I think we need to play all of our games at 3pm with the curtains down… I mean outscoring opponents 18-4 is one thing, but doing it in two games is an entirely different beast all together. It might come as a surprise to some fans, but the “barnburner” games, while free of stress, are usually pretty tough to play in and aren’t all the exciting for us. A game that is over by the halfway point takes a lot more mental determination then a game that’s down to the wire. I realize that might not make sense, but try and look at it from out perspective.
It’s kind of funny because I think the opposite happens for me during the summer. A lot of times I’ll find myself playing some kinda stress free game like volleyball or ball hockey where it’s a mean nothing non-competitive game. Then I’ll get to the point where my competitive side starts to take over and the whole thing goes spiraling down. And by spiraling down I mean it gets heated. I wouldn’t suggest playing on my summer volleyball team unless you know how to throw down.