Thursday, July 14, 2011
Lunch links: Is A&M for real?
By ESPN.com staff
Does Miguel Angel Jimenez do anything but finish in the top 5 of majors?
- El Reno police confirmed what Austin Box's parents believed after his death: He didn't have a prescription for any of the drugs in his system.
- Here's the deal: We're in Texas, and when someone writes about "Friday Night Lights," I'm probably going to link it. Grantland.com's Robert Mays has the oral history of the show. If you've ever seen it, this is a must-read. It's probably a must-read even if you haven't seen it ... which you should.
- Colleague Ivan Maisel weighs in with what we should learn from the deaths of Oklahoma's Austin Box and Alabama's Aaron Douglas.
- Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has lots of insights on officiating that he learned at the officiating clinic in Kansas City. Good stuff here that most don't realize, including exact rule specifications.
- Stewart Mandel at SI.com isn't exactly driving the Texas A&M bandwagon this year, but says they're "stacked."
- Colleague Bruce Feldman ranks college football's top 10 offensive backfields. Two Big 12 teams crack the list.
- Texas' website caught up with former Longhorn Ricky Williams.
- Why is this in today's links? Because I loved it, and this is my blog. So there. Top two selections ... on the money.
- Iowa State left tackle Kelechi Osemele has dreams of NFL stardom, and apparently hit the genetic jackpot, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- Missouri defensive end Marcus Malbrough has transferred to Lamar University, closer to his hometown.
- Plenty of folks will be talking about this today, so you'd better read it.