Each Wednesday I share links to good articles/columns from recent happenings – with added insights and musings – from around the sporting world. If you come across good articles, videos, etc. – please pass them along, I’d love to take a look.
Texas didn’t just choose Harsin; Harsin chose Texas, too. Former Boise State offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin not only had an offer to become Texas’ offensive coordinator but was also the offered offensive coordinator position at LSU and the head coaching position at Pitt.
Andy Staples released SI.com’s All Two-Star (And Fewer) Team. Boise State fans will be happy to see running back Doug Martin on the list.
Oregon State wide receiver/kick returner James Rodgers finally had a second surgery on his injured left knee. It is believed the surgery went well but the long-term prognosis is unknown. Let’s hope his knee heals up in time for the 2011 football season.
A lawsuit accuses TCU of ignoring athletes’ unsavory histories. The alleged incidents happened back in 2006 and 2008 but are alarming nonetheless.
Boise State landed their first 2012 verbal commitment from Cosumnes Oaks HS cornerback Marcus Rios. It sounds like he should end up with a handful of Pac-12 offers.
National Football League:
Photo via sportsillustrated.cnn.com
The NFL Combine ended yesterday meaning some players “really improved their draft stock” based on a bunch of standardized physical and mental tests… A few players put up some impressive numbers with the most notable being Julio Jones (pictured above), Dontay Moch, Patrick Peterson, and Stephen Paea.
It’s easy to rip NFL players for being idiots on and off the field but their ability to memorize dizzying playbooks is impressive. The article looks at the different methods players use to memorize the playbooks and how they adjust to a new playbook.
This is a great story about how Champ Bailey & Jeremy Bloom teamed up to make a senior smile.
Arsenal injury concerns are mounting but they got some mixed news this week with Robin van Persie out for three weeks with a knee injury but Cesc Fabregas is looking “possible” for the Barcelona Champions League clash next week.
Chelsea defeated Manchester United 2-1 at Stamford Bridge re-opening the EPL title race. This is great news for Arsenal now four points behind with a game in hand. We’ll see if they can close the gap on Saturday against Sunderland.
You have to watch this video, even if you don’t ski or snowboard. The unnamed skier is getting ready to shred some gnarly terrain when he losses his footing and falls off a huge cliff. Fortunately he had a helmet cam on to document the insanity (HT David Pacold):
Video of the ten best heats of the 2010 ASP World Tour.
Hawaiian locals recently tackled a previously unridden outer island slab. Great pictures & video from Surfline as usual.
Surfers perhaps wonder who or what is most likely to be attacked by a shark – according to statistics the answer is you, surfers. But as the article mentions, “you have a better chance of winning the California State Lottery, being struck by lightning, or being stung to death by bees than you do being attacked by a shark.”
Surfer Mag posted a cool album of tube shots of various waves and lighting – “A Room With A View”.
National Basketball Association:
Jason Whitlock gave an interesting take on the NBA trade deadline comparing it to the housing bubble - not sure I agree but he makes some interesting points.
Any good articles/stories I missed? Happy Humpday Everyone!