I had no idea I was so loud and obnoxious until 5:40. And that I could prophesie Boren playing LB the following week.
If nothing else, its an excellent reflection on why Ohio State is so great. Its OSU against the world. In football, in education, in friends, just like its going to be in life. For the vast majority, we alumni have carved out our own piece of the pie, are self-made, and when things get bad, we figure it out. The values of the midwest, corny and rockwell-esque as they are, are clearly maintained through the general feel of the program.
This is true across the B1G, where we support our fellow programs, but are not as rabid an SEC team is about the SEC. We are not invested in Michigan. They're our rivals. When they lose, good, and for the remainder of the year, we think about beating them again.
SEC rivalries, as best I can tell, are important the week they're played, and afterwards, there will be 51 weeks where bringing up the Saban bowl is laughable.
Maybe thats over the top, almost to the point of small-scale xenophobia. But if you're Ohio State, nobody's helping you, everybody resents you, and you have to plow the damn field yourself.
Actually, I come specifically for the ramblings. I go to twitter for news. So does Coolio.