Hats off to the stoic Ohio State defense and quick-strike Texas offense that delivered a Tostitos Fiesta Bowl worthy of the ages.
But let's get something painfully, predominately straight: The Longhorns aren't the best team in the country, they're not even close.
Sure, Texas is guilty-by-association, catching the scarlet and gray on the up-swing; but let's face it: they struggled -- badly; the great no-huddle offense and Heisman Laureate quarterback stumbling to put together successful drives, riding penalties, and miss-sets to victory.
Meanwhile, Ohio State, with it's garden 2-stroke little engine that could, put up almost as many points -- coming back and pushing the burnt orange to their absolute edge.
I'll have a lot more to say when this beer buzz wears off, and I sleep for twelve hours, but for now let's agree:
1. No one in their damn minds is voting the Texas Longhorns No. 1 in the Associated Press Poll.
Why? Because other teams deserve it more: namely Utah, USC, and the winner of Thursday night's suddenly less interesting barnburner.
2. Oklahoma is in big trouble.
The Big 12 has been exposed for what it is: an experiment in nuclear fission. When they play real man coverage, they melt.
3. Our quarterback caught a touchdown pass.
Time for the pillowcase.