'DA BEAR (AND THAT POOR LITTLE MONKEY)
Since it is pretty much down time for college football right now aside from St. Paul's star Trey Williams making his school choice yesterday (that story ids below), I found a video of a competition that went way wrong. It's a bicycle race between a bear and two monkeys as part of some Chinese circus. What could possibly go wrong here? Plenty. And just as a heads up, this video is not for the squeamish.
St. Paul's standout linebacker Trey Williams chooses Auburn over Alabama. Here is the story from al.com
College Football News ranked the top College Football “program builders”, head coaches in other words, and Nick Saban is NOT number one!?
Where is Saban ranked?
Check it out here. --->
Figuretively speaking, are the bombshells about to fall on Auburn athletics? This quote from former Tiger football player Mike McNeil would indicate that strong possibility.
“They recruit you by telling you what you want to hear: You’re family; you’re like a son to me,” says Mike in an investigative article by Selena Roberts found on the roopstigo website. And McNeil continues, “But the reality is your class schedule is planned around football, not the other way around. It’s a business and there are players on the payroll.”
After years of speculation of Cam Newton's oft alledged arrangement with the Auburn program and the inexplicable tank job by the Tigers in 2012, there is no doubt there has been a degree of dysfunction on Gene Chizik's staff and team. Read the entire story by clicking the link below.
The South Alabama Jags football team may be sitting on a keg of dynamite for the 2013 season. It comes in the form of a 6-4 220 lb quarterback named Brandon Bridge. While the Jags have experience returning at qb with SR. Ross Metheny who started most of the games down the stretch a season ago, Bridge is a very different animal. Metheny is efficient. Bridge has the potential to be spectacular.
Brandon Bridge, who grew up in Canada, may very well be your classic "under the radar" sort of player. He got little attention coming out of high school ending up at Alcorn State in the SWAC. After transfering to South and sitting out last season, the rising junior could be on the verge of big things. Watching him closely at Saturday's scrimmage, his athleticism and powerful delivery of the football are quickly obvious. Unofficially Bridge threw for 172 yards on the day. But it's the element that we really won't see until the season, Bridge's ability to make the big play with his feet, that could transform a South Alabama offense that has struggled terribly to make the big play the last two seasons. Want some evidence? Check out this TD run Bridge had at Mississippi State as a freshman.
Here is a look at Brandon's journey to USA.
Come see for yourself. The Jaguar's annual Red / Blue Game is set for Saturday at Ladd-Peebles. Here are the details.
Congratulations to former McGill-Toolen track and cross country standout Phiilp Dempsey. He was named Male Scholar Athlete of the Year at LSU! Let me say that again: MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR for the entire university! Amazing!
Phillip is currently a sophomore member of the Tiger cross country team and is majoring in Biological Science. I've known this young man since he was in pre-school. He and his two brothers actually appeared on the Breakfast Club as "weather kids" back in 1996. His parents Ken and Jean have been friends since we moved to Mobile seventeen years ago. Here is a link to Phillip's bio page at the LSU website: