BEST ENDING TO A FOOTBALL GAME I HAVE EVER SEEN
Best ending to a football game I never saw, in my case. Currently in Europe, I don't really watch much football at all. I'll fairly regularly track a game on ESPN.com's GameCast
, but mostly I just read about games after the fact. And I can't actually tell you how riveted I was to the accounts of this one. Wow. A Razorback fan, I went online Sunday morning to check how bad the Arkansas score was. I was shocked that they had actually given LSU a run for their money, but that game actually took a back seat to Auburn-Alabama. I couldn't read enough. Awesome game; awesome ending; awesome story. One for the ages.
I have to question the 57 yard field goal attempt at the end of the game.
I'm not sure I question it, myself. I think any analysis would show the odds in favor of an attempt. The probability of making a 57-yarder might be small, but the probability of a runback is tiny. Of course tiny doesn't equal zero, and that's the unfortunate experience Alabama had on Saturday. But given the exact same circumstances, I think I'd kick it every time.
Auburn earned it, and their fans have a right to celebrate. So my sincere congratulations to them. Enjoy it. Incredible game, incredible finish.
Indeed. I almost want to say the heck with General Motors -- what's good for college football
is good for America
. And this game was definitely good for American football!