The "Evil Empire:" Perhaps in a galaxy not so far, far away
My dad sent me this link. Interesting, if not unsubstantiated comparison by Melissa Hoppert of the Times.
Have the Ohio State Buckeyes become the next Yankees, a successful team that has failed miserably recently in the postseason?Out of context, Hoppert's more-of-the-same droning about underdogs, personal challenges and layoffs sounds like a rough outline for Michael Moore's next documentary. However, it is interesting to entertain her likening of our beloved Buckeyes to the always-polarizing Bronx Bombers...
...But just like for the Yankees, after winning the big game merely making it there, for some, is no longer enough. The 41-14 drubbing by Florida in last season’s title game remains fresh in most people’s minds. (Not to mention the 84-75 loss to the Gators in the N.C.A.A. title game in basketball. Or even the Ohio State soccer team’s 2-1 loss to Wake Forest in the College Cup championship last Sunday.)
Yankee Stadium = Ohio Stadium
George Steinbrenner = E. Gordon Gee
Brian Cashman = Gene Smith
Joe Torre = Jim Tressel
Babe Ruth = Chick Harley
Derek Jeter =
...no one associated with The Ohio State University. He publicly endorses Michigan, even after having the foresight to pass on their scholarship offer. As far as I'm concerned, this is far and away his greatest personal achievement.