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A Season of Frustration

March 26, 2007

Let's do a quick recap here:

Football: Starts the season out ranked #2, kicks the crap out of Penn State, shits the bed against Michigan, gets reamed for schedule set up ten years ago, thrashed by USC, makes it to the Sugar Bowl, Brady Quinn third in Heisman voting, utterly destroyed by LSU. Heads hang in shame.

Men's Soccer: Ranked #1 in nation during the season, wins award for best player in the country (who also has the best hair and mustache combination, in my opinion), loses in NCAA tournament. Heads hang in shame.

Women's Soccer: Ranked #1 in nation during the season, wins award for best player in the country (who, fortunately, doesn't have a mustache), loses in NCAA championship game to UNC. Heads hang in shame, but not as low.

Men's Basketball: Fourth in Big East during regular season, coach named Big East Coach of the Year, comes within a basket of beating regular season and (later) tournament champion Georgetown (who is in the Final Four), makes it to the NCAA tournament, totally sucks against Winthrop and is bounced in one of only two first-round upsets. Heads hang in shame.

Women's Basketball: A down year marked by a 9-seed in the NCAA tournament, unlike men's team, does not choke in the first round, has No. 1 seed Carolina down late, chokes, loses in second round. Heads hang in shame.

Men's Hockey: Ranked No. 1 in the nation during the season, wins CCHA tourney, gets seeded #1 in their regional, barely squeaks by a sub-.500 team from a satellite campus of a southern school, gets bounced in second round by conference rival. Heads hang in shame.

Consider this the open thread to point and laugh at me for being a Notre Dame alum/fan.


Ψ*Ψ said...

I'm very, very happy to see UNC out. Go Georgetown!

Chemgeek said...

I'm not a Notre Dame fan, but I despise the "I hate Notre Dame because they are Notre Dame" crowd. Success breeds contempt.

Having done my MS work at Nebraska, I am a Husker fan. I also get annoyed by the people who complain about a weak schedule. They don't realize that when the schedule was made (5 years prior or more) some of the scheduled teams were pretty good. It's not Nebraska's fault those teams crapped out (which, frankly is what Nebraska did for a few year recently).

Since my bracket is now crap, I am going to pull for Georgetown too.