Checking In With Fans On Both Sides After Wild Maryland-Michigan State Finish

Of all the great things SB Nation's vast collection of team blogs do, one of their more remarkable features are the posts that come immediately after games. Being able to encapsulate the raw emotions that follow a particularly joyous win or difficult loss is not easy, but many of our blogs do it quite well, often within just minutes of the game going final.

Sunday's Michigan State-Maryland game and its epic finish was a perfect example from both sides.

First, from Testudo Times, our Maryland blog, which couldn't muster the strength to post a recap. Instead, they'll just say goodbye to the Terps' seniors.

This wasn't how it was supposed to end. Not like this. Not this way. It was supposed to be banners and happiness and joy and a return to an elite level. Instead, there's an empty place in every fan's heart where the Greivis Vasquez Moment is supposed to be. It was almost there, but anytime we think of it, we will think of the ensuing shot.

But that is unfair to Greivis' legacy. He was an amazing player, a great player, one of the best Maryland has ever seen. And that is how he should be remembered, not like this.

The same goes for Eric Hayes and Landon Milbourne, albeit on a different level. They are all Terps, but Greivis is a special one.

But ignoring the recap hasn't done much to stop the hurt ...

I'm in shock. You are too. I'm not going to post the recap. I'm probably not crawling out of bed tomorrow morning. I've been through too much to let this one go easily. I fully expect about 200 hits tomorrow, and that's okay. Maryland never gave up, and for that they should be credited. But this one will hurt more than any since Gone in :54. Maybe more.

I'd encourage all Maryland fans to head over to Testudo Times, and commiserate with fellow fans. Yes, there's a Support Group Open Thread.

Meanwhile, at The Only Colors, SB Nation's Michigan State blog, the mood is slightly different.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


VICTORY FOR MSU!

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