The following, by John K. Fockler, Jr., appeared as another comment on the schedule conflict:
One of them is an ultimately meaningless entertainment put on by generally inflated egos who believe that they're entitled to do whatever they want to do and to hell with everyone else. The other is a basketball game.
I ended up missing both, but will comment on the State of the Union after I have had time to read the transcript. The (1) Buckeyes beat (12) Purdue 87-64 and have a perfect 20-0 record.