Friday, August 28, 2015

No. 2 Is No. 1

With the start of the preseason the Dartmouth football office has released its No. 1 play of the 2014 season video and it's a terrific choice.

The top highlight is Ryan McManus' 60-yard punt return for a touchdown at the Yale Bowl last year. Not only was it the only Ivy League punt return for a touchdown a year ago, but Ryan was escorted the last few yards by his brother, Danny, and their high school teammate at St. Thomas Academy, Paddy Clancy. It was one of two touchdowns McManus scored (the other came on a 30-yard pass) in the Big Green's 38-31 victory.

A case can be made that McManus' return changed the complexion of a game to that to that point had been almost all in Yale's favor. Enjoy!

The 2015 Ivy League football media guide is now available HERE. While you won't find much information on current players in the league it's a wealth of statistical history of the Ivy League.
WMUR TV has a short report on Dartmouth's robotic tackling dummy that features a few comments from former defensive tackle Elliot Kastner, the engineering graduate and one of the creators of the MVP. Here's the report:

In addition to the dozens and dozens of local papers that have picked up the Associated Press story on the MVP, it also has appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post.
BGA Premium had a look at a key position change last night and will consider a novel aspect of preseason practice at Dartmouth tonight.
And finally, I'm working on rebuilding the email alert list for those of you who selected the BGA option that includes up to three alerts to go out as soon as each day's story is posted. Some of you have sent along handwritten addresses that, to be honest, can be a little hard to decipher. Some have included addresses in notes embedded in PayPal that are way too easy to miss. Some emailed addresses a while back that I managed to overlook . . . and that's on me. And some have appeared to choose the alert option and haven't shared any addresses.

What I'm hoping you will do to make building the list easier it to send the addresses along again by clicking on the link below and typing them in, one to a line. That will allow me to cut and paste them into one file. Thanks!

One more thing. Please make sure all three people who you include actually want an email from me every day from now until Thanksgiving. I always hear from a few who very nicely ask me to stop filling their in box ;-)

The alerts will start going out tonight.

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