Wow, everyone gets so defensive. And it's not with what may or may not be untrue, it's with the things that you know are true but are in denial about.
Of course they're tense. The success of their games is hinged on 1 mistake. Do you want to be the guy to make the only mistake of the game and lose 1-0? They are playing chess, they are thinking about every single aspect of the game and one wrong line change or one wrong pass and the game is over. They aren't playing a 'game', they certainly aren't having fun and what room do they have for emotion in their game.
They think their playing chess, but these guys couldn't win at checkers, a loss tonight and they'll be playing tiddlywinks..
None of this is really anything new. We can clearly see this team is tense. And anyone with two eyes and half a brain can see Drury cannot handle being the Captain of this team...Who was that guy that pointed that out 6 months ago even though everyone still thought he was Captain Planet? Oh yeah, me.