So Michigan State lost to Alabama, 38-0, in wholly embarrassing fashion, in one of the college football playoff games.
Look, Michigan State beat Ohio State, fair and square, in Columbus. I don’t begrudge the Spartans their Big Ten title. But if you are going to claim the title, you need to represent. And that means that, when you are playing the big boys, you can ‘t just lay an egg. And let’s face it, 38-0 is laying an egg of colossal size.
Does anyone doubt, really, that Ohio State would have done better than a 38-0 shellacking at the hands of the freaking Crimson Tide? Of course they would!
Last year, Ohio State lanced the boil of SEC dominance by beating Alabama convincingly. This year, Michigan State helped helped to reinvigorate the notion that the SEC is mighty and superior by getting its butt kicked.
Hopefully, tomorrow, Ohio State sends a different message. For right now, though, does anyone doubt that the Buckeyes would have made a better showing in the national semifinal game?
I say to MSU — if you are going to represent, represent!