You know, if I found Big Foot and tried to fight him I’d lose? That’s kind of how I felt about Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon last night when I saw him kicking and screaming on the sideline demanding the ball… followed by two catches equaling two touchdowns.
Blackmon had a huge night. Such a big one that many football analysts and former NFL stars, including Kordell Stewart, were calling him the No. 2 overall pick in April’s football draft. Blackmon nabbed eight catches for for 186 yards and three touchdowns.
So Blackmon reminded me of Big Foot, especially after he caught a pass off a quick slant and then threw a tackler off his back and carried the ball all the way to the endzone.
He was just bigger, better and badder than everyone else on the field. He was like a mythical creature in that he disappeared at times in the game — the first and third quarters – and then dominated in the spotlight when his team needed him most. It was like a dream.
So Blackmon is the man now and a possible top five NFL draft pick. Realistically he compares to Terrell Owens, which makes a lot of sense. He’s a physical specimen with big hands and runs faster than he looks.
Wait… a big, physical specimen? Big hands? Runs faster than he looks? What? Big foot.