One final podcast before the first games are played
Happy college football day everybody! Today the 2012 college football season officially kicks off and we all deserve to sit back, relax and enjoy some college football action tonight. We talked a little bit about the South CArolina-Vanderbilt game and some other notable SEC games taking place in yesterday’s podcast with Barrett Sallee. Today we take a quick look at the Big 12 with Greg Swaim.
The Big 12 does not have any real notable games on the week one schedule but there is plenty to discuss with this conference heading in to the 2012 season. Nevertheless, it is a fun conference and there should be some fantastic games to pay attention to as we go through the schedule.
Some of the topics we discussed in this episode include:
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The man’s skills still amaze
Today is the birthday of one Barry Sanders, to this day one of the greatest, if not the greatest, running backs in football history. Before he went on to play his entire NFL career with the Detroit Lions, Sanders was lighting up the playing grounds in the old Big Eight Conference so much he was an easy choice to win the 1988 Heisman Trophy.
I did not watch Sanders when he was in college so I can only go by what others who did have to say and back up what I hear by watching clips on YouTube.
One thing I can say though is that even years after he has retired and been inducted in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Barry Sanders still carries some clout in the football universe. A younger generation of football fan still knows who Barry Sanders is, perhaps in part because of YouTube. Sanders is also the featured co-cover athlete on this year’s release of NCAA Football 13. Sanders was voted by the fans and gamers on to the cover to join last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. To be featured on the cover shows that people still love Sanders. And what about these shoes?
He remains one of my favorite players in football history, and today we say happy birthday.
Speaking of the old Big Eight, this week is Big 12 Preview Week on Crystal Ball Run. Be sure to see what we have lined up for you this week, beginning with a look back on the Big 12′s history.
Barry Sanders Nike Lunar TR1 ‘EA NCAA Football 13′
NCAA Football 13 was released earlier this week and to mark the occasion Nike has put together a special shoe honoring one of the cover athletes, Barry Sanders. Yes, these Oklahoma State orange kicks feature an image of Barry Sanders on the inside of the right shoe and the NCAA Football 13 title on the left.
This is a unique form of cross promotion and I suppose there will be some hardcore collectors of video games and Nike sneakers looking to score a pair when available. But would you wear them? Afterall, over time the graphics on the inside of the shoe will wear down. Maybe, in this case it is what is on the outside that matters most.
Now, can we get these shoes in the game itself?
HT: The Nike Blog
Barry Sanders wins vote for legendary cover athlete
So there you have it! This year’s cover for the NCAA Football franchise will feature the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner, Baylor’s Robert Griffin III, and former Oklahoma State running back Heisman winner Barry Sanders. Sanders was voted the winning player among an assortment of past Heisman winners to appear alongside RG3. The 1988 Heisman Trophy winning running back went on to have one of the best professional careers in the NFL. If Griffin III has half the success Sanders did, he will be just fine in the NFL.
You can pre-order your copy of NCAA Football 13 for $59.99 for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Meanwhile I am ready to resume my dynasty mode as Temple offensive coordinator as the Owls are in year four of their new Big East era.