Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It Is A Rare Day When Your Team Wins a Major Championship

Immediately after Ohio State won the first CFP National Championship, Buckeye Nation was able to bask in the moment. Winning a major championship for YOUR TEAM is a rare thing.

Passionate sports fans know this awe too painfully.

  • College:  Ohio State, Utah (I'd pick OSU over a head-to-head)
  • MLB:  Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians (I'd pick the Reds over a head-to-head)
  • NFL:  Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings (I'd pick the Browns over a head-to-head)
  • NBA:  Utah Jazz
  • NHL:  Detroit Red Wings
  • Soccer:  Liverpool, RSL (I'd pick Liverpool over a head-to-head)

Each has had its moments, some more so than other. This win for OSU was its sixth national title; Utah has never won one. In NCAA Men's Basketball, OSU and Utah have each won one, but neither in my lifetime. The Browns have never been to a Super Bowl; the Vikings have lost four. The Reds have won five World Series' the last being in 1990; the Indians have won two, the last one being in 1948. The Jazz have lost two NBA finals. Liverpool has won the European Cup / UEFA Champions League five time, the FA Cup seven times, and the English top tier league 18 times but never the Premier League; RSL won the MLS Cup once. Detroit has won 11 Stanley Cups (only four in my lifetime).

In sports, in one way or another, after the dust settles and the season comes to an end, every team is a loser except one. For sports fan, there's always next year. But for this Buckeye fan, I am savoring the moment. This is one of the sweeter championships.

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