Maybe it’s arrogance that the annual Ohio State-Michigan college football game is often called simply “The Game.” However, this season it is the game in college football. For the first time since 2006 both teams are undefeated headed into their annual contest.
Even though I have a very good friend who is a long time Buckeyes fan, I don’t think I will be rooting for either team. I just want to see an exciting and close game.
I could have watched the Nebraska-Iowa game yesterday and did watch it briefly. Nebraska was ahead 7-0 and on a drive that would ultimately result in a field goal. The day got away from me, though, and I didn’t see the Huskers get out to a 24-0 lead only to have to hold on to defeat the Hawkeyes 24-17.
The loss ended Nebraska’s current losing streak at at five games while ending Iowa’s winning streak at four. It also ended Nebraska’s seven-game losing streak to Iowa. By the way, yesterday’s game was played on the 51st anniversary of Nebraska’s classic 35-31 win over Oklahoma in a matchup of two undefeated teams. Those were the days…
The big news for Huskers football, though, is that it seems they are going to hire Matt Rhule as their new head coach. He was a very successful coach at Temple and Baylor, reviving two programs that had been moribund or under a cloud. He was unsuccessful as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the NFL.
My choice would have been Luke Fickell, current head coach at the University of Cincinnati, but–of course–it’s possible he wasn’t interested in the job or even on Nebraska’s wish list. Word is the only two jobs that could entice him to leave Cincinnati are Ohio State and Notre Dame.
Is Rhule a good enough choice to get me to resume watching Nebraska football in earnest next season? (Hey, I thought you lived in Arizona. Where’s Earnest? 🙃) I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.
Although this potential purchase seems more distant every day, at present the choice for my next car–to complement the Mustang GT, not to replace it–will be one of these two.
Making the choice more difficult is that I would not buy a Solstice made before 2008 as those cars had a problem with leaking differentials nor would I buy an XLR from 2004 or 2005 as those cars had a lot of teething pains. The XLR is a better looking car in my opinion, I’ll never forget how enthralled with the car I was the first time I saw it at the Dallas Auto Show, but the GXP also looks good, pays homage to my Pontiac roots and is much less expensive.
I hope I can execute this purchase sooner rather than later, but there are many moving parts in our life right now. Wish us luck.
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