Can our opponents' wins soften the blow to Detroit?
So, as I got into my car last night 1270 was still on from the Tiger’s game earlier. They were broadcasting game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. Edmonton was playing an amazing game and made it a seven game series. Earlier this week Miami tied up the series from a 0-2 start. I realized that both of these teams are in good standing for winning the championship (despite syndicated radio predictions) and both teams had to go through Detroit first.
Okay, the Heat wasn’t a big surprise considering they were a game away from the finals, but Edmonton is another story. People were shocked that this team, last to make it in the playoffs, beat the number one team. Now they’re a game a way from taking it all.
So what I wonder is, do people prefer Miami and Edmonton to win over their Western opponents? Does it make you feel better to know your team lost to the champions rather than the runner-ups?