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Fear of Failure Numbs Me

Mason Foster (Dawgman.com)

Living here in our northwest sports purgatory is really starting to get difficult. There isn't a single local team worth a damn. The Sonics left, the Mariners finished last, the Huskies and Cougars are the worst teams in the conference, and now the Seahawks get smashed by the Super Bowl champs. Even both of the Oregon schools got beat this weekend (although I can't say that really bothers me).

It's just a collective failure that is trying my normally positive outlook on life. My Huskies are failing, the economy is failing, and now my 91 year old father, Bruce, is failing. Obviously, the latter has been occupying the majority of my thoughts but the toughest part is I have absolutely no control over any of this. I don't have enough money savvy to even begin to understand the...

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