Saturday was a tough day for Burnside's two official college football teams.
First, the Oregon Ducks decided to run up the middle about a million times in the first half. It was a decent strategy considering their quarterback couldn't throw the ball, but Boise State is a team known for upsets, and Broncos head coach Chris Peterson is no dummy considering he learned from the best.
Oregon's offensive coordinator, the usually impeccable Chip Kelly, took nearly three quarters to figure out Oregon needed to throw the ball, and freshman Darron Thomas was excellent. But it was too little too late. I take a shred of solace the loss came against Boise State, my second favorite football team, and that Ryan Winterswyk, the brother of one of Mindy's best friends, was instrumental in stuffing Oregon's vaunted run game. But it's not much of a comfort.
Then Auburn fell short against the 6th-ranked LSU Tigers, which prompted this text message exchange between myself and Chad Gibbs:
Me: "If it's any consolation, I know how you feel right now."
Life goes on. There's always 2009. In fact, there are rumors Oregon and Boise State may play next year's battle in China. I'm sure Nike has nothing to do with it.