Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Oh, Buckeyes.

I am...devastated. When Ohio State couldn't convert the firstdown toward the end of the second quarter, I had tears in my eyes. When they fumbled the football inches away from the endzone and Florida recovered it and went on to a touchdown on the next play, I was full-blown crying. I watched until the end of the third quarter, but then I was done. My poor little heart couldn't take it anymore. Plus, I had work the next day.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are Ohio's only Hope; our only great sports team. And I think they still are: they did win the Championship in 2003, they did beat Michigan this year, and I don't think a great season should be negated by one (truly horrible to watch) game. It's sad that some people buy into this "culture of winning" and that second place is no longer good enough. That's called "fair-weather fans." So if anyone disses my Buckeyes, I'll smack you upside the head (metaphorically).

They are still the number one college football team in my eyes. As one of my favorite former professors said, "Yep, if they had played this game a week or two after the Michigan game, it's a different story."

Waiting 51 days to play a championship game? That's bullshit.

Now I'm back to watching my true sports love: basketball. Go Cavs and the Golden Flashes!

2 comments:

[.chickadees.on.the.pavemen7] said...

I feel yr pain. I guess I'm a "fair-weather" sports fan (not a fair-weather team fan)... I get into sports for a bit + then remember why i got uninterested in the first place. I used to love watching games, but then when the indians lost the world series, i stopped caring about sports altogether. That was the moment. Ohio State is the best.. I woulda loved to see them win. But I really, really just want to see the Browns crush everyone--for once! The Browns aren't even recognized anymore... except when they're the butt of some joke. But yah, at least we have the Cavs. I really wanna go see a game on "Wig Night." Even the cheapseats ("Loudville") seem fun-- you get those balloons to hit together 'n all. You know, Florida is also #1 in something else--they're the state with the most hate crimes committed against homeless people.

Stefanie said...

I'm in, like, a state of shock still.

The Browns aren't even recognized anymore... except when they're the butt of some joke.

They really are sad and pathetic. It's shameful that the players get paid millions to lose game after game after game. Geez. At least with a horrible record the Browns will get the third or fourth draft pick...

I really wanna go see a game on "Wig Night."

Haha. People used to wear those wigs to Flashes' games, too, because Kevin W-something had that same kind of crazy hair. I just want to see LeBron James in person.

Even the cheapseats ("Loudville") seem fun-- you get those balloons to hit together 'n all.

Yeah, we get those at Kent games, too. We also would get long, skinny balloons that we twisted into hats and shapes and etc.

You know, Florida is also #1 in something else--they're the state with the most hate crimes committed against homeless people.

Hahaha.

Hey, at least the headcoach is from Ashtabula! That's something for Ohio.