Saturday, January 10, 2009
I couldn't wait until Wallpaper Wednesday for this one...
Just in case you have been living under a rock -- Florida won the BCS* National Championship Game on Thursday. It was a choppy and sloppy game -- frankly both teams looked to me like they would lose to USC by 2 touchdowns. But things being what they are, Florida is your National Champ and Tim Tebow is somehow being discussed as the best college football player in history. I think the voters have already awarded the 2009 Heisman and National Championship to the Gators. At one point today I thought ESPN was going to rebrand itself "Tebow TV". I thought I would get into the Tim Tebow love fest. I still smile every time I think about Lloyd Carr's last game -- I think Terrance Taylor does too.
True story: I watched the BCS game at the house of a good friend who happens to be a Florida grad. I was polite to his wife, did not eat too many chips, and never broke it to him that I would rather see OU win than another SEC confetti party. I allowed him the appropriate space to rant when Tebow threw the ball directly into the Oklahoma defensive tackle's belly and never verbalized how stupid I thought Bob Stoops was for refusing to kick field goals in the first half. When it was over I congratulated him and humbly stated that I hope I live long enough to see my team win another one.
He smiled and replied "Thanks Andy we may have won tonight -- but you and I both know that Florida is still Michigan's bitch after last year..."
Amen Brother, Amen.
*Big Conference in the South