This One Hurt
I just realized that the loss to New England this year seems to hurt more than the loss to Chicago. Maybe it's because we were so thoroughly slapped around in 2005 that the entire experience shell-shocked you into numbness, then you were able to quickly put it behind you. But this one lingers with the most dangerous of emotions, the "what might have been" wistfulness. I like that in my music choices, I hate it in my soccer.
Anyways, I do plan to write about Nowak sometime soon. I've settled things in my head, and my thanks to all the commenters who've been doing their part to get views out. We're going to be mature and reasoned about this, and that's cool with me. I dig that.