The Blog Chomp is the regular blog run by site contributor Chuck Taylor. Below is the featured
The Blog Chomp is the regular blog run by site contributor Chuck Taylor. Below is the featured articles.
|Blog Chomp #1: Champs Baby!
“The BCS system was implemented so only one team would have to face Tim Tebow for the championship.” –Rob “The Sauce” Saucier on the radio show quoting various lines from http://www.tebowisms.net
Unfortunately the Oklahoma Sooners won the right to be that team.
Tim Tebow threw for 231 yards, two touchdowns, and added 109 yards on the ground as the Florida Gators have won their second national title in the last three seasons. Percy Harvin, who had said he was 90% entering the game, ran for 122 yards, caught 49 yards and another score and the Gators pulled away to a 24-14 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS National title game and the Gators find themselves on top of the college football world yet again!
The game was much more of a defensive struggle early on then anyone could have predicted. Neither team scored in the first quarter and Oklahoma even picked off Tebow on the first Gators drive. I was a little nervous and surprised at the success Oklahoma’s defense was having stopping the Gators run. There was very little open early and in a close 7-7 game Oklahoma was able to intercept Tim Tebow again. That’s when Clark Kent jumped in the phone booth and emerged as Superman.
With the game 14-14 Tebow used a combination of accurate throws and smashing runs to lead the Gators on a 6-play, 68 yard FG drive to put them up 17-14. After an incredible interception by Ahmad Black, Tebow again lead his team down the field on an 11 play 76 yard drive then ended with his patented “jump pass” to David Nelson with 3:09 to play sealed the deal.
Combine this with the way that Tebow played in the forth quarter against #1 Alabama in the SEC title game and he has risen his legacy to new heights. Consider the stats in the 4th quarter of the two games:
In the end coming through in the clutch is what cements a player and his legacy. Tim Tebow has done that this year. He was the emotional boost as a freshman on an enormously talented team national title. Last year he compiled all of the ridiculous stats that puts a player into that class but came up empty on even a bowl game. This year he added that “it” factor to his resume. Vince Young against the USC Trojans comes to mind, Tom Brady in all of his super bowl victories, Joe Montana against the cowboys in the corner of the endzone. Tim Tebow came up clutch and put the team on his back. That is what separates a Tim Tebow from a Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, Matthew Stafford, Chase Daniels, and Mark Sanchez. He is not only that stud athlete that is leading a major program and putting up huge numbers.
Tebow announced on Monday that he would be back for his senior year. I never really had any doubt but I am glad it is official. The fact that a player has a chance to not only add a second heismen, he can also win a third National Championship. If he does this he will undoubtedly be in the discussion as one of the best collegiate players to ever play the game. And he is a Florida Gators.
Chuck Taylor is a 23 year old sports fanatic. The Blog Chomp will look at all of the major sports with an emphisis on college football, NFL, and MLB. Readers of the Blog Chomp are encouraged to send in their questions and comments. Periodically Chuck will do an e-mail response section in the blog's. So let your questions be heard!
Favorite Teams: Florida Gators, Boston Redsox, Boston Celtics, New England Patriots
Favorite Sports Moment: 2004 American League Championship were game 4.
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