Monday, October 30, 2006

No thanks!

Ok, let me just say this first so as to keep from getting in Dutch with the Karma Monkey. Hypothetically speaking. Let’s just say that neither the Buckeyes nor the UM Skunk Bears barf on themselves, and both arrive in the Shoe for the battle of the millennium, November 18th unscathed. There. I should be good now.

I think I’m alone in this one. Seriously, does anyone else not want a second Ohio State v. Meatchicken game this year? I’ve heard it referenced several times, in Ohio State blogs, news groups, my family, I even think the ESPN folks have floated it out. So maybe it’s just me. But I don’t want anything to do with such an idea. Oh yeah, from the outside it probably looks like a terrific idea. Two storied programs sticking it to the rest of the college football world by playing two times in a row. The first one for the Big Ten title, the next for the National Championship and complete sovereignty over the entire known universe.

For me The Game is The Game. It shouldn’t be sullied, particularly by a second match-up in the same season. Part of my problem with this comes from a “glass-half-empty” perspective. And that is, what if the Buckeyes were to lose? Can you imagine the decades of hearing the Meeeeshigan people reminding us that we can forget about our regular season record because they own us in National Championships? The HORROR. I’d rather watch Rosie O’Donnell do nude squat thrusts than have to hear that from Them. Ok sure, we could and should win a game like that but is it worth the risk? I can take a loss to a Pac10 or SEC team much easier that a loss to TTUN.

I'd like to think that the Buckeyes will school them in the Shoe and be done with it. Let us then move on to kicking the shit out of, say West Virginia, or Louisville, or any one of a number. I don’t care, you pick one, just not Mistagain. I’m already a nervous wreck about this year’s scheduled Game. Heaven forbid, if I had to put my dear wife through another month of sphincter tightening, hand wrenching, binge drinking and possibly a new crack or heroine problem. I’m quite sure I couldn’t handle it.

I’m usually a “half-full” guy so this is a weird stance from me. It’s neither really well thought out nor well argued but it’s the way I feel, so there. I will stomp my feet and hold my breath if you don’t like.

The Buckeye Blog is looking forward to deciphering the possibilities of how this game could happen.

Hypothetically speaking of course.

No TV for you.

By the way, to the boys at The M Zone, good luck with the live play-by-play blogging you are talking about doing this weekend. Very ambitious. My advice? Go to a bar and drink like any respectable Big 10er should do. They do have bars in A2 right? It’s a rhetorical question, because I know that there are bars there. I half remember being in one. I was one of those loud mouthed, drunken, cammo wearing, belligerent tOSU fans you all like to talk about. Hey at least I admit it. I’ve changed a lot since my school days. I don’t wear cammo anymore.


Anonymous said...

I agree 100%, I don't want to see them again in Arizona for a couple reasons.

1.) it should be a one time deal, winner take all.

2.) it wouldn't be fair to either team if they won the Game on Nov. 18th and lost in Arizona.

3.) It is kinda lame if they played twice and would take away from the significance of the regular season brawl

The way I see it, the national championship game is on Nov. 18th, and the winner gets to showcase its dominance in Glendale where they can beat the shit out of whomever they play. However, I do not see a rematch in the works. The losing team will drop far enough in the polls.

POJO_Risin said...

I don't think UM will get a 2nd chance after tOSU blows them out of the water.

That being said, I'm tired of being that fan that worries about such things. tOSU is the best team in the country. If someone decides that the Queens are the 2nd ranked team after the previously mentioned blowout. So be it. To me, it only enhances the rivalry. And worry about a loss?

Not going to happen.

Jeff Seemann said...

I agree with you.

I think it's fun to try and figure out ways for it to happen, but do I want to actually SEE it happen? Hell, no!

When we beat the Blue, I want them to go to the Rose Bowl and beat the crap out of Cal. I don't want ANY team that we disposed of to get a second shot at us. We earned it when we beat them and they should have to settle.

This means you too, Texas. Sit down, you had your chance.

The Penalty Kill said...

Good. Glad to know I'm not on an island here. Thanks all for stopping by and commenting. Cheers to you.


Andy said...

No way do I want to play them twice. I agree with your assessment completely. Bring on one dimensional West Virginia or the farting Irish again.

And yes, there are bars in Ann Arbor. Blogging play-by-play during a game has to be the geekiest thing I have ever heard of... Get a life!