Former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III abruptly sprinted from a stay broadcast of the Fiesta Bowl after studying his spouse was in labour on Sunday.
Griffin was a part of ESPN2’s alternate broadcast of the faculty match between Michigan and TCUwhen he bought a name and needed to all of the sudden go away.
Within the broadcast, he could be seen answering his cellphone regardless of his three colleagues persevering with to speak concerning the recreation.
One of many presenters finally notices and asks: “What are we doing? We’re in the course of a recreation.”
Griffin responds: “Sorry guys, I’ve bought to go. Spouse goes into labour. I’ll see you, child.”
The announcement sparks a spherical of enthusiastic congratulations from his colleagues earlier than he breaks out right into a full dash from the bottom.
TCU pulled off an all-time upset within the match to make the nationwide championship recreation in a 51-45 victory over Michigan.
The school began the yr at 200/1 outsiders to win the nationwide championship however at the moment are only a win away from hoisting the trophy for the primary time since 1938 — an enormous 84-years.
Michigan got here in as a heavy favorite, the standard knowledge being that the better-tested Wolverines might use their bodily run recreation to push round TCU. Regardless of that perceived bodily edge, it was Michigan that was pushed round all recreation lengthy.
TCU seemed extra ready, better-coached and extra prepared for the second. And Michigan had little reply for the Horned Frogs’ physicality.
In a single yr of teaching TCU, Sonny Dykes would possibly have already got elevated himself to program lore alongside Gary Patterson, who spent 20 years constructing the Horned Frogs up earlier than he was fired in the course of final season. On the time, it seemed like this system was going stale. The Horned Frogs completed final season 5-7 and missed a bowl for the third straight yr.
Even this season, as they began to rack up wins, it was simple to miss a workforce that appeared to depend on comebacks and scored few emphatic victories in opposition to a weak Massive 12 convention.
— With New York Put up
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