Damn it, Illini. Just, damn it.

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Fuck. Just fuck. The Illini have let me down again. Another season of “we’re talking cutting down the nets at the end of the season” to “can’t even get out of the first weekend” of the tournament.

I’ve been an Illini fan my entire life. Never went there, but obviously born and raised in Illinois. Never left. Since I can remember, I’ve loved college basketball and Illinois became my team. But damn, this stings. For the second year after “high expectations,” they have bowed out in the second round. Last year still pisses me off more losing to fucking Loyola. Fuck Loyola.

This year, they barely pulled it out against Chattanooga. Yesterday, they come back to tie the game despite it still feeling like they were down 20. Then, the wheels fell off. I guess it really is called “March Madness” for a reason.

It still sucks. I was feeling shitty in 2001 after the Elite Eight loss. Then in 2005 with the loss in the National Championship. I was completely deflated and depressed after that. It was nothing but regression after. The last two years under Brad Underwood, it was back to “relevance.” Although it’s been really frustrating. Last year was a gut-punch and yesterday, just pure exhaustion.

It’s very hard to win a National Championship in Division I basketball. Even the all-time great schools only have one or two titles in nearly 85 years or whatever. But damn. Can I just have one for my team?

8 Responses to “Damn it, Illini. Just, damn it.”

  1. chucky Says:

    My bracket is so fucked by now I don’t even want to update it. I may not even have a team left playing. It’s that bad. Like I said in the previous thread, I don’t know why I fucking do this to my self. It’s bullshit.

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    Yep. My bracket was completely shot. I always have those hopes of winning the ESPN Tournament Challenge. I don’t even know what the grand prize is for being first. I know some sites give away cash or a car. I know ESPN once gave away tickets and free vacations. But this game is such a crapshoot now with players being paid and able to transfer without sitting out a season.

  3. chucky Says:

    Fro, did you make it to Raw last night?

  4. Fro Dog Says:

  5. chucky Says:

    Cool! Did Larry get his ice cream?

  6. Fro Dog Says:

    It’s sincerely wishful thinking that he did. He’s been a good boy!

    But who hasn’t been a good boy is Ryan Poles. I just read that he signed Trevor Fucking Siemian to be a backup quarterback? There couldn’t be a better option? Not even drafting someone else just in case Fields ends up being what I think he is and that’s a bust? Sheesh.

  7. chucky Says:

    Fro, I’d bet Nick Foles can’t wait to get the hell out of Chicago. That poor guy has been totally misused. I’m not saying he’s some superstar hall of fame quarterback, but goddamn, he deserves better than this shithole organization.

  8. Mark Johnson Says:

    Only 3 teams that will deal with the Bears it seems. All our management, coaches and players are from New Orleans, Kansas City or Indianapolis. Unless you want to give away great players for a second round pick.

    Oh,,,and Fro….Nice picture of Larry!!

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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