2004 was also bad. We lost to Northwestern, Wiscy, and got totally crushed by Iowa on the road. I think we lost three in a row. We pulled off a late W in East Lansing, but then lost to Purdue in the late 4th quarter. Why has the 2004 suckiness been forgotten? Because suddenly we woke up and kick the butts of Michigan's last big ten champion team by 20-points.
That's the importance of The Game.