Oh. My. GAWD.
And if that WEREN’T ENOUGH…
They did it after SURVIVING A F#@$ING PLANE CRASH. The WHOLE TEAM! The goddamn plane crashed while they were taking off for Washington D.C. to go play in said conference tourney. And they STILL went on to win it as the ultimate underdogs.
Okay. It’s been four years now since I bled out maize and blue on the living room floor, watching the 2013 Wolverines ALMOST write the final, glorious chapter in my bitter, bittersweet love story with the team (and, consequently, I wrote probably my favorite blog post ever about it all).
Now, I’ve got another team poised to enter the tourney as underdogs. Having defied all odds. And not just all the BASKETBALL odds –
– THEY CHEATED DEATH.
This could be my team. This could be the group of young men who finally gives big TW the big W he’s been waiting for, from his courtside seat at the great gig in the sky.
Round 1 hasn’t even happened yet and I know I could be majorly jinxing them and it could all be over before the weekend and YES I am pounding every body part I can on my wooden desk as I type… But they just might be the team.
And I’m gonna go ahead and put my faith in them that they are…