"When this is all over," thought Earl as his supervisor continued to drone on about God-only-knows-what, "I'm gonna get me one of them places down by the water. One of those spots where I can fish and surf and have my Dots in peace. That'll be the life."
- At least one betting outfit in Vegas likes the Dawgs to win nine games this year (Stanford's line, interestingly, is set at 8.5). UPDATE: When I wrote the preceding, I had completely forgotten that Washington plays a 13-game schedule this fall, while Stanford plays the usual 12. In light of that, this obviously isn't an apples-to-apples comparison. Still, it's an intriguing reminder that Vegas sees the Dawgs and the Cardinal on a more-or-less even playing field.
- MaxPreps focuses on 2015 quarterback commit Jake Browning, who is well positioned to rewrite the California high school passing record book this fall.
- The folks at Draft Insider give early 2015 NFL Draft evaluations of several Washington players: They see Marcus Peters going in the second round; Danny Shelton and Shaq Thompson as fourth- or fifth-round picks; and Micah Hatchie, Kasen Williams, Hau'oli Kikaha and Mike Criste as undrafted free agents.
- All signs point toward ASJ being 100 percent healthy in time for Tampa Bay's preseason camp.
- Isaiah Thomas is heading toward Phoenix and a fat payday. Not a bad combo, if you ask me.
- The News Star examines the monstrosity that is modern college football recruiting, including more recent innovations such as Washington's participation in satellite camps in California.
- Russell Wilson participated in a youth football camp at Husky Stadium last weekend, which you can see a bit of in this clip from King 5.
- The Santa Cruz Sentinel named track and field star Anna Maxwell, who will enroll at UW in the fall, its Girls Athlete of the Year.
- Mary Ann Gwinn at the Seattle Times talks about how "The Boys in the Boat," chronicling the Washington crew team's gold medal-winning effort in the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, turned into a non-fiction best-seller. (If you purchase it through Amazon as a Kindle e-book, you can pick up a copy for just $2.50.)