Today was quite the day in Michigan sports. Red and Fisher retire. Two MBB players declare for the NBA draft (but won't hire agents). And the blog posts an agonizing "what if" exchange. The latter clearly all just bitter, but the other two sets of items are definitely bittersweet - Red's restoration of M hockey, but the late fall; Fisher's NC and 2 NRU teams, but then that happened; 2 great young men take a chance to follow their dreams after helping take MBB on another exciting run.
So, what's your most bittersweet M sports moment? A game we lost, but shouldn't have been in it? A player that left early, but you couldn't fault them for getting theirs? The coach that almost came to Ann Arbor but thankfully didn't now we know he staffs out recruiting to local ladies of the evening?
For me, I vote Derrick Alexander breaking his leg against BC in 1991. Bitter: If he's healthy, do we stand a better chance against FSU? Or Washington? Sweet: Does Howard make 'the catch' the next week against ND? Or win the Heisman? Thankfully Alexander went on to finish a great M career followed by a solid pro career, but 1991 could have been even more special.