Choke - Yes. Failed - Yes. I believed, I cheered, I never gave up hope. But they choked / failed on an unprecedented scale. It will be forever referenced as such. If you are proud of the effort it is OK I feel a bit of that myself. But I am not proud of the result.
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.