Soldier 1: If it's death that you're really afraid of why should you care about what it is that kills you?
Soldier 2: Oh, you're too smart for me, Professor. All I know is, nobody wants to die.
The Kings are going to lose. So are 28 other teams. The only thing that separates them from everyone else is how they go out. It won't matter to them (all they care about is winning or losing) but it will matter to us. The Kings have a unique opportunity in that they know they will lose and thus can decide how they will go out. It's up to them; either go out crying and bemoaning their poor fate or go out facing Death like a man refusing to blink. All paths of glory lead to the grave, yeah, but how people speak of the path you chose to take is what makes all the difference.
Prediction: Kings scare the Sharks.