Is it OK to call it a choke and still be proud of them?
Because this is where I am?
They didn't lose three games in a row at home all year... Given the opportunity to win one of three at home and they can't do it... Pretty much the definition of a choke. Then, when you add up all the missed chances in games 3 and 5.....
This was a great year... I appreciate how well they played and I am proud of the division title. I am always proud of how they clawed back in game 5 and didn't fold. They certainly put their hearts in it.
But ten years from now when we think of 2012 it will be hard not to think of the ending first. And that, well, that just totally sucks.