True, all about perception. Ditto a game where one team dominates the first 5 minutes and gets a 3-goal lead. They back-and-forth it after that, alternating goals, and then the other team dominates the last 5 minutes and kicks 4 goals - and wins. You'll hear 'Stole the game', 'heartbreaking loss after dominating all day', even coaches sometimes say 'We were lucky and maybe didn't deserve to win'.If a team has a great first quarter then play poorly for the next 3 and lose the game, it's a poor game.
If they play poorly for the first 3 and have a great last one, they made "a great comeback" and got unlucky.
It's a funny game football...
Just because you LEAD the game on the scoreboard for 95 minutes, it doesn't mean you were BETTER for 95 minutes.