Sunday, January 28, 2018

Homeward Bound?

To read a story I freelanced on Ryder Stone CLICK HERE.
Ryder Stone, the versatile Dartmouth tailback who earned All-Ivy League honorable mention honors this fall after running for 675 yards and four touchdowns, catching 20 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown and returning five kickoffs for 19.4 yards per, has earned an invitation to the Canadian Football League National Combine.

The Combine is set for March 25-27 in Winnipeg. (LINK)

Stone was born in Texas but was raised in his mother's native Canada. Although a "true" senior, he completed his academic requirements in fall term and is spending the winter in Hanover training for the Combine, which will feature testing in a theater before 1,000 fans.
Two other Ivy League pro hopefuls had their chance on the national stage yesterday. Brown defensive end Dewey Jarvis made four tackles in the Senior Bowl and Penn wide receiver Justin Watson caught one pass for 34 yards.
Click one Geekwire LINK and you can see an article featuring a photo of Bill Gates playing doubles with Roger Federer and Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens with classmate John Currier ;-)

As you might have guessed, the link takes you to a posting regarding the Mobile Virtual Player. Speaking of which, the New Zealand Herald has a story under the headline: Watch: The amazing new invention revolutionising the way rugby players train.

The last line of the story:
The MVP, that retails for just over US$800 ($1,086), has also been taken up by club sides in the States.
Oops. Seems the folks Down Under left off a zero. The retail is actually just over $8,000.