Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Well, the annual Ohio State bowl loss happened in the desert last night in the Fiesta Bowl. Actually, it just kind of feels that way lately. Ohio State has had some incredible bowl wins in recent years; however, they have lost the last three.

Two years ago, they were pounded by Florida in the national title game. Last year they were soundly beaten by LSU in the championship game and this year they were edged out by a very good Texas Longhorn team on a Colt McCoy touchdown pass with 16 seconds remaining to lose 24-21.

In their last two bowl losses I did not feel good about the games because I felt that the Buckeyes just did not play well. In fact, many say they did not show up at all. The same cannot be said about their play last night.

Nobody was giving Ohio State a chance against the high-powered Texas offense and the experts had Texas as an 8 point favorite. Ohio State held them to their lowest scoring output of the season in nearly upsetting them and I thought they played very well and gave it their all.

No matter what we do in life, whether it is playing football or making a sales call, if we give it our best that is all we can ask. We can then rest easy knowing the outcome is in God's hands.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men.
Colossians 3:23


hope42day said...

So bummed about that loss! I live in an area that has a high U of M ratio and I am a supporter of Ohio State :) But win or lose, with God on our side, anything is possible.

Jim Lange said...

I am so glad to know another Buckeye who lives in that state up north! You are right, win or lose, God is on our side and it is great to be a Buckeye!