12-07-2013, 06:48 AM #1
The best college football games ever
Some folks tackled their kids or ran outside with no shoes on. My response to that incredible Iron Bowl on Saturday was to make a list. Where does Auburn's victory rank on the ladder of greatest college football games ever?
In 1963, instant replay made its broadcast debut during the CBS telecast of the Army-Navy game. So in honor of that signal moment in history, we're confining this list to games played in the 50 years since then -- after all, what fun would these fantastic finishes have been without seeing them in slo-mo? We're also weighting them based on the endings. Some games were titanic collisions of powerhouses that ended in matter-of-fact fashion. This particular list instead tips the cap to the wild and wooly, the games that had more twists and turns than the Nurburgring racetrack. But import is certainly a factor -- a national championship game outweighs the Iron Bowl, for example.
It is fifteen deep, one for each second it took Chris Davis to traverse the Jordan-Hare gridiron and make history. And it should go without saying that this list could have easily encompassed three hundred or so games without breaking a sweat, so apologies to all the quality entries left out.
15. Navy 21, Army 15
12-07-2013, 11:58 AM #2