Each Wednesday I’m going to 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.
Pat Forde of ESPN.com wrote a great piece about TCU coach Gary Patterson who doesn’t like being bothered. Patterson is described as “super intense” by his athletic director and seems born to coach.
Photo via zimbo.com
The nation’s best college football receiving duo will be on display one last time at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL as Titus Young (pictured above) and Austin Pettis accepted invites to play in the bowl. It will most likely be their last game together as the two begin their quest to make it to NFL.
College Athletics – Extra Benefits:
In wake of Kansas State basketball players Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly accepting extra benefits and being suspended as a result Garry Parrish says to 1. Let your father violate the rules and 2. Stay clean or go big. Parrish points out that the difference between taking $300 and $6,000 is 3 games (of suspension). ”Don’t take shoes, take vacations.” I would have to agree.
A 16 year old was attacked by a shark last Sunday on Maui. Fortunately for the 16 year old and his friend, Kai Barger and Tanner Hendrickson were out surfing the same spot and the two helped get him in. Surfline caught up with Barger for an interview about the incident.
Surfer Magazine posted the ten most viewed web features of the year including remembering Andy Irons and an interview with Chuck Patterson who captured this amazing video of a juvenile great white just off the coast in California:
English Premier League:
I was saving space here to praise Arsenal for finally beating Chelsea on Monday after an 8 game win-less streak against the Blues but then they followed that up with a 2-2 draw against 10-man Wigan today. When are the Gunners going to take the next step and challenge for the title?
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch posted the Sports Media Awards for 2010 honoring best, worst from TV, radio, print, and online. I can’t say I have too many complaints with Deitsch’s assessment.
This is one of the best stories I’ve read all year – 17 year old Rudy Farvard a co-captain of the football team and honor roll student student at Malden Catholic in Melrose, Massachusetts goes to the Parker house four nights a week to carry 8 year old Sam Parker up stairs to his bedroom. Sam has cerebral palsy and his parents are unable to carry him upstairs so Rudy stops by to help the family out and visit with them. This is a must read.
Any good stories/articles I missed?
Have a Happy Humpday Everyone!