Well I don't really expect anyone to read this or comment on it but I really just need an outlet for whatever it is that I am feeling at this very moment. I am torn between WTF(aired), How the heck, I love this team, and why did it have to end for these guys this way. I can truly say that this is the worst I have ever felt after any loss and it's because this team deserved to at least go out on a proper note not one that led to Preston! being injured and unable to stand along with an awful day of shooting woos for everyone, except Chris Smith.
Sure there were some very questionable calls/no calls like the Marra shot and whether or not the last foul on Faired was before the shot clock had expired but still you have to love these Cards. I know everyone said that it didn't matter how far this team went in the tournie and that they would still go down as one of the top fan favorites in Cardinal history. I was one of those fans and still am. If anything this loss proves why they are a fan favorite. They played with heart even when their shots didn't fall, the calls weren't going their way, and the leader and most loved player on the team went down with an injury. Though this loss broke our hearts and was devastating I still loved this team. They made the best of every situation and not only played for the name on the front of the jersey but also made the fans stop cheering for them just because they went to "their school" or played for "their team" and instead made us cheer for them because we loved how they played and their attitude towards this game.
I wish Preston! and Goode along with the rest of this team had received the proper send off and had gone a lot farther in this tournament not just for bragging rights as a fan but because they deserved it. I really want this team to have a proper send off and know that we as fans wouldn't trade this season and what they have done for anything else.
So in conclusion to this long venting of emotion I want to thank this team because I will never be able to do so personally and wish there was a way as a fan base to show how much we love this team still.