Saw Butkus play in the Rose Bowl, and 55 years later I'm still a huge Illini sports fan. My father had season tickets for 40 years and I'm going on 16. I have gone to every bowl game since that first Rose Bowl, ( granted there hasn't been a lot ), but I have never been negative about the teams. Sure, I have wished things would have been different sometimes, but anyone who suits up in orange and blue will always receive my support. We've all suffered through the years, and hoping for the best is what true fans do. I enjoy reading the banter back and forth from the readers, but at times it reinforces my opinion that this will be the only social media outlet I will ever subscribe to. I'll be in the stands as always next year, and hope to not see anything like the Iowa game again, but hey, I was at the 0-0 tie with Northwestern years ago, and still bought tickets for the next year. Last post for me, but Go Illini Forever.