He makes one of biggest plays of the game
By Tim Ellsworth
For much of the season, Chase Blackburn watched the NFL season the way millions of other fans did — from his couch. He ended the season, however, in the middle of the New York Giants Super Bowl victory celebration.
“God gave me another opportunity to play,” Blackburn said at the Super Bowl media day Jan. 31. “I’m just trying to make the most of it.”
A six-year veteran linebacker with the Giants, Blackburn became an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2010 season and fully expected to continue his career in 2011. But no team was interested, so he had begun pursuing a second career as a teacher.
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Tebow praying on sidelines
By Mark Ellis
It was billed as a showdown between two polar opposites in the sports world — one called a “playboy” and the other dubbed a “preacher.” The former playboy came out on top, but Denver quarterback Tim Tebow left the stadium with his faith intact.
“We kept fighting for the entire day,” Tebow told reporters after the 41-23 loss to the New England Patriots. That’s something I’m extremely proud of.”
Tebow led his team’s march down the field for an early score, and seemed sharp in his passing performance, but three turnovers in the second quarter proved to be an insurmountable obstacle to another win.