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The sound of a winner

Awesome video of Tebow all miked up during first win for Denver. (From NFL Network)

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Crazy stat of the day

Of course, the Vikings play football in a dome. 16 games.

The Twins play baseball in an outdoor stadium with no roof. 162 games. Crazy.

Great to be…

Quick post in the middle of a really busy week (while I wait for some video to render – that’s a story for another time. Follow me at www.twitter.com/TimMcDaniel if you want the play by play.)

The real story is the Gators – back in the championship game. And this is how they got there…

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Non-Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving!

No, not Happy Turkey Day. The only happy turkeys are…well, you can’t be a happy turkey. Either you’re dead or you’re still a turkey. Not a great choice. The point of the day is not to celebrate turkeys, it’s to celebrate thanksgiving…you know, the giving of thanks.

And it’s not just the giving of thanks, but giving thanks to our Creator, our Maker, the One who provides life and all the good things we enjoy.

Like turkey (and dressing and mashed potatoes and football and the Gators and – you get the idea).

To repeat myself, we don’t celebrate turkeys, we kill them.

That would also make this a good day to kill the Turkey Spirit. That would be the attitude that doesn’t give thanks, that takes things for granted, that complains at everything, that is awed by nothing.

That’s the intro to this clip, which is perfect for Thanksgiving, and which I may use the next time I preach about complaining.

(Honestly, this has to be one of my favorite clips ever.)

My Enemy…only in a football sense

As a Gator fan I have a unwritten contract to despise everything that has to do with FSU and Georgia. They are our rivals – okay, not Georgia so much, since we own them. And there’s no way you can like your rival’s coach.

That’s easy with FSU. Yes, I know, I’ve heard it…”Not like Bobby Bowden? But he seems like such a nice, Christian man.” I don’t buy it. I don’t like him.

And Georgia’s coach? Well…rats. I can’t not like him, which is really terrible from a football perspective. After all, not only is he the head coach at Georgia, but he used to be on the staff at FSU. Trouble is, he’s genuine, a good coach, and really represents Christ well.

Was I mad at what he had his team do on the goal line last year, stomping and jumping around? No. It was a tactic which worked well…last year.

And since we throttled them last week, it’s all good.

I say all that to explain why I’m posting this video of the Georgia coach and his family. Because it’s good. And inspirational. I hope Georgia does well for the rest of the year.

"It will be a big deal." – Urban Meyer

Great to be…

Other games might not go so well. (LSU and Georgia are on the schedule)

But it’s always great to play Tennessee. Neyland Stadium is beginning to be like another home game. The Gator Sports Shop should set up an outlet store there.

The best part of winning any rivalry game is to read the newspaper of the opposing school afterwards. This article is good…but the comments at the bottom of it, from loyal fans of the Stumbling Vols, are priceless.

This picture, from the Gainesville Sun, of a guy going with the Heath Ledger/Joker look…how appropriate, if not a little creepy.

Go Gators.

Hurricanes Don’t Roar, They Only Whine

Apparently, Miami coach, Randy Shannon was angry about the late field goal by the Gators last Saturday. Upset about Urban Meyer’s decision to keep playing football, Shannon whined, “Sometimes, when you do things and people see what type of person that you really are, you turn a lot of people off.” Was he talking about himself?

Loved Tim Tebow’s response. “They’re paid to stop us and Coach Mullen (offensive coordinator Dan Mullen) is paid to score. If they don’t do that, oh well.”

We see what kind of person you are, Randy.