Super Bowls and National Championships

One of the great things about Ohio and especially in Columbus during the fall is that we get a little football crazy.  There are lots of things to do in Columbus, but on Saturdays and Sundays there is a good chance somebody somewhere is debating the merits of our home state teams (yes, that is even true in our group study meetings on Sundays). 

In my first quarter as a Working Professional MBA student, I have learned that time management is crucial.  Since I have to focus on studying and work, it’s important that I keep some diversions in place to keep sane.  Fortunately around here, my diversions tie in nicely with lots of folks, so let me share some thoughts about our beloved teams….

Around two weeks ago OSU lost to Wisconsin in a thorough drubbing.  The Cleveland Browns were beaten by our hated rival the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Some team in Cincinatti probably lost.  In two sports.  Badly.  A low point in Ohio for sure. 

As with all valleys, however, the peaks are equally high.  This past Sunday the Browns declared their intentions to win 10 straight games.  They started this future ascent by dominating the former Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in the Big Easy.  If past results predict future occurences the Browns must be going to the Super Bowl!  It’s true! (Can you tell how Browns’ fans savor victories a little bit more than other fans)?

OSU rebounded and avenged last year’s loss to Purdue in a big way.  I predict the Bucks will find their way back to the BCS championship yet again.  Trust me Oregon will lose a game.  So will Auburn, Michigan State, and Missouri.  You think anybody wants to watch Boise State play TCU again?  In a championship?  Hold on, I just threw a mug at my 104 inch HD TV.   Nobody wants to watch that!  All OSU needs to do is win.  Were used to that and it won’t be that hard to replicate.  Just remember you read it here first. 

Oh yea, that team from Cincinatti lost again.  Can’t win ’em all, but 2 outta 3 Ohio teams ain’t bad.  At least they made solid contributions to fantasy football, though reality football wasn’t so kind.  I’ll be back next week with more diversions from studying and work.  Thank you football!!