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The first CFB Playoff Championship game aired last night and well folks, it was not the outcome I ever envisioned! Have to hand it to Ohio State, ranked #4 and many questioned whether they should be there. Well, they certainly should have been as they took care of #2 Oregon (the team I was pulling for) , 42-20. Now, I could have done without that last TD by the Buckeyes with time running out and the game in hand….but Urban Meyer has cemented himself as one of the truly great college football coaches..two titles at Florida, now one at Ohio State. I wanted this game for Oregon, for Marcus Mariota, a guy who I think represents everything that is truly good about college football. Where did it all go wrong? Well, the Oregon defense could not stop OSU RB Elliott, MVP and 226 yards rushing, or “3rd string QB” C. Jones with 246+ yards passing. (Ohio State had four turnovers and still Oregon could not get it done) The OSU defense adjusted quickly to the Oregon tempo, like after the first possession. Did Mariota play a bad game, of course not. But they were out coached and out foxed by Meyer and OSU. I am very disappointed I must admit. I really wanted this for Oregon and Mariota. But, have to give kudos to Ohio State. They took out Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and then won a decisive victory in the first ever College Football Playoff Championship Game. (They even changed the trophy)! All Right..Mariota likely on to the NFL along with Jameis Winston of FSU and perhaps C. Jones of Ohio State. We shall see..LeBron James himself was on the sidelines cheering on the Buckeyes. He does love Ohio! For me, a real sad loss for the Ducks!
On the bright side of things..Roger Federer won his 1000th career match with a championship win in Brisbane over M. Raonic of Canada! Looking good Mr. Federer for 2015 with the Australian Open getting underway 1/16/15! I think Roger could certainly get that elusive #18 Grand Slam title this year. I am looking forward to watching him and all the other great tennis players at Indian Wells this year..what a fabulous trip and experience it is!!
On the dark side of things..Peyton Manning and the Broncos fell to Indy and Andrew Luck, 26-10. John Fox is no longer the head coach in Denver. Well, I do think Peyton will be back, he has played for over a month with a torn quad muscle (you know Manning, he does not make excuses). The Packers over the Cowboys in a thriller, 26-21 and Tom Brady and the Pats over the Ravens, 38-31. Seattle over Carolina 31-17. So, for the NFC title, Seattle vs. Green Bay, and for the AFC title, New England vs. Indy. Going to go with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers and Tom Brady and the Pats.
Tonight, TV shows to entertain us..New Girl, The Mindy Project, About A Boy (#AboutABoy) and Chicago Fire.
Until later..recovery time!