Zach Smith is committed to play long-snapper for USC come fall 2013. While the long snapper is one of the more unheralded positions in football, it is still a difficult position to play. This is mainly due to the fact that long snappers only get noticed when they perform poorly, from overthrowing, to misfiring, or to under-throwing, which can result in huge momentum swinging turnovers.
However, with this kind of accuracy and prowess, it would appear as though Smith would be as safe of a bet as possible. Check it out:
The youth today are heavily involved in sports. Research has shown that performing in sports at a young age can help to build social skills and characteristics. Unfortunately there are down sides to youth sports. As the children get older, less and less continue to play for several different reasons. Parental income plays a large part in whether children continue to participate in sport. Read the rest of this entry »
Yankee Stadium was completely empty before the game was over on opening day.
Opening day is like New Years Eve. Lots of drunks and far too much optimism. Much like New Years Eve, that optimism dies a horrible death a month or two later when you realize your team sucks or your new years resolution was a lie. Regardless, an opening day victory from your favorite baseball team will get you giddy. Giddy enough to where you start planning out your team’s playoff rotation. Opening Day 2013 has arrived, and I’ll run though some of the highlights, or most likely the low lights, of the most important games of the day. Read the rest of this entry »
Last night’s Elite Eight games were pretty amazing. Syracuse/Marquette was a classic Big East, physical brawl that proved Cuse was the real deal. The Ohio State/Wichita State was one for the ages. I didn’t think the Shockers could pull off the upset, but they proved that they were the better team, at least for last night. However, when the Elite Eight schedule was released, I circled both of Sunday’s games as “must see” TV. Here’s how I see them playing out.
The first three rounds of this year’s NCAA Tournament have been nothing short of spectacular. We’ve seen more than a fair share of nail biters, buzzer beaters, and most importantly, major upsets. After all the smoke cleared from what was a chaotic first weekend, we are left with sixteen teams standing. On Friday, the Midwest and South Region’s Sweet Sixteen matchups will take place. We’ll see the instate battle for Florida bragging rights. We’ll see two power conference tournament champions face off, two mid-major schools trying to prove themselves, and lastly, a coaching matchup between two of the best to ever it. Here’s how I see each game playing out.
The time is near. The BCS bowl games are starting this week and college football is back to becoming a priority. After the Mayans failed to end the world, we have some great matchups to welcome in the new year. Will Notre Dame cap off their historic season with a National Championship? Which players will stand out and show off their skills to earn them top spots in the draft? Happy New Year, Ya’ll. Stay tuned in this week. Some great bowl games to be seen.
In tradition of the holiday season, I’m in the mood for giving. All season I have provided picks and insight for the BCS games and have neglected the lesser known and/or lesser successful schools of college football. That’s about to change. Since we’re going to have the next month full of bowl games before the ‘real’ matchups are played, I figured I’d give a quick take on the bowl games most people have never even heard of. Stay tuned for the BCS!
This submission comes from loyal TSB reader, Brian Tully. Kyle Rush and Phillip Jackson describe what may be the worst free throw ever shot in the history of the game of basketball, at any level, ever.
Happy Thanksgiving, ya’ll! Though this holiday may be all about the NFL and eating and drinking as much as humanly possible and then some, there are some great collegiate football games this weekend for rivalry week. Following a 20-3 week, I went 16-5 with my picks last week as big upsets occurred, most notably against K-State and Oregon. The rankings made a huge shift. Notre Dame is the new No. 1 and Nick Saban is just as surprised as we all are that Alabama is back in the hunt.