You have to beat the teams you are supposed to beat. Of course there was a litany of distractions over the last two weeks, but when you are fighting to stay out of the bottom half of the league, you have to be able to put aside everything but the match. Now, I'm talking out of my ass a bit here as I could not see the match and have no real idea how it played out. I am hoping it will be on tape delay at the Cock 'n Bull one night this week. Do I really want to go watch though?
All losses are tough. Losing to one of the last place teams is especially tough. At the end of the season, you don't want to be fighting West Brom for position, especially with them using the points you gave them.
The match is on Fox Soccer this week so I will definitely get to see it. Guinness at 10 a.m. is a fine start to the day. Right after West Ham, the East Carolina Pirates get to play at their biggest rival, North Carolina State. The Pirates came off a huge win against highly ranked ranked West Virginia last week and almost stumbled against Tulane, a perpetual also-ran. They were able to recover and pull it out late in the game to keep an unbeaten season alive. It was a game they had to win, and they found a way to do it.