Saturday, January 04, 2003

Ohio State 31, Miami 24 [2OT]: One for the ages. In a game that resembled the 1986 World Series more than anything, the Buckeyes blew a 10 point fourth quarter lead, than converted two fourth-and-the-season plays in the first OT to win the Fiesta Bowl and the undisputed national title. Teams like the Hurricanes, USC, Oklahoma and Georgia could all claim that they were better on paper, and perhaps the Trojans were playing like the best team at the end of the year, but no one can deny that Ohio State deserved its championship.

Update: Great stream-of-consciousness posting by Scoobie Davis, on why the Buckeyes' win was a win for America. I would point out to him, however, that Ohio was an undisputed Red state, whilst Florida would have been in the Gore column had the votes been counted fairly.


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