ROLL PRIDE: Aggie baseball struggled at times this weekend against the Tide and came through the weekend actually being outscored 11-10. But they still came out with the series win. Baseball is a crazy game. It's kind of like that Patton quote "give me an army of West Point graduates and I probably couldn't manage a series win in baseball if the run differential was in the other team's favor like I could with the Aggies something something." No, it's on a t-shirt so it's definitely a legitimate quote. Full recap is on the way. Watch out for towels full of shaving cream.
ROLL TIED: It doesn't get anymore Aggie than this: a pair of Texas A&M grads on the PGA tour. An event only a few short hours from College Station. What do they do? They selflessly tie each other for fourth place so that both individuals may bask in the glory of what the Aggie Spirit means: sharing the spotlight with your fellow Aggie if given the opportunity. Go ahead, grab some Kleenex and take a break if needed.
ROLL PUNTS: The NFL Draft is just around the corner, which means a full week of obnoxious analysis obliterating your devices and sanity. But CBS actually delves into relevant and interesting waters here: which school is the real Punter U? You may balk at first at the fifth-place ranking, but keep in mind we've just had one guy carrying the torch for the past 15 years or so. Once Kaser gets into the league their combined forces will be unstoppable. Punters play until they're like 47, so Lechler still has a few seasons probably.
ROLL DAMN...BROWNS? It's the off-season. Drew Kaser's ready for the NFL. He's been ready. He's apparently been ready since high school, too.
Drew Kaser begged for permission to answer his cellphone six years ago in study hall at Walsh Jesuit High School because it’s not an everyday occurrence when a prep football player receives a call from a legendary member of the Browns.
“I told my study hall proctor, ‘Hey, look, can I take this phone call?’ And he looked at me like, ‘Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me, right?’ ” Kaser recalled in a recent phone interview. “I was like, ‘It’s Josh Cribbs,’ and he’s like, ‘No, it’s not.’
“I’m like, ‘I swear it’s Josh Cribbs.’ He’s like, ‘You know what? Answer it and put it on speaker phone.’ So I answered the call and put him on speaker phone, and I said, ‘Hey, Josh.’ He was like, ‘Hey, what’s up, man?’ And my proctor’s eyes just widened like, ‘Holy crap. He was telling me the truth.’ ”
Cribbs called to ask Kaser if he wanted to meet at Browns headquarters later that day for a workout. Of course, Kaser obliged by grabbing his belongings and driving to Berea, where he would routinely punt to the former three-time Pro Bowl return specialist.
“Not your typical high school stuff,” Kaser said.
Good luck, Kaze.