The BHGP silly rant and subsequent posts reminded me of one of the things that drives me nuts about the sports world. The refusal of media, fans and players to just accept luck.
Luck is involved extensively in every football game played but it appears the worst thing you could say to someone after a game is to say "you got lucky". I assume that people internalize that as "so what you are saying is that we didn't deserve to win and that you are not granting us the spoils of our conquest, you are a bad sport and a scumbag, surrender to me you are the vanquished".
The 1st time this really got to me was during the Wings Stanley Cup final when they were swept by the Devils. I believe it was game 3 that the Wings played very well but lost late when a puck took a strange bounce behind the net that lead to a NJ goal. I woke up to Keith Gave(from the Freep ironically, man do they get shitty writers) on WDFN saying how the Wings had no heart and that they were outworked blah blah blah, I called and asked him if he jotted down column notes during the game and that if the puck had deflected differently if he would have still wrote that they were outworked and how he was full of crap. We yelled back and forth for a while and I got nowhere with the doofus, but from that day forward whenever I see a close game I'm always amazed at the polarizing reaction from media and fans on both sides depending on what happened on a random play.
Iowa was lucky last year, anyone with 2 eyes can see that. They were also a very good team that overcame a lot of bad luck in terms of injury. Nothing wrong with accepting both things in my book. We as Michigan fans of all people can appreciate the breaks of luck that have wrecked or helped our seasons over the last 40 years.
Luckiest that come to mind-S. Springs slipping to the ground allowing T. Streets to score untouched.
Unluckiest- A lot to choose from but I still say the condition of OSU's turf and our subsequent shoe choices in 06 was a big factor in that game. Our defense looked like they were wearing ice skates in the secondary and it neutralized our pass rush.