Monday, November 24, 2008

Expectations are Resentments Under Construction

Rematches abound. Bowl game projections have Oregon State in a rematch of the early season beating they got from Penn State. I have confidence the Beavs show up and at least make it a game this time. In fact, I would take them to cover and would not be at all surprised if they won. However, they are facing the weight of expectations for the first time all season going into the Civil War matchup with the Ducks (and their heinous uniforms).

Speaking of Oregon State and BCS projections, let's talk about the Trojans and their situation. Miraculously, even with this guy at QB, they are projected to go to the Fiesta Bowl game and match up with the team that loses the Big 12 south sweepstakes. The two candidates, of course are Texas and Oklahoma. These two scenarios, of course, would constitute rematches of title games past, of which the boys in cardinal and gold went .500 with a nightmarish (albeit entertaining) loss to this guy and a good solid beating of this guy.

Either of those teams will be pissed that it got passed over for the national title game, while the Trojans will be in the rare position of just being happy to be there. I still have major questions about Dirty Sanchez's ability to lead a football program with the difficulty he has managing his own life. Of course, we could have him just do this all game and probably be ok, but for some inexplicable reason, we refuse.

Frustrating, but it could be worse. We could be rooting for a team led by this guy and QB'ed by an emu.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, there were a lot of hyperlinks in this post. I'm overwhelmed, although a fan of sport-related blogging :)