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.
The Forde-Yard Dash: Damage done extends beyond Penn State – Pat Forde [Yahoo!]
Stanford, Boise losses set up Great Rematch Debate … on two fronts – Stewart Mandel [SI] At least I don’t have to get worked up about the polls or any of that garbage on ESPN anymore!
Penn State, Boise State fall in latest bowl projections [SI] I could live with the Las Vegas Bowl..
UCF announces athletic director, receivers coach resigned following NCAA review – Iliana Limon [ChicagoTribune] Let’s just say the Knights are lucky this is happening at the same time as the Penn State scandal.
Witt forgoes Rhodes for game – Jimin He [YaleDailyNews] Yale QB Patrick Witt decided to play in The Game against Harvard on Saturday rather than attend his final interview for the Rhodes Scholarship. How awesome is that!?
Andrew Luck: The Ultimate Team Player – Thayer Evans [FoxSports] From last week (before Oregon), but a good read on Luck.
Photo via zimbio.com
Draw It Up: LaMichael James’ 58-Yard Touchdown – Chris Brown [Grantland] Brown’s the best I’ve seen (read) at breaking down the Xs and Os.
Is the competition for Keenum (and Moore) really that soft? – Bruce Feldman [CBSSports]
Boise State 2011, TCU and more – Jason Haberman [JasonHaberman] Some good thoughts from a Bronco fan.
Tadman Tuesday: What went wrong against TCU and what do we do no to recover? – Marty Tadman [OBNUG] Fairly good insights from the former Boise State safety.
The defensive backfield against TCU…what went wrong – Marty Tadman [MartyTadman] More from the former Safety – specifically about the defensive backs.
Petersen says Broncos handled final drive vs. TCU the right way – Chadd Cripe [IdahoStatesman] Along with some other notes and quotes from coaches and players.
Dennis Dodd interviewed NCAA President Mark Emmert – Dennis Dodd [CBSSports] Topics include the Miami case, conference realignment, NCAA reform and more.
Penn State/Sandusky Scandal:
It’s Offical: ‘Joe Paterno is no longer the head football coach’ at Penn State – Matt Hinton [Dr Saturday] Just in case you’ve been under a rock.
The BOT Press Conference that announced JoePa’s firing [YouTube] This thing was a mess with students in attendance asking ridiculous questions.
Sister of Jerry Sandusky victim talks about the pain of life at Penn State where students are joking about being “Sanduskied” – Sara Ganim [PennLive] Hopefully the Penn State students have taken the time to educate themselves in the last week or so..
U.S. Department of Education to Investigate Penn State’s Handling of Sexual Misconduct Allegations [Ed.gov] That can’t be good.
Paterno’s Penn St. legacy forever marred by Sandusky scandal – Andy Staples [SI]
Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky fooled a lot of people – Jack McCallum [SI] The last few paragraphs are creepy.
Photo via pennlive.com
Why is Mike McQueary still coaching at PSU? – Pat Forde [Yahoo!] This was written before McQueary stepped down.
The End of Paterno – Joe Posnanski [SI] How the events at Penn State have affected Posnanski and his book on Paterno. An interesting, different perspective on the situation.
Penn State tragedy shows danger of making coaches false idols – Stewart Mandel [SI]
Big Ten removes Paterno’s name from trophy – Brett McMurphy [CBSSports]
Penn State is the one team no bowl wants to invite – Brett McMurphy [CBSSports] Are you surprised? I’m not.
CEO Brodie Carr resigns from ASP International – Industry Spy [SurferMag] Carr decided to resign after the miscalculation that prematurely crowned Kelly Slater 2011 World Champion.
ASP Enacts Drug Testing (starting March 2012) – Jeff Mull [SurferMag] If they’re testing for PEDs that’s understandable but they know these guys are surfers, right??
Subtropical – A Late-Season Storm Brings Epic A-Frames To The Outer Banks [SurferMag] Cool photos.
How To Survive The North Shore – [SurferMag] Just in case you’re planning on charging the North Shore this winter…
Book Review: Ghost Wave [Surfline] New book by Chris Dixon examines history of Cortez Bank.
This is a nice little reminder that surfing – especially the North Shore – is WAY harder than it often looks – Oahu Wipeouts:
National Hockey League:
Shanahan’s Lucic ruling rings hollow to many – Stu Hackel [SI] Including myself. I have no idea how or why Shanahan bought Lucic’s explanation or whatever you want to call it but his decision is ridiculous.
National Football League:
Smart like a Fox: Broncos coach adapts to Tebow’s strengths – Jeff Darlington [NFL] This is a good read – John Fox certainly isn’t afraid to think outside the box.
Any good articles or videos I missed? Happy Humpday Everyone!