I read this gibberish about how the team is probably in a fragile mental state after the IU game, so here’s my two cents on the team’s mental state, given that of course Beilin and the team will read this and heed my every word.
Good weed and other drugs aside, it's perspective that defines mental state. Watch the major leaguer trashing coolers and bats like an angry baby in the dugout after striking out because he can’t shift his perspective off of the short term setback, to remember that oh yeah, he makes $20 Million a year and more per strike out than most Asian laborers make in a lifetime. The fact that 99.9% of the population would euphorically celebrate their incredible luck for months to be in his shoes and get paid tens of millions to play a game is lost on him given his current perspective.
Retarded analogy aside, point is the same. Our guys have already stepped back from the IU loss to take inventory and realize:
- They have the best player in the country on their team.
- They outplayed the #2, arguably #1 team in the country for 39 minutes.
- Zeller had about his best possible game (especially at drawing ticky-tac fouls) and we still only lost by 1.
- UM cannot possibly rebound any worse, and we still only lost by 1.
They should be stoked at their chances going forward.
Our guys' minds are on right, because they know they're legit, and they're going to box out just a bit better, and do everything else the same, and the rewards are going to come, beginning with the imminent PSU spanking T-minus 2 hours.
F*ck yeah! 'MURICA!!!