Looking back at 2015 there were two moments that from a personally point of view were enjoyable!
Making the correct decision on what sports event to attend.
On the last day of February, I had the choice of going to the 6 Nations match between Scotland against Italy, or using my season ticket for the Hearts game against Cowdenbeath, as they marched towards the Scottish First Division Championship. Having changed my mind several times on the journey north, I opted for the latter. What a good decision that was!
Instead of watching Scotland self implode against Italy, having started the 6 Nations well (performance wise) against France and Wales, I watched Hearts run riot against the ‘blue brazil’ winning 10-0 including a three minute hat trick from Genero Zeefuik. In the pub afterwards hearing the comments about the Scotland performance, made my decision even more satisfying.
Experiencing the Impossible (ok, highly unlikely)
Having been written off by most experts and pundits, Scotland were within 3 minutes of one of the greatest knock out shocks in Rugby World Cup history. But for an error of judgement in the throw at a lineout, which culminated in the penalty that gave Australia a 35-34 victory, Scotland would have reached the semi-final for only the second time. With the game entering the last 10 minutes and Scotland defending their line, the chant of Scotland started slowly and gradually encompassed 95% of the stadium. Thinking about it now it still gets the hairs on the back of my neck to stand. I never thought that I would experience. Just a shame that Scotland didn’t win. The atmosphere at the Scotland-Australia was fantastic and I felt was better than the final. However, that may have been due to the match being closer.