On the contrary. I first found your stuff trying desperately to make sense of the 2009 football team imploding right out of the gate. I’m much more likely to read your stuff after a loss like this.
Certainly didn’t think we’d be BETTER this year, but man. My freshman year was fall 2007 and that was my intro to Illinois sports. I’ve only ever known Illinois basketball as “perennial NIT 2 seed with the talent to get in on the bubble but lost too many important games.” I pounced on the opportunity to see the ILLINOIS BASKETBALL I’d always been promised and they’re gonna fall all the way to unranked before I can even get there for a December 3rd game.
I was really hoping Kofi would steady this, but man, we really have no way to score reliably besides Kofi and threes. Ayo and to a lesser extent Feliz gave us a third dimension on offense that was difficult to deal with and opened up the other two avenues.
I’m not ready to go back to the 2010s yet