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Basking in the Nation's afterglow

How long will the euphoria last in Red Sox Nation? A week? A month? Try a lifetime.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:26 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Sorry I couldn't come up with a column for you today ... I've been busy struggling with the loss of my identity.

Like every other Red Sox fan, I defined myself by the fact that my baseball team couldn't come through when it mattered. I liked supporting a loser. Deep down, I was always terrified that they would win the World Series, only because I wouldn't have any reason to follow baseball anymore. I don't enjoy baseball, or following a team of 25 guys, or the ups and downs of a six-month ...

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