It's Time to Let Go of That Which You Cannot Control
Or.. Quit Blaming the Game Every Time I make a Good Pass.
I've been playing Football, Hockey, Basketball and now Baseball for some time now. Weird stuff seems to happen in every game I play. A player pulls down a pass under triple coverage, a puck flips up in the air and trickles down the goalie's back for a goal, you get an error on the field, etc.
We have absolutely no control over a lot of the strange stuff that happens and even the more mundane things like dropping open passes or your goalie letting in an "easy" goal. I complain when a fumble happens or someone drops a pass just like everyone else does but I realized something the other day. When the other guy makes a play on offense or defense and I whine about being screwed by the AI what I'm really saying is;
"You aren't good enough to have made this play on your own, the game had to let you. Your decision to throw, defensive play calling, timing of your shot, etc. etc. wasn't good enough on its own. You. Needed. Help!"
So yeah, it sucks when things happen but I think it's time to quit blaming the game every time we lose. Those with more skill still tend to prevail and it can be downright insulting to the winner when you blame the game for handing them the win. I pledge to never complain about a fumble, dropped pass, injured player or anything else after the game. I may call Tom Brady a c**k sucker at the time of the throw but I will not go on and on about an imperfect games rendering of an AI decision.