Congratulations to the Florida St. Seminoles who beat the Auburn Tigers 34-31 to win the BCS Championship.
(Photo Credit: ESPN)
PACKERS NEARLY BLOCKED 49ERS’ WINNING KICK - While the weather didn’t live up to “Ice Bowl II” expectations, Sunday’s NFC wild-card contest between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers certainly didn’t disappoint.
If you’re a 49ers fan, that is.
San Francisco held on for a 23-20 win after Phil Dawson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired. Yet, the Packers were mere inches away from at least forcing overtime in the contest.
Green Bay cornerback Davon House nearly blocked the kick when he broke free around the left side and dove in front of Dawson. Despite House’s effort, the ball went between his outstretched arms to end the Packers’ season.
If House had made his dive a split-second earlier or simply had his arms positioned differently, who knows how the game might have ended for the Packers.
However, there was a reason why House got so close to blocking the kick. Replays showed House actually jumped offsides in his attempt to save the Packers’ season.
As for the 49ers, don’t buy all this talk that they’re a warm-weather team capable of winning on tundra.
Anyone who has sat in Candlestick Park in December knows the 49ers are a cold-weather team. (Photo: Rick Wood/Associated Press)
Report: Packers OT Bakhtiari re-entered after injury
The NFL has taken extra measures over the past few seasons to ensure that potentially concussed players are kept out of game action.
But according to FOX Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver, Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari forced his way onto the field while being evaluated for a concussion during the team’s 23-20 loss Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers.
Oliver said Bakhtiari took part in an extra-point attempt after getting hurt during a play on which teammate John Kuhn scored on 1-yard touchdown run with 12:06 left in regulation.
Bakhtiari was then taken to the locker room for further evaluation. He was eventually diagnosed with a concussion and did not return.
Spokesmen for both the NFL and the Packers said they were looking into the report.
The NFL is very strict on having teams follow a concussion diagnosis protocol once a player is suspected of having such an injury. (Photo: Jim Bieyer/Packers.com)
“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings condemning them to spend their lives in search for their other halves.”
~Plato’s The Symposium.
I’ll reblog this every time I see it.
Well done society.
It hurts sometimes, but I’ve gotten used to it.
I still am..