Happy Friday! It's a busy weekend, let’s get to it.
- Nathan and Blake
In today's Sprint:
🎓 New way to provide for walk-ons.
⚾️ The Field of Dreams lives up to the hype.
⚽️ The Premier League is back.
Trivia:Who won the Premier League’s Golden Boot (most goals) last season?
*Answer at the bottom
WATER COOLER TALK
⚽️ After a successful summer, where they won two CONCACAF championships, the US men’s national team ranked in the top 10 in FIFA’s world rankings for the first time since the 2006 World Cup. Soccer country?
🎓 A local Salt Lake City company, Built Bar, sponsored every BYU football walk-on. Each player will receive payment equivalent to the cost of tuition in exchange for marketing appearances and content.
If used similarly elsewhere, this could effectively expand the 85 player scholarship limit enforced by the NCAA for college football.
🏃🏿 Usain Bolt’s quest to race Tyreek Hill continues. The Olympic champion said he would wager one of his Olympic gold medals if Hill put up his Super Bowl ring in a winner take all 70-meter race.
Usain has a lot more golds (8) than Tyreek has Super Bowl rings (1).
🥇 After recording its worst medal table finish since the days of the Czar (1912, to be exact), Russian officials accused the US and other countries of rigging the Olympics against them.
We’re no experts, but the absence of a country-wide doping program may have contributed.
Field of Dreams
The greatest baseball game of the past decade was played in a cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa (population: 4,543) on a Thursday night.