For most of my life, Penn State football has been my refuge, a consistent source of entertainment, comfort and joy. I refuse to allow Jerry Sandusky's depravity, Graham Spanier's duplicity or the mass media's love affair with sensationalism to ruin that for me. In that spirit, I am going to start creating some FanPosts that I hope will allow us to have some fun enjoying what brings us here - Penn State Nittany Lions football - with the understanding that doing so in no way, shape or form makes me (or any of you) a monster. With that said, here is my first exercise. I hope it will generate some conversation and debate.
I challenge you, the BSD community, to select the best Penn State football game of the last decade. I picked one from each season, and certainly there will be some bottom dwellers (ahem, 2003... I'm looking in your direction), but there are some very strong contenders and a few darkhorses (Tonto's Demise and Pazo wings not included). So vote for your favorite, and defend your choice in the comments section. You aught to do it straightaway.
What is the greatest Penn State football game of the 2000s?
2000 PURDUE - A failed Hail Mary meant perfection against Brees. (3 votes)
2001 OHIO STATE - 324. Need I say more? (15 votes)
2002 NEBRASKA - Sweet vengeance for the record crowd. (11 votes)
2003 OHIO STATE - So bad, a loss was the best game. Don't vote for this. (2 votes)
2004 @ Indiana - A goalline stand fraught with portent. (5 votes)
2005 OHIO STATE - The sack. The fumble. Zombie (Nittany) Nation. We're Back! (169 votes)
2006 Tennessee - Tony Hunt smash. (2 votes)
2007 NOTRE DAME - The White House succeeds; Jimmy Clausen fails. (2 votes)
2008 @ Ohio State - The fumble redux. Horseshoe jinx broken. (19 votes)
2009 LSU - DC17 goes out a winner. (4 votes)
232 total votes