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Why did I start OnePointSafety.com? Simple, because the world needed another college football blog.
In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of College Football Blogs out there (a lot of which do a fantastic job). However, I always feel compelled to write (not sure if that is good or bad) so . . . I created this blog.
There are a lot of people out there, all sharing their opinions on the game of college football. I, of course, have my own opinions and figured it was time I started putting them out there. I will try not to take myself too seriously, as I am sure most people who find my site won’t.
IF someone is actually reading this….thanks! Please check back from time to time, as posting here will be irregular.
As for me, a college football fan, I am just that…..a “college football fan.” I am not a “sports fan” as that would imply that I feel the same way about all sports. However, as you can tell, I don’t really care about other sports and I definitely don’t have the passion for other sports that I have for college football. I do have a specific team that I pull for (where I went to college) but my love for the game transcends that boundary.
I hope you enjoy the site. If not, I will be putting up links to some other really good blogs and you can check those out instead. However, I hope you will take this blog for what it is . . . my thoughts and feelings on the game. (Unless the post/column was written by someone else, and then it is their thoughts on the game.)
Oh, and due to the fact that I don’t have as much time to write and post as I would like, I will be hosting a crowd of guest writers on here. Hopefully having guest writers will allow for more content.
PS – I have been asked, “why did you name the blog ‘One Point Safety?'”
Well, have you ever seen a One Point Safety? I am guessing that most will say “no.” Also, go read the NCAA Rule Book on how to score a One Point Safety. It is not that complex, but it is not something a passive college football fan will understand on the first reading. (The fact that you have to go read the rule book should tell you something).
Anyway, have you ever had a conversation with someone about college football, where no matter what you said they just couldn’t seem to understand what you were talking about? Well, I have. During one of these moments, I got so frustrated that I finally blurted out “hey, it is not like I am trying to explain how to score a One Point Safety or something!”
It was at that moment the name for this blog was born; created from pure college football frustration … the way it should be.
Despite the rule allowing for a one point safety to be scored, it is not something that happens very often. In fact, here is a list of the “known” (college) one point safeties:
- Westminster vs. West Liberty State (NCAA Division II), September 7, 1996.
- Moorpark College vs. Bakersfield (Junior College), September 21, 1996.
- Hamline (MN) vs. St. Thomas (MN) (NCAA Division III), November 11, 2000.
- Texas vs. Texas A&M, November 26, 2004. (Game Recap)
- Fiesta Bowl – Oregon vs. Kansas State, January 3, 2013
The one point safety that I witnessed live was the 2004 safety — fourth on the above list.
You can see the 2004 one point safety in the video below. Continue watching for a few minutes after the safety and listen to the commentators’ remarks (note the ensuing confusion).
Note: If the video has been disabled (or doesn’t work) I believe you can still view it on YouTube.com. Here is a link directly to the video on YouTube.com – http://youtu.be/uK4otBRW-3k
Here is the one-point safety from the January 3, 2013 Fiesta Bowl between Oregon and Kansas State.