you win.