Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

First reference: Todd Helton

In which we find a SI article that mentions the man that would become the greatest player in Rockies history, the man who would become a four-time NFL MVP, and the man who would be the Representative of North Carolina’s 11th district.

“College Football: Cast Change” (September 12, 1994)

The plot thickened 3 minutes into the game, when starting quarterback Jerry Colquitt tore ligaments in his left knee, putting him out for perhaps the rest of the season. Colquitt, a fifth-year senior, had served patiently as Shuler’s understudy for the last two seasons and had won the starting job with a stellar preseason. With Colquitt down, junior Todd Helton came on in relief, a familiar role for the fireballing closer on the school’s baseball team. Still, Helton said after the game, “being thrown in there like that was a little more than I bargained for.” He looked ragged running three fruitless series and was replaced by ballyhooed freshman Peyton Manning late in the second quarter.

Gamingboy Posted: May 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. kthejoker Posted: May 11, 2011 at 02:29 PM (#3824198)
   2. steagles Posted: May 11, 2011 at 03:05 PM (#3824251)
that's a pretty awesome excerpt.
   3. Moloka'i Three-Finger Brown (Declino DeShields) Posted: May 11, 2011 at 03:16 PM (#3824263)
I remember reading this article, and I seem to remember watching this game. However, I may be confusing having read this article with actually having seen the game.

I also remember thinking at the time that Branndon Stewart spelled his name very funny -- and then have no recollection of him until four years later, when he led Texas A&M to a bizarro upset over Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game (ruining K-State's chance to play in the first BCS title game).
   4. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: May 11, 2011 at 03:16 PM (#3824264)
Also in the article:
This Saturday, Miami visits Arizona Stale, where the Hurricanes will be seeking to end a streak: They've lost their last three games at Sun Devil Stadium.
Mission accomplished - Hurricanes 47, Sun Devils 10.

That ASU squad remains the worst since the school joined the Pac-10 in 1978.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Kiko Sakata
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogDealing or dueling – what’s a manager to do? | MGL on Baseball
(65 - 5:23pm, Oct 24)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(3692 - 5:23pm, Oct 24)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(376 - 5:23pm, Oct 24)
Last: Merton Muffley

NewsblogBuster Olney on Twitter: "Sources: Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately."
(59 - 5:15pm, Oct 24)
Last: Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman

NewsblogCurt Schilling not hiding his scars - ESPN Boston
(14 - 5:08pm, Oct 24)
Last: Merton Muffley

NewsblogDid Adam Dunn Ruin Baseball? – The Hardball Times
(61 - 5:07pm, Oct 24)
Last: zenbitz

Newsblog2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 3 OMNICHATTER
(29 - 5:00pm, Oct 24)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogJohn McGrath: The Giants have become the Yankees — obnoxious | The News Tribune
(1 - 4:56pm, Oct 24)
Last: AT-AT at bat@AT&T

NewsblogHow top World Series players ranked as prospects. | SportsonEarth.com : Jim Callis Article
(13 - 4:55pm, Oct 24)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

Newsblog9 reasons Hunter Pence is the most interesting man in the World (Series) | For The Win
(14 - 3:13pm, Oct 24)
Last: zenbitz

NewsblogWall Street didn't kill sabermetrics - Beyond the Box Score
(5 - 2:36pm, Oct 24)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogBeaneball | Gold Gloves and Coco Crisp's Terrible 2014 Defense
(1 - 2:19pm, Oct 24)
Last: RMc is a fine piece of cheese

NewsblogGleeman: Royals may bench Norichika Aoki for Game 3
(24 - 2:10pm, Oct 24)
Last: Roger McDowell spit on me!

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(914 - 1:52pm, Oct 24)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogPittsburgh Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow captures Starting Pitcher MiLBY Award | MiLB.com
(1 - 1:33pm, Oct 24)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

Page rendered in 0.1471 seconds
53 querie(s) executed