We’ve all heard the term diamond in the rough. Is it overused? Perhaps but I feel it is appropriate in this case. West Covina is hardly anyone’s powerhouse in Southern California football. Over the last five seasons, they have managed just two above .500 and last year they were a mere 1-9. However, as is this case all across the nation, not so hot programs will have undiscovered talent. Victor Flores may be one of those talents.
The NCAA announced their revenues last week and all hell broke loose. $1.1 billion is a huge number. It’s an emotion evoking number. Billion is a word that absolutely raises eyebrows. A billion anything makes you turn your head. I hope I’m dead and gone by the time that number becomes ho hum to society. So with that, the number $1.1 billion was a glass of ice water in everyone’s face especially the “athletes need to be paid advocacy groups”.
Over the next few months the NFL draft will take center stage as players head to Indianapolis for the combine and continue preparations for the actual draft at the end of April. For many college football seniors and even some early draft entires, the NFL won’t be an immediate possibility but some can find a home in the Canadian Football League aka CFL. Here are five major differences between the NFL and CFL.
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Signing Day was last Wednesday. It was a joyous occasion for 100’s of high school football players as they ended their recruiting process by putting pen to paper bonding themselves to universities all across the country. Not everyone who signed last week was happy. Some student athletes signed on the dotted line to schools that they really didn’t want to go to but felt like they had to. This article today is for them.
It’s that time of year. Some call it the offseason, a bunch of others call it camp season. Recruiting camps as some call them will be plentiful and consistent over the next few months. Some will make very bold promises about their ability to bring you recruiting exposure. Other camps will be expected to perform that task whether it is true or not. Who knows who coined these camps by the phrase “recruiting camp” but whether or not they will get you recruited depends on your approach and what you expect going into them.
When I was a kid growing up, we had something known as Cracker Jacks. Cracker Jacks was a box full of candied popcorn that was very tasty. The candied treat was only part of the allure of Cracker Jacks. What really drew people to the treat was what was inside. Inside the Cracker Jack box was a prize. It could be a tattoo, a magnifying glass or any other assortment of bite size toys to occupy an adolescent mind for hours (it was a simpler time then). That toy was everything and so that Cracker Jack box was important.