I've always prided us on having more resilient fans than you'd think given that the last winning regular season was 14 years ago. I still think that's the case, but now it's finally breaking down. I truly believe it wouldn't take much in the way of genuine hope for Illini fans to sell the stadium out again - see 2016 UNC. However, we've blown our chance at that happening this year.
It's been ten years ago since that Arizona State game that felt like This Is Big Time College Football.