In the days since Oklahoma ran over the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, avenging a loss on their home turf in Norman a year ago, the Ohio State haters have had a field day.
They’ve missed few chances to remind one of the most vocal fan bases in the nation that the Buckeyes aren’t as good as many of the so-called experts had claimed.
And that actually playing somebody good early in the season had put a severe dent in the Buckeye’s plans to contend for a National Championship.
I don’t live or die, nor is my emotional state dictated by any high school, college, or pro team, but I sure know lots of people who can’t say that.
I do appreciate the fervor that many Buckeye fans feel for their football team.
I do wish that more folks had such a passion for things like work, or being a good parent, but I’ll leave that alone.
However, I’d like to say that if more of us approached our day with the thought that what we do would be excellent and live up to the expectations of others, like the Buckeyes and their coaching staff do, we might live in a better and more successful country.
As for those Buckeye haters, be careful ’bout the gloating until the season is over.
That’s the way I see it.