Sunday Linkfest

 Fake it until you make it

Fake it until you make it

  • It's college football season!  Well, at least in the desert.  RichRod is getting a jump on Spring practice, and there seems to be a couple of good reasons why.  Having guys get a couple extra months to recover from Spring practice injuries seems like a decent idea.
  • Rashan Gary is on a lot of these lists.  I'm skeptical about the immediacy of his impact, even more so about the immediacy of need for him to have impact.  But I'm hoping we'll see him blowing up lines of scrimmage soon.
  • Johnny Football is on that Cryin' Ryan Leaf path, fulfilling the prophecy of all that watched his showboating and "show me the money" hand signals at A&M with such disdain.  Anybody left out there that thinks he didn't take a shit-ton of cash gifts while he was at A&M?  The autograph controversy was probably just the tip of the iceberg.   Dennis Dodd gets the rub on the Manziel effect from Kyle Allen, who says Johnny left a legacy behind...of selfishness and entitlement.
  • Not that we are really the responsible party, but there's something oddly satisfying about having your college team take part in severely disabling an NFL franchise.  They might not be able to recover.
  • Walton sucked, then he didn't, and Michigan knocked off just its second ranked team of year in late game comeback fashion on Saturday.  They maintain a 1-game lead over Michigan State in the Big Ten Standings.
  • Doubting Beilein and Levert seems to be the safest way for me to play things because I enjoy pleasant surprises, so in further hoops news:  We don't deserve it.  We're not playing well. Beilein called it "gritty not pretty."  And I am not sure we will see Caris again after he sat that 2nd half against Purdue, or that if he does return it will result in the influx of team greatness that we all expected a couple weeks ago.... But regardless, it looks like we're gonna dance in March