Tim Tebow leads Florida to 2nd BCS National Title in 3 Years

 

Tim Tebow throws a pass during the FedEx BCS National Championship Game.

Tim Tebow throws a pass during the FedEx BCS National Championship Game.

January 8, 2009- Tim Tebow made a promise to the Media and all of the fans after the loss to Ole Miss.  

“To the fans and everybody in Gator Nation. I’m sorry, extremely sorry. We had hoped for an undefeated season. That was my goal, something Florida has never done here. But i promise you one thing, a lot of good will come out of this. You will have never seen any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season and you have never see someone push their team as I will push everybody the rest of the season. And you will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of the season. God Bless.”

Such powerful words from one man. Definitely showed off during the rest of the season as the Gators won the remainder of their games to capture the BCS National Championship. Florida (13-1) used its suffocating defense and rode a big game by Tim Tebow, who threw for 231 yards and 2 Touchdowns while running for 109 yards. Oklahoma seemed to never have an answer defensively for “Superman”, the nickname Tim Tebow has received from his teammates. Tim Tebow now boasts an impressive resume with 2 National Titles and a Heisman trophy in 3 short years of college, while also setting many SEC and NCAA records in the process. Should he return to school Florida could once again be very dangerous.

On the other side, Oklahoma is very quickly developing a reputation as a team which cannot win the big game. In their last 5 BCS Bowl appearances, Oklahoma has lost every single one. Yes, there were some very interesting circumstances to each loss. In 2004, they were outplayed by a dominant LSU team and lost 21-14. The following year they traveled to the very site where tonight’s game took place, and took on the USC Trojans. On this night Oklahoma was blown out by one of the great USC teams of the decade which included Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, Lendale White, Lofa Tatupu, and Frostee Rucker. Oklahoma then didn’t make the BCS the following year in 2005, but they returned in 2006 and lost a thriller to Boise State on the statue of liberty play 43-42. Last year Oklahoma ran into West Virginia and their fast, explosive spread run attack which featured Pat White, Noel Devine, and Steve Slaton. West Virginia ran for 349 yards and won the game 48-28. This has definitely been the Achilles heel of Oklahoma in BCS games. Coming up clutch and finishing the season on a high note. 

Now this brings up a very interesting dilemma. Does USC or Texas deserve a chance at the National Title. Should college adopt a +1 method. Texas did beat Oklahoma on neutral turf. USC on the other hand beat 2 top 10 teams as well as going 4-1 against the Pac-10 teams who all won bowl games this year. USC had a very dominating defense while Texas used a balanced attack. I think both of these teams could have easily given Florida a run for their money and maybe even have beaten them. USC was physical enough on D with enough big men to stop Tim Tebow and they were fast enough and athletic enough to counteract Florida’s playmakers. Texas on the other hand had a good enough offense to challenge Florida’s D and could have given them different looks than Oklahoma did tonight. But hey, we can only wish that this happened. We will have to sit around and hope that College Football wises up and intergrates a playoff system to therefore give major teams a chance at the National Championship. But on one more not, Congrats to Florida. USC will be there next year.

 

via Florida wins 2nd BCS National Championship in 3 Years.

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Vibe February Cover (Kanye West)

 

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College Football Bowl Season

As we approach the final college football game of the season, I find myself asking a few questions about the season which we all just witnessed. Not one team really emerged this season as a clear favorite, there was much disappointment from the early contenders, and once again many coaches and fans are declaring their hate for the BCS. Why can’t come up with a system which can satisfy everyone, a sort of playoff system which can have a winner take all format because obviously the BCS is too unreliable when it comes to crowning a champion.

