1. Just in case you didn't like Corbin Berkstresser enough already...
Kim Berkstresser got a text from her son Thursday afternoon.
Corbin Berkstresser, Missouri’s 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior quarterback, had performed well in limited duty during the Tigers’ scrimmage earlier in the day, throwing a 55-yard touchdown pass to Jake Brents.
But that’s not why he texted his mother.
"He said he blocked a punt," Kim said. "So he was really excited."
Corbin had busted through a wedge of blockers during Missouri’s special teams drills before the scrimmage started, swiping at freshman Corey Fatony’s foot and sending the ball wobbling off.
Corbin Berkstresser's mom, Kim, told me Corbin does the #Mizzou football workouts every day, then does Navy SEAL training for 2-3 hours.— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) August 22, 2015
Berkstresser also talks to Jimmy Costello, a former #Mizzou QB who is now an Army Ranger, for advice on transitioning to special forces.— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) August 22, 2015
Heard from sources that Berkstresser suggested Marvin Zanders move to No. 3 QB in spring. Quote from his mom: pic.twitter.com/ZQ3J4Wl1lv— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) August 22, 2015
And, to be fair, Corbin himself said he didn't have any input in that decision. I asked Eddie Printz, too, and he said, 'No comment.'— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) August 22, 2015
Moms don't lie, so...
2. Richaud Floyd and his family went through hell 10 years ago
Before Katrina, practices for the Gulfport youth football league the boys played in had already started. While they were in Jackson, Richaud Floyd asked his mother if the season was canceled.
The answer was no.
"Some of my coworkers … they canceled their football league because of the storm," said Larry Davis, the athletics coordinator for the Gulfport Department of Leisure Services. "I said, ‘I’m going to go ahead and do mine. To get people’s mind off the storm. Do something other than clean up."
First, Chase Daniel posted this...
...then Dave Steckel posted this.
And since it was pre-YouTube, all that exists from that game is this.
4. When Ben Askren retires from MMA...
...he could have himself a pretty good Travel Channel show, where he just travels around the world accepting dares.
5. Pretty creepy, Truman