There’s “Toss Back Tuesday” and then there’s “Toss Back Tuesday.”
It seems fitting to apply this specific type of throwback (I see you Thursday) by promoting an event that incorporates a literal toss back in its lexicon. And this is where college football’s “Granddaddy of them all” comes into play.
On this day last week, The Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten champions) played the Washington Huskies (Pac-12 champions) in the 2019 Rose Bowl. I was fortunate to attend this grand, picturesque sporting event with my dad to cheer on the Buckeyes.
There is just something uniquely special about this game, the preceding parade and the beautiful and historic stadium set against the San Gabriel mountains. And that special quality extended to the game played on January 1, 2019.
The game was going great, then it was concerning…then finally awesome.
These are the three stages of an Urban Meyer-coached team.
Sorry, there’s a fourth stage: Championships.
Congratulations to The Ohio State Buckeyes on winning a thrilling Rose Bowl championship that puts an exclamation point on Urban Meyer’s storied coaching career.
P.S. When Ohio State lost to Florida 41-14 in the 2007 National Championship game, there was absolutely zero hesitation by members of the media to universally deem this defeat humiliating and embarrassing for the Buckeyes and the Big Ten by extension.
Guess what Alabama and SEC fans?
The same applies to you after getting dominated by Clemson 44-16 in the 2019 National Championship game. Last night’s game will go down as a humiliating and embarrassing loss for the Tide and the SEC by extension.
You always chant “SEC! SEC!” when you win. Well, for at least the next year, you just might hear chants like “44-16! 44-16!”
Have fun with that, Alabama. We all know you’re such good sports down there in the