"First they ignore you. Then they mock you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Can anyone think of a more apropros quote to describe this football season? Until the Colorado win, we were a non-story.
A couple more victories later, out came the mockery: Their coach is fat. The fans are just waiting for basketball season. Their coach is fat. Their schedule is a joke. No seriously, have you seen how fat their coach is?
All of a sudden, Kansas (yes, Kansas!) is a top 10 BCS team... then top 5... then top 3?!?! Suddenly, it's no longer a joke- it's an outrage. You can't go to any sports message board on the internet without people railing against the schedule, or trying to either claim the defense (they gave up 30+ points to Nebraska!) or the offense (they only scored 19 on Colorado!) sucks.
So here we are- with a nation of doubters just waiting for us to trip up so they can pounce and say "Ah HA! I knew they couldn't pull it off!" Many of these haters won't be satisfied with one, two, or even three more straight victories. They will continue with their indignant, "how DARE this team think they can play with the blue bloods" attitude. In response, all we can do is continue to take care of business, and enjoy the hell out of this ride.
(Now please don't blow it against ISUck)