Buckeye Savant, the floor is yours….
The underrated role of the underdog
Unlike Sweet Polly (or Sweet Pauly - if you roll that way), most of us tend to disregard the advantages associated with being an underdog. Monday night's BCS National Championship Game (or, as Buckeye Nation now refers to it, "The Disaster in The Desert") was the most recent - and maybe most glaring - example of this. Although it can be argued that there were a hundred reasons the Bucks rolled over and took it like Ned Beatty, I'd like you, oh humble PK habitué, to consider the main reason for the loss was the motivation Florida took from being named a seven point (under) dog. As strange as it seems to draw so much motivation from an external source, like the dreaded media, the perceived lack of respect is a very strong incentive for 18-22 year olds. Head Gator Urban Meyer said as much in his post-game press conference when he thanked the media for making his pre-game speech easy. On the other side, Cheaty McSweatervest had no such powerful message for his boys and it showed. Florida's players hit harder, ran faster, and wanted it way more than their Ohio State
Savant: "Fourteen points? That's all we got was fourteen goddamn points?"
PK: "Hey - you can't GD in your first blog entry!"
Savant: "Suck it!"