Since I remember things like this, a good time to look back at how I felt on four mornings that were similar to today.

April 5, 1988. Exhilaration, amazement.

April 2, 1991. Disappointment, sadness.

April 8, 2003. Depression, anger.

April 8, 2008. Relief, pure joy.

April 3, 2012. Proud, at peace.

One last deficit that could not be wiped out. A terrific year for a terrific team.

Rock Chalk, bitches.