1. Denial and Isolation.
At first, we tend to deny the loss has taken place, and may withdraw from our usual JI posting. This stage may last a few moments, or longer. Time to hang out in the Hampur for awhile…
The losing GM may then be furious at the other GMs who did not vote for them (even if the others also received no votes), or at the entire JI world, for letting it happen. “You F-----G simpletons can’t understand my genius!” He may be angry with himself for taking part in the draft, even if, realistically, he had no chance of winning it.
Now the losing GM may make bargains with the other GMs, asking, "If I change my formation, or subs, will you vote for my team?"
The person feels numb, although anger and sadness may remain underneath.
This is when the anger, sadness and mourning have tapered off. The GM simply accepts the reality of the loss and resigns to the Hotties forum for a good coping fap(s).
I went straight for acceptance and passive aggressive whining... damn, that's okay, I don't know that much soccer anyhow, you foreigners are supposed to win this crap.
Actually it's cool to find out and learn more about players beyond my quite limited knowledge, and hold out hope that Tottenham will eventually find a striker and that Michael Bradley will start somewhere next season.