Bridget, the most courageous girl I ever knew

Tales from youth basketball The girl had everything. She was well-groomed, successful, personable, and fun. With her perpetual smile, it appeared the girl never had a bad day. But, that is only how it seemed because those of us who knew her were aware of the barriers that life had put in her path. My … Continue reading Bridget, the most courageous girl I ever knew

The valley of dry bones . . . thoughts on the chaotic transfer portal

March 8, 2022 The entire town of Creswell, Oregon is gone. Vanished. Sadly, never to be heard from again. Sound preposterous? Indeed, but essentially, that is what has happened since college sports uncorked the transfer portal in October of 2018. Since then, a population of more than 15,000 players have entered the portal yet only … Continue reading The valley of dry bones . . . thoughts on the chaotic transfer portal

Weird tales from the world of college sports

From time-to-time, I snoop the dusty pages of college sports to find those things that are bizarre, extraordinary, forgotten, or just plain strange. I’ve been at it again and I thought I would share some of what I found. A player with eight years in college football? Yup. Linebacker Jared Folks signed with Temple University … Continue reading Weird tales from the world of college sports

The Kiss of Escape; an interview with beIN SPORTS’ Brett Romberg

A man of acclaim found himself in a dark and lonely place—-a prison he had never imagined with an escape he didn’t see coming. Our interview with beIN SPORTS’ Brett Romberg. By Bobby Albrant Brett Romberg is a beIN SPORTS game analyst and former Dave Rimington Award winner for the 2001 University of Miami (Fla) … Continue reading The Kiss of Escape; an interview with beIN SPORTS’ Brett Romberg

Who will win the Big Sky Conference? part II

Last week we previewed the 2021 football season for Big Sky teams with names beginning between “A” and “M”. Today, we’ll preview the rest of them. To see our complete rankings for all 128 FCS teams, visit us here. NORTHERN ARIZONA Over all record last season:   3-2 Preseason Big Sky ranking:    7th Preseason national ranking:  … Continue reading Who will win the Big Sky Conference? part II

Even if you don’t love the Washington Huskies, you gotta love their fans

Washington Husky fans have been through a lot this off-season. They lost their starting quarterback, starting running back, three potent offensive linemen, and their legendary head coach.  Alas, it is in the worst of times that we humans prove what we are made of and, for Husky nation, that consists of a whole lot of … Continue reading Even if you don’t love the Washington Huskies, you gotta love their fans