Man, What a Mess
OK, I can see Missouri losing to Oklahoma. My God are those guys big and fast, and Stoops may be a jackass..but that guy can play chess with the best of them. But West Virginia losing to Pitt? PITT!?!?! Are you kidding me? And as I type this, Hawaii is getting worked over early against a 4-8 Pac 10 team?
I’m all for chaos and frenzy around the crappy BCS…but this is a bit ridiculous. I’m like you though, I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen. (Although Kansas to a BCS bowl is a joke..but whatever, that’s how the system works.)
And speaking of a mess….ESPN reports that Bo Pelini is your coach…but now he’s not? Is Pelini that much of a liar that he’s going to deny the reports until Monday and then go…”OK, I was kidding, I am going to take the job.” Is Tom Osborne out golfing? Is Houston Nutt on a plane? What the hell is going on!?!?!
Speaking of freakiness, nice to see your boy Steve Pederson head back to Pitt, and in his first game back ,they upset #2 on the road. Karma perhaps? Probably not..but still kinda funny.
Anyhow, because I know some of you are looking for anything to grasp at…my thoughts.
Nothing wrong with losing to an Oklahoma team who is bigger, faster and more prepared. They played at a whole other level, and as soon as Mizzou got inside the OU 30 on their first drive of the 2nd..and had to punt…it was pretty much over. Curtis Lofton? Wow. Pinkel and Chirstensen have done an outstanding job this year, but give Brent Venables credit, they have the horses to blitz on every play, and yet still have the speed on the outside to stay with the bubble screens and slants. Sometimes you win..sometimes you lose..and sometimes you get thumped. Take it like a man, and learn from it.
Overall, a disappointing night to be that close..but hey…at least Missouri lost to a good team, and not Pitt…or Stanford, or Kentucky or Colorado or any other of a wide variety of crappy teams that derailed top ten squads this year. If you would have told me my team would have been 11-2, 30 minutes from the BCS title game, and at WORST a Cotton Bowl birth (first January 1st bowl in 37 years)…I’d probably take it. A great season for a program that has sucked donkey sack my entire life.
Like I said…it stinks…but it doesn’t stink as much as giving up 600 yards passing to Ball State, or giving up 76 to a KU team that is a proven fraud.
Oh well, it was a great Big 12 season this year. Should be interesting to see how the computers and polls come out tomorrow with such a gigantic mess on our hands.
God bless football.