It's March 15th, 2010. The Ides of March. The day Julius Caesar was ambushed. Et tu, Ohio State?
In honor of this date, I started pondering about this past season. Hence the "I'd"...
I'd have loved to see what could have been with the talent on this team. I'd love to be making my reservations for the league tourney. I'd have loved to be a fly on the wall of the bus coming home from Columbus. I'd love to be inside Coach Jackson's brain right about now. I'd love the opportunity to watch the guys paint the first layer of ice before the final layer goes up in the new rink. I'd love Notre Dame to bounce back in stellar fashion next season.
While I'm still in...shock, I guess...I believe things happen for a reason. I'm hopeful for next season. We're supposed to go to NoDak. BU is supposed to come west. ND will be in the Ohio cluster with BG, OSU and Miami, all games that can be pretty easily travelled to. Already we have the makings for a magical season.
In the coming months, we can ponder about the schedule, the guys who will wear the letters on their jerseys, the OOC opponents, the guys who will have breakout seasons, the goalie conundrum. For now, I'm okay sitting here licking my wounds and cheering on some other teams for their magical seasons.