Someone famous*, probably a coach**, once said that the difference between a bad team and good team having a down year is whether you accept it.
Let me paint you a picture. We have the No. 2 team in the land. That team, during its undefeated march to such unforeseen heights, had its closest call, early in the season, against a team that finished 3-9.
Now, if you are that 3-9 team, are you...
A. Telling everyone you know you almost beat the No. 2 team in the land
B. Kicking yourself for not going all the way
C. Haven't really thought about it.
It's been a few days, and nobody has yet to mention Michigan's opening day brush with what it now seems like would have been our biggest upset. That means either we're still under the illusion that we have a good team in a down year, or we have so much pride that the 4th quarter comeback that almost was, wasn't really.
Brian, if you have perspective, I suggest you use it. Because right now, I'm seriously trying to figure out whether we had an almost historic victory and totally missed it, and if so, if I should even care?
*Actually, I don't know if he was famous or not, but I'm guessing he was, because if he wasn't, he'd have had to say it all the time to everyone he knew.
**Like if Sartre coached Little League.
***I'm also worried the guy who said this was Marty Mornhinweg.