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|3 years 6 weeks ago||Buckeyes fan. I'm glad the||
Buckeyes fan. I'm glad the Spartans won, since I was sure that FSU would have killed OSU. And I admire how Michigan State has built their team. OSU has great recruits, but their defense sucks. That is the fault of coaching.
I don't trust Meyer. To me he is still the coach that beat the Bucks in 2007.
I want to get past all my animosity to Michigan.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||agreed||
I remember those days. And I agree: this BCS and the next playoff version aren't better, because the notion of true champions is misplaced. With teams playing silo schedules, you never really know if Nebraska 97 or Michigan 97 could have beaten each other. Still true now, really, since Michigan State won't get a chance to play Florida State. Mostly thats okay for every team except the singular one that gets to crown itself King.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||not surprised||
Dunno that OSU fans at buckeyeplanet were surprised. I thought the outcome was quite possible and that the pregame spread was too big. All season folks at BP have bemoaned the lack of development of the defense. Me, I gave my kids a bath and went to sleep early to nurse my cold. It's easy to say it's just a game when family provides perspective.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||perspective||
As an OSU fan, I want to get over the feelings that I cannot quite control. I don't want to hate Michigan, really. That conditioning from youth feels familar and comforting, but it's unhealthy, like recreating dysfunctional family models in a failed marriage. Coming to terms with loss is developmentally a challenge, as I see in our five year old. But in many ways it's far more important than enjoying winning.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||yup||
I don't hate Michigan. I hate to lose. 1995 was terrible. And somehow His Dudness is right: losing is a deeper feeling than winning. 1995 did at least teach me to step back. Too much involvement isn't healthy for any of us.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||agreed||
Brian, I am a lifelong Buckeye fan who reads your blog because the writing is so good. I think it's psychologically useful for me as well to connect to the other side. These bad times will pass. Hang in there. And keep writing.