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98reax I agree with your post - with a small addition. You used the terms "kids being kids" I would like to add on the term "they should also be allowed to be kids" Because they are. Some of them just turned eighteen.
I watch as many lady basketball games as I can. A couple of years ago I became concerned about the "joy" exhibited by some teams versus others, and I don't mean that high fiving, chest bumping while the ball was still in play. I mean the joy the players show in thier faces on the sidelines after a play.
Show me a video of Cain, Brewer or Bjorkland guinely "celebrating" on the sideline. Sure there were some happy moments, but it seemed to me that the pressure of being "a Lady Vol and winning No. 9" took a lot of the fun out of the games. You could see the same thing when the Atlanta Braves were so successful I mean, what's another championship after 13. While other teams were body piling on the infield the Braves were calmly walking back to the dugout.
This year I see excitement coming from the players. I predict they will go deeper into the tournament that last year's Lady Vols. Well that may be a far fetch but they'll have a lot more success than expected and us fans will enjoy sharing freshman and sophmore excitement about winning games that we didn't expect to win. I prefer body piles on the infield to "I'm afraid of losing faces" on the sidelines.
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