BigDan - Isn't it kind of sad that Ohio State looks to<quoted text>
You're an Oregon fan, so I won't put you down. I am sure just being a fan of Oregon is embarrassing enough.
the approval or endorsement of a bunch of pinheads like
the BCS or any assemblage of "experts" to validate a
football program. What I find curious and even saldy
entertaining is that Ohio State takes itself so
seriously, believing the hype created for them by
shills of their own making ... and needing it so badly.
The Ducks learned back in 2001 that the game will never
allow teams like the Ducks or a dozen other similar to
them to gain the upper hand. It is all about myth and
market, whether you are talking about the mystique of
a Woody Hayes legacy ... which is of no consequence to
players or real fans of the game ... or the media's
salivating shamelessly when a "local" team gains
Duck fans don't care. We've been a laughingstock,
but that ended more than 2 decades ago, but we still
enjoy the offense taken when a Ohio State or U.S.C.
wakes up on a Sunday morning realizing they've been
had by a team with a Disney character as its logo.
We laugh at ourselves but enjoy ourselves even more
because we are not guilty of the most blatant feat
of arrogance in sport ... the idea that we are
entitled to something just because we are.
That is a problem that belongs to the Ohio States,
the U.S.C.s, and the Notre Dames. Sad thing ...
you can't express surprise or delight because you
claim domination or victory is your birthright.
And that's why, in the end, we are more endearing
than the factories found in Columbus or Los
Angeles, or anywhere else.
If we were to lose the sun will still come up. If
Ohio State loses the football gods have betrayed