Well, I published yesterday's post before the game to keep myself honest and I am glad that I did. I don't think I would have changed my story anyway (since I am wearing an OSU sweatshirt), but sometimes I am sneaky like that.
So, OSU played better than they did last year, but they didn't look any better. Were they outplayed? Was LSU just a superior ball team? Why would you ask me? I obviously am clueless when it comes to college football.
It was a sad time in the Left household last night. At least last year (when OSU was whipped by Florida) ONE of us was happy at the end of the evening. Last night we both sat there in scarlet and grey and got quieter and quieter and quieter. We didn't even see the last TD; we went to bed with just under 2 minutes left to play. We are pathetic.
And yet there really is a tiny portion of me that was thrilled that the SEC had such a great showing. Not just in last night's game, but throughout the bowl season. Nine of twelve teams played in a bowl game, 2 in a BCS game and 7 of those WON (enter smartass comment about Florida's loss here)! And it is nice that the SEC brought that crystal football back to the conference. This is the 4th SEC Championship since the dawn of the horror that we call the BCS. This is the third this decade. There is always a lot of discussion about the "best" or the "toughest" conference and the SEC has a lot going for it to answer those challenges.
But, can we play another conference for next year's Championship? Or, at least, another team? The Left household sure would be a lot happier!