11 November 2007

30 Days of Thanks: Day 11

Today I am thankful for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team. Yesterday they upset the #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes at the Horseshoe. Woo Hoo!

My non-football fan and non-US friends might not understand this, but Ohio State is the team I love to hate. Being born in Michigan, it's in your DNA to hate anything to do with Ohio State. The game that matters usually is (University of) Michigan-Ohio State, but when a upstart like Illinois comes in and delivers the knockout punch, you rejoice. Gleefully!

For my Buckeye fan friends -- chin up! It's a given you've won the Big Ten championship. Plus, there's always the game in Ann Arbor as well as next season. At least you don't have to worry about losing the national championship again.

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