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Monday, January 5, 2009

My football rant

If you don't like football, I'm sorry. I just need to get this off my chest before I go to bed.

The Ohio State Buckeyes just lost to Texas in the Fiesta Bowl tonight. Honestly I'm proud of our boys. I think they played a great game. So many people thought we'd go down badly. Well, the 23-21 score proves that we fought the good fight. We didn't win, but we sure came close.

Some people (many people...well Buckeye fans at least) have been disappointed in the OSU team the last few years. Two years ago we lost the BCS championship game badly. Then last year we lost the championship game again. But last year there weren't even any hopes early in the season (or late in the season for that matter) that we'd make it to the championship game. We had a decent season and due to other teams losing at the end of the season, we made it to the final game. I felt like it should be an honor to even be there. But people were upset that we couldn't win.

Maybe I'm too much of an optimist. I'll keep rooting for my Buckeyes. And I'm not mad that they lost. (A little sad maybe, but it was a great game.)

One last note, then I'm done. I was so happy to see Boeckman back in the game tonight making some big plays. I think he got cheated out of his final season with the Buckeyes by a show-off freshman. I like Pryor, and I think he'll be a good player, but I believe he needed some more work first. He has many years ahead to be a star, and I'll support him then. Boeckman, I believe in you! Good luck with your professional career.

1 comment:

Pam said...

After a day of my work colleagues dissecting and analyzing and picking apart each play, it's nice to read this post. I agree with you about Boeckman and I wish him all the best. I do think we'll never be able to play in a Big 12 or SEC arena though until we change the way we play those games. I'm getting a little frustrated...