Sans personal commentary, in its entirety, from Dr. Saturday:
Acceptance. Michigan lost to Illinois on Saturday in big, hopeless fashion, joining mighty Illinois State as the only skins on the Illini's wall this year. The response from the UM fanbase -- a cynical, Eeyorish bunch even in the best of times -- ranged from the somewhat militant love-it-or-leave-it manifesto at Wolverine Liberation Army to the traditional post-defeat critters at MGoBlog to a more philosophical take over at The Hoover Street Rag, which took the well-worn path of zen losers everywhere, via Bill Watterson.
Perspective? Have you ever met a Michigan fan? We have, and in Ann Arbor, "pointless, temporary existence" practically qualifies as a pep talk, especially when their team has dropped four straight Big Ten games to fall into a three-way tie for last place as the cold months set in and the Rich Rodriguez "hot seat" chatter begins anew.