Happy New Year: 2011!
So far it has been kinda bleh. Gotta talk about my Arkansas Razorbacks.
Arkansas played Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl this year. It was Arkansas' first BCS bowl. Needless to say Brad and I were really excited about the game. Brad even went down to New Orleans for the game. Unfortunately, I had to stay up here in Ohio with the girls. We didn't have anyone for them to stay with and they had school anyway...so I was stuck.
I'm sort of glad that I didn't get to go now.
The game was a heartbreaker.
The Buckeyes definitely had our number in the 1st half. We couldn't catch a ball, we couldn't get a pass off...their defense was on us. I was questioning what team Coach Petrino had brought to the Big Easy. It sure didn't look like the team I had watched TrOmP all over LSU.
But the 2nd half was so much better. Our defense finally showed up. We had the game won. Over a minute left and we had the ball. .....then Mallet threw an interception. UGH!!! Game over!! It was sickening to watch.
I wouldn't feel so upset about it if we lost with a bad team. Arkansas has had some really crappy teams in the past years. But this team was doing so well! There was no reason we couldn't have beaten Ohio. It hurt to know that people all over the US were watching that game and seeing the poor performance of our team. That just wasn't us. I've never seen so many dropped passes! Excruciating!
I'm wondering if the guys all went out on Bourbon St. that day or something...
Most of our friends up here have been pretty decent about our loss so far. I am trying to just not talk about it too much. Ugh!!
No matter what, I love my home state. I love my Razorbacks. I know we can do it again next year and we can WIN!