Monday, November 10, 2008


embarrass: to place in doubt, perplexity, or difficulties: to cause to experience a state of self-conscious distress: to hamper the movement of; synonyms: confound, confuse, disconcert, fluster, mortify, rattle.

I guess that would pretty much sum it up wouldn't it? In doubt? Check. Perplexed? Check. Distressed? Check. Movement hampered? Check.

A great Gopher football fan said it best in the parking lot after the game: "This felt like the Mason days of old." A complete and utter collapse. Breakdowns in every facet of the game. Coming out with no fire. The team was not competitive at any point during Saturday's game.

And the worst part? Michigan is NOT a good football team.

These types of losses used to come when the team looked promising early in the season, then matched up against a team that was clearly better. And that is was makes this game so... oh, let's go with perplexing. The Gophers had a promising start, and they have played better football and more consistent football than Michigan.

But clearly something is wrong with the Gophers. Something isn't right. This isn't the same football team that beat Illinois that looked like it had a chance to make a run at a Rose Bowl. This isn't the same football team that figured out a way to beat Indiana and Purdue despite coming out flat in both games.

We're 7-3 Gopher fans! Certainly better than where we thought we'd be 3 months ago... but definitely not where we thought we'd be 3 weeks ago.

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