Yup. Lots of motivation from being considered SECOND best, from the commentators picking other teams to make the playoffs, etc, etc, etc. Every time I hear "fluke wins" it pisses me off.
I have long held the belief that you NEVER know, from week to week, let alone season to season, what you have as a team until they play. How's the locker room? How's the COMMITMENT to each other and to the goals? Are they focused? Do they play hard every play? So many variables, that I always go back to: talks cheap, lets play (Johnny U).
I get a sense that these guys want to play; that they are committed; that they are prepared mentally and won't fold when things get tough. Still, all this is, is a lot of jaw, jaw, jaw. Looking forward to tomorrow night, when my Blue Hens kickoff, and Saturday when you guys get started.