Monday, January 01, 2007

A Good Start to 2007

Congrats to the USC Trojan Football Team, who dominated the Michigan Wolverines and snapped a two-game losing streak in the Rose Bowl (last year against Texas for the BCS Championship Game and this year against UCLA in the regular season), winning the 2007 Rose Bowl Game, 32-18. It was an incredible game, after a defense-dominated first half that ended with a 3-3 tie at halftime. The Trojans exploded in the third and fourth quarters, including a four-play, four-pass touchdown sequence by Quarterback John David Booty that showcased some of the best precision throwing I have ever seen in a college game.

Then later, at home, I watched underdogs Boise State play Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. This was more than a nail-biter; I say with all sincerity that it was probably the most exciting bowl game I have ever watched. After an improbable undefeated season, Boise State battled Oklahoma and the two teams scored a combined 22 points in the last minute and a half of the game to send things into overtime, where both scored, but Boise State bet it all on a two-point conversion and won. Then, to cap things off, I watched with America as Ian Johnson, the running back who won the game, got on his knees on live television and asked his girfriend, the head cheerleader at Boise State, to marry him. She said yes.

It's gonna be a good year.