Penn State’s Quad-Annual Rise to Relevance and Increased Message Board Fodder…

We see this about every 4-5 years with Penn State…the stars align…the pure talent or blind luck of a Penn State QB is able to overcome the quarterbacking developmental ineptness of Jay Paterno (Insert Zach Mills or Anthony Morelli joke here).

Regardless of the success that this PSU team is experiencing, there is a bigger problem. I understand that a lot of other schools think that OSU fans are douchebags. Actually, we are pretty much douchebags. We have been spoiled with recent success over the last 10 years. However, when Penn State starts it’s standard four-year plan to rise to the top, it’s fans are able to fast-track their ability to go from “Zero to Unabashed Jerkface in 2 games against teams like Coastal Carolina and Temple.” I commend the ability of the fans, but loathe the results.

But as an unabashed OSU homer, let me welcome PSU back to relevancy in the college football world. You guys should stick around for a while.

I am not sure if a lot of OSU fans share my vitriol, but I started my journey at OSU in 1993 at the same time as Penn State’s entrance into the league. At the time, I heard a lot about how PSU was going to dominate the B10. This couldnt be further from the truth and with the exception of the 1994..63-14 debacle, the OSU – Penn State games have sometimes been close…sometimes not so much, as the average score of an OSU – PSU game at the Horseshoe is OSU 28 Penn State 7. Granted, games at Happy valley have been much closer, but that is about as relelvant as Larry Johnson’s manners or Santonio Holmes’ partiality to the wacky weed this year.

Rather than review a bunch of stats and tell you that OSU awesome and that Penn State is even awesomer, I will leave you with a few links providing the perspective of the more “reasonable” fans representing the Pennsylvania State University and it’s football team.

Thoughts on Beanie Wells…

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

ESPN Bias Towards Ohio State…Wow…

Fabrication of a Rivalry

Now, I realize that message boards dont represent the entire fanbase, but this is not far from the truth as the OSU Alumni group in Seattle share space in the Sport Restaurant with the PSU Alumni on gamedays Saturdays. Needless to say, those people are effing crazy…like “I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue” crazy. Seriously though, PSU fans really are a classy bunch of blokes that have the utmost respect for a team and it’s fans. PSU fans would never display a history of bad behavior and questionable judgment like beer can violence and urine bombing. Every time a Penn State fan shows classiness at Happy Valley, an angel gets it’s wings.

Per usual, YNBA is always here to provide a totally-level headed representation of Penn State and it’s fanbase every time it becomes the least bit relevant on the national stage. I’ll refresh this post again in 2012.

Only one prediction for this weekend….”Pain”

Comments

  1. However, when Penn State starts it’s standard four-year plan to rise to the top, it’s fans are able to fast-track their ability to go from “Zero to Unabashed Jerkface in 2 games against teams like Coastal Carolina and Temple.”

    The last time the fans went from “zero to unabashed jerkface” was when Penn State beat Ohio State.

  2. Pat…

    Agree to disagree on this one. It takes little success to get them going…

  3. You’re a better man than most, YNBA. Those thinks were tough to get through. Thank you for reminding me why I avoid message boards. (The O-Zone boards most of all)

  4. Pat???

    That incident with the videotape of a PSU fan assaulting a Buckeye fan with a full beer can was LAST YEAR……

  5. buckeyedude says

    I don’t see anything wrong with being a douchebag. I am the last douchebag in a long line of douchebags, and damn proud of it. Just don’t call me a “redneck” as Democrats like to do.

    But, I still respect the opponent and it’s fans. It is just a game but I LOVE BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!

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