Each Wednesday I share links to good articles/columns from recent happenings from around the sporting world. If you come across good articles, videos, etc. – please pass them along, I’d love to take a look.
21 law and economics professors have asked the Department of Justice to investigate the BCS for securing access and revenue for its favored members. After the Fiesta Bowl investigation perhaps the DOJ will actually look into this.
Big Man on Campus coach/owner Keyshawn Johnson is the ultimate wild card in the 7-on-7 football world says SI’s Andy Staples. Johnson is in a different situation than the majority of other 7-on-7 coaches because he doesn’t depend on the recruiting business as his main source of income.
Photo via examiner.com
Smart Football examined if Cam Newton played in a “one read” offense at Auburn based on Chris Petersen’s view on quarterback development. I’ll let you read the article to find out what he determined.
Football Writers Association of America announced the “Super 11″ sports information departments from the 2010 season. The winners were - Clemson, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Navy, Northwestern, Rutgers, Southern California, Troy, Tulsa, and Utah.
The Idaho Statesman posted a photo gallery from Boise State’s Spring Scrimmage on Saturday. There are a couple cool pictures in there including Doug Martin hurdling Jamar Taylor.
I have no idea how or why Jim Tressel is still employed as the head coach at Ohio State. OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith doesn’t sound very happy with Tressel – Tressel knew exactly what he was doing when he knowingly lied about the NCAA violations. The whole thing is a joke and Tressel shouldn’t have a job.
Mark Ingram is the new cover boy for NCAA Football 12 from EA Sports but as Dr. Saturday addresses at the bottom of the post – have they fixed the run blocking (among other issues) yet? The links at the bottom of the post can keep you entertained for awhile.
Speaking of NCAA Football 12 – EA Sports released the NCAA Football 12 Announcement Sizzle Video the other day. I’m sure all you gamers (and college football fans) will enjoy this (HT: Kegs ‘n Eggs):
If you follow me on Twitter you know I wasn’t very happy Sunday morning after Arsenal shot themselves in the foot – again. The Gunners took the lead 1-0 in the 98th minute thanks to a smooth penalty from Robin van Persie only to somehow wet the bed minutes later when Emmanuel Eboue fouled Lucas Leiva in the box giving the Reds a penalty. And of course Dirk Kuyt buried the PK right before the final whistle sounded leaving the Gunners with one point instead of three.
Barcelona and Real Madrid tied 1-1 in El Clasico on Saturday but fortunately for soccer fans, the two teams play again today in the Copa del Rey Final in Valencia at 3:30 PM ET. If you’re around a tv or can watch it online this afternoon I would suggest doing so.
Real Salt Lake start their CONCACAF Champions League series with Monterrey (a club in Mexico) tonight at 10 PM ET. The winner of the two-leg series advances to the FIFA Club World Cup to face the biggest and best clubs in the world. RSL’s series is perhaps the most important series in MLS history and fortunately for the Claret and Cobalt, Monterray could be ripe for the taking. To top things off, RSL has the chance to be the first American soccer team (including the U.S. National Team) to win in Mexico. (HT: Tim Haslem)
There’s been a recent shift in the big-wave surfing community away from tow surfing to paddling and this year’s XXL Awards are reflecting the change. Obviously I’m no surfing expert (here in Idaho) but paddling into these monster waves has to be held in a higher regard than towing into them, right?
Last week I posted a link to some pictures of Puerto Escondido from Surfline – well this week Surfer Mag got some great shots of Mexican Pipeline roaring to life.
I have a friend from Michigan – who now claims So Cal – that used to tell us stories about surfing the Great Lakes. We were always a little skeptical but it appears he may have been telling the truth. Here’s video of Jamie Sterling surfing overhead waves on Lake Superior – looks cold to say the least:
National Hockey League:
The Detroit Police fined a Red Wings fan $500 for throwing an octopus on the ice against the Coyotes last Friday. And apparently the Detroit Police are enforcing the rule at the NHL’s request. Essentially the NHL is discouraging fans from participating in a nearly 60 year tradition because of the “gunk” from the octopi. I think that’s crap – what problems or issues have been caused by the octopi “gunk”?
National Football League:
Former NFL quarterback JaMarcus Russell was recently fired by his “life coach” John Lucas. Clearly Russell doesn’t “get it” and it’s hard to feel bad for someone with all that talent but no work ethic.
As if Crystal Mangum (the Duke Lacrosse rape accuser) couldn’t be any crazier – she’s now being charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death. Mangum sounds like a real winner if you ask me.
This is a little long but if you’ve ever wondered about zone defense’s place in lacrosse – Conner Wilson over at LAS gives us the honest truth about zone defense in lacrosse. It’s a good read for any of you laxers out there.
As you know, mentioning baseball on Drofdarb Sports is a pretty rare occurrence but I had to put this on here at a friend’s request. Former Capital Golden Eagle and current College of Idaho catcher Jarel Lewis was named the Cascade Conference Player of the Week going 7-14 in four games against Concordia last weekend.
I guess this is technically baseball but you have to watch this video with San Francisco Giants’ Cody Ross and Brian Wilson. It was put up on YouTube yesterday so chances are you haven’t seen it yet (it only has 14,950 views as I write this) but you’ll want to watch this for a good laugh:
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Any good articles or videos I missed? Happy Humpday Everyone!