Very few know that the Senator is a master of Eastern European geopolitics. He became entranced with the subject in graduate school while attending a seminar on the Potsdam Conference. In fact, he secretly credits his in depth geopolitical studies of this tumultuous part of the world in helping him with the mental calculus involved with winning many a field position battle. Thus, with Saturday's weather forecast he knew it would be a day for just such a tactical battle and so he settled in by the fireplace and his solid wood Zenith console TV with Encyclopedia Brittanica Volume 21 (James Payn to Polka), one of his personal favorites, in order to brush up on perestroika.
The Senator had just finished using Scotch Magic Tape to fix the tear in the page that went right through Mikhail Gorbachev's forehead that occurred earlier in the game due to his violent reaction after Cameron Johnston's muffed punt and he was settling in with 5:49 left in the game to watch his beloved Buckeyes final drive, which he assumed would involve lots of Zeke eating up the clock and driving the ball downfield for a field goal or touchdown. After a 3 and out that took just 1:42 off the clock and didn't involve Zeke at all, the Senator knew what was coming next with MSU having the ball at the OSU 48, so he closed his encyclopedia, leaned back in his chair, asked Ellen for a vodka and cranberry, and muttered cyKNH CbIH ("son of a..." In Russian) low enough of course as she walked away so that she couldn't hear and reprimand him.