Recently I wrote about fans using their heads and their hearts. I described the differences in thinking and feeling. Well, today I will use the feel side of myself when it comes to this game being played Saturday.
For one, this is a match up between two really good teams that have great records and have far exceeded fans expectations. Also, it is a College Game Day will be present, not because of the rivalry, but because these are two really good teams playing for a championship.
With that being said here is the truth from the heart. When I was recruited, not one OU coach came into my home and said, ‘Come to OU, you get a chance to play OSU.’ It was Texas, Nebraska, even Colorado.
Coaches didn’t play the OSU fight song at practice, but they did play the Texas fight song all week long.
Now before any OSU fans read this and think I’m bashing OSU, please don’t get it twisted. OSU has made huge improvements in the national perception of the program. However, for me and my OU brothers, the game itself was one of expectations. You were supposed to win, you were bred to win, and anything less was an embarrassment.
The word competition, is in the definition of rivalry. OSU is 2-10 over the last 12 years against OU, and 4-12 over the last 16 seasons.
So instead of throwing out numbers, which truly never lie, why not appreciate that two teams are in the national spotlight? Hopefully, OSU can stay better, so that games like this are the norm.