Alright - just bear with me. Yes, we went undefeated after a terribly disappointing year-and-one-half. And no, we don't get to see the fruits of those labors in the normal pseudo post season manner. But for me, this was an incredibly glorious season - but probably not how you all would think.
You see, this was the season that I learned that I do NOT have to be a slave to the four letter and all of it's incessant spewing. I tuned in to the Buckeye games, and spent (too) much of my fall Saturdays watching other games (often meaningless, horrible contests - thanks TV scheduling). But I did not feel inclined to live and die by all of the off of the field analysis, to get myself worked up over stupid comments designed to piss off a certain fan base. I learned that I could enjoy the game for what it is - a game, albeit, my most favorite of all games. And one that features my Buckeyes.
So - as I read about the latest ignorant things that Mark May said to get people talking about him and his network; or where the latest sportswriter from the deep south that may or may not have an agenda against the B1G has ranked our team; I remember what I learned this year - that I have the power to tune that out, turn it off, and move on to something more meaningful.
Now - the real question is - will I remember this next year, when the season means more than it did this year? When every time the B1G loses, it could affect the Buckeyes perceived strength? Or will I even want to? Who knows. But once again - thanks to the team, managers, coaches and school (and I supposed, just maybe, Gene Smith and E Gordon Gee) for the 2012 season.