to play football, not to play trumpet
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Do you remember how Nebraska allowed 8-year-old Jack Hoffman to run for a touchdown during their spring game in April? The young guy is in remission for pediatric brain cancer, and the 70-yard TD run was a highlight on ESPN due to the feel-good nature of the story.
New footage of the run shows that the play was called back due to a penalty -- see the video below for Gus Johnson's call. Also, don't miss Bo Pelini's heartwarming words for Jack at around 1:30 of the video.
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I remember the last time I broke something in my house watching a Michigan game. It was 2010 Penn State aka Matt Mcgloin's coming out party. So while watching the Raiders (on Redzone) this season, I have seen Pryor and McGloin starting at qb. Living in DC, I hear people clamor for K. Cousins to start over RG3. I have been indifferent to Pryor, but I found myself rooting for McGloin to succeed, however I don't feel the same for Cousins.
How deep does your Michigan-rival hate run? Do you root against them in the NFL/NBA as well? I still don't like Duke and I refused to own anything
Carolina baby blue for 12 years following the '93 title game loss.
24/7 Sports did an article on recruiting.
15- Michigan- The in-state talent base isn’t terribly deep and Michigan State is a pesky adversary on the in-state talent, but the Wolverines have an established brand, great tradition and facilities and can appeal nationally to prospects. The winged helmets are synonymous with college football (prospects love them) and the “big house” is quite a selling point to elite talent as well. Heisman Trophy winners, championships, great NFL alums- Michigan has it all except ideal geography, which makes it more of a challenging recruiting job than it should be.
Only other B1G programs on the list were tOSU and Penn State. SEC led the way based on geography.
Caught this on Deadspin: http://deadspin.com/my-injury-file-how-i-shot-smoked-and-screwed-my-way-1482106392
Link takes you to an excerpt that talks about the toll playing football takes on human bodies. The excerpt's from Nate Jackson's book on his NFL career, which may not be typical of NFL careers but isn't exactly strange. The point about the injuries is that ignoring one leads to another, and rehabbing that instead of fixing it leads to another, and etc. etc.
Hot Take: Since we talk about what's in it for the kids all the time, I guess it lends some perspective to remember these guys have to spend the next 60 years paying for their football careers.