I sympathize with the level-headed concerns: the vaccine was developed quickly, it has not yet been fully approved by the FDA, and some side effects have been reported in extremely rare cases. If you’ve ever eaten a gas station potato log, you’ve taken bigger risks for far lower stakes.
The conference has seen growth, defections, additions, subtractions, and upgrades. But the process (absolutely necessary in the SBC evolution) was heavy on the unmerciful beatings.
Why do I care? Consider this: the Sun Belt plays the SEC far more than any Privileged Five conference. A normal human-being would glance at these numbers and assume that there is a jolly-good rivalry at play. After all, the Sun Belt has only played its natural peer rival, Conference USA, just 107 times.
You know you remember it. It was September 12, 2020. Louisiana made nationally ranked Iowa State look silly. Kansas State was a 13 point favorite at home, and the Red Wolves told the Wildcats to go eat Kibble. The final hatchet blow: Coastal Carolina leveled Kansas to signal the end of Les Miles. Sun Belt 3, Big XII 0.
Brilliant in its conception, mystifying in its execution! Synchronized swimming! Only a madman – a madman who is also a genius – would be willing to take part in this Theater of the Unsettling.
Last season, shortened and made stupid by COVID19, Red Wolves QB Layne Hatcher tossed for 2,058 yards, completed […]
Brands will find plenty of advertising value at Arkansas State, a program rife with secret stars and budding personalties. Because I’m completely insane, I will give a shortlist of potential spokespersons for absolutely free.
What the NIL means for student athletes is that they can earn money on their talent and fame. (Fine by me.) What the NIL means for the state’s media is that it can crown any student a King Money Maker of its choosing. (Not fine by me). With most of Arkansas’ media in the pocket of [NWA SCHOOL], it’s hard to see how this doesn’t create another unfair advantage for an athletic program already given all the advantages.
Other Guys are always more exciting than Current Guys because we know who the Current Guys are and no matter how best they might be, nothing is as best as the potential best of Other Guys.
Bottomline: Balado now has a team with as much talent as anyone in the Sun Belt. He has perimeter shooting, rebounds, big game experience and leadership on the floor. He doesn’t have a “back to the basket” big, but he’s not that concerned. In fact, I haven’t seen him this stoked for some time.