Now before the LITERAL Police blow an aneurysm, I obviously am not using the term literally. (In fact, if must-win is only used when it is mathematically correct, it becomes rather: "Well, Duh!?")
I do not mean we must win or RR will be fired.
I do not mean we must win or the season is doomed.
I do mean it would be really, really, really good to win this one because (in reverse order):
4) A win will make the decibel level of THAT story decrease to almost inaudible levels.
3) This game is included in the win column of everyone's prediction for the season. Winning makes the journey easier instead of harder.
2) This is a young team that has worked very hard and sacrificed. It is imperative they see some tangible results.
1) I am tired of being depressed and pretending to all my non-Michigan friends that last year was no big deal (otherwise I would be telling them to "Shut the F*ck Up!" which, I have found, is not too good for keeping those friends).