It would seem that all of you who root for both the Red Wings and UM are in a unique position. You have tasted bitter defeat from the opposite ends of the table. Which is worse, to have suffered through a 3-9 season (including getting waxed by the South Florida Penal League champion Buckeyes) or getting so close to a championship only to have it snatched away, at home, in game 7? I have the misfortune of being a lifelong Flyers fan so I have no frame of reference. Though I do root for Detroit as my 6 year old son is a die hard Wings fan. What say you?
Question for all of you
3-9 was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy worse. 4 cups in 12 years isn't too shabby.
edit: but i have to say...that app state loss was more painful than the entire 3-9 season put together. it will always linger in the back of my mind, but if if we have some good seasons these next few years, i will probably get over it.
second edit: i probably got over the 3-9 season fast cuz I just thought, new coach, players that don't know this offense, will only last a few years and soon we will be amazing.
I'm from North Carolina and I go to Michigan. The day I decided to become a Wolverine the App State game went from one of the best days of my life, (I was in Boone at the time and had not applied to Michigan yet,) to one of the worst. Literally half of my high school goes to Happy Appy. I went to visit them over spring break to do some snow skiing in Boone. Won't do that again.
there is no comparison. 3-9 is far worse.
do you respect me yet? My grammar is impeccable and I am a diehard UM fan. Am I a superfan yet?
superfan would have at least 2000 points by now.
it's tough to consider anyone as a superfan with not having seen and been with them in person over the years. but yeah, it appears that many people on here can be considered superfans. congrats.
No comparison between pro sports and U-M
It still really sucks right now, I'm a LEAFS fan but always root for the Wings and I hate pittsbugh. They are the $uckeyes of pro sports.
I take every Michigan loss like it is game seven of a championship series. So you can imagine that 3-9 season just about killed me...still can't get the after taste out of my mouth.
ehhh Michigan Football is above all else. I root for the Detroit pro teams, but it's not at the same level as Michigan Football.
So hurry pick one of the following for next year.
A. Michigan beats Ohio State in football
B. Michigan Basketball beats Ohio State to reach the Final 4
Just because even the possibility of the game set up for B is very very very very remote
It happened in 1992. Irregardless I think you are in the majority for this blog. 80% would pick A, don't question it, I've run the numbers.
3 and 9 is much worse than losing the final game in hopes of the most rewarding championship in sports. With that being said, I am pretty beat up about Detroit losing to Pittsburgh. I think Detroit was the better team, but didn't have that extra motivation Pitt did. I love both teams, so I really couldn't differ between the two. Its just disappointing all around. FUCK!
The only sporting event I watch with even a tenth of the emotional investment are our football games. And that includes our other teams, and pro sports as well.
3-9 hurt so, so, so bad. I can't even remember - I've repressed the memories. Oh... OHHH - they're back! Damn you, out of my head you demons of Threet/Death, fumbled kicks, and corners 15 yards off! Damn you! Thanks.
...You should know the answer. But having worded your entry as such I figure you need it spelled out for you. There is no comparison. 3-9 hurts more than anything imaginable. Heed my words, "weeping endures for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
I am a TRUE lifelong Flyers fan (Conflict on Ice). Don't ever say you root for the Red Wings. No rightful Flyers fan would root for anybody but there own. Your allegiance is to one and one only if you claim the team of the almighty Hammer.
I live near Oklahoma so I talk to OU fans on a somewhat regular basis. Stoops was able to get them to the NC game in '03 '04 and '08. They lost all of these games but there is not an OU fan in the world that would ask for Stoops' job. On the ohter hand if RR were to go 3-9 for 3 out of 6 years I would have to say that he probably better be headed down to the unemployment office.
Depends on when you ask. Today, the Wings loss is way worse. 3-9 makes you numb after a while. 3-9 makes you actually expect to lose to Northwestern, which sucks, but doesn't feel like a slam in the gut and doesn't make it suck to wake up the next morning. Losing Game 7 when you expected to win actually makes me not want to crawl out of bed the next day.
in an attempt to go back to back. As painful as it was, losing a bid for back to back championships isn't something you can complain about. Over all pro sports you only see it happen about once a decade.
3-9 just sucked. I pretty much had to turn the TV off every Saturday from the end of the game Saturday until Sunday at noon to avoid seeing us repeatedly being mocked on national television for 12 straight weeks.
The pain of watching my beloved maize & blue suffering weekend after weekend was too much for me. In fact,my wife suggested therapy for me or she was going to shutdown my blue room...sigh!
3-9 was awful. losing in game 7 at home sucked but we won last year and we nearly won this year. really, i just feel terrible for hossa
Most of us agree that 3-9 was worse I have no way to describe it. Someone earlier brought up the App St loss, was that worse then the 3-9 season? For me I think that one game was worse then last season.
Watching game 7 brought on Bipolar disorder followed quickly by a massive bout of Tourette syndrome.
The 3-9 season was a case of clinical depression that would'nt go away until I sought the help of an unlicensed pharmacist.
They are awful on completely different levels and for different reasons. I try my best to cheer for all of my teams equally and give them equal emotional investment. Obviously, 3-9 stings and is no fun. However, it's different because after a few, it's easier to prepare for ensuing losses. Game 7 absolutely devestated me last night. I layed face first on the ground with my hands over my head and didn't move for at least 5 minutes after the game ended last night. Championship last year or not, it still hurts deeply.