More on The Hit
I contacted a handful of the dedicated bloggers who posted the video clip of the Kevin Barnes hit on Jahvid Best. But I didn’t have room to quote or mention anywhere close to all of those who got back to me for today's story. So I want to thank everyone who got back to me and also let you hear from Larry Brown, who runs the blog, Larry Brown Sports, which can be accessed right here.
I asked Brown why people have such a fascination with the hit.
“I think the hit appealed to the masses for a simple reason: It made Jahvid Best throw up. That’s not the first time that a player has thrown up on the field, but it’s the first time I remember seeing a player throw up as an immediate reaction to a hit. Additionally, in a pure football sense, Barnes’ tackle was so technically sound --- he led with his shoulder, drove through the body, and finished Best off perfectly --- exactly how tackling should be taught. Lastly, Best throwing up was emblematic of the early start time that plagued Cal and caused them to fall behind, 21-3. Best literally threw up his breakfast, proving that Cal wasn’t ready to play that early in the morning.”
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