First off - I'm sure this post will be negged, maybe deleted. It's okay. That's fair. At this point, I need some catharsis, and the only thing I can think of is to head on up to mgoblog and type for a while. So, readers, mods, whatever you think is appropriate, no hard feelings.
With that said, what in the flying #$%@ is happening? My brain simply cannot comprehend what is happening in this football game that I've now turned off. Who are these impostors in yellow and blue winged helmets? Did Pioneer High dress up as Michigan for Halloween?
The defense - we knew this was going to happen, right? We knew Juice was going to run for 20 yards on third and 15 sometimes. It's as maddening as anything else, but our defense is what it is.
The offense is what probably would have burst a blood vessel in my brain had I continued to watch (oh, and, incidentally, if this is turning into the greatest comeback in Michigan history as I write this, feel free to make fun later). First and goal on the half yard line and we can't punch it in? Not mad about replay overturns. Overturns were correct. Mad that we couldn't move the ball 18 inches on four tries. How many turnovers do we have? Four? How many more times have we fumbled and kept it on offense? Another four? Not a damn thing is going right. Forcier looks like a "Oh god we're starting a-" Freshman. Zoltan the Magnificent shanked one. Dropped passes, missed blocks, dropped passes, sacks, overthrows... this is a disaster. And it's against a 1-6 team! It's not against a decent Big Ten team. This was our last gimmie (well, maybe purdue). Are we even going to a bowl game anymore?
I've loved Michigan football for as long as I can remember, but games like this fill me with such anger and misery that it'll be a week at least before it goes away. I wish I could erase this game from my head, and erase the looming feeling that I'll be making the same wish for the next several saturdays. Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh.
I didn't drop any swearbombs in front of my two-year-old-daughter
Uh... that's about it.
Anyhow, thanks for reading, if you did. Neg away, if you like.