Yes, Ohio State Lost... And There Are More Important Things In Life Like Tyler Trent

Ohio State Lost To Purdue, But Life Goes. Just Ask Tyler Trent.

Yes, Ohio State Lost... And There Are More Important Things In Life Like Tyler Trent

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Yes, Ohio State Lost... And There Are More Important Things In Life Like Tyler Trent


Ohio State lost to Purdue on Saturday. The Buckeyes were outplayed and out coached on just about every single level. And life goes on… for most of us.


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Ohio State is more used to dominating opponents than being dominated. But the Boilermakers put a smackdown on the Bucks like few we’ve ever seen.

As Buckeye fans, we sometimes becomes so accustomed to winning, that we almost forget what it’s like not to win, and become whiny in the process. Sometimes downright idiotic as Branden Bowen shared with the world on Twitter.

*Warning – Offensive Language*

I apologize for the language, and to be fair, I don’t think this is what the majority of Ohio State fans are. Have we become so obsessed with “winning” that we have forgotten what sports are all about? Has anyone watched Nick Saban’s joyless self win after win? That’s not why I started playing sports as a kid.

Don’t get me wrong, I want my sports teams to win games and championships. But sometimes there are more important things in life than winning.

If anyone saw the College Game Day story on Tyler Trent, you know there is way more to life than wins and losses. If you didn’t see the story, do yourself a favor and watch the six minute segment.

Tyler is a lifelong Purdue fan and is terminally ill with osteosarcoma. He is just 20 years old and most likely won’t see his next birthday. Yet he had one wish, to see his Boilers beat the No. 2 team in the land. And Purdue didn’t disappoint.

This is what sports should be about. Playing for the joy of the game and bringing joy into the life of someone else. Being there for a teammate when things aren’t going your way. Fighting through adversity until you can’t fight any longer and having someone else lift you up.

Yes, someone always has to lose. But can we learn to lose with dignity? We learn a whole lot more from losses than we do from wins. For the most part, I think the players get this. But us fans? We have a much harder time for some reason.

I was in Ross-Ade Stadium Saturday night for the game. My friend Kyle and I try to go to at least one game together every year. I told him I was nervous about this being a trap game. He said “I don’t get nervous anymore, there’s more important things.”

He’s right. Life goes on… for most of us. Purdue played a great game and deserved to win. For Ohio State, back to the drawing board. But there simply are more important things in life.

 

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