The Tale of Two Teams in the 2012 SEC Championship Game
‘Bama led by “The Professional” Nick Sabanand his near NFL caliber Crimson Tide. A Crimson Tide win means they march on to their 3rd BCS Championship Game in 4 yrs. The Saban legacy continues the sprint to catch that of the late, great Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant.
For Georgia a win becomes a program changer. ‘The Evangelist’ Mark Richt leading the Bulldogs to an upset victory would take the next step in restoring a glory not seen at UGA since the Herschel Walker/Coach Vince Dooley days.
It would chase away many of the demons lingering from Bulldog Nation disappointment the last few years.
All Americans and future NFL draft picks play for both teams. At stake the 2012 SEC Championship and a berth in the BCS Championship Game against Notre Dame in Miami. no matter who wins, this game has the makings to be an instant classic.
As for us we are hoping that once again nice guys don’t have to finish last. Bulldogs upset Crimson Tide in a thriller 26-24
The Lakers were coming off of a miserable 77-point performance against a defensive-minded Pacers team on Tuesday, and the Nuggets were coming to town after playing a wild one the night before on the road against the Warriors.
The combination of those two factors, along with Denver's fearlessness in playing uptempo basketball, spelled disaster for them Friday night in Los Angeles.
Falcons break Saints jinx with 23-13 win at home in the Dome.
Although the Falcons are now 11-1, before the confetti hits the GA Dome floor doubts about the ‘Birds still remain. The Falcons jumped out to an early 17-0 lead behind the rejuvenated power running of RB Michael Turner. They also picked off 5 Drew Breez passes and stopped his consecutive TD pass streak at 54.In spite of this, the Falcons needed a late 50+ yd FG with 4 minutes to cement a 23-13 victory.
Doubts remain about this team hinge on their inability to put teams away. Championship teams crush teams when they get ahead. Example Giants vs Packers last week. Packers on hot streak, 4 straight wins, just off SB victory 2 years ago. The Giants had been limping along the last 2 weeks with losses looking nothing look the defending champs. Final score 38-10 Giants. The Giants beat the Packers soundly in every phase of the game. They sent a message to the entire NFL they are force to be reckoned with this year. The Patriots crushed their division rivals the Jets 49-19. Until the Falcons show this type of killer instinct fans and pundits alike will remain skeptical. Still 11-1 in the NFL something to ‘Rise Up’ for.
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Tom Brady sat through interview after interview being asked how great OTHER QBs were playing. It was now about Rodgers, Brees, and even Tim Tebow. Although he was saying all the right things, his body language, and tone showed his irritation. He suddenly was the forgotten man. A guy who just a few years ago was being called the greatest.
Now 3 postseason losses in a row were causing people to say he was no longer ‘the man’ at QB.
At the end of the season however his chance to silence the critics.
- Show he was still the NFL’s Best QB
- Beat the Ravens in the Playoffs
- Beat the Giants in the Super Bowl
A dropped pass here, a dropped pass there. The bucket sadly had holes. Well, in baseball 1 of 3 makes you a great hitter.
He’ll have to try again next year
The public again has a New American Hero from the world of Sports. The Knicks Jeremy Lin. Similar in look to Bronco’s Tim Tebow whose aura still burns bright. Bold, Intensive, and Aggressive on the field or court. Humble, thoughtful, and gracious off the field/court. And of course always ready to give praise and honor to the their Lord and Savior JESUS Christ.
Surprisingly, their intensity and godliness has drawn most people to them instead of repulsing them. Seems like GOD is speaking to us again through mere men.
How exciting, from the minster’s point of view.
Brady and Manning after SB 46 New York’s Manhattan Skyline
Boston’s Zakim Bridge
It was not unexpected the Giants beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl again. Although the Pats were 2.5 point favorites, the Giants were the favorites on the street. But because the Giants are from NY it adds the Boston v. New York ‘thing’ to the story
Beantown vs The Big Apple. The teams are etched in to Sports lore.
Hockey-The Bruins vs The Rangers, Basketball-Celtics vs. Knicks, and course the biggest of them all: Baseball-Red Sox vs Yankees.
Football used to be little less intense between the Patriots and the Jets. The AFC East had been dominated by teams like the Dolphins. And timing wasn’t there. When the Jets were good, Patriots weren’t and vice versa. When Jets got Coach Ryan a few years ago it seemed like a Jet-Patriot theing has developed
The Giants have beaten the Patriots 3 of the last 4 times, including twice in the Super Bowl to thwart the Patriots march to historical glory.
Looks like new players in the rivalry has been added. Eli Manning vs Tom Brady, Giant Defense vs Patriot offense, Bellichick vs Coughlin.
Boston vs New York continues
LSU is clear cut #1 coming into this week’s SEC Championship Game. Alabama having lost by 3 pts to LSU in OT, after missing 3 FGs, and having a sure TD pass intercepted at the goal line is definitely #2. With that being said why did Oklahoma State gain on Alabama is BCS rankings? What happens if Oklahoma State beats Oklahoma?
Does the fact that most people (Outside of the South) don’t want a rematch make it likely that Oklahoma State will jump over Alabama to become LSU’s opponent in the BCS Championship game? What if LSU loses to Georgia in the SEC Championship? You would then have a logjam of Five 1 loss teams and an undefeated Houston Cougar team thrown into a conundrum!
With the advent of Super Conferences and the continued heavy handed tactics of the NCAA governing body, it would seem a ‘BCS Championship Playoffs’ is coming soon
A few of the proposals we will look at in an upcoming blog:
- 4 Team BCS Semi Final and Championship Game featuring the Top 4 rated teams in a 2 game playoff
- 8 Team BCS Championship Series with top 8 teams playing 1st round, semi final, and championship game
What do you think? Leave your comments and check back for the next installment of Colege Footbal Playoffs
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A Good Guy Finishes 1st. Humble Rodgers Leads Packers to Super Win. Packer QB Aaron Rodgers throws for over 300 yds and 3 TDs to lead Packers to 31-25 victory over the Steelers. The other big factor was the Green Bay ‘D’ forcing 3 big turnovers. The Lombardi trophy returns ‘home’ to Green Bay. How ironic that this game was played in Cowboy stadium by the 2 teams which were the biggest rivals to the Dallas franchise over the years-Green Bay in the 60′s and Pittsburgh in the 70′s
As much as I enjoyed watching Brett Favre’s Hall of Fame career for the Packers, his treatment of Aaron Rodgers, on again off again retirements, and sexual hijinks on the Jets diminished his stature in the eyes of many including myself. Rodgers during all the chaos remained a class act. He kept his comments to a minimum, instead letting his play on the field speak for him. He’s gone on to break many of Favre’s single season records. Rodgers also has now done something Brett never did…be a Super Bowl MVP. He now has the same number of SB victories Brett has with potential to win more.
Kudos to Aaron Rodgers, Coach Mike McCarthy, and the Packer organization. And most of all thank the Lord Jesus for allowing us to enjoy this American Spectacle again safely and without incident.
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