Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bullish On Dalyn

Emory Hunt of does a pretty thorough analysis of the pro potential of Dartmouth quarterback Dalyn Williams, calling him the best "deep-ball" thrower available in this  year's draft.

But that's not all. Hunt has Williams slated as the No. 2 overall quarterback in the draft and it would seem he's suggesting he could be a second-round draft pick. Like a lot of people he compares Williams to Russell Wilson, although in this case it's Russell Wilson when he was playing at North Carolina State.

Green Alert Take: Hunt always does a very nice job with his videos and seems to know his stuff. With absolutely no intent to demean his work or the talent and accomplishments of Dalyn Williams, I'd have to say Hunt is way out on an island on this one. He did say he saw Williams against Cornell in person and Williams does have Louisiana ties like Hunt, so maybe that played into his perception. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

The largest student-run philanthropy in the world, the 46-hour Penn State Dance Marathon, better known as Thon, raised more than $13.3 million last year to "enhance the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer." Thon started in 1977 and has since raised more than $127 million to support the Four Diamonds fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Among the many athletes who took the stage to help entertain the dancers on the floor (who are not allowed to sleep or even sit) and the thousands of onlookers who wait hours to be shoehorned into the cavernous Bryce Jordan Center, was the group of football players in the video above.

The dancers took to the floor Friday at 6 p.m. and the amount raised this year will be revealed at the end of Thon at 4 p.m.

Hey, it's a Sunday and you've got the time. Watch at least the start of "Why We Dance: The Story of Thon," and be prepared to shed some tears.

Green Alert Take: When That Certain Dartmouth '14 was running for student body president she talked about trying to introduce some kind of initiative to bring the diverse populations on the Hanover Plain together the way Thon brings all of Penn State together for one important cause. It would have been a good thing. Penn State could win the national championship in football and I wouldn't be any more proud of calling myself a Penn Stater than I am this weekend.