Joe, Bobby, and Nick: The Best of the Best


As much fun as winning yesterday’s game against Penn State was — and it was a LOT of fun — it was a special thrill to have Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden on the field named after Paul “Bear” Bryant meeting with Nick Saban. Very exciting stuff for us old-time college football fans.

Coach Saban told Paterno, “You’re the best.” Of course, he said this as he was beating Joe Pa’s team 24-3, but he meant it. One down year does not change the standard set by Joe Paterno.

Meanwhile, Alabama handily defeats the 11th ranked team, with its best offensive player — Heisman winner Mark Ingram — and two of its best defensive players out of the game.

And, by the way, I was there! The atmosphere on campus at Alabama is undescribable for a big game like Penn State.

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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2 Responses to Joe, Bobby, and Nick: The Best of the Best

  1. nick gill says:

    Are you sure Ingram is still our best player? Richardson looked faster, and just as powerful!

  2. Jay Guin says:

    Hard to say, because Ingram hasn't played a down this year — and Richardson seems well nigh perfect — running, block, catching, faking, whatever.

    But I'm told by people who've watched practices that Ingram is better than he was last year!

    So just wait until we break out the first team!

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