Every football game is its own story, with the warring sides having very different views of what happened, what problems exist, etc.
While our guys are back home sleeping, with video on Arizona State ready for when they get up, I took a look at what the Oregon State side had to say after the game.
HC Jonathan Smith said they had a great week of practice and was a bit surprised it was so lopsided. Some of the players comments indicated they had to flush themselves of the UCLA euphoria, shake off last night and move on, so I think they had a little swagger going after Pasadena, knew you had to prepare, you can’t just show up, but ran into a rested, highly talented & motivated team with really good coaching and great player leadership.
And the game took the most optimal path imaginable for us. If we had to play them 5 more times, we wouldn’t be able to match what happened last night.
Utah likewise needs to rack the “W”, turn the page, and get ready for Saturday.
For us fans, after a win it’s fun to read what the other sides’ fans think. The reader reactions on Oregon live were the regular mix of Oregon-OSU sniping, some rational reactions about how their path upward is going to be long, some folks ready to dump football, etc.
(It’s not like watching the hordes of lemmings of BYU fans after a loss, trying to “out-fling” each other as they depart from the top of the cliff.)
Here’s one hilarious exchange involving one (apparent) advocate of the Oregon recreational marijuana statutes, and a witty reaction:
Reader 1) “Who cares. It’s just a football game. Played by teams of people with a lot of various concerns and which lots of arbitrary stuff happens to”.
Reader 2) “Like your family… but yet… here you are”.