My name is Will Kirkpatrick and I am a sports fanatic. Every single waking hour that I am not at school or with my girlfriend (shout out Sara), I am watching sports. SO! I naturally have many, many thoughts on the topic. Here are a few of them.
On Georgia Football
Yeah, I get it, every year our fanbase claims that “this is the year” and it has always ended in a heap of whimpering dawg fans. BUT NOT THIS YEAR! After two back-to-back heartbreaking defeats to Alabama on the cusp of our first National Title since 1980, I can confidently say that this is far and away the best football team that Athens, Georgia has produced since the 1980 team led by Herschel Walker.
The team has no weaknesses. It has five star recruits all over the field. This is Kirby Smart’s sistine chapel. Finally, a team full of players he recruited after taking over the program from Mark Richt back in 2016. This truly is his team.
On offense, the Dawgs are led by superstar and future top ten NFL draft pick Jake Fromm. Entering his third year as a starter for the Dawgs, Fromm is one of the best quarterbacks in the nation and has proven time and time again that he can and will perform at the highest level, even under the greatest of pressures.
Fromm is flanked by a plethora of extremely talented running backs that includes Heisman candidate De’andre Swift out of Philadelphia. I might be a homer, but this kid looks a lot like prime Barry Sanders, just sayin’. James Cook, Brian Herrien, and Zamir White, all of whom will be future NFL tailbacks, are also featured in this star studded backfield. The wide receiver and tight-end core is equally as talented, but none are more impressive than true freshman George Pickens. And if you don’t believe me, google him, he’s ridiculous. He looks like AJ Green and I'm not exaggerating.
On defense, I don’t even know where to start: superstar linebackers like Monty Rice, elite defensive backs- Eric Stokes and Tyson Campbell, two head-hunting safeties, and a stable of 5-star pass rushers (Nolan Smith is the next Jadeveon Clowney). Watch out Tua, that’s all I have to say.
On Son Heung-Min
Easily the most likable footballer on the planet and a true superstar forward for Tottenham Hotspur, Son is just the best. I would do anything for this man. If you’re ever bored on a Saturday or Sunday morning, pop on the Spurs game and look for #7. The kid is electric, and I promise he will put a smile on your face (or a frown if you’re an Arsenal fan).