Sport (noun) – athletic activities or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
Here’s another version: an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
That’s the definition of sport according to dictionary.com and Google. What they both failed to put in their descriptions was how sports can give you great joy. Sometimes it can even bring tears of joy as your team wins.
On the other hand, sports can be hurtful; they can give you some of the worst memories of a lifetime. Memories that will stick around for centuries to come. Most fans live and die by their favorite teams and in Tennessee and the SEC, “It just means more.” Former Lady Vol Candace Parker showed the nation what it was like to be a Tennessee fan during the final seconds of the 63-62 loss to the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers on Saturday.
“The agony of defeat… live.”
— March Madness TV (@MarchMadnessTV) March 18, 2018
I think it’s safe to say every Vol fan was yelling at their television all game long to get Grant Freaking Williams the dang ball. With the game on the line, Tennessee finally realized it had the SEC Player of the Year on the team and Williams converted an and-one to put the Vols up by one. I’m assuming that was the part of the video where you see Parker smiling and loving life.
Oh, how the tables turned within a matter of seconds. Clayton Custer, a name that will forever be remembered by Tennessee fans for the rest of existence, made a shot with 3.6 seconds left to win the game. Parker, with disbelief on her face, put her head down and was absolutely crushed.
Just like every single Vol fan.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone though; it seems like Tennessee loses in the worst fashions in the history of sports. We just feel sorry that Parker had to deal with it on live television.