Sometimes things just don't go your way and that's usually a general fact of life everyone has to learn to accept.
When it comes to what appears to be obvious situations at hand, though, it tends to bother me even more.
For instance, there was the case of a little fantasy baseball snafu I made early Friday where I had a proverbial bum in one of my lineups and I decided to outsmart myself and put in a stud.
One would think having Texas Rangers all-star Elvis Andrus in the lineup compared to reserve middle infielder Mike Fontenot of Philadelphia would be a no-brainer.
While it sure looked good on paper, the results told a completely-different story. Andrus managed only a single while Fontenot slugged his first home run of the year.
As far as things most definitely not going the way a lot of folks might've thought they would, one only has to look at what also took place Friday evening at Don Drumm Stadium on the campus of Marietta College. That's where the West Virginia all-stars collided with the host Ohio all-stars from the Buckeye State during the 19th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Football Classic.
I have to admit, and I'm sure a lot of people on this side of the river likely agree, I just didn't see a 48-0 blowout in the cards for Ohio against what I thought was a pretty decent Mountaineer squad.
I also will be the first to admit there's probably a little bit of a general West Virginia bias on my part as far as me thinking Ritchie County head coach Mike Dawson's troops were going to win the game.
Of course, I also fully understand Warren head man Andy Schob's gang wanted nothing more than to end a two-year losing streak to West Virginia and set things up for future Buckeye squads to send the Mountaineers to more BACF setbacks.
Obviously, when the dust settled on the most-dominating performance by one team in the near two-decade run of the BACF contest, at least the West Virginia fans could say they witnessed history and got to see a lot of talented players from both sides of the Ohio River.
Personally, I was most anxious to finally get a shot to watch Monroe Central's Tyler Kinchen and the ex-Seminole sure didn't disappoint with some flashy runs, two of which went for scores.
I also wanted the chance to see Shenandoah's Shane Crum one last time. The only game I ever covered and had the chance to see him play was when he came up four yards short of the school record during his junior year in running for 293 stripes against Belpre.
Personally, the best part about the BACF game this year were the awesome chairs in the press box. Every office in America should own them.
Lastly, especially for the West Virginia fans, at least they always can say they scored the first touchdown in BACF history, thanks to Wirt County's Joey Cheuvront.
Contact Jay Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org