Up until about high school, I didn't really use the Internet, not for any real reason other than I'd rather be outside than surfing the web. For me, watching football was reading the newspaper, listening to the radio, and then sitting down with the family. In a lot of ways not spending time on the Internet kept sports pretty innocent for me. I don't want to say that I regret getting online to talk about sports, it's been a blast, but some part of what made sports so special has been lost in the Internet's constant need to troll in the most ironic ways possible.
That's what, for me at least, made Penn State's 4th title so special. It wasn't a corporately burdened, over examined team playing for some ugly trophy. It was one of Penn State's move beloved teams playing for their slice of history. For 3 quick sets, sports wasn't about what Mary May thought, millions of dollars, or sponsorships. The only thing that mattered was ending a good story on a good note. And did it ever.
I rooted for Ohio State this weekend. It felt dirty.
I can't imagine what Cory Giger will say if two Florida coaches leave. The amount of "win it for the gipper" would be enough to give Florida the win before the game even started.
You know we could have won the titles twice this year if he hadn't left..
---Best Of The Rest---
I'd say it's part of the difference between the first and second half of the Ohio State game.
The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the guidance of head coach CaelSanderson, battered visiting Ohio State 42-3 today in the Big Ten wrestling dual meet opener for both teams. No. 5 Penn State won all but one bout against No. 22 Ohio State in front of yet another huge Rec Hall crowd. Over 5,100 fans cheered Penn State on as the Nittany Lions moved to 7-0 on the year.
10-2 and not looking to stop anytime soon. Delaware had the nations leading scorer so that's a nice defensive effort.