Notre Dame lost out on QB Bubba Starling last week when he pulled a bit of a surprise and decided to commit to Nebraska. Part of the reason why Starling committed to Nebraska despite being a heavy lean to Notre Dame was because of his elite baseball status as a prospect and the fact that Notre Dame currently doesn't have a head baseball coach. What looked like a big loss for the Notre Dame football program could become a blessing with the opening of a spot now available for Tampa's Plant High School rising senior Phillip Ely.
Ely is a 4 star QB who replaced now Georgia Bulldogs starter Aaron Murray during his sophomore season when Murray went down with injury. Not a big kid (6'1 186) Ely relies on a quick release to avoid the pass rush and appears to read defenses extremely well. He is being heavily recruited by the likes of LSU, Clemson, and Arizona State. On Tuesday he drove up to South Bend along with his coach to work out for Notre Dame coaches. As you know the drive from Tampa to upstate Indiana isn't very close and this is a great sign that if his workout/tryout goes well that Notre Dame will be picking up the commitment from Ely.
Dayne Crist has three years of eligibility left and will most certainly be the starter in 2010 and 2011. The 5 star QB from California has the tools to be a high draft pick after 2011 and in all likelihood won't come back in 2012 unless he can get into grad school (you can only get a 5th year of eligibility at ND if you qualify for graduate school). The program has 3 freshman this season in Andrew Hendrix, Luke Massa and Tommy Rees who will all compete with Ely to be Crist's replacement if in fact Ely does decide on Notre Dame. Ely looks like a great fit for Brian Kelly's spread offense and has the athleticism to thrive. He also is a proven winner by leading Plant HS to the 5-A State Championships last season, no easy feat in the talent-rich state of Florida.
In conclusion: I want Ely.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Lingerie model Larissa Riquelme is a huge fan of her native Paraguay and has gone on record stating she will strip down naked and run through the streets of my dreams if they win the World Cup. Take a wild guess who just became Paraguay's #1 fan. Yep, this guy. The 24 year old model has been photographed numerous times cheering on Paraguay with her cell phone nestling oh so gently between her enormous personality. That Yankees fan could learn something from her.
Here are some more photos of Larissa displaying her "passion" for Paraguay...
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 11:04 AM
Just when you think Michael Vick might have turned the corner and actually tried to be a decent human being by surrounding himself with good people with the best intentions for him comes this story about a "Birthday Party shooting" from last week. I don't know about you but I have never equated birthday party with gun shot victim but hey, that's just me. I didn't post anything last week about the incident because Vick's lawyer claimed his client left way before the shooting ever happened with the victim of the shooting being none other than Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in the dogfighting case. It seemed fishy and now it gets even more interesting...
An unidentified eyewitness told the newspaper that shooting victim Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in the Vick dogfighting case, tapped or slapped on the hand of Vick’s fiancee, Kijafa Frink, as she fed Vick cake. He said little cake touched Vick’s face, but words were exchanged.
So basically Quanis got shot because he might have disrespected Vick's fiance. Not only was Vick dumb enough to throw a birthday party near his hometown of Virginia Beach but he also managed to bring along his thug buddies just in case someone "disrespected" him. Vick is so fucking dumb I wouldn't be shocked one bit to hear he actually pulled the trigger. I'm starting to think he has just taken one too many hits to the head or is mentally challenged. Seriously.
Just think about it for a second. If you have to worry about being shot at during a birthday party then you are either hanging out in the wrong neighborhood and/or with the wrong people. Vick has yet to realize anything. He has money but is too dimwitted to surround himself with people who don't break the law. The guy is a convicted felon. To each their own?
STORY HT: The Big Lead
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 10:43 AM
BarStoolSports has this video footage of some jackass Yankees fan yapping away on his cell phone instead of actually paying attention to the baseball game. This kind of shit happens in every ball park but what doesn't happen is a straight kisser to the face with a camera right on you for everybody to mock and laugh. I can only imagine how the conversation on the phone went: "Yeah, I got these fucking awesome tickets, I can see Jetah's ass. It's so fucking perfect I can smell it. It smells like 27 Championships! SMACK! I gotta go."
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 9:33 AM