It's funny how a day can progress. I had remotely set up my DVR to record the game since I wasn't scheduled to arrive home from FLL until after 6pm. Then, when the Oasis debarkation went so fast and I was able to get on earlier flights I had that feeling one gets when everything falls in your favor. On the flight to ATL the plane had dozens of Florida fans headed to the game. They were all decked out in Gator shirts and so forth. I sat there and smiled. I got to HSV and as I approached the baggage carousel my luggage had just turned the corner and I didn't even break stride. I grabbed my suitcase and kept walking to the parking lot. It was already a great day and fixing to get better!
No way did I think we'd blow Florida off the field like that. Alabama played about as perfect a game as they can do. Texas snatched victory with that convenient last second call. I really like our chances to win the title.
And to paraphrase Tom Hanks...hey Tim Tebow, "there's no crying in football!"
The Gators played like girls. I don't know what film they watched, but it wasn't Alabama. I think Tebow had all the emotions of wanting to win 2 consecutive championships, 2 Heisman's, and the end of his career in college hit him all at once. I've seen plenty of pro players crying when they've lost a game. I know I'm a girl, but I'd much rather see them cry then start smashing things and cursing. It shows he's human. I am very happy for Alabama, they played a great game. They're going to have to play like that at the Rose Bowl. I'd love to see Bama win!
Alabama has a great back, but if I had a vote this Saturday, I would vote Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Not too many DT's get this far. I just think he is a great player would name will be heard for many years to come.
Suh may not have won the Heisman but he is the consensus favorite for being the #1 NFL draft pick, and that means big bucks. He may be the best defensive player in the past 20 years.
Ingram is a good kid and he has worked very hard. One thing to note is that while many Heisman winners have had great pro careers, it is also true that many of them have failed at the pro level. In some ways the trophy can be a curse. Archie who? Gino who?
Gino Griffin and Archie Torretta, remember them well
BTW Vegas has the line Alabama by 4. If it is that close it will be a very good game. They have 45 total points so that would be Texas 21 Alabama 25.