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Avid sports fan greatly disappointed in performance of favorite teams

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February 10, 2012

The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations or a person, event or thing that causes such a feeling.

These two statements are the definitions of disappointment. Disappointment is all I have been feeling since this year has started when it comes to sports.

Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves stomping on Luis Scola’s face of the Houston Rockets: disappointment.

The New England Patriots losing the Super Bowl against the New York Giants: disappointment.

If most of you do not know or watch the NBA, Kevin Love is, in my opinion, one of the greatest players the Timberwolves drafted since Kevin Garnett, now a Boston Celtic. The quality that I admire the most about Love is not his impressive shooting average of 25 points per game, but his passion for his team out on the court.

His passion however, went way too far during the Houston Rockets game on Feb. 4. If you did not see what he did, I suggest you Google it or YouTube search it. After I saw it, I definitely pulled the Blake Griffin of expressions with my hands over my mouth for a couple minutes.

The play-by-play was Scola driving in for a layup and Love ends up swiping the ball away from Scola and Scola goes down. As Love runs past Scola, Love stomps on Scola’s face while he runs to the other side of the court. Hello Love! What are you doing?

What really got me is what Love said in response to what he did. “It has been a chippy year,” Love told reporters after it was announced that he will get a two-game unpaid holiday for stomping on Scola.

However, I think the stomping on Scola was all retaliation to what Scola did to Love during the game on Mon. Jan 30. Scola was going out of bounds with the ball and threw it at Love’s groin. Love did say that is why he stomped Scola, and also that his suspension was warranted, so he obviously knows what he did was not OK.

Lastly, the most disappointing moment of the Nflthis year was the Patriots losing to the Giants for the Super Bowl title. With 52 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Patriots had the ball on their 20-yard line. Tom Brady then leads the Patriots up to the 49-yard line with five seconds remaining.

The end result—a final Hail Mary in the end zone, Giants players swing at the ball and Rob Gronkowski just barely misses the rebound by about a foot. Disappointment is the only word that can describe my feeling post-Super Bowl.

My only conclusion is that the wide receivers must have been so nervous that all those incomplete passes were not caught because their hands were all sweaty. In conclusion, this is the last time I am talking about this year’s Super Bowl (except for maybe the commercials, that weird performance by Madonna and M.I.A.’s hilarious unplanned middle finger; if you didn’t see it, Google it) until the football season

Ashley Hall is a senior majoring in journalism. She is a huge Boston sports fan; the Celtics are her favorite.