Wednesday, February 02, 2005

"The Opposite of Defeated," or why the Factor should Fear

No man should confuse Dallas with Dynasty. Just as no man should confuse regular-season winning streaks with anything of import. There's only one streak you should be looking for, Factorman, and that's the six-game undefeated streak it takes to win it all in March. Remember all those great Stanford teams that won a million regular season games, then lost early in the tourney? Me neither. I'm telling you--LOSE. Lose early, and lose ugly. Come out flat, fall apart in the second half, get crushed on a half-court buzzer-beater, just lose SOMEHOW. That Michigan State game was the perfect opportunity to cough one up to a quality opponent on the road, and still protect your number-1 seed, and you blew it. There won't be many others. LOSE.

I think Tyler Durden said it best--how can your Illini know anything about themselves if they've never been in a fight?


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