Super blitz (3 minute chess):
7… Bb7 was his attack on my e pawn.
8 Nc3 was my erroneous defense of my e pawn — erroneous because the knight could easily be chased away. I realized it as soon as I made the move, and he realized it too.
So, rather than concede the loss of a pawn, I decided I would make an interesting game — I’d sacrifice that hapless knight in exchange for blowing open his center and (hopefully) stranding his king.
In quick games, like 3-minutes super blitz, you can get away with dramatic, if not completely sound moves b/c the opponent doesn’t necessarily have time find difficult defensive moves, and might get rattled too.