Right around the time that Evan Turner released the three point missle that crashed into M nation with untold force, a realization came to me, that shot is going in.
In recent years, there has been an almost unexplainable change in the way that Michigan fans are viewed. "Michigan fans are entitled" is the consensus, "Michigan fans are irrational homers that believe they are beyond reproach." None of these thing are true. What most don't understand is that Michigan and Michigan athletic fans have something a little more invested than the average fan, this is kind of a way of life, Michigan athletics are a big part of the my life.
The last three years have been one manic, indecipherable heartbreak. The swans of 2006 left the lights on for a moment. It had been a long time since Lloyd Carr has smiled, and I was beginning to believe that he had had his last Gatorade shower. I was reminded for one season what Michigan really was, and what they could be. Last years NCAA basketball team took me back, it took me back to when Michigan hoops were the talk of the nation. The swagger came back, if just for a moment.
Turner's three pointer couldn't have gone in, it is not possible, it is not possible that Michigan can sustain another unexpected and brutally unfair turn of events. These moments have to subside. The Freep picks RR as their punching bag. Roundtree an inch from the endzone against Illinois. Kalen Lucas from 16, Evan Turner from 61. NCAA investigation into a bunch of committed players simply working hard. What is this?
Mitch Album said of Chris Webber in Fab Five after the famed timeout that "God has to have a plan for Chris Webber or their is no justice in the world at all." There is a plan for the maise and blue. With every devastating event that transpires, I am consoled only by the fact that the victors will return. There will be good. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Strangely, the darker it gets, the more I'm convinced that when the stars aline and this program gets what coming to it, it is going to be something worth the wait.
Hang in there. Just a little while longer.