It has been a while since I put out a King’s Court and so I decided it was time to bring it back on a weekly basis. King’s Court allows me to express my views and opinions on what’s going on in the world of sports. If you are reading this, I thank you and appreciate you. Without further ado, the King’s Court is now open.
Early Heisman Favorite
The 2014 college football season is officially a week in the books, so of course it’s time to talk about early Heisman candidates. In my opinion, Georgia running back Todd Gurley is the leading candidate after the first week of the season. Gurley led the Bulldogs to a 45-21 over then 16 Clemson. He rushed 15 times for 198 yards (13.2 yards-per-carry) with three touchdowns and returned a kickoff 100 yards for another touchdown. If the junior tailback can stay healthy all season long, Georgia will be in good position to make the college football playoffs and make a run at the national championship.
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Future Looks Bright for the Cubs
The Chicago Cubs have seen brighter days in years past, but the future is looking promising. This is due in large part to three extremely talented young guys, 21-year-old second baseman Javier Baez, 22-year-old outfielder Jorge Soler, and 22-year-old center fielder Arismendy Alcantara. Baez started his career off in blazing fashion. Baez was called up on August 5 and in his debut, he hit the game winning home run in the top of the 12th inning against the Colorado Rockies. In his third game, he belted two more homers. Baez also became only the second second baseman in the past 100 years to hit five homers in his first 14 games. Soler has had a much smaller sample size, appearing in just six games, but has showed signs of encouragement for Cubs fans. Soler has launched three balls over the fence, to go along with 10 RBIs, and is hitting .500 (11-22). Alcantara has played in 51 games and has hit .216 with eight homers and 21 RBIs. These three young studs will look to anchor this franchise to greener pastures in the coming years.
College Football Play of the Week
Each week on King’s Court, I will give you my college football play of the week. This week we head to Nebraska where wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp made a sensational behind-the-back catch on the sideline. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong, Jr, underthrew Westerkamp and after the ball was nearly picked off, Westerkamp kept his concentration, caught the ball behind his back, and was able to keep his feet inbounds. This s already a candidate for catch of the year in college football. You can check out the catch in the link below:
(Video courtesy of ESPN.com)
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