FATES OF THE 12-10 GAMES...BCS TITLE GAME
By mark rogers
December 6, 2009
The Tennessee/Alabama game and the Texas/Nebraska game. Two pretty good games to have gone to as two out of those four teams will play for the national championship in January.
The scores of both games were 12-10 with less than a handful of seconds on the clock.
Alabama led 12-10 as Tennessee tried a potential, game-winning FG as time expired. Terrance Cody blocked it...the game was nicknamed "Rocky Block" and will go down as one of the greatest games in Alabama/Tennessee history.
Last night, as the same scenario was playing out right in front of my eyes (which caused me much gastro-intestinal disturbance), I couldn't help but think I was the cosmic link that would cause the Longhorns to miss the FG and make both games end the EXACT same way.
I did not mention this to the crazed group of Longhorns fans sitting all around me. As you all know, Hunter Lawrence made the kick and the cosmic link was broken between me and the football fates. Thank goodness.
I mean, how strange is that the only two games I went to this year ended the same way with the same score??
Before the game, I met my in-laws at the Marriott just north of DFW at about 3 PM. It was only then that we discovered the football team was staying in that very hotel.
I was hoping to see Colt McCoy since the last time I've talked to him was while he was walking down the tunnel at the Cotton Bowl to beat OU in his first Red River Rivalry start.
My father-in-law and I ran into him in an abandoned hallway and I got to say Hi. He was in the zone...and he's gotten much bigger since his sophomore year at Jim Ned High School when I first met him.
I also can't help but think that him seeing me beforehand was the reason that he didn't have a great game.
So maybe the cosmic link hasn't been broken after all...???
More to come...
Alabama/Texas...what a game it will be.