Third annual thebowl.challenge: Final standings grrr argh fuck, take two
So, that happened. Again. Despite outgaining the Tigers and shooting ourselves in the foot repeatedly, the media, somewhat predictably, will go for the easy story every time: Ohio State and the Big Ten is t3h suxx0rz. Please note that this is not to take anything away from LSU: they were the better team and they played the better game. When they're healthy and motivated, they're the best team in the country, and it showed. I'm just noting that people who stomp all over OSU and play the "OMG they got destroyed again" card are completely mischaracterizing a game in which the Buckeyes on a play-by-play basis actually acquitted themselves quite well, but made numerous backbreaking mistakes. Again, LSU is better. Normally I don't give a crap about the media hating on my favorite teams. The thing that worries me is that we'll never be given the benefit of the doubt again. The media feels like we've shit the bed two years in a row and they'll elevate anyone they can make an argument for ahead of us in the future. A great showing at USC in September is an absolute must.
Anyways, that's that. Good season, we had some laughs, blah blah blah. Kirk, Malcolm, Vernon, Larry, probably James, and whoever else is gone: good luck, we enjoyed watching you. Everyone else: see you in a few months.
As for The Challenge: Unofficial MGoBlog Cartoonist Joel A. Morgan was in the top 3 the entire time, unless I'm mistaken, and (thank God) passed Jesse Palmer in the end thanks to higher confidence in LSU. Reader Wise's 32 points on OSU didn't turn out so well. For anyone. Speacial congrats as well to Mike Neary, who set a new thebowl.challenge record by placing into percentile 1.1 nationally. That's one and a tenth percentiles better than no percentiles at all. Nothing that interesting happened in the standings. Congrats to Joel. I hate the world.
|1||Football in the Groin||J. Morgan||24-8||389||94.9|
|2||Jesse Palmer's Picks||Jesse Palmer||21-11||378||90.6|
|4||The Dur's Picks = FAIL||Reader Wise||23-9||369||86.2|
|6||Do me, I'm gay||Todd||19-13||351||75.0|
|8||The Thunder||"S. Lawrence"||19-13||343||69.3|
|9||Simply The Vest||Jeff||20-12||336||64.1|
|10||I'm kind of a big deal||"B. Gordon"||20-12||335||63.3|
|12||Joel defends hate crimes||The Dur||20-12||320||51.8|
|12||No goats, no glory||Jamz Tuttle||17-15||320||51.8|
|14||no entry name (lame)||My Dad||17-15||314||47.2|
|15||Givin' 'em da business||Kat||17-15||305||40.6|