Hero of the day.
Seth Gruen profiles 32 year-old Navy SEAL Tom Hruby, who is trying to become a member of the Northwestern football team as a walk-on defensive end. (The Chicago Sun-Times)
If it ain't raining, it ain't training.
Michael Casagrande runs down the first rain-soaked scrimmage game of Alabama's fall camp inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. (al.com)
It's been real. It's been fun. But it ain't been real fun.
ESPN media gadfly Paul Finebaum says that his recently finished signing took promoting his book My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football (co-written with Gene Wojciechowski) will be the last one he ever does. Cue The Smiths. (al.com)
I don't want to go to Chelsea (unless Steve Spurrier is there).
Dude You Crazy describes English Premier League team Chelsea as being "Alabama if coached by Steve Spurrier." I would so want to visit the parallel universe where this actually happened. It would be more surreal than anything Grant Morrison could come up with for Multiversity.
The name of shame?
Mark Primiano declares the Northwestern Wildcats to be the "Worst Team Name in the Big Ten. Primano probably hopes that Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald doesn't send Tom Hruby after him. (The Champaign Room)
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