September 17

PCP: (Hesiman) Election ’08

first_imgMason:Bear with me while I throw some numbers at you.3,147. 28. 8-0.Can’t figure out what they mean? Those are Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell’s passing yards, touchdowns, and the Red Raiders’ record (in that order, of course).Absolutely ridiculous.Harrell has proven himself as, statistically, the best quarterback in college football. He’s thrown for almost 400 yards more than the next highest challenger — Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, who has played the same number of games as Harrell (though Bradford has him bested in the touchdown department by one, but both trail David Johnson of Tulsa’s 32).His interceptions have also dropped dramatically from a year ago — just five so far this season compared to 14 a year ago. He’s also been sacked a mere three times, which doesn’t necessarily reflect on him, but it shows he’s getting the ball to his receivers quickly.But that aforementioned unbeaten record has Texas Tech at No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Red Raiders are one of four top 10 teams without a blemish on their record and are eyeing up a BCS bowl bid.But wait, you say. What tough teams have Harrell and the Raiders beaten? True, their only win against a ranked opponent came this past weekend against then-No. 23 Kansas. You can’t fault Harrell, however, for the schedule. All the man does is throw for five scores against both the Jayhawks (to go along with 386 yards through the air) and Texas A&M (oh, and he posted 450 yards passing in that game). I know a certain Badger team that wouldn’t mind having those numbers.Tebow? Te-boo. McCoy? More like McBoy. Moreno? Know-way! Harrell for Heisman!Zetlin:OK Count Dracula, you want to play numbers games? Fine, feast on these:360.242.It’s funny you pick Harrell for Heisman because the real trophy winner will be standing across the field from him on Saturday. Oh, and he’s 8-0, too, just so you know.As for those numbers? The first would be Harrell’s total attempts this season; the second is Colt McCoy’s total. Get it?Of course you’re going to have higher totals when you throw the ball 78 more times! Want some more?71.1.81.8.Harrell’s completion percentage versus McCoy’s. 81.8 percent, Mason! Against Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Missouri (I know they have no defense, but the other two are legit).Not only is McCoy the best player on the best team in college football (the Texas Longhorns, for those of you who don’t know), but he’s the best player, period: a sure-thing recipe to bring home the Heisman.But I’ll be fair with you, Mase, because I like Harrell too. If the Red Raiders win on Saturday, I’ll concede this PCP immediately. Too bad they don’t stand a chance. Get ready for Tech to get trounced!The crazy part is, Texas head coach Mack Brown said earlier this season the Horns were going to be better next year. Plus, McCoy already said he’ll be staying for his senior campaign. Scary.Colt McBoy? More like Colt McJoy, when he’ll have one leg up and one arm out come December.last_img read more

January 11

Hetmyer geared for full season with Guyana Amazon Warriors

first_imgHero CPL 2018 By Clifton RossIn-form batsman Shimron Hetmyer said he’s looking forward to a full season of playing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), adding that he strong believes his team can finally bring home the spoils.During an exclusive with Guyana Times Sport on Saturday, the West Indies left-hander; fresh off a hundred at home a few days ago said he was eyeing a full CPL season this year after having previous season’s cut short due to international commitments.“It’s been hard work for me I was here a few years ago I only got to play one game because I had West Indies duties in England. Like it said it has been hard work this year will be a full season so I will take it one step at a time and see how it goes”. Hetmyer explained.With some new faces in the side, coupled with a few familiar ones, Hetmyer believed that the hunger and desire to finally capture the elusive title will help the players tap into their A- Game, adding that the experienced guys will also need to play bigger roles.“I think we have a very good makeup cause it’s a bunch of guys balanced with youth and experience it’s always good to have in the team. Even with the guys who are not too experienced they are playing for franchise around the world, they share wisdom and work with us”.He continue, “This year we have a very good chance to taking it to the end this year, to take the trophy but we have to take it one game at a time and process by process and see how it goes for us”. He added.After pummelling the Bangladeshis in the second ODI for his 125, the highest by a Guyanese and West Indian at Providence, the former Windies U19 World Cup winning skipper said he was not fazed by his purple-patch but is instead working harder going forward.He however did admit that he was happy about his current form and is happy to have performed well at home; especially with the Warriors playing 7 games in total this year at home. “Form is very important, yes I did get a few score here the other day with the West Indies but I can’t get too complacent because that was the past I you have to look ahead to the future now”.Concluding his interview, the Windies batsman said winning this year will call for a lot of hard-work and courage from the players but he’s confident that winning the title for the first time is a possibility this year.“We have a few games here before we move into a next country, so I’m just trying to get as much at home where you’re most comfortable and know the soil. We just need to know that batting first we have to set a good total or we have to chase whatever the team posts”. Hetmyer ended.last_img read more