I am delighted! I am proud! I am going to gloat so please forgive me. I'm sure Joared is dancing in California, too, as well as writing about it ! As she said here yesterday, "you can take the girl out of the Buckeye State but you can't take the Buckeye State out of the girl"! One thing about Ohioans is that we are loyal to our roots and heritage and traditions. And the Ohio State-University of Michigan game is huge!
It was an grey, rainy, cold day in Ann Arbor and it didn't start too well for the Buckeyes. The Wolverines scored a field goal early in the first quarter made by a player who, ironically, was an Ohio native. However, we recovered and went on to score two touchdowns to win. Being the classy guy he is, our coach, Bill Tressel, elected to let his players kneel rather than try for another score at the end of the fourth.
Chris "Beany" Wells had a career day with 222 yards as he and our defense led the Bucs in winning the Big Ten Championship while clinching a Bowl berth for the sixth time in the past seven years. Which bowl game they'll be in remains to be seen but it will probably be the BCS or the Rose Bowl and you can bet the student body will be dancing on High Street in Columbus!
I always have a personal interest in this game because our county is serious about football -- it's almost a religion -- and I can't remember a time when Ohio State fielded a team without young men from here and this year is no exception. Starters Brian Hartline, an alumnus of my high school, and co-captain Kirk Barton along with Freshmen Zach Slagle and Devon Torrence are on the Buckeyes' roster. Gotta cheer our kids on!!!
I think I'm going just up the road to half the city's favorite pub to listen to the die hards re-play and dissect the game. I'm hungry and a sandwich, a beer, and some camaraderie sounds great! I'll catch hell because I've been such a hermit but I have broad shoulders and will remind them that I have a telephone and actually answer it sometimes. LOL
Hope y'all had a great day and your team won! Hey, Winston? Your Vols sure did you proud today, too!
P.S. In case y'all doubt my loyalty -- my cell phone plays the Ohio State fight song!