- 12:23 PM, Friday,
January 2nd, 2015:
Absolutely dominated the #1 team in the country.
I know the score says we won by a touchdown but
we HANDED them 14 points on unforced turnovers
and were sitting there down 21-6 by absolutely no
doing of Alabama. That's what's so amazing about that
game. We were so dominant, that we could hand them 14
and still be up 2 scores at the end of the game.
Cardale is a freak of nature and Elliot?!?!??!
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? That run was, well, it's the only
part of that game that warrants a reaction
- What I love about
that video is that it is a case-study in how my brain
deals with good and bad in life. Elliot breaks free
and I get up knowing this could be a
touchdown. Jimmy is already jumping and losing his
shit. I look like a robot as I'm watching 5 different
things on the field that could do one way or another
that would stop the run. At the end you see a slight
smirk as my checklist of "bad shit that can happen" is
removed and I know he's in. At which point I can
barely be excited because my mind has been through a
mini-battle of processing statistics and angles.
Finally, when Jimmy knocks me over I can let go and
get excited. Even then? I still say "We haven't won
yet..." It's absolutely symbolic of The Journey and
how many times I've "made it" and "lost it" in a
single breath. Experience is a
- BUT HOLY SHIT!
WE'RE IN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
AND GODDAMNIT?!?! We could take this!!!! I knew
I would change my tune the second we won. LMAO.
I mean, as a betting man? I still have some
concerns about Oregon but this team feels like
the destiny team of 2002/2003. On paper you can take
them apart, but they just play together so well... you
can't shake 'em. Cardale Jones has played 2 games...
and each time he ends the game on a stage with
confetti because they're the 2 biggest games of the
season!??!?! And it seem... totally normal?!?!? And
now the freaking National Championship!??!?! Wow. How
do you bet against them? New paragraph.
- And that's the
thing, most people will still choose Oregon, 'cause on
paper they're the better team - but every single
person picking them has this thing in the back of
their head that says "something crazy might happen."
And if you've actually WATCHED our team the whole
year? There's this crazy intangible that you cannot
put on paper. This bonding "us against the world"
mentality... this remarkable timing of the Big Ten
kicking ass in the bowl games and a shift of the
college landscape - all on the back of our 3rd string
quarterback who looks and plays like a Black Big Ben
from the NFL. It's stunning. I have never seen
anything like it. No matter who we lose, it's like you
can't break our spirit. This won't happen again ladies
and gentleman. If we do win the championship and go on
to win 3 out of the next 4 or something crazy, it will
never be like this Cinderella year. Weeks ago
we're #16 and now this? Wow. This feels like a fairy
tale and I think the country is realizing that.
Something special is happening and X's and O's don't
matter. And hell, even with X's and O's I can argue
Ohio State is a better team than Oregon. Take no stock
in that FSU blowout - 5 turnovers and a team that
literally gives up in the 3rd quarter is no "test".
FSU never had a defense all year, so it stands to
reason Oregon would pick them apart.
- But wow. Just,
wow. I cannot even believe this is happening. And now
my trip to Arizona with Jimmy will actually feel like
a trip to GO SEE THE BIG GAME!
Even though we're watching it in a hotel room, it's
still gonna feel different and cool. WOWOWOWOWOWOW.
GOBUCKS!!!! Happy 2015!!!! AHHHHHH!