One of the generally sweetest members of our congregation sent me the following this past week. It pretty much says it all:
Now generally, I'd have to respond with "Well, at least they made to the Super Bowl, etc., etc." But instead, since I have a congregation full of dedicated Bears fans, I'm going with "Well, now I know what it's like to be a Chicago sports fan. I now know what it is to repeatedly say 'Next year!'"