That wasn’t the video I expected; I call Icing by the Flames

TyThere I was, lined up on the Coastal Carolina University sideline. The Chanticleers had the ball, down by 1 point with 3.6 seconds left in the game. The ball sat on Liberty’s 5 yard line. From the sideline, the Chants were moving the ball from my left, to my right. I was standing on the 3 yard line.

A field goal would add three points to the CCU side of the scoreboard and make it a 17-15 win. The Chants would go undefeated on the season and finish with a number 1 ranking, and number 1 seed in the FCS playoffs. They’d win the outright title of Big South Champions, again.

It was a big moment in CCU football history. An “Instant Classic,” for at least one team.

As the Chants lined up to kick the 22 yard Field Goal, Liberty called a timeout. The football term is icing the kicker, giving him a few more minutes to think about the kick and allow nervousness to set in.

After the required 90 seconds, the Chants lined up again for the field goal attempt. Number 1 ranking on the line, Big South title, undefeated, playing at home, on Senior Day.

Just as the Chants were ready to kick, a whistle blows stopping the play before the ball squirts from the center. ICING again by the Liberty (cough, cough) FLAMES. See what I did there?

Liberty was now out of timeouts, and the kick would happen. I flipped up my smart phone and began recording video. I knew this would be the end of the game. Anything under 5 seconds and the clock runs out on a field goal.

So, with 3.6 seconds left, the snap came, the leg sweep was good, and the ball began soaring toward the goal posts. Suddenly, it changed directions and flew awkwardly to the ground. The Liberty team and fan base, perfectly centered in the video, began celebrating.

It’s all there on the video below.

But, I wasn’t there to catch the Liberty win. I was there to record and capture the Chanticleer victory celebration. I had the wrong video. I kept it rolling, of course to capture the moment. One day, I’m sure I’ll pull it out for a cruel Throwback Thursday.

I wish the game had turned out differently. I suppose as a member of the media that I shouldn’t care who wins, but I doubt that most locals would pull for Liberty to win. Well, except maybe the area pastors. They don’t really have a choice.

Now that my homerism is out in the open, I say “Let’s Go Chants!”

Hopefully the “Next big moment” will come January 10th in Frisco, Texas during the FCS National Championship game. Go get ‘em men!

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