Monday, September 3, 2007

The Five Stages of Grief for Michigan Fans.

The grieving process is necessary to go through after a tough loss like this one. The following illustrations will show you what we are all about to, or are currently going through.

Stage 1: Denial.

Stage 2: Anger.

Stage 3: Bargaining.


Stage 4: Depression.
Stage 5: Acceptance
I'm still on stage three. How about the rest of you?

13 Comments:

Andrew said...

stage 3 sounds about right.

Shalin said...

Funny how stage 3 never happened to me.. I went from stage 2 to stage 4.

Josiah said...

4

alstream said...

Haha, funny, but I think #3 should be all the way at the end.

I was in denial, mad, depressed, realized that I still love Michigan football, and am now hoping for salvation by laying down 80 on the ducks.

Reed said...

Deeply embedded in the fog of Stage 1. I was working in South Bend for the day, so I was unable to watch the game. I learned of the final score in Notre Dame Stadium.

nichole said...

I'm at stage 4.5ish... thinking about the players, esp the seniors that came back, I just feel so bad for them. If we lose to oregon, I'll be back at stage 2 full force. I am terrified for the game.

Seth said...

Stage 2 and 4. Pissed as hell and still drinking.

Todd said...

Sweet. Pictures are cool screw text.

Dave said...

Aw shucks, I thought I was being original with my five stages, but I'm just a damn copycat without the cool pictures. Bollocks.

(I'm at stage 4.5 I think.)

Killing My Liver said...

There's a quote form a guy :

"True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise - the other, loyalty." -Fielding Yost

Fucking Yost said that shit. I went through all 5 stages in about an hour. Am I pissed/disappointed ? Hell yeah I am. Should LC leave this year? Yes. Do I feel bad for the seniors(shit, all the players)? Yes. And no. They played the game. They determined the outcome. In the past 10 years, how many teams have won the Nat Championship ? 10.So, that means 1180 teams didn't. It's one game that other people are calling "the biggest upset ever". Who gives a shit ? Jesus people, suck it up. UM can still win the big 10. UM can still win a bowl. Um can beat ND, PSU, and OSU. Does there need to be a change in the demeanor of this team very, very soon ? Yes. I welcome the change, but unwaveringly support those guys that wear the maize and blue and play for the University of Michigan.
You should, too.

Burrill said...

KML, I think I accelerated through the stages and jumped quickly to thorough irritation at the completely overboard coverage of the game. Seldom do I find sports media as obnoxious as I did on Saturday. And some of the fan overreaction didn't help, either.

Killing My Liver said...

Burrill -
I might have a bit of a vested interest in this, but, jesus, the media is out of fucking control with this. The past 4 days have been at least 10-15 minutes of coverage of this on 1/2 hour shows. It's a bit much. I'm just waiting for the movie to come out.

Sgt. Wolverine said...

I guess we can look at it this way: at least the sports media has something to distract them from their lovefest with USC and their annual Best Team Ever.

 

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