Best and worst moments? Let the debate begin
Year-in-review stories are fun to write because they often evolve from the kind of barroom banter that makes being a sports fan worthwhile.
Was Frantz Joseph or Rusty Smith the Owls MVP?
What was the season's high point?
Who was the most disappointing?
In writing Owls never gave up in 2008
, the most vigorous debate at FAUOwlAccess.com
attempted to determine the season's low point.
There is a great argument to be made that the loss to Troy was more of a downer. Prior to the season, Sun Belt prognosticators pointed to the Troy game as the battle that would ultimately decide the conference championship. The Owls, playing at home and in front of a national television audience, played perhaps their worst game of the year - although that second half at Arkansas State was pretty bad.
The loss to Troy dropped the Owls to 1-5 on the season and they could have buried their burrowing heads in the sand. Instead, they battled to bring renewed hope to the season. And diehards could always say, if they win this week FAU
could get on a roll and reach some bowl.
I ultimately settled on the loss to Arkansas State being the low point because that loss seemed to dash all hope. At the time, I figured the Red Wolves rendered the Florida International game meaningless. Really, who thought a 6-6 FAU team would be considered for any at-large bowl bid? To the Owls credit, they proved me wrong.
Fortunately for FAU fans the Owls ended the season on a huge upswing, taking the emphasis away from the Troy and ASU games. A couple years from now few will even remember the specifics of either contest.
So enjoy the season review, and the videos
- how cool are they?!! February brings with it Signing Day, which means spring workouts can't be too far away. The exuberance the Owls provided with their Motor City Bowl victory allows fans to continue to climb their ladder of hope.