How have you reacted the last couple of years to these tough seasons? My roommates are from Georgia(I live in the South) and when Alabama killed Georgia last year they destroyed the patio furniture and threw pint glasses into the woods behind the house. One roomie had a bloody foot from kicking a plastic chair in half. Have you ever drawn blood?
How do you get over a loss?
I go out to east Lansing and ignite coaches!
Buddhist monk coaches?
he ignites coaches and not couches
Don't know if this is true for all parents, but I seethe until one of my daughters crawls into my lap or smiles at me. I know it's lame, but kids give perspective.
Back in the day I wouldn't get over a loss until the next win. I have no idea what I'll do when my girls are too big to sit in my lap - probably drink.
You could have a prostitute sit in your lap.
Alright, I'll take a neg on that one. Probably deserved, I just couldn't help myself, oops.
Usually just with the help of my friend alcohol. Then again that is also how I celebrate.
When we lost to Wisconsin during the year of Infinite Pain, I went outside and started breaking...things (it was a pretty wide variety of breakable objects) on a tree. I actually walked out before the last snap. Sometimes, late at night, I still hear the haunting sorrow filled scream that Ann Arbor collectively released as Henne fell without even getting the final Hail Mary off. Ugh, just describing that moment makes me want to go break something now.
I will have my third around the Delaware State game. I enjoy the victories by getting ice cream with my children either here in Minnesota or there in Michigan.
I sulk over the losses with my children.....by getting ice cream with them. By 8:30pm EST or CST on Saturday, I'm thinking about the next game.
Drink and drink and drink. Go to the bar and drink some more and attempt to pick up a girl in my drunken stupor.
When we lost the 1987 Rose Bowl to ASU I burned the Michigan shirt I was wearing. (I took it off first)
Nowadays I just pout and shake my head back and forth until my wife tells me to get the fuck over it. Then I'm ok.
On the burning shirt thing. I did the same thing after the OSU loss in 2006.
I had one Michigan sweatshirt and one Michigan hat, and a press guide from that season.
They were all ceremonially burned in the grill that night as a personal signifier that I would break ALL emotional ties to UM football success/failure. Funny thing is, I never really got down after losses, but got WAY high after big victories. I live out of state and UM football is now my only real connection to Michigan (other than insane relatives who ingore my repeated pleas for bail money every now and again).
But I just felt it was time to believe that the program had reached its peak and under Lloyd would be nothing more than a source of unfulfilled potential, as well as frustration.
Its called southern comfort.
then watching a later game.
I usually just flip to another station. After the App St. game my heart grew 10 sizes that day ... until the next week.
Pray Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Ohio State all lose in ugly fashion. If it is against one of them, I usually go on a Barwis-like tirade.
2 shots of Jaeger
4 bong hits, man
I high five myself and shout, "Boutros is the best! He's totally unsinkable!"
It's not so bad anymore. There's always another season. But when I was a kid I would burn the Sunday sports page in a trash can on my parent's front lawn. My dad thought I was a little crazy.
is not alone. JK buddy! But srsly!
Go hang out with friends or just play outside.
I will put on Book TV or watch something I recorded from Book TV.
Generally, football and hockey don't lose on the same day.
When hockey loses (or doesn't play), then I just stay in a bad mood until we win at something important. This sucked a lot last year.
Turn off my phone! Damn osu fans really know how to rub it in.
I watch the Lions the next day.
If they win, I supress the M loss with illusions of grandeur related to monumental Lions win.
If they lose (most likely scenario), I console myself with the fact that M could beat those idiots.
Get grumpy for a few minutes and then re-realize the sun will come up tomorrow and that nobody died. But the best way to stop feeling bummed out is to think about how silly my feelings are about a loss compared to how bad it feels for the guys who actually played the game.
You don't. A part of you dies with each loss. (Fortunately, it's a very small part.)
I was in TC during the horror. I left the pool to check the score at approx halftime (we had ABC but clearly only the National game). I then saw the highlights of the first half and I was really nervous. I went back to the pool in the middle of paradise at a ridiculous resort and drank a beer or two before returning to the room to check the final score.
The Horror caused me to be in a bad mood during our cocktail hour and before dinner I got in a fight with my GF and continued to drink more. She accused me of getting in a fight just because Michigan lost and told me that she wasn't the one who missed the FG blocking...something that I had been bitching about all day.
She was right and I laughed, and I felt better... but I still reserve the right to get in a fight with her after losses.
This has happened to me on numerous occasions. This is why I usually have her sit with her friends during the game as well.
When we're losing, I usually weave a tapestry of obscenities that will hang over Michigan Stadium until Tuesday/Wednesday.
While on the couch talking after one of the games, one of her roommates had made the comment that Threet was 'not as bad as Henne'. I made no eye contact, and just went straight for the door.
Sometimes I swear and throw things for a minute or two.
I just carry around a shroud of depression until the next win. Or I turn on another game, go play sports outside and generally get over it. Last year and the Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska hurt in particular.
put me in a serious funk. I wasn't depressed or sad, but freakin' PISSED. Didn't answer calls, couldn't turn the t.v. on.
I have to be honest, between that game and then getting smoked by the Ducks, and my seething hatred of all things Lloyd, I took the rest of that year off. Gave away my season tix, and watched very little on t.v.
The Fla game was actually the ultimate insult.
Punt a kitten into a pond.
eh...I don't let it bother me. you should always have fun following the team, don't let it alter your mood for the negative.
I was sitting on my chair in my dorm. A State fan wandered in and went "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO App State" at which point I chucked a baseball at him from across the room. As a former pitcher, I easily hit him right in the leg, just as I hoped. Perhaps I should have reacted better!