From the Michigan Daily:
“Not to lose at all,” Woodley said of his expectations for next year. “That’s reasonable for me, not to lose at all. I hate to say, ‘Oh, yeah we’re going to lose, it’s going to be 11-1.’ No, go all the way. That’s always my thing, take one game at a time and you can do that.”
I love this. It encapsulates my attitude on game day. One game at a time. I can step back, analyze the situation, and accept the likelihood that Michigan will lose x number of games this season, but as a fan I do my best to think like the team has to in order to win. That is, I always believe we are going to win. Call me a fool, but that's what I always think. Even late in the 3-9 and 5-7 seasons, I still thought we could win any given game.
I accept that some people are proponents of what my wife calls "the power of negative thinking" -- it's a form of superstition -- and I'm okay with that, but I think the definition of a vile troll is someone who actually wants their negative prediction to come true just so they can be proven right. Perhaps we should call these people "foul-weather fans" -- they are basically just what happens to fair-weather fans when the going gets tough. You don't see these jerks much here in MGoLand, but they seem to be plentiful on the newspaper sites and the like. Screw them -- I'm joining the Church of LaMarr.