college to nfl

*The team manager when I was doing sports journalism* “I’m sorry about all the online verbal abuse, stalking and trolling you receive, Sharon. You’ve had to put up with more than any writer has had to endure.”

*Me, sarcastically* “Gee, I can’t think why.”

Context: I was the only girl writer on a sports site with 14 guy writers.

*Me* “Oh, it’s fine. And poor Alfred. He gets some horrible stuff said to him. They really detest him and say he’s ruining the site.”

Context: Alfred was the only black guy out of all the writers.

Not that me or Alfred were exactly Rick Reilly, but you understand certain things sometimes, you know?

bitty being nervous about nhl scouts. part 1

Ransom and Holster were arguing about something when Bitty’s attention returned to the world around him.

“There was a scout there, bro!”

“Yeah, to check out your cheekbones!”

“No, man, to check out us. Get us all NHL contracts! Right, Bitty?!” Ransom bumped him with a shoulder. “You’ll be able to afford King Arthur Flour. For every pie you make.”

Bitty choked on his own spit and got into a coughing fit, doubling up while two enormous bros patted him sympathetically.

“Is Bitty dying?!” Chowder had dashed back from where he’d been giving Tango a big-brotherly pep talk ahead of them. “Bitty, speak to me!”

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Straight White Boy Problem #742

i woke up this morning finally realizing that there would be no football games until august. *folds my college football and NFL jerseys* goodbye guys….*pulls out my 2008 LeBron James jersey (it’s a little small)* “let’s go cavs…….” I say meekly….*throws myself on my bed in consternation*

DeShone Kizer thinks he can be greatest quarterback ever to play in NFL

No quarterback prospect in next week’s NFL draft has been picked apart quite like DeShone Kizer since he declared in the wake of Notre Dame’s 4-8 finish and his own uneven play. Depending whom you ask inside the league, he could be just the fourth or fifth QB taken after North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Cal’s Davis Webb. But if you want to buy Kizer as a worthy first-round pick, this is a good place to start.

[Breaking] Fox Upfronts 2017

The upfronts meeting has concluded and we have our Fall schedule!

Fox has decided (thrown darts? rolled dice? who knows!):

MONDAY
8-9 PM — Lucifer
9-10 PM — THE GIFTED

TUESDAY
8-9 PM — Lethal Weapon
9-9:30 PM — The Mick
9:30-10 PM — Brooklyn Nine-Nine

WEDNESDAY
8-9 PM — Empire
9-10 PM — Star

THURSDAY
8-9 PM — Gotham
9-10 PM — THE ORVILLE

FRIDAY
8-9 PM — Hell’s Kitchen
9-10 PM — The Exorcist

SATURDAY
7-10:30 PM — Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football

SUNDAY
7-7:30 PM — NFL ON FOX
7:30-8 PM — The OT / Bob’s Burgers
8-8:30 PM — The Simpsons
8:30-9 PM — GHOSTED
9-9:30 PM — Family Guy
9:30-10 PM — The Last Man On Earth

Notes:

It’s common at the television ratings boards to claim that this move will result in Gotham “getting massacred.” I don’t see it. Gotham moving to Thursday, 8pm will slot it against Will & Grace, Grey’s Anatomy and The Big Bang Theory.

Gotham has gone up against The Big Bang Theory lots of times in the past and never seemed worse for wear. W&G and Grey’s are both heavily female skewing. Gotham skews heavily young male.

Many people have made a big fuss about Gotham going up against Thursday Night Football. They seem to have forgotten that Gotham has been going up against Monday Night Football for three years, which is a much bigger opponent, and never looked worse for wear.

The Orville is a different story, but in my opinion, Gotham will carry its ratings and give the show its best chances possible.

This is not my ideal scenario, but it is by no means a disaster.

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In regards to this post by @littlestpersimmon about ballet dancer Bitty, may I humbly suggest:

Bitty who used to do ballet and was pretty good, but has to give it up when they moved to Madison and started doing no contact football as a way to keep active.

He gets a football scholarship by accident, because there were some scouts at one of Coach Bittle’s games to see a promising player, and Bitty sometimes will be around helping the guys warm up (he has a neutral relationship with the football team here, and the guys who locked him in the closet where from his previous school) and he catches the eye of Coach Hall.

Coach Hall finds out who he is, and that Bitty has a game the next day, so he goes and tapes him. Coach Murray sees the tape and agrees that the kid could potentially be a great backup wide receiver since he has steady hands and is good at keeping his eyes on the ball. Plus Bitty is pretty agile and fast as hell.

(Basically, Bitty would only play when their starting wide receiver is being too closely defended, so passing to them isn’t possible),

However Bitty is deadly afraid of tackles and that’s a problem.

They offer him a partial scholarship, but it comes with conditions. Bitty has to prove he can play properly with tackles and all that, if he can’t he’s off the team (he can stay at uni but obviously no scholarship money for him).

Coach encourages Bitty to take it, and Bitty sort of gets ‘pressured’ into at least trying it out, but at the same time he does wants to go to Samwell, so it’s 50/50.

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