This Sunday, football fans across America got a real treat, as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers matched up against Drew Brees and the Saints. Both of these quarterbacks have had absolutely astonishing, hall of fame worthy careers, which is impressive since neither hails from major football college (Rodgers went to California, while Brees went to Purdue). Neither was exactly a high draft pick either, as Brees was a second round pick, while Rodgers was picked in the 20’s. But Rodgers natural talent, and Brees’s football IQ and leadership have led both of them to be not only two of the greatest players of our generation, but some of the greatest players of all time. I figured it would be fun to look back at the careers both of them have had and then do some statistical comparisons following an outstanding game!
On Saturday morning November 15, the Byram Hills soccer team traveled to Middletown High School to face Greece-Athena in the semifinals of the New York State High School Championship. Eighty minutes of grit and gut check had both teams squared off where they started. Sudden death overtime the forum, an unfriendly bounce could provide glory and misery in an instant. Unfortunately, a tough skip off the turf with 6:36 left in the extra period sunk the hearts of the Bobcats, and all the fans who made the three hour journey with them.
The word “premier” in soccer means very different things in different places. In England, it’s the top flight of soccer. In the US, the word usually gets attached to amateur leagues. And by amateur, I mean both the quality of play and the way they are run. You’d think the English would sue over the damage to their reputation.
Dauphine, Texas Tech's first commit of the 2015 recruiting cycle, was not a widely-known prospect when he pledged to the Red Raiders in Feb. 2014. The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect wasn't a full-time starter at Port Arthur Memorial in 2013 and, at that point, Lamar was the only other program that had offered. He didn't stay under the radar for very long. Houston and Washington State offered, then Arizona State, Baylor, TCU and Texas A&M followed. Even Michigan, under newly hired Jim Harbaugh, made a late run. In the end, Dauphine took a few visits but decided to stick with his commitment to Texas Tech.
The SEC has put a lot of work into growing by investing in coaches, facilities, infrastructure, resources, and marketing
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