With my 32-team Ultimate Franchise Player series now finally over, it is now time for the hard-core bracketology. After much deliberation and shuffling, here is my final 64-player field – including my 32 at-large selections..
It’s that time of year; time to start talking about the Heisman race.
We’ve now seen well over half of a season from all the NCAA football players in the nation, and we have some kind of idea who will be in the conversation between now and next month when the award is handed out.
Surreal in sports happens often on the field and in between the lines.
Recently, there was last year’s World Series Game 6, when one more out would have made the difference, or this past year’s Super Bowl rematch when it came down to a last play.
Also, the explosions of Tebow Mania and Linsanity had their surreal moments, as they led their teams to unlikely victories.
Record-setting moments like Usain Bolt in the 100 meters at the 2008 Olympics captured the public’s attention and created an aura of unbelievability, too.
Surreal is most bizarre, though, when not even a screenplay for a movie could have been written to match what actually happened.
Sometimes, what happens off the field seems to be more compelling than what happens on it…and the hardest to fathom.
Which of these surreal off-the-field stories over the last 25 years have most affected American culture and been the most difficult to accept?
This is the fourth post in Kurt’s epic quest to identify the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player. For an explanation of his methodology for choosing each franchise’s ultimate franchise player, and then how you and he will choose the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player from that list, click here.
To see all the category page for this series, of which there will be one for every franchise, click here.
We had gone to the birds in our first three installments of MSF’s Ultimate Franchise Player series, first anointing Mr. Cardinal, then Mr. Falcon and finally Mr. Raven.
Today, Midwest Sports Fans turns it up a few notches and proudly proclaims…