Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Rise of a Child

""And a child should lead them," that is the famous line. At Rutgers that is the case as, fresh off his first career start, true freshman Tom Savage has become an icon at the school. From people going nuts in the stadium when he entered the game against Cincy to his performance against Howard. Now fans are even going nuts on Facebook over the freshman from Philly.

Rutgers students have created The Savage Nation (The official Tom Savage Facebook Fanclub). All the description says is that "we are all witnesses.'' We are all witnesses to one of the greatest stories in Rutgers football. So far the group has approximately 80 members and will surely grown in the coming weeks.

I know that more groups are going to pop up, but the Savage Nation is the first and should be honored as such. As a season ticket holder, OTWT is endorsing Savage Nation as the only group to join.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Argentina's new hero and he does not play soccer

Around Argentina today, people are celebrating, not soccer, but tennis after Juan Martin del Potro defeated Roger Federer in an epic US Open final last night. For once the front pages of newspapers in Argentina were full of tennis stories and not stories about the miserable World Cup campaign that is ongoing.

Here is how some of the papers in Argentina covered the action from the US Open Final:

La Nacion
El Territorio

The Great Gus

Who else could bring the pain like Gus Johnson. Johnson made the ending of the Bronco's Bengals game sound like the greatest thing in the world. Johnson is no stranger to greatness.

In honor of his call, here is some Classic NCAA Tournament Gus (remix).

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Cover Story: NFL Opening Sunday

So the NFL season is here and there were a bunch of stories after the first week. Here are how some of the papers covered the first Sunday of the season.

Green Bay Press Gazette
The Dallas Morning News
The Intelligencer (Pa)
Philadelphia Daily News
Metro (NY)
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Detroit News
The Baltimore Sun
The Times Picayune (La)
The Indianapolis Star
The Chicago Tribune
The Miami Herald
The Examiner (Washington DC)

The Denver Post
San Francisco Chronicle

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Professional Tailgating: It's a Savage Life

So the OTWT Tailgating crew return the scene of the crime, Rutgers, for their game against Howard on yesterday. But the day was about more then the game it was the first career start of true freshman Tom Savage. Here are some of the sights and sounds of the day. Savage played well and Rutgers beat Howard.

Wow there is a difference in the amount of cars in the parking lot from the week before

This little Knight is looking for a name please help him
Last week we did not have time to found the cannon in the new section of the stadium, this week it was a different story, not a big fan of the new location The new TV screen is simply amazing.
This youngster is jumping on the Mohamed Sanu bandwagon really early. I think that I might want to get on the bandwagon. He going to be the next Kenny Britt. Tom Savage warms up before his first career start and he looked great

You never want to see this

I was looking for photos of Stephen Strasburg and came across the above photo of Mark Prior, Strasburg, and Kris Benson all together. I hope this is the last association the three of them have and Strasburg's career is not hit with injuries like the other two.