Any team can be beaten on any given day.
Ugh, how I wish those words weren't true. We've seen in a million times, the best team in the league gets slaughtered by a low ranked, not very good team. It happens during the regular seasons, but it's never more apparent when it happens during the playoffs. Of course, you love to see certain teams get taken out by the underdog. I personally love seeing the Patriots get taken down by anyone, so when a low ranked team does it, it's a little sweeter. Of course, when your team gets taken down it's the end of time. Nothing hurts worse than your team being on top and getting reamed by someone who doesn't deserve it. Makes you question everything about what your team does and if they have what it takes to win in the end.
It happens every day. So why are we always surprised? Every time we set our brackets up for March Madness we account for the teams we know are lower seed, but always seem to win. Yes, I'm talking about your Gonzaga. Yet, every year there are upsets. Every year we see our brackets completely fall apart. And we're always shocked. Look at Lehigh and Duke this year. Now Cathy may have been excited (see yesterday's post), but I was sad and just couldn't believe it. I like Coach K and what he has built, so I definitely wasn't expecting it.
Do we just get invested in certain teams and hate to see them lose? Do we expect certain teams to keep moving through? Why are we shocked? Any team can be beaten on any given day, and no team is excluded from it.