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College Football is Awesome

I had the chance to relax a bit today and in the process, saw some fantastic finishes as part of Rivalry Week in college football.

My beloved Florida State Seminoles weren’t involved in one of those close endings, but a convincing win over the rival Florida Gators to get to within one win of playing for a national title was just fine with me 🙂

Then there was the Michigan-Ohio State game. Kudos to Michigan coach Brady Hoke for going for the win on the two point conversion instead of kicking the extra point and heading to overtime. It didn’t work and Michigan ended up losing by that lone point, but I like the gutsy call anyway.

After that, there was the Georgia Tech-Georgia game. Two overtimes, and a final play that looked more like something you’d see in a pinball game finally resulting in a Georgia win in a back and forth game.

Courtesy: USA Today Sports
Courtesy: USA Today Sports

Finally, the finish of all finishes in the Auburn-Alabama Iron Bowl game. The unthinkable! One second gets put back on the clock at the end of regulation in a tie game, giving Alabama a chance to steal a win at the last second and preserve its #1 ranking. Show of hands who predicted Auburn’s Chris Davis to catch the ball after the kick fell just short of the goal post and then run it back within inches of the sideline, through the entire Alabama team and into the end zone to win it and shock the sports world in the process. Yeah, I didn’t see that coming either. Wow.

Unbelievable stuff. What a day! Heck, the night games are barely under way so who knows what else might happen tonight in the wild endings department. But my oh my, it was fun watching some great games this afternoon. College football is awesome!

Tim Tebow

How could anyone not like you?

Some of you may remember that line, read by the character of Jerry’s adoring mother during one particular Seinfeld episode.

Have to believe that’s what Tim Tebow’s mom must think when the hurtful and hate-filled comments come in toward a guy who both on and off the football field embodies everything that is good and decent about humanity.

How could anyone not like him?

Read this:
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/story/2012-01-11/tebow-exclusive/52518122/1 

I’ll fill you in on a secret before I continue. Several years ago, being a Florida State fan…I didn’t like him. He was so good against FSU and he led the Gators to such great heights, which as a Seminoles fan was in no way a good thing. So I admit, I was in that group during his Florida years.

Looking at Tim Tebow now, I’ll ask the question again: How could anyone not like him?

The guy is genuine, he’s polite, he’s charitable and puts others before himself, he glorifies God in all he does, and he doesn’t have the slightest hint of an ego. These are bad things?

I’m sure people don’t like him because they just want to be like him or envy what he has, which is: success, fame, the adoration of millions, and a great life. There are plenty of people out there who don’t like him for his openness about his faith. Some don’t like his football mechanics. Others, well, I suppose the list goes on an on.

I’ve become a big Tim Tebow fan. My kids like Tim Tebow. We root for him and I hope he and the Broncos will win it all this year.

According to the article above, Tebow was voted America’s new favorite athlete in the latest ESPN Sports poll.

I like it. It’s nice to see a positive, unselfish person at the top of a list like that. It’s certainly a departure from many other highly paid athletes who only think of themselves. (I’m not saying ALL athletes are that way, before you jump on me for writing that. Many. Not all. Many.)

Anyway, good for you Tim. I’ll pray that neither your accomplishments nor the pressures of society will change who you are. Stay strong in what you believe and keep up the good work.

Tim Tebow
Image by Jeffrey Beall via Flickr