Well, as many of my American readers probably know we lost to Texas in the Fiesta Bowl tonight with only seconds left on the clock. It was a true heart breaker for OSU fans… especially since the country seems to love hating us and no one gave us a chance in this game.
The thing I love about this particular team are how many of the seniors on the team turned downed millions of dollars last year as they decided to come back for their senior seasons.
Of course there are other schools that also have seniors come back (a.k.a. Mark Graban’s mighty Wildcats of Northwestern) but I think it’s safe to say the trend today is to leave for the money, especially those that will be drafted in the first round.
Two young men in particular stand out. James Laurinaitis (shown in picture) and Malcolm Jenkins both came back for their senior seniors. I can only imagine how much they wanted to win tonight as it was their last game as a Buckeye.
But, alas, they didn’t and it stinks for them and for Buckeye nation. But this senior class never lost to Michigan and goes out as the second winningest senior class of all time. That ain’t too shabby.
And for those interested, here is the scripture verse James has under his eyes.
When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you.” (Jn 17:1).