Twitter Reactions: This Was Sparta

By Johnny Ginter on November 22, 2015 at 8:30 am
Rough times.

Thousands of years into the past, way back in the year 2014, Ohio State football lost to Virginia Tech. It seemed pretty awful at the time, and maybe it was, but I seem to remember it generally working out for the best in the end. Something to do with a National Championship or whatever? I can't really remember. All I know is that a lot of people ended up looking very foolish in a very public manner.

I'd also like to remind you, gentle reader, that the Michigan State loss was Urban's fourth as the Ohio State head coach. Four losses against 48 wins seems like a pretty good record to me (and with the opportunity to make it an even 50, assuming that we haven't thrown ourselves into a lake of acid as a form of self-flagellation), but maybe Urban is actually bad, guys? Maybe he's bad.

OK, that's hyperbole. I know most of you don't truly believe that Meyer needs to be replaced, or that Tim Beck should be catapulted into the sun at first light, but what's more interesting to me is how both fans and teams react to a loss. Do you get up off the mat and try and beat your most hated rival in the only game that matters? Or do you get swept up in the emotions of a bad loss that you throw the whole season in the garbage?

We'll know in about a week. So in the time that we've got left, let's take a look at the good:

The bad:

And what really matters:

Look, this loss sucked. It likely knocks the Buckeyes out of the Playoff picture, throws a pall over the rest of the season, and led to hot takes the magnitude of which haven't been seen in a long, long time in this part of the internet.

But it is Michigan Week. Trophies, wins, losses, whatever. Michigan Week trumps all, forever. Be angry and mad. That's appropriate. But only if you channel it into taking down a khaki'd demon and his horde of minions.

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