My Ohio University Bobcats have accepted a bid to play in the R+L Carriers Bowl against Troy in New Orleans on Dec. 18. It is the second bowl game in a row for the team and the fourth since Frank Solich took over as coach. I went to Solich’s first OU bowl game, in Mobile, Ala., and wrote about it here. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this one because of a schedule conflict. FYI: The R+L Carriers Bowl will be played in the Louisiana Super Dome on a Saturday night with an 9 pm kickoff, which means everyone will be completely sober.
I don’t care that the bowl is sponsored by a company I have never heard of (turns out it provides trucking freight and logistics) or that I had to look up where Troy is located (Alabama.) Congrats to my Bobcats. You are no longer a national disgrace and are actually a point of pride for alumni like myself. Now let’s go beat up a mascot — bowl game style!
Photo by Joel Hawksley.