Friday, January 8, 2010

Reflections of the championship game

Last night’s disappointing championship game is a reminder that life is not fair, that no matter how prepared we are, life can blindside us.   I can’t think of a much crueler fate for Colt McCoy than to get taken out of the game just as he got rolling, to get just a tiny but delicious taste of things to come and to  have it yanked away. And to rub it in even more, Colt is sidelined by a hit that rendered his most potent weapon, his arm useless while the rest of his body was left perfectly fine.  Standing and watching helpless without pain with a dead arm, as his Longhorn replacement struggled in the biggest game of his life, is like the cruelest prank fate could play.  And in the end, Colt McCoy, holding back tears of disappointment held his head high and  proclaimed "I'm a man of faith and I would never question God.'' I can’t remember a game in which I was more disappointed and it is hard to imagine the collective letdown across the country.  Even Alabama fans had regret that they did not get a chance to beat Texas’ best.  Although Gilbert led Texas back into the game in the second half, the excitement and anticipation of a match of the Titans had fizzled out with word that Colt would not return.  We will all be left to contemplate what if.  It is also interesting that all three of the great college quarterbacks of 2009, Colt, Sam Bradford, and Tim Tebow experienced disappointments this year.  All three are strong believers and great examples of men who live out their Christian faith.  It will be interesting to follow all three to see how they respond to their unique trials as they move to the next stage of their lives.    Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.  James 1:12

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