tOSU 39, PSU 38
We thought that the old sphincterball routine had died with St. Joe, but as if to say that old habits die hard, we saw it again on Saturday night. We last saw it in the Rose Bowl against USC. When are they going to learn that playing cement booty conservative late in the fourth quarter, even in a two-possession game, can be fatal against an opponent with a potent offense?
You might recall that the term “full sphincter mode” was probably developed by David Jones of the Harrisburg Patriot-News to describe Joe Paterno’s strategy of playing ultra-conservatively when sitting on a lead. It was said at the time that if Old Joe was to put a lump of coal in his rectum, he could shit out a diamond in ten seconds flat. This game brought back diamond-studded memories, lemme tellya! [Read more…]