I’m just about done. It’s been beaten out of me. I can no longer take it. Blow it up. Start from scratch. I don’t care anymore. I just can’t get emotionally involved in this team. They are all tainted with the curse. Someone sold their soul to get that championship in 2002. The price was what seems like an eternity of inexplicable and mind numbing mediocre seasons.
In this years’ version of “let’s rip out the hearts of our fans and alumni”, the Terps built us up. “Hey look at us” they said. “We won the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic”. “We beat Illinois on the road “. And then reality a set in. A couple of sub par performances in winnable games against Notre Dame and BC and suddenly, we all felt vulnerable. The cupcakes restored some confidence, but we were wary. Despite our wariness, we thought, that we would certainly be OK tonight. We were playing Miami and they were missing their best player. The real test would be Clemson. Then, whatever it was that just happened, happened. And we are all dumbfounded.
They had a month, a fucking month to prepare for this game– and they blew it.
And you know what, you could tell in the first 10 minutes that we were going to lose. We didn’t come out ready to play. How that can possibly happen, I will never know. It’s everyone’s fault. No baskets in the last 9 minutes and 50 seconds of game time. What the fuck?
For the last 10 minutes, I have been racking my brain to come up with a worse performance from Maryland. I don’t think it exists. The game that comes closest is the loss to Florida St. in 2001 following the Duke loss when we gave up the 10 point lead in 53 seconds. That game, while inexcusable, at least came on the heels of the most demoralizing loss imaginable. Tonight’s defeat? Nothing. No reason for this.
The only hope for the program is that the Freshman do not get tainted by the hideousness of our upperclassmen. Not the the freshman played well tonight. They were atrocious too.
I have never been more ashamed of the Terps.
If we lose to Clemson, then the season is over. I’m saying it right here. No coming back. I’m going to be ill. I can’t even type in complete paragraphs anymore.
Two parting random thoughts:
If I were to rank my all-time least favorite Terps, 8 of the top 10 would be from the last 4 years.
What does Gary do if we miss the NCAAs again this year? Does Yow consider firing him? I love Gary, and at my core, I don’t think this is his fault. But, it is just not working.