Kansas City, KS - Caught in the doldrums of uninspired performances, Sporting Kansas City fan Devandra Smith stated that there are still two more months left til she truly starts caring about results in Major League Soccer again.
"Yeah, we all get excited at the beginning of the season," stated Ms Smith to The Nutmeg News, "but as soon as we lose touch with the supporters shield it's just better to ride out the summer and pop back up with tempered expectations at the end of August into September."
Reportedly, Ms. Smith realized that she could hold out hope for a supporters shield challenge til about April or May, shut down expectations completely through June, July and most of August and then come back into the fanatical fold of living and dying with each win right in time for the push to the playoffs.
When asked about her coping strategy, Ms. Smith said that she plans on deriding most of her angst filled twitter timeline as noobs who haven't come to realize the glory that is apathetic indifference until August.
"It's not like I'm going to skip games, I just find that there's less of a reason to be bent out of shape if you win or lose when it all doesn't really matter right now. Eventually, Sporting will likely go on a winning streak and that will coincide with the push for the red line. When all you have left to play for in the league is making the playoffs, you have to readjust your perspective for that low bar. It's like being in a high jump where the bar is set just above knee high and you have 8 months to make it over. The team just needs jump a bit here or there over the next two months and get a nice hop in September and we will be good."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Ms. Smith's casual indifference betrays her in July when she has a bit too much to drink and yells profanities at the referees for 10 minutes following a blown call.