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Purdue Basketball: A Historical Overview of Expectations vs. Reality

Over the years, Purdue fans have always wrongly assumed they could predict the fate of our basketball team. There’s no better way to appreciate the contrast between our expectations and our reality than through a social media run down of all the greatest, most painfully inaccurate predictions by fans.

2012

Expectation:

 

Reality:
Yeah. Hungry for some L’s, maybe.

2012 brought the Purdue basketball team nothing but heartache. After a handful of undefeated wins against a couple of nobody schools like High Point, Iona, and Temple, Purdue fans got cocky. When we started playing the Big 10 schools, we got taken down. Also, IU beat us this year. Pretty pathetic.

Expectation:

 

Reality:
That’s debatable.

2014

Expectation:

Reality:
Good job, John Purdue! At least you got part of that right. We did win against Penn State, which would’ve been great if we hadn’t gotten shit on by Northwestern by a mere three points. On the bright side, we get to remember 2014 as the year Purdue was almost good at basketball.

Expectation:

 

Reality:
This one had nothing to do with our basketball team. Just thought it was worth a couple yuks, because this guy obviously knows what he’s talking about.

2016

Expectation:

Reality:
Famous last words before losing yet another game to Indiana University, home of Jared the Subway criminal. If we were any further off track, we’d be driving the Boilermaker Special straight into the construction zone on State Street.

2017

Expectation:

Reality:
Has there ever been a year when we didn’t need a beer? Or 12? At least we can admire our team’s ability to play their hearts out. Just keep in mind when you’re composing Tweets this year not to get too ahead of yourselves. The Black Sheep will be watching.

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