The Utah Utes fresh off their upset of Georgia, finished the season 13-0, and beat 4 opponents who will most likely finish the season ranked in the top 25, yet they most likely wont finish higher than 5th in the polls. The USC Trojans and Texas Longhorns as well have impressive resumes, yet did not get any recognition for the National title game. USC won the Pac-10 (a BCS Conference), posted impressive wins over 4 potentially ranked teams including a 35-3 thrashing of Ohio State in the 3rd week of the season. USC also fielded one of the most dominating defenses in recent history with potentially 10 of their starters playing at the next level at some point. If not for a slow start in the first half against Oregon State, we could very well see USC playing tomorrow night in South Florida. And then there’s the story of the Texas Longhorns. If not for a last second touchdown by the red-hot Texas Tech Red Raiders, Texas could have penciled their name in the BCS National Championship Game. Their resume is just as impressive, with wins over 4 ranked opponents including Oklahoma, whom is playing in the BCS National Championship Game.  Texas, led by Junior Quarterback Colt McCoy, was impressive on both sides of the ball and proved that in their win in the Fiesta Bowl over Ohio State. 

With much commotion about the 3 teams who were snubbed and the 2 who are ultimately playing in the title game, the BCS should consider adopting a new system. While this may seem redundant and mundane, year in and year out many schools are snubbed because they feel their school has played well enough to deserve the chance at the national title. So why doesn’t college football adapt a new playoff system. College Basketball seems to have a reliable system which many consider the best playoff system in sports. Maybe an 12 team playoff similar to that of the NFL would solve many problems that were arised during the Bowl Season. With a 12 team playoff the winners of the 6 major conferences could be given first round byes and then the remaining six spots could be filled with at-large bids and the highest ranked BCS schools. The teams who do not make the playoffs still could play in the other bowl games somewhat like college basketball does This could bring a problem with having too many games. One solution would be cut out the amount of non-conference games thus preparing teams to play a max of sixteen games. Yes, this would require a mass overhaul of the whole College Football schedule, but this is much needed and could help repair the image of the playoff system they currently have in place. It would give all teams more of an even playing field. But hey, thats just me. Maybe I should be put in charge of the BCS or is it BSC? Oh right, its the BCS. But yea, this could help prevent such an uproar and this way whoever wins can say they legitimately won the National Championship because they earned it. Only time will tell, hopefully this will change.

Prediction: Oklahoma 42- Florida 35. Sam Bradford will be player of the game with 5 Touchdown passes and over 400 yards passing. Not that I am a fan of either team, (I definitely root for the Trojans) but Oklahoma will have proved itself worthy of the National title after an impressive win.

2009 Prediction: The face of College Football changes with Bradford, Tim Tebow, Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, and many other big name stars declaring for the draft. Of those who stayed, Mark Sanchez, Terrelle Pryor, Noel Devine and Colt McCoy to name a few, will headline the upcoming season with the four aformentioned leading the Heisman Trophy candidacy therefore leading up to an exciting finish in College Football with USC taking on Texas in a rematch of one of the greatest College Football games ever, ironically in the same venue. This time USC will get its revenge and will complete a perfect 13-0 season. (Hey I can be optimistic right?)

Here are a few interesting articles i came across. Check them out!

Rick Reilly: No question, Utah is the national champion

Utah AG: BCS may violate antitrust laws

Utes Provide Body of Evidence

BCS Therapy

via ESPN Page 2

Lessons in Life From the Next President..

Here is an interesting article i came across on Men’s Health. To me this is one of the most interesting magazines any man can read. It has a little bit of everything and definitely is relevant to any man.

Men’s Health

Thoughts

What is it about me lately that has wanted to express my inner feelings? I have never ever had the feeling where i have felt the need to get so much off my chest. I have the feeling that the first love a man feels is always his toughest to get over. No matter how terrible the outcome or result, there is something that keeps him around. Maybe this is truth for me. I feel as if i have gone through a tough heartbreak and now its time for me to move on and be me. This time I will have to be stronger and me. I have to be more assertive. I felt as if I have reached that peak in my life where i have more of a killer instinct when i comes to meeting women. But hey, only time will tell. Hopefully the future holds something bright for me.

Lil’ Wayne on 1st & 10

Lil’ Wayne on ESPN’s 1st & 10

Here’s Skip Bayless’ Music Video

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