Why security people make bad sports fans.

I live in the middle of Missouri, I grew up in St.Louis.  When I was 8 I thought the Ozzie Smith backflip was the coolest thing in the world (Ok, it is still pretty cool).  I love to listen to Mike Shannon do play by play on the radio.  My Cardinal street cred is about as high as you can get.  

Now I also work in Network Security.   So my general disposition trends pretty hard pessimistic.  I am trained to quickly see the worst possible outcome and try to mitigate it as quickly and painlessly as possible.  ( I swear I am not as bad as that last sentence makes me out to be, I promise.)

My professional life makes it hard for me to be a good sports fan.   With “good” meaning you always think that there is a chance for them to win no matter the odds or situation.  

I didn’t think that the Cardinals had any chance to make the playoffs in August.  

I really didn’t think that they were going to beat the Phillies.

My brain tells me they will have a hard time with the Rangers.                     

So talking to most people they wouldn’t consider me a good Cardinals fan.   I try to be though. I am looking forward to the day I can sneak Landon out of school for an afternoon game at Busch 4.  The nights I can turn on the radio in his room and he can listen to the game as he drifts off to sleep.  I want to pass on my love for the cardinals to him.

So from now on I am going to try to be a good sports fan.

I predict that the Cardinals beat the Rangers in the World Series 4-2. 

No rally squirrel needed.  

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