Links and videos from recent happenings around the sporting world. If you come across good articles, videos, etc. – please pass them along, I’d love to take a look.
LSU is Yoda, Oklahoma is Darth Vader in Star Wars Power Rankings – Andy Staples [SI] I actually enjoyed this weeks’ theme compared to some of the others.
Dashing through college football’s psychologial problems – Pat Forde [ESPN]
TCU’s Patterson has harsh words for SMU – Stefan Stevenson [Star-Telegram] Not only does Gary whine about SMU but he also complained about the officials – par for the course when the Horned Frogs lose.
‘Individual failures’ continue to mount at Ohio State, but somehow they never add up – Matt Hinton [DrSaturday] The Buckeyes are in trouble again but continue to blame everyone but themselves.
Oregon Insider: UO football program puts up roadblocks for the fans – Ken Goe [OregonLive] That’s weird.
“Retro” Oregon Ducks Puddles Jersey [NikeBlog] Oregon’s newest “retro” jerseys they’ll be wearing against Cal on Thursday night. Not sure I’m a huge fan of these – we’ll see what else they wear with them.
Five Yards at a Time – Mike Trudell [LATimesMagazine] A profile of UCLA running back Derrick Coleman, who is deaf.
A glimpse inside Andrew Luck’s world – Jon Wilner [MercuryNews] A look at Luck’s attempt to be a normal college kid.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema is still trying to figure out how he landed his QB Russell Wilson – Thayer Evans [FoxSports]
Despicable, likeable Petersen is a perfect fit for Boise Sate – Dan Hinxman [RGJ] This is worth reading if you’re a Bronco fan or not.
Boise State QB recruit Nick Patti similar to Kellen Moore – Brian McLaughlin [SportingNews] I’m not looking forward to the post-Kellen era but next year’s QB battle should be a good one.
Prospect of the day: Boise State RB Doug Martin – Wes Bunting [NationalFootballPost] More of an NFL Draft related article but compares Martin to Mark Ingram.
Boise State coach Chris Petersen’s weekly press conference – if you want to listen [IdahoStatesman] and/or if you want to read about it [IdahoStatesman] Biggest news is that WR Geraldo Boldewijn will be back for the Fresno State game on Friday night.
Opportunity knocks for Ewing-Burton – Chadd Cripe [IdahoStatesman] Friday’s game should be a tough test for the sophomore cornerback – I’m excited to see how well he plays.
Ex-BSU football players were honored by their bobbleheads. Now they’re getting compensated, too. – Katy Moeller [IdahoStatemsan]
ESPN Obscures Its Own Role in the Conference Realignment Mess – Ryan Chittum [CJR]
State of the NCAA (with President Mark Emmert) – Dan Wolken [TheDaily]
Big 12 football: Big East merger would mean what? – Berry Tramel [NewsOK] The advantages and disadvantages of expanding east or west.
All-Access: Hunkering down with the Mountaineers – Bruce Feldman [CBSSports] This is from a couple weeks ago but anytime Bruce goes “All Access” it’s worth the read.
Soccer/English Premier League:
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna suffers broken leg [ESPNSoccernet] Just what the Gunners needed with Wilshere, Vermaelen and other already out injured.
Arteta guides Arsenal beyond summer of panic – Andy Brassell [FoxSports] Arsenal fans sure hope Arteta can fill the void of you know who.
FIFA 12: the 10 players you must buy in career mode [Guardian]
From FIFA 07 to FIFA 10: Look How Far EA Sports Has Come – Alex Muller [EPLTalk]
Undaunted: The Nathan Fletcher Interview – Jake Howard & Servais [ESPNSurf] Good stuff.
Imaginarium 2011: Body Glove [TransworldSurf] This video is simply amazing – especially if you’re a gamer. I wish I could have embedded this on here.
I’m proud to say I haven’t watched a single second of playoff baseball but even if you can’t stand the sport you have to watch the video of Cooper Stone throwing out the the first pitch at the Rangers’ Game 1 of the Division Series:
Any good articles or videos I missed? Happy Humpday Everyone!