Barb Caffrey is currently a copy-editing intern at Bleacher Report. She holds two degrees and is a writer, musician and composer. She is the author of ELFY, a humorous urban fantasy-romance forthcoming from Twilight Times Books in 2013. She has written for the Daily Nebraskan and the UW-Parkside Ranger News as an opinion columnist and arts and entertainment reporter, and has had additional opinion articles published in the Racine Journal-Times and Racine Labor Paper. She is a lifelong sports fan of the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and Green Bay Packers; she also follows college football and calls both the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wisconsin Badgers her joint favorites (as the Master's degree is from Nebraska, she'd never hear the end of it, else). Find her at http://elfyverse.wordpress.com, where she blogs about all and sundry whenever she feels the need.
Hi Barb, thanks for the edits. I dont agree with brandon jennings deserving the nod, as he needs to shoot a better percentage and lead his team to a better record. and don't you actually have to graduate from a university to be called an alumnus? Drummond spent just one year there.
Barb, thank you for the well-detailed explanation of your edits. As for your question regarding, "Rodgers cannot get off the field" implies that if he were to get off the field-since the piece focuses primarily around 3rd Down situations, then Green Bay would be punting more. In others, one could say, "the defense cannot get off the field on third down" which is bad for the defense, as that means they are not stopping the offense on 3rd down. In Rodgers' case, it means that "not getting off the field" results in the Packers converting 3rd downs and consistently moving the chains.
Bob, no harm done with the Roberto confusion! ;) I appreciate your comments and feedback. I always use it to improve my writing.
Bob, thanks for the edit and especially for the very helpful feedback on the Sham Stakes piece.
Excellent feedback and advice. Thank you Barb! The editors are everything
I should definitely write with more of a national audience frame of mind. Thank you for reminding me of that. I just got back from Milwaukee visiting. Stay warm, up there!
Thanks for the edit and feedback, Barb. The 7.01 ypp was found at cfbstats.com because the NCAA stats I found had not accounted for UGA's bowl win over Nebraska.
Auburn fans are very familiar with Malzahn's offense and his book. That's why I didn't include anything about it.
Thanks for teh edits and advice.
Thanks for the edits Barb! I appreciate it!
Thanks for the edits--I'll see if I can track down the play-by-play guy's names.