Happy Hump Day, friends and fans!
Oklahoma Sooners QB Spencer Rattler has shown the ability to make all the conventional throws on a football field, but lately — in a manner similar to Patrick Mahomes — he’s putting his unique talent for making some rather incredible passes on display. The no-look pass? Yep, he’s perfected it.
From Spencer Rattler's latest Instagram Story.— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) January 6, 2020
Rattler working on his no-look jump pass and also throws a 71-yard deep ball.
️➡️ https://t.co/K7zsIq0Nwn#OUDNA | #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/WHIhOTp99E
Now check out this behind-the-back toss dropped right on the money.
It’s trick throws like this that help show Rattler’s personality on and off the field. There’s no question he’s as talented as they come, but he’s also not afraid to have fun in a day and age it’s easy to lose that side of the game.
Year of the Rattler is off to a fun start! Can’t wait to see what he does next.
Now onto today’s Hot Links! Landry Jones suffers a setback, Hollywood Brown plays in the snow, Tom Brady’s not done yet and more!
- Tonight, Lon Kruger and his crew will attempt to go 2-0 to start Big 12 play, but in order to do so, Oklahoma will have to steal a road win against its Red River enemy — Texas. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT and can be seen on ESPN2.
- Speaking of Sooner Hoops, the Norman Transcript’s Joe Buettner explored the need for Oklahoma to find more consistent production from its guards spots. Players like Jamal Bieniemy, Alondes Williams and De’Vion Harmon have shown flashes this season, but now that Big 12 play has started, the importance of their contributions increases.
- OU Insider’s RJ Young wrote about how Jalen Hurts and CeeDee Lamb’s time at Oklahoma will propel a more prosperous era of Sooner Football.
- Dallas Morning News’ Spenser Davis detailed three reasons why he believes OU could be a better football team in 2020 compared to this past season.
- Landry Jones is currently at camp with the XFL’s Dallas Renegades and recently sustained a left knee injury that will sideline him for the next four to six weeks. The season kicks off on Feb. 9.
- Marquise Brown is a long way from Hollywood, Florida playing for the Baltimore Ravens. Check out the rookie receiver having a ball of a time in the snow. Don’t slip, Hollywood!
Ravens WR Marquise Brown (snow) is expected to play Saturday. pic.twitter.com/tKT1h6gt4H— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) January 7, 2020
Around the Sports World
- Los Angeles Lakers super star Anthony Davis came down hard on his tailbone against the New York Knicks in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game. AD was helped off the court and did not return.
- Tom Brady’s 20th NFL season didn’t end the way many thought it would for the New England Patriots after getting bounced in the Wild Card round by Tennessee. On Wednesday morning, the 42-year-old six-time Super Bowl champ said he still has more to prove. I have to respect the pure competitor within him, but I strongly disagree that he has anything left to prove.
- The 2020 NFL Playoffs are in full swing, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to look ahead and predict which teams that weren’t part of the postseason fun this season could throw their name in the hat this time next year.
- I’ll admit, I only watch cricket highlights and never the full games, but this is one of the most entertaining cricket clips I’ve seen. Man, that’s painful.
The perfect storm of being hit in the knackers while wearing a microphone. Tears of pain, tears of laughter. Well played Liam. SOUND ON. pic.twitter.com/MWdVOVArXH— Mark Chapman (@markchapman) January 7, 2020
- Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs came from being homeless with his father and siblings for a period of time before ultimately being drafted in the first round last April. Now he’s come full circle in his journey as he recently bought his father a brand new home. This is amazing content from an amazing family.
Stick to Sports!
- Actor Chris Hemsworth has pledged to donate $1 million out of his own pocket towards the relief fund for battling the massive wildfires throughout his home of Australia. The man audiences have grown to know as ‘Thor’ in several blockbuster films such as ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is joining numerous other celebrities in not only raising awareness for the devastation that has swept across the Australian forests and outback, but also by putting his dollars where it’s needed most. Check the link for more ways you, too, can lend your own support to this worldly cause.
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