Saturday, October 27, 2007

Still not good enough?

I'm sure that win won't impress the critics either. Florida with their 3 losses probably feels they'd still be undefeated in the Big 10. We could win out the rest of the season, beat Boston College in the championship and still have people saying, "They'd have finished 5th in the SEC." Dare I request that we make the championship against LSU?

About Penn State though...what was up with that ghey song they all started singing every first down in the 3rd quarter? You had to notice it. "Woooo-ooooah" or something like that. That song doesn't belong in college football. It sounded like something Creed Nickelback fans would do at a concert while the cowardly lion lead singer clapps his hands and leads the tune.

So I'm proud of our guys for not being intimidated by...the...white...out? I'm sure whatever local sponsor donated the shirts will be very popular and the AD will be thankful he doesn't need to order new goalposts. I won't take this win for granted because we've lost there a lot. In 1997 the headline of OSU's school paper, The Lantern, read Bucks Go Down in Beaver Stadium.

Nothing will be easy the rest of the season but I have faith. Speaking of faith, why does God love Boston so much?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Winning is like...hard to do, right?

After a series of weekends where I send the "It's upset Saturday!" text message to a lot of my friends correctly, OSU should appear at #1 in all of the polls. Mark May of course has us at #2 because he believes South Florida is the best team in the country. That isn't what this poll is about though. I doubt The Ohio State University has the best football team in the country, but that doesn't matter. Winning every single week in college football is nearly impossible. With a good portion of your team not even old enough to legally drink other variables come in. They're still young morons kids so there's plenty of error. So how do I believe we'll actually finish another season undefeated heading into a bowl game? Tressel. He's like that guy who was the first one to win in "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" He's able to accomplish things one week at a time. He doesn't allow them to make enough mistakes to lose. Well that, and our schedule is perfectly just weak enough to be respectable, but not impossible. Tressel knows how to take the season one game at a time. You know who didn't? John Cooper.

'Twas a cold autumn noon game in 1998 when Michigan State and Plaxico Burres came to town. We had a lead, blew it. We had 1st and 10 on the 15, Joe Germaine, a great backfield, and blew it. We were easily the best college football team that year, but because of the college format, we didn't get a championship out of it. The season is just a big mega-tournament not evenly seeded. And for as weak as our "bracket" is, there's still one big game that will decide it as it does so many years...November 17. Perhaps this year will be the chance that 1998 didn't get. It's only fair.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Iowa is stupid

With our game not being on regular TV this week I decided to stay home and watch One Saturday Morning Illinois at Iowa. So let's talk Big Ten. Michigan crushed Purdue, not surprised. Illinois lost at Iowa, not surprising either...unless you're an Iowa fan. Did anyone hear my least favorite cheer with just over a minute left? "Overrated!" they chant...then proceed to storm the field after winning. Nice. So first they tell Illinois that they don't deserve the #18 ranking in the country...then go ape shit for beating them 10-6. What a worthless game, even Pam Ward felt like she belonged there.