Penn State 2008
This wasn't an ordinary loss. This wasn't just a team overlooking an overmatched opponent. This was history. This was Paterno's last chance at an undefeated team and a national championship and the players couldn't get up for three last games. Totally fucking inexcusable. Each and every one of the players should look at themselves in the mirror every morning and say to themselves "I'm personally responsible for screwing up a national championship for the greatest coach of all time. I did it. I'm responsible." I'm not saying this team would have definitely won a national championship, hell they may have been passed over again but they DEFINITELY have no chance now. You can blame the officials, you can blame the play calling, you can point the finger in many directions but in the end it was the players' inability to execute that caused the debacle in Iowa. Don't get me wrong, I'm not taking anything away from Iowa, they played tough, made few mistakes and deserved the win, but it was the horrific execution by the Penn State players that was their downfall. Jordan Norwood and Andrew Quarless, you two specifically have a major role in this loss. If I were coaching both of you would be picking splinters out of your ass for the rest of the season from riding the bench. You would never see the field again. You're dropped passes at the most inexplicable times are completely unfathomable and utterly inexcusable. You not only dropped away a pass you dropped away a drive and a season. You two make those catches the drive continues and the [team that is dead to me] scores and wins. I officially hate both of you.
So where do we go from here? "We" don't. What's left of this shell of a team moves on to try and win a Big Ten championship and I move on to other things. I'm done covering this team I haven't the energy or the desire to watch a bunch of players that couldn't beat a team that lost to Illinois (who lost to directional Michigan this weekend by the way). If you want your [team that is dead to me] fix go on over to BSD or TINNOMJ or any one of the other great Penn State blogs because I quit. I'm moving on to wrestling season which begins in earnest this Sunday. I've been saying for some time now that this Iowa team is very good and much better than their record and if [team that is dead to me] doesn't take them serious and doesn't come to play they would lose, and they did.
So there you have it. This is one time I hate being right. If the [team that is dead to me] was playing anybody but lowly Indiana they would lose this week. Look for them to lose to Michigan State next week and not even get a share of the Big Ten. I'm so fucking angry words cannot describe it.
Now PSU gets a week off to rest and get ready for Iowa. Some morons are predicting that Penn State is going to run the table and that is dangerous thinking. The popular notion right now is that Michigan State is Penn State's toughest opponent left and I've been saying this for about a month now, that's not true, Iowa is. Iowa has a great defense and the best back in the Big Ten (yes I said that). Shonn Greene is very tough and if Penn State isn't ready for him they're going to lose. Iowa is much better than their 5-3 record shows…