Berry vs Tebow

July 29, 2009

Many people think Tim Tebow is one of the best players in the history of college football.  He is above average.  I’ll certainly concede that point.  Is he better than Mr. Berry?  No.  Not even close.

Eric is able to dominate games simply by walking on the field.  His mere presence has significant impact.  Tebow, on the other hand, has to actually take 60 or 70 snaps each week to get anything done.

The preseason SEC voters understood this.  Berry got more votes than Tebow (62 to 61).   And if you can’t trust preseason SEC voters…well then who the heck can you trust?  They have the wisdom of Solomon and the moral strength of Thomas Becket.  If only they had the creativity of Vald the Impaler.  Voting would be pretty cool in that world.

Anyway, back to reality.  I was saying that Eric Berry is about a million times better than Tebow.  Honestly, if you take away Tim’s Heisman Trophy and National Titles, what has he really done at UF?

Check out this Youtube video of Eric to appreciate his awesomeness.

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About the name

July 28, 2009

Eric Berry is God.  This is a reflection on something that was done over 40 years ago.  Eric Clapton got his start with a band called the Yardbirds.  That was in England in the early 1960s.  He left and went to play with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and then went on to Cream and became a huge star.

While a member of the Bluesbreakers and still just a star on the rise, one of Clapton’s devoted fans famously painted a wall.  The fan took a can of spray paint to a wall in Islington and wrote “Clapton is God”.  That phrase stuck and others began to decorate walls in similar fashion.  Clapton hated it, but in fact he was God until Jimi Hendrix replaced him and then Jimmy Page replaced Hendrix.

The mantle has been passed around a few times since then.  Now Eric Berry is God.  Clapton can only look on in admiration, wondering how Berry plays such good guitar solos while running back interceptions for touchdowns.

Welcome

July 28, 2009

This blog has only one agenda…to spread the word of Eric Berry‘s greatness.  You may wonder who this mysterious Eric Berry is.  Simple.  Eric is greatness personified.

Berry plays safety for the Tennessee Vols.  He’s only a junior this season, but is already closing in on the all-time record for interception return yardage.  He’s only 5’11, 203 so you might think he’s a finesse player that is only good against the pass.  No way.

Eric is the best hitter in all of college football.  He will punish receivers who try to catch the ball over the middle of the field.  Eric will also come up and destroy running backs like a German Tiger tank driving over a French latrine in 1940.  Georgia RB Knowhson Moreno fled from college football for fear of having to face Berry again this season.  Smart move, Mr. Moreno.  I wonder what he’ll do if Eric lands in the same division in the NFL.  My guess…Moreno takes up hockey.

Eric has a few simple goals this year:

1.  lead Tennessee to a good record and bowl game

2. win the Heisman Trophy

3. pick off +/- 8 passes and score 3 defensive TDs

4. bring peace to the Middle East

5. find a way to make styrofoam biodegradable

6. announce who really did kill JFK

7. his biggest challenge is hunting down Jack Bauer and making sure that man gets some rest

Tennessee’s first game is September 5th against Western Kentucky.  Do the Hilltoppers really know what they are getting into?  Someone ought to warn those poor fellas that Eric is going to have a lot of pent up anger from not being able to hit an opponent in 10 months.

To quote the guy from First Blood, “Bring a good supply of body bags”.