Hockey is over to me.
Maybe I will care again next year, but right now I need a long, long break. In the history of bad losses (Duke-UConn in 1999, Miami-Marshall 2002, etc) this one might be the worst and most improbable. I venture to say that a hockey team up 2 goals with a minute remaining it has at least a 98% chance of winning. Due to some bad breaks and some bad defense Miami fell in the other 2%. The fact that this same thing had happened earlier in the tournament (between UMD and Princeton) is statistically crazy.
To recap how the game went I think it is best to go through the texts I received in order:
- Friend from MS - "Found it and the game just started...tied at zero."
- Miami friend - "Boston scored 1-0"
- Friend from MS - "Miami losing one to zero....2nd period."
- 2nd Miami friend - "Miami just scored!!!"
- 1st Miami friend - "It (the goal) was legit. My whole family thought so."
- 1st Miami friend (an hour later) - "Goal!"
- 1st Miami friend - "2-1 us"
- Old boss -9:23pm - "Congrats to the redhawks"
- Old boss - 9:28pm - "Will the campus go up in flames?"
- Friend from MS - 9:29pm - "Uh oh"
- M - 9:29pm - "Miami is up!"
- 3rd Miami friend - 9:30pm - "Holy sh*t"
- Friend from MS - 9:31pm - "Holy crap....Are u watching?"
- Current boss - 9:32pm - "Uh-oh"
- Old boss - 9:36pm - "Sorry dude. This could make the win even more sweet."
- 1st Miami friend - 10:10pm - "We were jipped."
- Old boss - 10:13pm - "Now you can go back to ignoring hockey."