Very glad that Vince Young is getting this chance with the Browns

The best play I have ever seen. My favorite Sports Illustrated cover ever.

The best play and game I have ever seen. My favorite Sports Illustrated cover ever. Just looking at this cover brings back memories of pure passion and bliss.

When Vince Young suited up for the Green Bay Packers last year in preseason, I had wished the Browns would give him a chance. He is one of my favorite players ever. I was surprised he didn’t make the Packers final roster. His play at the University of Texas was literally magical.

The 2006 Rose Bowl National Championship game will be one I never forget. That touchdown run on 4th and 5 is one I will also never forget. That is one of those moments that I even remember exactly where I was watching it. Unforgettable. I hated USC then. In fact, my favorite team was whoever was playing them.

USC was so good. They always won. When Texas met them in the title game, I never wanted a team to win more. Still to this day I’m not sure if I’ve ever rooted for a team harder.

Vince Young’s performance that night was the best I’ve ever seen. The joy he brought me was so great that it actually has pained me to see him go downhill the last five years or so.

I think he is talented. In preseason last year, he completed more then half of his passes which may not sound that great, but he hadn’t played in a while.

I can’t wait to see what he does with this new chance. I wish him the best of luck. Because of him I love college football as much as I do, which also was the time I started following NFL like a maniac. So who knows, I possibly owe my love of football to him.

I’ll never forget what he did that night in Pasadena and I hope he makes it on a NFL roster for the entirety of the 2014 season. It is an honor to have him on the Browns.

 

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My three favorite stadiums

Whenever I go to a new city the first thing I look up is what games are going on. I love to see new stadiums, new teams and new players. Most of the stadiums I have been to are on the west coast and while they are all good, a few of them stick out.

My favorite stadium is University of Phoenix Stadium. My first visit there was for the 2011 Fiesta Bowl between UCONN and Oklahoma. You can see the stadium from far away, it sticks out and my first thought was, “Holy shit thats big.” I have never had such a great first impression. Inside is top of the line to. Watching football indoors is great. I love indoor stadiums because you don’t have to worry about the weather.

My second favorite stadium is Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The stadium itself is nothing special, but the atmosphere is crazy. You can feel the excitement and energy in the whole city on game days. I was there for Peyton Manning’s first and second home preseason games. I can’t even imagine how exciting a regular season game would be.

My third favorite stadium is the Rose Bowl. I went to the 2012 game between Oregon and Wisconsin. The crowd was insane. The reason I loved it though was because of all the great players who have played there. All the fans who have come and sat in the same seats as me in the last 100 years. The Rose Bowl is a place where most of the legendary coaches, players and teams have played.

Honorable mentions: Coors Field, Tropicana Field, Candlestick and Dodger Stadium.