A weekend you won’t soon forget, and it’s not even over yet!

This weekend may go down in sports history as a weekend you won’t soon forget.  With history, heartbreak and surprise

AP Photo/Eric JamisonJuan Manuel Marquez celebrates after knocking Manny Pacquiao out in the sixth round. Pacquiao was ahead 47-46 on all three scorecards following the fifth.

AP Photo/Eric Jamison
Juan Manuel Marquez celebrates after knocking Manny Pacquiao  out in the sixth round. Pacquiao was ahead 47-46 on all three scorecards following the fifth.

Let’s tart with the surprise. As the sports world awaits the never happening Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao-Floyd “Money” Mayweather fight, which could become the biggest purse in the history of Boxing.  Manny Pacquiao tonight took on Juan Manuel Marquez in a fight that saw Pacquiao up on the judges scorecards 47-46 after the 5th round, Marquez threw a punch that landed squarely in the face of Pacquiao and caused Pacquiao to go straight to the mat, knocking him out cold.  Pacquaio stayed down on the ring apron for a few minutes and saw him knocked out for the first time in his illustrious career.  Does Money and Pac Man happen, one can never know, but with 2 losses this year, Pac Man doesn’t own the sway in the money argument onto the fight and this could allow the fight to happen sometime in 2013.

Jerry Lai/USA TODAY SportsJohnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.

Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports
Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.  

Now onto the historic.  Johnny “Football” Manziel became the first Freshman in the history of the Heisman Trophy to win the award.  Manziel, who led Texas A&M to a surprising upset of Alabama late in the season, grabbed the reigns of the Heisman Trophy voting and made history in winning it Saturday night.  Notre Dame’s do everything, All-American Linebacker Manti Te’o finished 2nd in the voting followed by Kansas State’s Colin Klein, who before a blow out loss to Baylor seemingly had the award wrapped up.

Army head coach Rich Ellerson puts his arm around Army quarterback Trent Steelman near the end of their 31-17 loss to Navy

Army head coach Rich Ellerson puts his arm around Army quarterback Trent Steelman near the end of their 31-17 loss to Navy

Now to the heartbreak.  The Army-Navy game may not have National Title implications, but America’s Game is what College Football is all about.  Coming into the game, the series has been owned by Navy since 2002, and many thought this was Army’s best shot at a win.  After a late Navy TD, Army Senior QB Trent Steelman had his moment, 4 minutes to go, down by 4.  He orchastrated a masterful drive down to the Navy 15 yard line, all the work and hopes for Army evaporated when a fumbled hand off between Steelman and his FB, weren’t on the right page and Navy recovered the football.  Seeing Steelman on the sidelines after the fumble meant ore than a football player losing a football game.  For most of the seniors on the field Saturday in Philadelphia, The Game, is the final game of their football career, but seeing the pride in the young men that will serve our Country, grandly in the Armed Forces, is why you should make it a point to watch this game every year.

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