Sunday, May 11, 2008

For Your Weekend Enjoyment

Here's a picture of Justin Tryon at minicamp. It looks like the Redskins drafted him to be the nickelback, even though it seems that Tryon wants to cover more big named receivers.

In case you haven't heard by now, we're playing against Notre Dame at the Cowboys new facility, in 2013. The good news is, Brock Osweiler could be our starting quarterback at the time. I just hope Dennis Erickson isn't on the Notre Dame sidelines by that time.

Get to know the recruiting class of '08.

Every Day Should Be Saturday takes a look back at the '96 shutout victory over Nebraska, and the incredible performance of Derrick Rodgers.

In baseball news, it's more of the same for the Sun Devils (39-9). Mike Leake earns his eighth win of the year while Brett Wallace hits his 16th homerun while driving in 4 in a 9-5 win in the series opener against Loyola Marymount. The Cal Bears are doing the Sun Devils work for them, beating Stanford in consecutive games. The Sun Devils could use a sweep by the Bears, which would give them a commanding 2-game lead in the Pac-10 standings. The guys over at The College Baseball Blog have a wrap up on all of last night's Pac-10 action.

Baseball America has tabbed Brett Wallace, Ike Davis, and Class of '08 signee Eric Hosmer as first round talent in the upcoming MLB draft.

Stanford plays Arizona next weekend, who at 8-10 in Pac-10 play need to take at least 2 from Stanford to stay in contention to make the NCAA tournament. Arizona has been beating up on the mighty Utah Valley State this weekend, highlighted by C.J. Zeigler's 3 homerun performance last night. Remember, Arizona was regarded by some pollsters as being the top team in the country to start the season, and to make the tournament they have to not only win 4 out of 6 against Stanford and ASU (all at home), but Oregon State has to lose next week's series against a terrible USC team. In short, the Wildcats need a miracle to make it to a regional.

On the farm: Zech Zinicola got his first win for AA Harrisburg. Colin Curtis continues to impress in the Yankees organization with AA Trenton, hitting .308. Eric Sogard was named as one of the San Diego Padres organization's players of the month, hitting 15 doubles driving in 20.

Off Topic: It looks like Reggie Bush isn't the only one who had someone else paying the bills during college (allegedly). I guess this really never would have happened if the NBA hadn't changed it's policy on early entry, but O.J. Mayo is still (allegedly) a dick in my book for being this selfish. At least he wasn't putting all these purchases on his teammate's dead girlfriend's credit card.

That win over Cal was one of the greatest moments for me as a Sun Devil fan...but Bears Necessity wonders if Nate Longshore tanked on purpose.

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