Monday, October 22, 2012

The Purdue-Ohio State recap is going into overtime

Due to getting back from Columbus late last night, the recap of the Purdue-OSU game has been delayed a day. Never fear, your favorite site's recap will be posted either tonight or tomorrow, and it'll be a doozy.  In the meantime, here are two thoughts from my seat in the 7th row in the corner of the end zone...

2. I've now been to Ohio State for 10 Purdue basketball or football games.  For the first time, most of the fans did NOT scream obscenities at me after the game (yes, there was still the occasional "F*** Purdue" from wasted underage girls, but even those bright young souls couldn't come up with anything when I told them to enjoy their bowl game).  For most, there was a genuine feeling of pity - they truly felt sorry for me having to experience that ending.   Most fans told me that the game really didn't mean anything to OSU - they're not playing for anything. And the atmosphere around Columbus reflected that. On the other hand, it appeared that the game meant everything to Purdue.  Not only would it have been huge for the bowl picture, but it also would've put Purdue right back in the race for the Big Ten Championship game.  There were many chances Purdue had to seal the game, yet they didn't capitalize on a single one of them.  Maybe they wanted it too much. We'll explore these chances and more in the recap, so stay tuned...

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