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  1. #1
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    As a sports fan what's worse to witness?

    Simple question for all sports fan.

    What's worse to witness in a game

    Watching your team/s getting blown out by a big score

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    Watching your team/s lose by 1 point

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    Moved this to the General Discussion forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasTomasz View Post
    Moved this to the General Discussion forum
    Thanks no problem. BTW Can I be removed from the Patriots ban list? I know I said I wanted to be
    banned but I want to be back in. Thanks.

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    I think losing a close game is so much worse.

    Getting blown at sucks but I don't get anywhere near as invested as I would during a close game.

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    Close game is a worse feeling, Blow outs are easy to walk away from IMO. 1 point losses leave a sour taste of we should have had it.


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    Yeah it's the 1 score losses. Because pretty much no matter what that's a game you could've won. Blowouts you just chalk it up as not your day and it's on to the next one.


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    Close game is worse. Every player, coach and fan will over analyze one or two plays and all the "what ifs". Getting blown out, you're out of the game early and just realize the other team is the better team that day.

    And it doesn't even matter the stage it's on. The Ravens blowing out the Giants in the Super Bowl was easier to handle than any 1 score loss we've had to a division rival, even in regular season games. Just my opinion though, can totally see the other side of the argument.

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    A close game is respectable, a blowout is an embarrassment
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    Definitely more entertainment value out of a close loss.

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    Lose by 1.
    Minnesota being blown out by Philly in the NFC Champ game this year hurt a lot less than losing to the Saints by 3 in OT in 2009. At least this year I knew by halftime we were losing. That Saints game I thought we were going to win on the final drive, then the INT happened. Also bountygate still pisses me off. Minnesota was the better team that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    Close game is worse. Every player, coach and fan will over analyze one or two plays and all the "what ifs". Getting blown out, you're out of the game early and just realize the other team is the better team that day.

    And it doesn't even matter the stage it's on. The Ravens blowing out the Giants in the Super Bowl was easier to handle than any 1 score loss we've had to a division rival, even in regular season games. Just my opinion though, can totally see the other side of the argument.
    I'm a Patriots fan how do you think I felt watching my team losing twice to the Giants?

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    Ending is easily more heartbreaking but it was a much more entertaining road to get there. Personally, I'd rather have the close loss.

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    You guys are tripping, Iíll take a close loss any day. Being a raider fan, football was just flat out pathetic at some stretches, every week the game is over in the 3rd. That was just the worst.

    Close games are fun as hell, i get so into them. Warriors blew the finals in 2016, but that series was sick, that whole year was a blast to follow, wouldnít trade it for a first round exit, hell no

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    As a sports fan what's worse to witness?

    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    Close game is worse. Every player, coach and fan will over analyze one or two plays and all the "what ifs". Getting blown out, you're out of the game early and just realize the other team is the better team that day.
    In other words the post-game finger pointing can be brutal and not entertaining. Itís not really watching a close game itself that is the issue. Itís what happens afterwards.



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    Lose by 1 point.

    If my team is getting blown out I leave or stop watching eventually.
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