WATCH: This Guy Likes Christian McCaffrey More Than You Do
It's perfectly fine if you opted for The Honeymooners or The Odd Couple holiday marathons while the Rose Bowl Game went down on New Year's Day. Even the prescience of Brent Musberger calling a huge game could not overshadow the complete the dud the game turned out to be, with Stanford blowing out Iowa by a 45-16, a score that somehow made the game look closer than it really was.
Leading the way was Christian McCaffrey, Stanford's Heisman contending running back, who dominated on both offense and special teams, tallying 368 all purpose yards. In contrast, the Hawkeyes mustered up only 287 total yards of offense, meaning the Heisman runner-up outgained the entire Iowa team in a magnificent display of pure brilliance.
After the game, McCaffrey, like so many other Rose Bowl MVPs before him, was interviewed afterwards by ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor. However, the real star of the interview was right behind McCaffrey in the form of a Stanford fan who somehow found his way onto the field. While he (more than likely) didn't have a Heisman vote, if he did have one, there would be no doubt who it would be going to.
While the identity of the guy is unknown, it should be noted that at no point in the interview does either anyone acknowledge him (you'd have to think that if the man were a relative, McCaffrey would've said something) nor does anyone try to remove him. Whoever you are, I think we have to put this guy on the Heisman committee ASAP. If anything, he has at least one more year of McCaffrey miracles awaiting him, so rock on you Cardinal fan you.
In addition to taking the spotlight away from his hero, this guy's antics also completely overshadows Taylor making up the word "productition" in her first question to the running back. I don't care if that's a word or not, but we definitely have an early favorite for Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year 2016. Beats a stupid emoji if anything, no?
Geoff Magliocchetti got all the bowl games wrong yesterday except Stanford, so he thanks McCaffrey for saving him. Make fun of him on Twitter @GeoffMags5490
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