Sunday, December 30, 2012

Don't Underestimate the Underdog...

Remember this?

How about this?

Then why can't Northern Illinois defeat Florida State in the Discover Orange Bowl?

I'm not going to sit here and try to explain how Huskies is going to beat the Seminoles, but I will tell you that if you think FSU is going to walk all over them, you don't know sports.

This is a bowl game. And while many of you can't stand bowl season, think it's pointless, or absolutely despise it, it means something to these kids. For Northern Illinois' seniors, this will likely be the final game of their careers. Why would they let it be a blow out?

Everything is stacked up against Northern Illinois. They are 13 point underdogs, the game is basically in FSU's backyard, and the college football world isn't giving them a chance. I believe, that that is Northern Illinois biggest strength.

Nobody is giving them a chance. So, what do they got to lose? If Florida State wins the game, it's expected and nobody thinks twice about it. If Northern Illinois wins, it goes down as one of the greatest upsets in NCAA history and FSU gets treated like Goliath (after he fell, of course).

If you think NIU is going to let FSU roll them over, you've got another thing coming. This is a bowl game...a BCS bowl game. Northern Illinois will be ready and will give Florida State a tough test.

If there's one thing I've learned throughout my years of sports study and experience it's this...

Go Huskies.