FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|5 years 34 weeks ago||most painful loss of the season||
So Jimmy asked me what I thought was the most painful loss of the season, and I wasn't sure how to respond. My first thought was Purdue--I knew we should have won that game, and losing it was terrible. Thinking about it more, I decided it was Illinois--I really thought we had a chance to win that game--damn you Wisconsin for getting my hopes up--and of course it was an absolute disaster. Thinking about it more, I decided it was Toledo--I was at that game, and Jesus!, it was fucking Toledo. Thinking about it now, I'm sure it's OSU--losing to OSU always has to be the most painful loss.
I guess what I'm trying to say is this: I'm stupid. I can't intellectulize the team and I haven't been able to let go. I should have recognized early on that this team was done, that there was no point caring, but I kept talking myself into this team. Because of that, each subsequent loss was the Worst Loss Of The Season. As much as I tried to intellectualize the season and figure out which loss was most painful, I realized it just wasn't possible.
So congratulations on moving on, it sounds like you're happier for it. Me, I'm not there yet, and I'm not sure I want to be. Michigan is still Michigan to me, even though intellectually for the reasons you outlined above I know it's not. Denial isn't all bad, though, especially when it means I can spend the next 9 months talking myself into Michigan winning a bowl game next year.