I really don't give a damn about pro ball since free agency took root. The only reason people watch it is to gamble or to fill out stats for fantasy football, it seems. College ball is my mannah.
Tonight, two great teams played their hearts out and a great and classy Crimson Tide team for the storybooks walked away with the national championship. The Heisman winner had the game of his life. The coach, the first ever to win two BCS championships at different schools, joining two legendary national chmapionship coaches, Bear Bryant and Bear's "Junction Boys" protege Gene Stallings at this storied program
The Texas Longhorns lost perhaps their best quarterback ever in the second series of downs, in a game that he had wanted to play in and win more than any other thing he has ever wanted on earth. His redemption. Nearly Shakespearean in its pathos. When asked at the end of the game about his injury, he choked back tears about opportunity lost and said "I can't feel my arm".
The Longhorns played their hearts out nonetheless to show the world that not only did they deserve to be in Pasadena, healthy, they may have easily been champions.
College football is a great metaphor for what MY America is. Exceptional. Focused. Proud. Gracious. Heart. No Excuses. And the last place where it is cool to sing the "Star Spangled Banner".
Way to go, 'Tide. 'Horns.