Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Dissapointment in the Bayou

Much to my chagrin, the Buckeyes were drilled again in the BCS Championship game. However, this year, they played much better, out gaining the LSU Tigers; however, penalties and turnovers killed Ohio State and LSU took advantage and made plays when they had to.

This morning I kept replaying plays over in my head and saying, "If only we wouldn't had that penalty. If only we would have caught that ball. If only we would have blocked that punt rather than roughing their kicker..."

If only. Life is full of if onlys. But that's life. We must play with the hand we are dealt and make the best of it. And that's what it appears the Buckeyes are doing.

OSU linebacker Marcus Freeman had this to say, "There were a lot of mistakes and a lot of penalties that occurred that definitely hurt this football team, but take nothing from LSU, they were doing a great job of what they were doing today." No excuses, just telling it like it is.

In any event, it sure is good to be a Buckeye!


Jim said...

Hey look at it like this. NO ONE even gave us a chance to make it back for a second year, Florida didn't so give Coach Tesssel all the credit he's due and let's play ball again next year. One good thing about football is you always get to do it again next year.

Jim Lange said...

Amen Jim! I totally agree. The Bucks were picked to finish 4th in the Big Ten by most people. They have played for it all 3 out of the last 6 years-no one else can say that. And, they only started 1 senior on offense and 1 on defense against Michigan (I believe they started 3 seniors last night). The future definitely looks bright! The reason it looks so bright is because of Coach Tressel. It just goes to show how important leadership, and especially Christ-centered leadership is!