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Author Topic: The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball  (Read 788 times)

Elonsmusk

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The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball
« on: January 08, 2020, 10:51:41 AM »
It dawned on me that the last 5.5 years of being a die-hard fan of MU basketball, have mirrored the grieving process - looking at it on a year-by-year basis of Wojo's tenure:

Year 1:  Denial.  I didn't want to confront the reality that MU just essentially ushered out the best basketball coach we had since Al McGuire. 

Year 2:  Anger:  After watching the awful Year 1 turned in by our new coach, I became angry with the 180 our program took missing its second NIT in a row.

Year 3:  Bargaining:  We did make the NCAA, Rowsey and Howard were fun AF to watch, and they were Wojo's guys.

Year 4:  Depression:  We missed the NCAA, coming off the blowout loss in the the NCAA the year prior, Rowsey graduates.

Year 5:  Acceptance:  We appeared to be fulfilling the promise of the "golden power point," only to implode down the stretch, and see the same failure of roster management evident in Year 1 of Wojo's tenure, also rear its head in Year 5.

So, at this stage I've come to accept what was evidently clear to me in Year 1 under Wojo - that he certainly was no Buzz Williams, and certainly didn't appear to have "it" as a Head Coach.  He's a nice enough guy, clean cut, vanilla, and will deliver results in the 30-60 range of the rankings.  It could be worse, but it also was much better.

It is ironic that in many ways that Wojo is to Buzz, what Hank was to Al.  Tough acts to follow for sure.


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Re: The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 11:03:21 AM »
It dawned on me that the last 5.5 years of being a die-hard fan of MU basketball, have mirrored the grieving process - looking at it on a year-by-year basis of Wojo's tenure:

Year 1:  Denial.  I didn't want to confront the reality that MU just essentially ushered out the best basketball coach we had since Al McGuire. 

Year 2:  Anger:  After watching the awful Year 1 turned in by our new coach, I became angry with the 180 our program took missing its second NIT in a row.

Year 3:  Bargaining:  We did make the NCAA, Rowsey and Howard were fun AF to watch, and they were Wojo's guys.

Year 4:  Depression:  We missed the NCAA, coming off the blowout loss in the the NCAA the year prior, Rowsey graduates.

Year 5:  Acceptance:  We appeared to be fulfilling the promise of the "golden power point," only to implode down the stretch, and see the same failure of roster management evident in Year 1 of Wojo's tenure, also rear its head in Year 5.

So, at this stage I've come to accept what was evidently clear to me in Year 1 under Wojo - that he certainly was no Buzz Williams, and certainly didn't appear to have "it" as a Head Coach.  He's a nice enough guy, clean cut, vanilla, and will deliver results in the 30-60 range of the rankings.  It could be worse, but it also was much better.

It is ironic that in many ways that Wojo is to Buzz, what Hank was to Al.  Tough acts to follow for sure.

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Re: The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 11:03:37 AM »
Sounds like we will be in purgatory for awhile?????

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Re: The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 11:05:35 AM »
agree on the original post 100% ,

wojo does not have the mojo

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Re: The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2020, 11:07:48 AM »
It dawned on me that the last 5.5 years of being a die-hard fan of MU basketball, have mirrored the grieving process - looking at it on a year-by-year basis of Wojo's tenure:

Year 1:  Denial.  I didn't want to confront the reality that MU just essentially ushered out the best basketball coach we had since Al McGuire. 

Year 2:  Anger:  After watching the awful Year 1 turned in by our new coach, I became angry with the 180 our program took missing its second NIT in a row.

Year 3:  Bargaining:  We did make the NCAA, Rowsey and Howard were fun AF to watch, and they were Wojo's guys.

Year 4:  Depression:  We missed the NCAA, coming off the blowout loss in the the NCAA the year prior, Rowsey graduates.

Year 5:  Acceptance:  We appeared to be fulfilling the promise of the "golden power point," only to implode down the stretch, and see the same failure of roster management evident in Year 1 of Wojo's tenure, also rear its head in Year 5.

So, at this stage I've come to accept what was evidently clear to me in Year 1 under Wojo - that he certainly was no Buzz Williams, and certainly didn't appear to have "it" as a Head Coach.  He's a nice enough guy, clean cut, vanilla, and will deliver results in the 30-60 range of the rankings.  It could be worse, but it also was much better.

It is ironic that in many ways that Wojo is to Buzz, what Hank was to Al.  Tough acts to follow for sure.
I agree with this analysis.
What is The Jeopardy Question for this answer?

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Re: The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2020, 02:10:14 PM »
Just checking in to make sure all Scoopers are accounted for.
After Chernobyl last night I was a bit concerned.

Does this mean our next coach is a Rick Majerus reincarnate?
« Last Edit: January 08, 2020, 02:58:23 PM by NCMUFan »

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Re: The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2020, 08:13:50 PM »
Someday seashells and balloons again??

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Re: The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 08:52:04 PM »
It dawned on me that the last 5.5 years of being a die-hard fan of MU basketball, have mirrored the grieving process - looking at it on a year-by-year basis of Wojo's tenure:

Year 1:  Denial.  I didn't want to confront the reality that MU just essentially ushered out the best basketball coach we had since Al McGuire. 

Year 2:  Anger:  After watching the awful Year 1 turned in by our new coach, I became angry with the 180 our program took missing its second NIT in a row.

Year 3:  Bargaining:  We did make the NCAA, Rowsey and Howard were fun AF to watch, and they were Wojo's guys.

Year 4:  Depression:  We missed the NCAA, coming off the blowout loss in the the NCAA the year prior, Rowsey graduates.

Year 5:  Acceptance:  We appeared to be fulfilling the promise of the "golden power point," only to implode down the stretch, and see the same failure of roster management evident in Year 1 of Wojo's tenure, also rear its head in Year 5.

So, at this stage I've come to accept what was evidently clear to me in Year 1 under Wojo - that he certainly was no Buzz Williams, and certainly didn't appear to have "it" as a Head Coach.  He's a nice enough guy, clean cut, vanilla, and will deliver results in the 30-60 range of the rankings.  It could be worse, but it also was much better.

It is ironic that in many ways that Wojo is to Buzz, what Hank was to Al.  Tough acts to follow for sure.
A better analogy would be the arc of addiction,  intervention,, treatment, and relapse.

You were addicted to Buzz. He made you feel good even though he might be bad for you.

They took your Buzz away. You experienced Buzz withdrawal and became irritable, lashing out at others, even those trying to help.

They tried to give you Wojo to reduce the cravings for Buzz but it was no use. You were too addicted to Buzz.

Now you're back on Buzz, secretly getting your fix when nobody's watching.

You are a Buzz addict.

You will always be a Buzz addict.


« Last Edit: January 08, 2020, 10:03:59 PM by WhoaJoe2020 »

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Re: The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2020, 09:07:09 PM »
Year 1-5: drown sorrows in booze

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Re: The 5 Stages of Grieving - MU Basketball
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2020, 12:14:19 PM »
I agree with this analysis.
Yeah, Buzz was a tough act to follow.......... Considering the condition he left the program in after his departure.