Well said, and in more ways than one, MB.
I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...
Thanks, I think I always look for perspective after sports disappointments (this, for instance, doesn't even come close to how bad I felt after the US Men's team failed to qualify for the World Cup)
"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."
For me, Ohio State disappointments hurt the most, but the successes are unlike anything else I could take from being a sports fan (and this is coming after my long suffering hockey team finally won a Stanley Cup last season).
Ohio State will be back, although I don't know if it'll be this season.
Acutely, yes, OSU failures also hurt me the most. The thing with the USMNT failing to qualify is that it meant they wouldn't get another chance for 4 more years, and it would be almost 3 years before they played any meaningful games.
Imagine if by losing a single game OSU could lose the chance to go bowling three years in a row--that's why that hurt me so much.
I hate to use the word "spoiled" as it's really more like the fanbase, myself included, have become expectant of perfection and college football does not lend itself pleasantly to that pursuit. This can be a very good football team, perhaps not great. That's just tough to swallow, but it's the only pill we've been given this year.
I was actually thinking of Franklin's comments this morning about elite vs great teams, and how perfectly they describe this Buckeye team.
This isn't an elite team. Elite teams don't get blown out by unranked teams, even if they're better than their record (Purdue could have easily been 6-1 right now) indicates.
Thanks MB this is excellent
Thanks for your support, Barf.
Well done, Miami. Both the preamble and the main work were spot on. I'm hoping that Tyler Trent gathers enough strength from this victory to rebound against his cancer. I hope the Buckeyes rebound from this defeat to right the ship and beat a very tough pair of teams from TSUN.
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
I'm not really that worried about MSU. I think we'll beat them because they're just really not that good. Michigan worries me though. It's inevitable that eventually they'll beat us--maybe this is the year.
I wonder if any actual changes will be made, or if we'll just get more coach speak from Urban and more of the same. They have about 13 days to figure things out before the Nebraska game, and my fear is that because Nebraska is so bad they won't even change anything because they know they can beat them with more of the same.
Will Lord Urban and his knights survive the bye week?