Wasnt Ann Patrice McDonnaugh (sp) the skater? Oh, the irony...I think the key is, do you like your favorite just as much when he/she fails and when he/she succeeds?
Do you guys remember the Hallmark card commercial, where a mother is sending her daughter out on the ice for her first competition? The mother gives the daughter two cards, and says, "Open this one if you win, and this one if you don't."
So the daughter sneaks and opens the first card. On the outside is says, "Do you know how special you are?" And on the inside: "I do."
Then she opens the second card. "Do you know how special you are?" "I do."
(Aw, I'm breaking my own heart, That's right up there with the one about the birthday card for the piano teacher. )