Archive for the ‘College football’ Category

The Blind Side movie trailer released

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Warner Bros released the first trailer for The Blind Side on Aug 3rd.

Release date is set for November 20, 2009.

Serfs of the Turf

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

New York Times (November 11, 2007)

The three most lucrative college football teams in 2005 — Notre Dame, Ohio State and the University of Texas — each generated more than $60 million for their institutions. That number, which comes from the Department of Education, fails to account for the millions of dollars alumni donated to their alma maters because they were so proud of their football teams. But it still helps to explain why so many strangers to football success have reinvented themselves as football powerhouses (Rutgers?), and also why universities are spending huge sums on new football practice facilities, new football stadium skyboxes and new football coaches.

via Serfs of the Turf – New York Times

The Ballad of Big Mike

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

New York Times Magazine (September 24, 2006)

From the tape alone, Lemming couldn’t say how much Michael Oher had helped his team, just that he was big, fast and fantastically explosive. The last time he met a player with this awesome array of physical gifts was back in 1993, when he went to the Sizzler Steakhouse in Sandusky, Ohio, and interviewed a high-school junior working behind the counter named Orlando Pace.

via The Ballad of Big Mike – New York Times

Coach Leach Goes Deep, Very Deep

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

New York Times Magazine (December 4, 2005)

A sound: of surgical tape ripping, as Texas Tech’s quarterback, Cody Hodges, affixed to his wrist a piece of laminated paper listing all the plays he might run tonight. Four years ago, Hodges was a high-school senior with just one other offer to be a college quarterback, from the University of Wyoming. Now, two-thirds of the way through the 2005 N.C.A.A. football season, and with a throwing arm so dead that he required a cortisone shot to move it, Hodges was the nation’s leader in yards passed, total offense and touchdowns. Three weeks earlier, against a competent Kansas State defense, he threw for 643 yards and, had Coach Leach not pulled him in the fourth quarter, might well have broken the N.C.A.A. record for passing yards in a single game (716).

via Coach Leach Goes Deep, Very Deep – New York Times