Engin77

November 3rd, 2009 at 7:00 PM ^

a guy who loves M football is surrounded at work by fans of other schools who are giving him grief about his team's showing; he's not excited by how they're playing right now?

This is news? Sounds exactly like my workplace experience.

Let's Go Blue!

Tater

November 3rd, 2009 at 7:15 PM ^

...and I agree that he didn't say anything inflammatory or anti-UM/RR. Then, of course, there is that trifling little fact that they won the NC when he played. If you won a national championship when you played, you do sorta deserve bragging rights over the current team until they win one. I think he said what we all feel in one way or another: it's tough to watch the team you love lose.

As for Cincinnati, let's see how they do against an elite team outside the Big Least before they get too carried away with their own "greatness." Southeast Missouri State, Oregon State, Fresno State, and the upcoming game with Illinois do not count as "elite teams."

If Cincy can get a signature victory like the team that RR built did over Oklahoma, or even RR's bowl victories over UGA and GaTech, then I will buy into them as an elite program. Until then, though, they are just this year's representative of the weakest conference in the BCS. And they do still have WVU at home and Pitt on the road to get through.

So, I can't really blame him for not wanting to hear Cincy alums talk shit to him.