Dak Prescott is all over the Internet.
Seriously. There is no shortage of things to find regarding one of the most beloved players to ever put on a Mississippi State uniform. If you ever think college football will come close to equalizing the popularity of the NFL, the amount of coverage given to Dak Prescott should show you it won’t for a very long time.
Dak Prescott was the leading Heisman Trophy candidate for a month in 2014, but there probably wasn’t a tenth of the amount of pieces written about him during that time as there has been since Tony Romo was declared out for 6-10 weeks. Part of it is the fact Dak plays quarterback, and he will be doing it for the Dallas Cowboys, but it is still unreal how much is out there. I’ll give you just a few of the best ones.
All About that Dak
Starting a rookie quarterback in Week 1 of the NFL season is rare. But Five Thirty Eight explains why Dak’s situation is even more rare than most of the others.
One of the big questions surrounding Dak Prescott and his debut in the regular season is if the preseason success will translate to the regular season. Greg Cosell does a nice film study explaining what Dak has done well and what he still needs to work on.
You know who likes quarterbacks? Jon Gruden. The former Raiders and Buccaneers coach can’t get him enough of some quarterbacks. Jon Gruden weighs in on how Dak has done so far. And if you read this piece, make sure you read it in your head using Jon Gruden’s voice when you do. It’s much more entertaining.
While watching Dak light up the NFL during the preseason has been fun for Mississippi State fans, it has caused some of us pain. Some Bulldog fans though, have a hard time hoping anything good happens to the Cowboys. Our fellow SB Nation site Blogging the Boys tells those of you who feel that way why you’ll get a reprieve in the final Cowboys preseason game.
But now I know what most of you are thinking. Should Dak Prescott be on my fantasy team? CBS Sports tells you what you should do about that dilemma.
Hey, that’s cool
If you want some other stuff to read outside Dak stuff, I got you covered. I know I can use a break from reading everything that is sports related.
Okay, this one is still in the world of sports. You've probably read it already, but a mom of an autisitic child shared this awesome story about how Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph came and ate lunch with her son at school while he was sitting by himself. Sorry if it makes you tear up at work.
This is somewhat sports related, but it’s more about food. And food is good. If you haven’t been to Starkville in a while, but you will be in town for the game this weekend, this handy map of places to eat will be really useful.
If you grew up in the 90s, you probably remember when the show 7th Heaven was started. I loved the show because I thought it did a great job of showing how difficult it is for pastors to raise children, and the microscope they are under to make sure their kids portray the same values as the parents. Vice ran this piece that makes some interesting points about the show and 90s culture in general. Some of the points are valid, and it also makes some I completely disagree with. If nothing else, it’ll be a nice trip down memory lane for those of you who grew up in the 90s like myself.
Beulah Land. Well, sort of...
One of the best, but extremely short-lived, music groups I have ever had the pleasure of listening to was The Civil Wars. If you don’t remember them, they were a duo comprised of John Paul White and Joy Williams. They captured the attention of the country on The Grammys in either 2010 or 2011 with their folksy, organic sound.
The second self titled album they produced in 2013 is still regularly played on my morning and afternoon commute. It’s great. Sadly, it’s the last album we will ever get from the duo. Due to creative differences, the group split up shortly after the release of their second album.
Joy Williams released a solo album in 2015 which was very good. John Paul White released his own solo project just a few weeks ago, and it has been spectacular to listen to. If you haven’t heard it, you should give it a listen. I know you can listen to it through Apple Music. I’m not sure about the other music services, but if it isn’t on one you’re looking for, then just go buy it. You’ll thank me later.