I hate the word "loser."
I can't even say "loser's side." I prefer "one-loss side" when I talk about the left side of the brackets.
One of my friends pointed this out the other day when we were talking about a tournament.
He said, "Hey, why do you say "one-loss side"? It's really the loser's side."
I told him I just couldn't say that - it seems like a negative term. 'One-loss side' has no negative connotation at all to it.
And he just laughed and shook his head, "of course you would think like that."
I even searched my blog articles because I thought I wrote about this before. Instead, I noticed the last time I used the term "loser's side" in my blog was in 2007!
Hey, I try to be optimistic!