I would settle for going .500 with at least one conference win and at least one road win.
Even this would be a huge improvement over the last year. Lets take baby steps shall we?
I have a huge Ditka..
Is it pessimism or realism? We've had fans predicting 7+ win seasons in each of the last 3 years. And we've won a total of 9 games in those 3 seasons.
Granted, I was way off in '06 - bought into the hype and thought it was our year. Clearly, it wasn't. I thought we'd get no more than 4-5 wins in the past 2 seasons, was labeled pessimistic and I even overestimated.
Nah, I'd rather be realistic. Realism says, again, 4-5 wins. Hope to be wrong again, but one of these days I'd like to underestimate...
I believe in a place called hope, others believe that's the same place to take a dump. And even though you are realistic Jeremy, it still doesn't ease the pain, does it? I prefer to have pie in the sky hopes before they are crushed. It just gives me a bit more happy time.
Call me an optimistic idiot, but I'd rather ask out the intelligent, good looking, interesting women and occasionally get turned down, than only ask out the dull, bland wallflowers just because they'll say yes.
So what if I'm wrong? So what if I say that we could go 10-2 next season (and I'm not), and we don't? Why would that make me an idiot?
There isn't a single game on our schedule next year that isn't winnable. If we play up to our potential, and play flawlessly. Okay, tack on a little luck, too. But there still isn't a single game that isn't winnable. Does that mean that it'll happen? Probably not. But it isn't a sure thing until the game's been played.
Hey, I predicted three wins two years ago and 4 MAX this year, but I still think we have a realistic shot next year at 6 to 7.