Razorbacks week nine (week ten of the season but we had a bye):
But we didn’t. Beat them that is. 35-17. Sounds bad. Not as bad as South Carolina or Alabama but pretty bad all the same.
But not as bad as you think. Not like those two games. Especially SC. That was really bad.
Now we’re back to playing the if game. If we hadn’t onside kicked. If we hadn’t fumbled the snap. If we had scored touchdowns in the red zone. If… Well, we would have won 42-21 or something like that.
Excuses? Am I making excuses? Not me. I’m looking for rays of hope. I’m looking for the promise of future greatness. I think I do see it.
Here’s the thing about excuses. They aren’t excuses. They are reasons to hope, to believe in the promise of good things to come. Now if we don’t begin to see the fulfillment next year and the year after and in years to come then, well, they were just excuses after all, weren’t they?
But I believe we’ll see the promise fulfilled. What can I say? I’m an eternal optimist. I’m a fan.