If you’ve never experienced true heartbreak as a fan…and I mean the kind that can bring tears to a grown man’s eyes, then you, as sports fan, haven’t lived. Without the heartbreak, you will never taste the full sweetness of the victory to come later.
My favorite sports moment came only one year after my first heartbreak as a fan. I got off easy. I still remember the look of shock on my grandfather’s face when he told me, “I never thought I would see this in my lifetime.”
But he did.
I will share with you my first heart break, so that you’ll understand what the win truly meant for me and for fans like my grandfather.