Welcome to the 71st edition of Tuesdays With Mitch, where we’re officially in the dog days of summer. That usually means there’s not much to talk about. But the internet provided plenty of material this week. Let’s get into it…
We’re jumping right into the weekly departments after a few words on someone I’m hoping is a future Stud of the Week.
Colorado State football just made an interesting move that could potentially change their 2014 (that’s the upcoming one!) season dramatically. Yeah, I’m talking a little college football. We’re getting close.
Colorado State needs a running back. Kapri Bibbs left with two years of eligibility remaining to try to make an NFL roster. Donnell Alexander, who is also pretty damn good, transferred to Akron in a strange story that seemed to involve his family clashing with the coaches. (Or something like that.) So the Rams didn’t really have anyone to tote the rock this year. They might have found one.
It was announced this week that Alabama running back Dee Hart is transferring to CSU and will be eligible to play immediately, since he already has his degree from ‘Bama. Hart is a former 5-star recruit from Orlando, who didn’t find much playing time with the Tide after tearing his ACL in his sophomore year and re-injuring it on a punt return a year later.
This could turn out to be a huge move. Garrett Grayson has turned into a stud at quarterback and the receiving corps figures to be the deepest and most talented we’ve seen in years. Having a capable running back can provide some important balance.
Now, I’m not saying the Rams have found the next Kapri Bibbs or anything, but I do think this could prove to be an important pick-up. If Hart can earn the starting job and just be a solid player, the Rams would all of the sudden be set at all of the offensive skill positions. A couple hundred carries for 800 or so yards and 12 touchdowns would go a long way for this team.
Nobody knows if this move will even work out for the kid, but if it does, it could be one that changes the landscape of the Mountain West.
So that would be cool.
I hope to have some sort of Colorado State football preview in the next few weeks to break things down a bit more. PINS AND NEEDLES, AMIRITE?!
Stud(s) of the week:
Last week was full of crap and sad/annoying stories. We’re taking the opposite approach this week, with 5 different studs. Yay!
Speaking of Alabama football, all of their fans are freaks. But I love this video so much that these people all get a nod for their studliness.
Here’s the scenario: Fans line up with a chance to get an autograph from Nick Saban (who all of these hillbillies absolutely worship), but there’s only a limited amount of time (or something, I honestly don’t care to know the specifics) so they all hit the field at Bryant-Denny and really have to hustle to ensure their spot in line.
They do it every year. This is the first I’ve heard of it. And I fell in love before I even watched the video because it was introduced to me as “The Running of the Gumps”, which makes me laugh hysterically every time I hear it. THE RUNNING OF THE GUMPS!
All hail THE RUNNING OF THE GUMPS:
Okay. I wasn’t planning on doing this, but I need to break this down a little further. We gon peple wutchin’ n Tuscaloosa!
I just don’t understand how all of these people got off work on a Monday (haha). But seriously, can someone remind me to never go to the state of Alabama?
And to wrap this little segment up… An Auburn fan gave this whole scene a different soundtrack.
THE RUNNING OF THE GUMPS is my new favorite holiday.
The Ray Rice story is still horrible, but the news producer who screwed this up gets some studly props. Perhaps my favorite news blooper of the year.
I also give props to the male anchor for making that face and casually pointing towards the screen he’s watching like Hmmmm….. I uhh…. I don’t think that’s the right video. Yeah. Yeah, that appears to be a fight between an old guy in a sweat suit and a guy in a spiderman costume. Definitely not Ray Rice. Right? Yep.
More news bloops: Louis Slungpue: Absolute stud.
I have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old sometimes, so getting the phrase “took a really large dump” on the news is hero-level stuff.
Shifting gears to a more traditional stud, you ought to know I loves me some Vin Scully. So the announcement that he was returning for his 66th season (think about that) was a pretty awesome moment, even if all those Dodgers flags make me want to projectile on my laptop.
Well done and creative job by the Dodgers with this announcement as well. Vin is just an American treasure.
And this week’s true Stud Of The Week is Jim Kelly. Watch this SC Featured that takes an intimate look at his battle with cancer. ESPN is so good at this kind of thing. I can’t embed this one, but it’s available here. NBC also aired a powerful video on Sunday night during some stupid preseason game. It’s available here. They’re both worth your time.
Douche of the week:
I can’t think of anyone else, so we’ll go with Dick Monfort again, because why not?
Vine of the week:
Pretty sweet catch. (Kind of.)
Picture of the week:
This is what it looks like when 29 sumo wrestlers are all on the same flight.
A couple links worth sharing:
- Some disturbing news from the Air Force Academy, who is now investigating its athletic department. Good work from the Colorado Springs Gazette.
- Huh. I guess that’s all I got this week.
And finally, just look at this freaking catch from last night:
Play of the year in 2014.
Happy Tuesday everybody. Thanks for reading. Enjoy your preseason football. See ya next week.
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