The tank is off.
Let’s go dance in the playoffs.
Wait, really? After a disastrous start to the season, the Giants still have a chance at the playoffs? I just spent the last 20 minutes on a playoff simulator running the numbers and guess what? It’s possible that the Giants can make the playoffs.
I’ve done a total 180 on this season. Once the Giants lost the Eagles game on Thursday night to fall to 1-5, I lost hope for the year. At that point, I figured no good could come from any more wins so the best option was to tank. The plan was working swimmingly as the Giants came out of their bye with a 1-7 record. However, since that bye, the Giants are 4-1 and have a small, SMALL chance to make the playoffs. I know I’m setting myself up for disappointment, and I hate it. I’m Red from the Shawshank Redemption. “Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”
But you know what? Red saw the impossible happen. Red witnessed his friend, Andy, escape from prison. Red never believed he would see the light of day, but then he was paroled and left Shawshank. Right now, I’m Red reading the letter along the rock wall. I’m watching the impossible happen before my very eyes. Until the Giants are officially eliminated from the playoffs, I’m a believer.
“Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” – Andy Dufresne