“Don’t Panic” in the upper left was the first clue of Stage 5 since panic started the second half of Illinois when we collectively felt the wheels flying off and began to doubt a win against Purdue. Brian simply closed the lid with the Otter post. The thought of the Pizza Bowl was no longer distasteful (I mean really it is the Pizza Bowl in Detroit of all places), it was a beautiful lifeboat we desperately began to clamor for as thoughts of winning 2 of the last 4 were put in jeopardy.
I don’t know when you hit
For me it really collapsed into a compressed time period. Denial after Iowa, Anger after Penn State, Bargaining after Illinois and Depression/Acceptance after Purdue since I really didn’t think we had a chance in hell at Wisc (I feel dirty even writing that, no chance at Wisc?).