Ohio State beat Purdue yesterday, 16-3. There were NO offensive points on the board. We scored a defensive touchdown on a blocked punt, and 3 field goals. A win's a win, but we can't rely on defense and special teams for our scores. What happened to the offense yesterday? This kind of play won't send us to the Rose Bowl.
On the other hand, Michigan lost to Toledo, a MAC school, of all things. Michigan is now 2-4, their worst start since 1967, and they play unbeaten and 6th-ranked Penn State next week. What the HECK is going on in Ann Arbor this year? If they keep it up, they may not get a bowl bid, snapping their 33 year record. Any day when Michigan loses is a good day of football.
One of my staff members is a Halloween nut, and loves to go to haunted houses. She has been trying to get people to go with her for years. Well, I finally went along with them last night, to a "Haunted Bus Ride." It was in Clinton County, and I had to drive over an hour to get there. The crowd was huge and the lines were very long. The ride was on an old school bus with the top sawed off, and they drove us around in the woods and through the fields, where people in rubber masks jumped out at us and made scary noises. There were lots of guys with chain saws. A couple of people threw water at us, or sprayed us with Silly String. At one point, two semi cabs spouting fire roared out of the dark. One paralleled the bus with guys yelling at us, while the other actually rammed the back of the bus.
Was it scary? No, it was just noisy. (The semi thing was kinda cool.) Was it fun? It might have been if: (1) I had a guy along so I could clutch his arm and scream and pretend to be scared and (2) If the small girl in the seat behind me hadn't started crying at the first stop and then sobbed the whole trip, with her dad reassuring her, "It's only pretend, they won't hurt you. See? Everybody else is having fun." Stoopid people, to take a young child along on this sort of thing!
During the whole trip, I kept thinking, "That field would be good for sparrows. I wonder what kind of ducks visit this pond? If there were any owls in these woods, they are long gone." I could only think how much more fun I would have had, walking this path in the crisp, cool morning, looking for birds and listening to the sounds of nature.
After the bus ride, I had to drive more than an hour back home. BORING! What a waste of 4 hours, $12 dollars, and 1/3 tank of gasoline. I guess I have no appreciation of "fun."