The Faile family from Kershaw, South Carolina, was the Columbia Metropolitan Airport Military Family of the Game, set to be recognized on the field. Their first surprise was a message to them from their dad/husband, Sergeant First Class Scott Faile, playing on the video board, followed by an even bigger surprise. The Gamecocks would go on to beat Georgia, 35-7, just as Sgt. Faile predicted.
These videos always get me. It's like watching Old Yeller get the gun. Not many people realize the sacrifices the soldiers and their families have to go through in order to keep our freedoms. Tip of the hat to the University of South Carolina for pulling this off and making these strange water droplets come out of my eyes on a Monday morning.
Video via BarstoolSports
Monday, October 08, 2012
I'm still lost how Clemson pulled off this play and I've watched it 15 times. I can only imagine how Georgia Tech felt.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 7:49 AM
With the win yesterday the Atlanta Falcons moved to 5-0 for the first time in franchise history. Their defense knocked out RG3 with a concussion and then held on to beat the Redskins 24-17. With Oakland coming to the Dome there is a good chance the Falcons will be undefeated in mid October. You couldn't ask for a better start. Rise Up!
Gif via TheBigLead
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 7:40 AM
The Notre Dame defense hasn't given up a touchdown in a month. Notre Dame has yet to trail in a game. They are undefeated at 5-0 despite playing one of the most difficult schedules in all of football. ESPN's GameDay will be in South Bend this week for the Stanford game.
Brian Kelly and the boys have woken up the echoes. Ranked 7th you could make a strong argument that Notre Dame is one of the most underrated teams in the nation. With Everett Golson coming into his own the offense should continue to make improvements. With Manti Te'o leading a stout defense the Irish should continue to control the line of scrimmage. It's a great time to be a Notre Dame fan. Go Irish!
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 7:17 AM