Friday, January 09, 2009

Gators Chomp Sooners

Congratulations to the Florida Gators!  Who would have dreamed a team could hold OU to only 14 points?  Two goal-line stands and a fluky interception helped.

But what can you say about Tim Tebow?  My goodness!  I'm not taking anything away from Heisman winner Sam Bradford, but if I'm going into battle -- put Tebow or Colt McCoy in front of me.  The guy is one of the gutsiest athletes I've ever seen.

His speech after that early loss to Ole Miss should go down in sports history.  He put himself on the line -- and he did what he said he would do.  What a dream season!  

And what a fine young man he is, too.  I couldn't help but laugh when he got the Unsportsmanlike Conduct call late in the game for "gator chopping" at one of the OU players who was obviously trash-talking him.

That brings me to another subject.  If I were a coach, I would hold a school for all my players -- with the title of the class being "Don't say anything stupid to the media."  For the OU player to come out last week saying Tebow would be the 4th best quarterback in the Big 12 has to go under the heading of "STUPID."  Even if Tebow's skill-set would rank him in that way, his intangibles take him to SUPER level.  And those intangibles were stoked last night!

I find it humorous that some people are being so critical of Mack Brown.  He's posturing, just like any coach in his position would.  To hear people say he is whining is silly.  I haven't heard him act whiny.  Just a bit indignant about the process. 



Jeff said...

My impression of Tebow is: not a great QB but an incredible leader. He was great to watch and I'm always glad to see zero U go down. I think it further proves that Texas should have been playing in that game last night. I think Mack's players appreciate him for standing up for them. The college football system certainly doesn't and all recruits hear is a coach who thinks his team is the best.

Donny - MarketingTwin #2 said...

Rick, our local newscast said that even though Mack made the claim after Monday's game who he'd vote #1, he actually voted Florida #1 when it was all said and done. I still think Texas was just fortunate to get by OSU the other night. I love Colt McCoy and the story there but I don't think they are close to the #1 team. I thought OU was after the way they finished but that Gators defense was stout - I think it caught Bobby and Bradford by surprise since no one had been stopping them lately.

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Always love the "reflections"!! Have a blessed weekend.