As a human being, I get concerned about professional sports coaches. They devote so much time to their craft that they really don't devote very much time to other things. You wish that they could achieve some balance in their life so that they can be happier people.â†µ
As a sports fan, though, you'd love nothing more than for your team's head coach to care so much about his performance that it dominates his life. This all leads to a weird inner conflict that every sports fan goes through, but few acknowledge.â†µ
In that light, I don't really know what to make of this statement from Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau. Via Katie Carrera of the Washington Post:â†µ
The Capitals are playing much better and in a different place than the last time they saw the New York Rangers on Dec. 12, when they lost 7-0 in what was the ugliest point of Washington's eight-game losing streak.â†µ
"Low point of my life," Coach Bruce Boudreau said when asked if the loss to the Rangers was the low point of the streak.â†µ
On the one hand, you love that Boudreau cares about the team's performance that much. On the other hand, he's surely had to deal with worse things than professional failure. What about a family tragedy, for example? Surely that had to be just as painful, right?