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Columnist Sam Mellinger's thoughts on sports and other important stuff

Twitter Tuesday: Alex Smith, floppy-hair pom-poms, Eric Fisher, and “it’s a hard G -- just like me”

08/27/2013 11:26 AM

08/27/2013 12:47 PM

Alex Smith’s father once tried to talk him out of football and into cross country. He had two scholarship offers out of high school, despite every school in the country watching his games to recruit teammate Reggie Bush. He once lost a starting job to J.T. O’Sullivan, then broke his shoulder because the doctor botched a surgery. He was labeled a bust, won back the job, then lost it just as things were getting better because, of all things, a concussion. And part of him is still pissed about that. Alex Smith, already, has had a wild NFL career. He opened about it all here. This week’s eating recommendation is the guacamole at Ponak’s, and we have two reading recommendations, both involving ESPN. The first is about ESPN, and how it is the most dominant player in college football. The second is by ESPN, and about a new allegation that Bobby Riggs threw the famous Battle Of The Sexes match with Billie Jean King. As always, thanks for your help and for reading.


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