My name is Tim Patterson. I am a husband, father, Southern Baptist Minister, and Network Administrator/Engineer. I currently work at North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC. Erin is my wife and Veronica my daughter is just something special. I like reading, discussing theology, photography, sports, and being a couch potato when time permits.

Why Apparent Contradictions?

I have based a large part of my life on the premise that two statements that contradict one another cannot both be true. I am also aware that I sometimes live a life that seems inconsistent with this belief. Often times this creates apparent contradictions. I am now inviting you to be apart of them.

Florida Wins the National Championship

I have never been a Florida Gators fan. If fact it would be more fair to say that I have a bitter hatred of the team. It has been that way since I was kid and each year the Florida State vs. Florida game would be as contentious as any presidential election or decision between my wife and I regarding what we would have for dinner. This season however has been different for me in some regards. I have an undying love for my Noles but I have watched with interest to see how the Gators season would turn out. Then it came time the National Championship game. As I watched all of the coverage of the game it got easier and easier for me to cheer for Florida over Oklahoma. Here are some of the reasons why.

Rarely do you see a young man with the character of Tim Tebow (much less the skill, leadership, and talent).

I hate trash talkers, and Oklahoma certainly gave me plenty to hate in the media interviews the week before the game. I am just curious to know if Oklahoma thinks Tim Tebow is still the fourth best QB if he came to the Big 12.

During the game, adversity never seemed to have any impact on the Gators.

Urban Meyer has now won more National Championships than Steve Spurier did at Florida (man I can't stand that guy).

A team I was cheering for actually won a game. Like I said earlier in the week, I am a kiss of death to the teams I like.

For now I will congratulate the Gators on their victory. I hope it is treasured for some time to come. I hope we all remember the great value of seeing young men succeed not merely at a game, but in life. I also hope that they get beat like an old dog trying to steal the Thanksgiving turkey next year when they play the Seminoles.


  1. obladi oblada said...

    We watched that game too, and routed for the Gators. I learned that Gatorade was originally made there for the gators. See, football IS educational. Also, it was my first introduction to Tebow. My kids were impressed with the scripture under his eye.

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