Joshua Perry a quarterfinalist for Lott IMPACT Trophy

Joshua Perry a quarterfinalist for Lott IMPACT Trophy

Courtesy of COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior linebacker Joshua Perry has advanced to the next round in a prestigious national award and has been named a candidate for another. Last night, the Club IMPACT Foundation of Newport Beach, Calif., announced that Perry was one of 22 quarterfinalists for the 12th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy; and […]

Consecrating Sports Figures: It’s Best to Wait

Much like Brutus’ case in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, statues can serve as a means to express loyalty while a person is still serving. It’s always unsettling when a deserving athlete has to be posthumously inducted into a Hall of Fame (see Ron Santo and Dennis Johnson). And, just as in Brutus’ case, how awkward would it be to erect a god-like statue when that loyalty is not reciprocated.

College Football Road Trip

This weekend, 10 members of the Pickin’ Splinters Top 15 College Football Poll take to the road for what could be pivotal games in their march towards a BCS appearance or a chance at the National Championship…

A Red River Weekend

This Columbus Day weekend has a full slate of college football games that features a the PAC-10 match-up, another SEC showdown and one of the biggest rivalries in college football – the Red River Rivalry.

College Football just around the corner

by Wally Are you ready for some football??   Not just yet??   That’s okay … we’re still about 4 weeks away.   As you can see, the guys are just getting warmed up.    Anyway, the first poll that counts … the coaches USA Today poll … has been released.  (see below).   Given the pre-ordained system that unfortunately governs Div […]