I love college football. I'm always a little sad when the season is over ... and now the season is officially over. But man, I couldn't have asked for a better ending to this fabulous season!
The Florida Gators are the National Champs! Go Gators! They beat a really good team - in a game that was quite the defensive struggle. They beat the Heisman trophy winner (who looks more like an underwear model than a quarterback, but I digress ...) The Utes dominated and embarrassed the Alabama Crimson Tide. Seriously, could a better ending have been scripted?
People are always asking me why I like Florida. Well, I confess to not being a lifelong fan. I have tremendous respect for Tim Tebow. I think he is a wonderful example of a role model - someone who values God, missionary work and life beyond himself and the field. I also respect Urban Meyer, the way he coaches and the way he treats his players. I respect the program at Florida.
And of course, I always try to cheer for the 'hometown boys'. This included BYU, until their season imploded. Of course, it included Utah. I think the idea of 'elite conferences' is so lame - so I am extremely happy when someone from a non-elite conference busts into the BCS and demands to be recognized. Utah had the perfect season. The Utes deserve all the respect and the talk they're getting. Coach "we're the only team to have an undefeated regular season in a real BCS conference" Saban - eat your words!
Aaaah, the end of another beautiful season. This one, for me, is going down in the history books! Now can it be time for March Madness? Please?