Any Cognitive Psychiatrists out there that can help me?
I am honestly anxious today -- and it's because of Saturday's game. I have this "Obsessed: Made for A&E TV" fear (yes, fear!) of my Michigan Football Team. This is very new for me (and at 35 I've been obsessed for a very long time).
After years of excitement and anticipation for the start of Michigan football, with dreams of glorious 10-win seasons, conference championships, Rose Bowl Births, 49-3 victories over Sparty, and 10-2-1 records against Ohio St., I now face the all too familiar reality of possible "doom." Even in RR's first year there was optimism against Utah that it was the start of something new, and good. And last year the 4-0 start sure made me believe that 8-4 and a New Year's Day bowl was a lock.
Now, instead of anticipation, I find myself anxious and the "what-if" of an 0-1 or 0-2 start with fears of 0-3 records against the likes of traditional powerhouse programs like Purdue and Illinois (teams I grew up watching my Wolverines beat by 30) and 0-3 against MSU --- WTF.
A 6-0 start can cure all. But the fear of a 3-3 start hangs over my head like the 2008 and 2009 season will forever scar me.
Will success be sweeter when it arrives --- yes (and it will arrive). But will the pain be so much more brutal in year three if we limp our way to another 5-7 or even 6-6 season --- yes. Until then, I need to tap the walls and dishwasher 134 times each to ward off any chance of losing to UCONN.
Please, Denard &Tate, GERG, Daryl, and Roh-Martin-RVB make it all stop.