Guest MMBB: Austen Lane On The Struggle To Succeed On- And- Off The Field from Sports Illustrated
When Peter King asked me to fill in on MMQB, I immediately accepted the offer. What better ammo for my grandma to brag to all the ladies at the laundromat than the fact that her grandson was writing for Sports Illustrated?
While most of you reading probably have no idea who I am, it's refreshing to see Peter did his homework and selected someone with such a prestigious writing background. A few of my accomplishments include:
- 3 1/2 years as a journalism/mass communication major at the former public ivy league institution known as Murray State University.
- Author of the participation-ribbon-winning "Why I Want To Be An Astronaut" at a grade school essay contest.
- Author of an apology letter to my neighbor for breaking her window while playing Power Rangers when I was 8.
- Watched half of theDead Poets Societybefore falling asleep.
As you can see, my résumé speaks for itself.
Franchise System Flaws Exposed from ESPN
July 15 is the final day of the calendar year in which a franchised player can sign a contract extension. Denver's Ryan Clady and Kansas City's Branden Albert were both given the franchise tag. Thus, if neither player signs an extension in the next eight days, neither can sign a new deal until after the season is over.
The Top 17 AFC Characters In National Football League History from The Washington Times
Kansas City Chiefs: Hank Stram. The modern NFL began with NFL films showing Stram saying "keep matriculating the ball down the field Lenny (Dawson).
Notre Dame Football: Burgmeier Dies At 57 from The South Bend Tribune
A native of East Dubuque, Iowa, Burgmeier was a four-sport athlete at Wahlert (Iowa) High School. He graduated Notre Dame in 1978 and was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the NFL draft. He then played one season in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs.