In the wake of another Ohio State BCS bowl loss, I can't help but think of Fran Tarkenton's old monologue on "Saturday Night Live" after the Vikings lost yet another Super Bowl:
Now, I want everyone to know -- especially you Vikings fans out there -- that the Vikings aren't dead yet. [ the audience cheers ] Uh -- we're a team, uh, built on pride and discipline. And, next July, we're going back to Mankato, Minnesota -- we're gonna work harder than ever. We're gonna put on those bonnets and purple jerseys, and strap those little shoulder pads on, and I guarantee ya' that... we'll BE in that Super Bowl next season! And I predict... we'll lose again.
(Lines via the SNL Transcripts site)
I keep thinking that Jim Tressel sold his soul for Maurice Clarett and a national championship, and the Devil has been collecting ever since.