This is an instant reaction thread. I'll have deeper thoughts later, when it stops hurting.
I love this team as much as I've ever loved a team in any sport. They have achieved more things than even their most optimistic supporters might have imagined. It hurts that they came so close to playing for a national championship, but ultimately, winning or losing this game has no impact on their legacy.
Thanks Bears, it was more fun than I could have possibly imagined.