Video: Trent Richardson Playing Pickup Football

What’s it like to play pickup football with Trent Richardson?

Now you know.
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This week’s HSAGW (High School Announcers Gone Wild) video comes to us from Batesville, Arkansas, and features Ronald Richardson and Jasson (with two s’s) Sturgeon.

In the video we get the garden variety oxygen-gasping, but Sturgeon breaks off a line that has officially frozen time, in memoriam. After a late Batesville touchdown, Sturgeon emits the […]


Video: Cal-Stanford Finish For KY High Schools

Friday Louisville-area high schools Butler and Pleasure Ridge Park played to a finish reminiscent of what some think is the most famous football play of all time.

(Top: Pleasure Ridge coach, players thought ref whistled Butler player down)
Using a series of laterals much like California did to defeat Stanford on the final play of the […]


Video: Peewee Coach Lands Nuclear Sucker Punch

Like you, I was just thinking that it’d been too long since a parents-and-players brawl broke out on video at a Houston-area pee wee football game, so I’m happy to report that the good folks in Pearland, Texas, obliged two weeks ago.

(Victim uninjured. Cowardly cheap shot artist somehow uncharged.)
Kristi Nix of the PEARLAND (TX) […]


Handshake Line: HS Player Groped Cheerleaders?

The DOTHAN (AL) EAGLE and WTVY-TV in Dothan report this week that a local high school football player has been slapped with four misdemeanor harassment charges after he allegedly groped four cheerleaders after a game on Sept. 17.

(Accused on Myspace: “I take my shirt off watch all the gurls go crazy”)
18-year-old Sandarius Reed of Elba […]


CFL Edmonton Eskimos Hire Sex Offender As GM

On January 8, then-General Manager Eric Tillman of the Canadian Football League Saskatchewan Roughriders quit his job despite a stellar season for the team on the field. Tillman stepped down because four days earlier he had plead guilty to the sexual assault of a 16-year-old babysitter.

(Tillman pleaded guilty to sexual assault in January)
Yesterday, after […]


Messiah Died For High School Line Judge’s Sins?

Monday Cleveland-Glenville High School defeated Dwyer (FL) High School in the Kirk Herbstreit Classic at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

The game was marred by a controversial conclusion that saw what appeared to be a last-second, game-winning Dwyer touchdown go for naught. Instead, Glenville claimed a 26-22 victory in front of a national television audience.

In the aftermath […]


Featured Coaches Lash Out On-Record At ESPN

Joe Davidson of the SACRAMENTO BEE reports the negative reaction from coaches, school officials and media over ESPN’s methods of covering a local high school game Friday night.

Coaches said the sports network barged into Folsom this week, flexed its biceps and took control of seemingly every working detail of the Folsom-Grant encounter, turning a lot […]


Andre Rison Now High School Head Football Coach

Patrick Hayes of the FLINT (MI) JOURNAL previews the prospects of the local Northwestern High School football team by focusing on the squad’s new head coach: Former NFL star and Northwestern alum Andre Rison.

Rison was hired last February, beating out 13 other applicants for the job, despite local media concern about his criminal background.
Laura Angus […]


UFL: Brought To You By Acute Intestinal Distress

Apparently the UFL is still in business:

Reminds me, can you still supersize Cheerwine with the six-piece Popeye’s cajun gizzard combo?