By Gerard Flanagan
Sports are full of moments of pure joy and excitement. The buzzer-beating shots, the game-winning touchdowns on the last play, and walk-off home runs all provide us with the awesome sense of awe, excitement and joy. We sense our teams are going to lose and the hope of winning is slim to none. After all, it comes down to one play, one out, one throw, one last chance. Then, before our eyes, something amazing happens. A huge swing of emotions ensues as you go from hopelessness to disbelief to pure joy.