Friday, August 22, 2008

Brian Collins Update

Here is some footage of Collins in action on his first real gig for the Waco news station. While miles better than his boom days, he needs to keep polishing.

Brian Collins's Career Finally Gets a Boom

Brian Collins, the flustered college sportscaster thrust into internet infamy thanks to his woeful "Boom Goes The Dynamite!" display, has finally seen his hard work and humiliation pay off for him in the best way possible -- an actual on-air job.

The 2008 Ball State graduate has apparently latched on full-time with KXXV in Waco, Texas (And Boom Go The Branch Davidians!) and according to his bio, "encourages residents to contact him about any story ideas."

I bet more than half of those requests will be for more Indiana Pacers coverage.

-Deadspin



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Too Soon to Tell

Before we hit the Top Five, we wanted to kick up a few names of current players who might one day turn into Frog legends.

Andy Dalton (Sophomore)


Dalton came in and and looked like a seasoned starter in '07. An Honorable Mention Freshman All-American(Sporting News), Dalton Set the TCU single-season records for completions (222) and attempts (371). He placed sixth nationally among freshman QBs in yards (2,459) and completion percentage (59.8). Over the final four games he turned into a double threat, averaging 52.5 yards rushing and scoring 5 tds on the ground. All that, capped with an impressive performance in the Texas Bowl (21-30 for 249 yards and one rushing td), puts Dalton at the top of the too soon to tell category.


Jason Phillips

Jason Phillips returns for his senior season at TCU hoping to put a cap on what has been a great career. In 2007 Phillips was named to the Second-Team All MWC (his third appearance on the All MWC team), and was also named as the State's best linebacker by DCTF. He enters the '08 season as the active leader in tackles (231) and starts (38), is third in sacks (4), and tied for fourth in interceptions (2). He is also a pre-season All-American and appears on the watch lists for both the Rotary Lombardi Award and the Dick Butkis Award.

More to come......

SMU = Gay

News flash: Your team still sucks.

...and you're not funny. The bouncers at Tribeca should've stabbed these guys in the heart.

#6 Jim Swink


Ahh yes, The Rusk Rambler. Swink is is remembered as one of the all-time greatest running backs in SWC history, and led the Frogs to consecutive conferece championships in 1955 and 1956, which resulted in trips to the back to back trips to the Cotten Bowl ('56 L v. Mississippi 14-13; '57 W v. Syracuse 28-27).

He was named an All-American as a junior and senior, but his best season came as a junior in 1955. That year, he rushed for 1,283 yards, which was second-best in the nation, and led the country with 125 points scored. His best game came against rival Texas in Austin, when he rushed 15 times for 235 yards and scored 26 points in a 47-20 rout of theLonghorns. That year, he finished second to Howard Cassidy of Ohio State in the Heisman voting. In 1980 Swink was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Im not positive on this, but I think he is also the only Frog to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated while at the school. Someone correct me if thats not right.

Next, we crack the top 5 with the second coach to make the list.

Patterson Comments on Preparation for Next Week's Game

"Tomorrow we'll come over and we'll do a Thursday practice and then we'll go down into the stadium with the travel squad and we'll do a Friday practice. After that we'll get on the bus and go to the hotel and eat the way we're going to eat then we'll watch meetings the way we're going to watch meetings. Then we'll have chapel the way we have chapel. The next morning, we'll get up Saturday morning get on the bus, we'll all come back then get back on the bus, then go back over and have a pre-game meal the way we're going to have it. After that we're going to come back over, go through all of our stretching like we do before a game exactly the way we always do it so that everybody knows where they're supposed to be. That way when we do it next week there are no surprises."
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This is yet another reason why Patterson is one of the best coaches in the country. His ability to prepare his team for the challenges they face is unmatched by any other.

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