Maybe it's just that the tension was higher since the stakes were higher. Will was a starter and a real factor in their games. Add John's coaching role in there and every game was a near heart attack for me!
The team made it all the way into the league championship game. Sadly, they lost that game, but were second place. They worked hard, that's for sure, and all of them improved in play tremendously.
So, after a good post-mortem of the championship game, John and Will were already talking about next year.