On the flip side, he has lived through a bunch of games that would make Bill Simmon's level of losing. In my opinion, 3 of those would qualify as stomach punch games. A stomach punch game is pretty much just like it sounds, a loss so gut wrenching that you feel like you have been punched in the stomach. I would include the Celtics blowing an 18 point lead in game 7 in 2010 to the Lakers because not only did the Celts lose but look at what his sister and her friends did to him. And of course, the 2 Super Bowl losses to the Giants also qualify. The first one because the Pats were undefeated, there was a dropped interception by Asante Samuels, David Tyree's helmet catch and ugh, never mind let's just move on. I know it was a stomach punch game for him because when I sent him to bed that night, his 7 year old self said, "Mom, I can't sleep, my stomach really hurts" ( I am the master of the obvious). Then the Super Bowl this year because it was the Giants again, the safety, Wes Welker and ugh, again, let's just move on. Finally in this series with the Heat, game 6 was not only a full-fledged butt kicking (self explanatory) but it also featured an epic performance by a player from the other team. And then last night's loss could probably qualify as a guillotine game (your team is hanging tough but you can feel the breakdown coming).
Now I certainly don't mean to say that my son hasn't been a lucky sports fan, he has. And I think that it is fair to say that he doesn't really get exactly how lucky. But I don't think that it's fair to say that he doesn't understand how heartbreaking sports can be at times, I would have to say that he really does get.