Ohio State led Texas 21-17 with less than a minute to go in the Fiesta Bowl, and I thought to myself, “Wow, the Buckeyes are actually going to win a BCS bowl game. Too bad. It would be way funnier if they lost.” Then the Longhorns converted a 4th and 3 with about 45 seconds left, and Colt McCoy hit Quan Cosby (QUAAAANNNN!!!) for a 22-yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining to give Texas a 24-21 victory, leading Longhorns fans to make rock ‘n roll devil’s horns and sing “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad.”
Let me tell you, few things on television are as richly satisfying as the crowd shots of Ohio State fans that followed. The heartbreak was so plainly obvious. Buckeye fans really thought Charlie Brown was gonna kick the football this time. You just don’t get to see shattered faith every day. More like once a year. Right at the beginning of January. When Ohio State plays a big game.
Oh, excuse me — not just “Ohio State.” THE Ohio State Unibombombombomwoooooooooooo.
UPDATE: Video below (HT: AA). Gotta love that OSU safety “coverage” with the game on the line. Read the rest of this entry »