Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Orange Bowl

Woah...what a weird game. What was supposed to be a coaching matchups was ultimately decided by a safety, a missed extra point, and several missed field goals.

One of the most touching moments of the game for me was after the Florida State kicker missed his final field goal attempt, several of his teammates formed a wall around him to keep him from view of the cameras. One of them even signaled for a fellow player to move closer to him to form a complete wall.

Of course, ABC--being the sneaky little network it is--managed to get in over the wall. I found that to be pretty rude actually...of course the guy is going to be upset and probably crying. Give the man the privacy he obviously desires. Yes, sports (like news) is a business, but this kid is not getting paid to play, and probably never will. Let him lament his mistakes away from the camera.

2 comments:

Dingo said...

Great game!!! it actually suck football wise from a technical stand point, but great game.

BTW, keep August 5th open.

Ilana said...

Wow, Dingo! I'm shocked you are happy that Penn State won! ;)

Date duly recorded. Salty Dog Rag time!!! ("A way down yonder in the state of Arkansas, where my great grandpaw met my great grandmaw...")