To: Rest of World
Message: Suck it.
See, I told y'all Boise State deserved a shot at the championship. If nothing else, the Broncos make things interesting.
Seriously, though, if you have never watched a football game before and you wonder what it is that keeps us football nuts watching games, find a tape/DVD/whatever of the fourth quarter/OT of the 2007 Fiesta Bowl and watch it. This game was so good that even my fiancee - who hates football - was impressed at times. And for all my excitement about BSU, hats off to the also-underrated Sooners, who played a heck of a game. Paul Thompson looked awesome on that last drive, and Adrian Peterson... that touchdown run in overtime was pretty sweet too.
But a hook-and-ladder to tie the game after your quarterback royally fucks up with a minute left? A direct snap to the running back who goes for an option pass? And a Statue of Liberty play on the two-point conversion to win? Let us marvel at the balls that it requires to call a playground play when the game is on the line.
And if that wasn't enough, BSU running back Ian Johnson proposed to his girlfriend on the field after the game. Who was coaching this game? Steven Spielberg?
I'll watch hundreds of boring-ass football games if I get to see one that's even close to as good as that one every now and then. This is the stuff that keeps you coming back, folks.