Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Congratulations, Gators!

The Florida Gators under Coach Urban Myer had a great game plan and executed every facet of last night's BCS National Championship Game to perfection. As an Ohio State fan (and grad), it was grim watching the dominating performance of Florida. But they clearly deserved their win.

As an OSU fan, I also want to say, "Thank you" to Coach Jim Tressel and the entire Ohio State squad for a great season, filled with thrills and fantastic memories!

Now, I look forward to rooting for the OSU Men's Basketball team as it seeks a national championship for the Buckeyes!

[UPDATE: If you saw any of the post-game news conference with Coach Jim Tressel and the four Ohio State co-captains, then you know why all OSU grads bust their buttons when speaking of the OSU football program. It isn't just because the Buckeyes have a winning program, it's that they represent a great university and our great state with class, humility, and honor. And yes, as hokie as that may seem, I really believe that this is a great state and that Ohio State is a fantastic school!]

[UPDATE: Kind words from Andy Jackson. Thank you, Andy.]

[ANOTHER UPDATE: My son sent this link to the post-game interview with Tressel and the four co-captains after the Michigan game fifty-two days ago. You can see that in victory and defeat, a Tressel-led team is grace and honor personified! As my son said, "I can't believe this. This is what sportsmanship is all about."]

[YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Here are some post-game notes from The Ohio State University Athletic Department.]

Go, Buckeyes!


David said...

Congrats on a good season Mark. Can't say I'm not thoroughly ecstatic about the results of the game though, today is a great day to be a Florida Gator.

But I agree wholeheartedly with you - Tressel and the OSU players epitomize class!
David Wayne - Jollyblogger

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your OSU football loss, Mark. Looked like an exciting game.

I would say better luck in winning the national title in basketball... but this UCLA grad just can't say it in all sincerity!

Mark Daniels said...

David: Congratulations to the Gators...and thanks for your words about the OSU team and Jim Tressel.

Deborah: Of course, you should root for your alma mater. Maybe the Buckeyes and the Bruins will meet during March Madness.

God bless both of you!