There have been some epic finishes in the history of college football, but has there ever been one bigger than what we saw tonight between Auburn and Alabama? It’s an unlikely win off a most unlikely play–a returned field goal for a touchdown. I guess lightning strikes twice in the same place after all because this is the second miracle that Auburn has pulled off this this season. There really isn’t much to be said. What a great game for the ages. Congratulations to the Auburn Tigers!
I was on an airplane when LSU and Arkansas were finishing their epic battle earlier today, so I didn’t get to see the finish in real time. But man oh man have I been drinking in the replays since landing. What a game!
In case you missed it, the Tigers were trailing the Hogs late in the fourth quarter when Zack Mettenberger, the starting quarterback, was injured and had to leave the game. LSU’s freshman backup QB, Anthony Jennings, entered the game with 99 yards between him and a touchdown. What happened next will go down in LSU lore. Watch the highlights below to see it for yourself. Unbelievable!
Congratulations to Arkansas for putting on such a performance in Death Valley. The Hogs played a lot better against LSU than A&M did last week. It’s a tough game to come up short, but the Hogs were impressive nonetheless.
Mega congrats to LSU for a great game. Geaux, Tigers! Continue Reading →
The best play of the 2013 season happened with Nebraska’s Hail Mary win over Northwestern yesterday. With four seconds left in the game and Nebraska trailing by three points, Nebraska tosses-up a 56-yard pass into the endzone. Somehow, a receiver in red came down with it in the endzone with no time left on the clock. This play almost never works, but it is sweet when it does! Watch above. (HT: Justin Taylor)
Postscript: Can someone explain to me why Bo Pelini looks disappointed?
Here’s what I learned yesterday after watching week one of college football. Continue Reading →
Next month will be the fortieth anniversary of the famed “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billy Jean King. In 1973 just as feminism was getting its sea legs in the wider culture, the heroine Billy Jean King vanquishes the chauvinist Bobby Riggs. It was an irresistible storyline, and it still stands today as one of the most iconic moments in the history of American sports. Or does it?
ESPN is reporting that the match was fixed. In short, a witness has come forward to say that Riggs threw the match in order to pay off a gambling debt to the mob. If you want the full story, you can watch the video here or read about it here.
ESPN will air an hour long documentary on Robert Griffin, III at 7pm EST on August 27. As many of you know, RG3 is the quarterback for the Washington Redskins and a fierce competitor. Ted Kluck has a new book out about RG3 titled Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer. Check it out if you haven’t already. Also, another trailer for the documentary is below. Continue Reading →
I’m a big fan of Ted Kluck. He’s a great sports writer and a solid Christian brother. His new book on Robert Griffin III hits the shelves today. It’s titled Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer, and you can order it right now from Amazon.com.
Today, Ted was on The Gospel Coalition podcast to discuss the two big stories in sports this week: the major league baseball suspensions and Johnny Manziel. You can download the podcast here or listen below.
Tony Reinke recently asked John Piper the question, “Was Chris Broussard right?” This question comes in the wake of Broussard’s very public comments about Jason Collins’ homosexuality. Download Piper’s response here or listen below.
(HT: Tony Reinke)