Here we are, the day after. Sure, we've got a weekend still. A couple more games. But the bulk of the football is done, the booze drunk, and the jerseys packed away for another year.
Where are we? We're all happy with the Outback result. It was a satisfying end to the year kicking the crap out of an undisciplined Spurrier team. Greene will be off to get his well deserved payday as expected, and Ferenz is once again the subject of NFL rumors thanks to a successful year.
But outside of our little corner of the football world, we have the same problems we had a week ago. And a year ago. For the next year we'll here nothing but how much the Big Ten is a slow, overrated conference. How we can't match up with SEC speed (our game, obviously, was against an undeserving team, who didn't show up due to academic issues and players thinking about the draft) or USC superiority. No one will remember Mizzou showed how badly overrated Big 12 offenses are when they aren't up against a Big 12 "defense". All they will talk about was MSU and Penn State getting throttled. And assuming OSU gets killed again, they will just feed into it. If they manage to win...well, then sweater vest stil can't win the big one, just the lesser ones. You know we still can't win.
The euphoria is still wearing off from the game. I'm just waiting for the Big Ten bashing to start up again. I hate that.