The legend of Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is born. At 2nd down and 27 Tua threw a 42 yard rope to freshman wide receiver DaVonta Jones. Tua had just been sacked for a loss of 16 yards. Down three points it was practically do or die and Tua put the Georgia Bulldogs to sleep 26 – 23.
TUA UNBELIEVABLE!!! ALABAMA WINS. pic.twitter.com/Q2lC0zVi6v
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) January 9, 2018
The Shock Exchange could not figure how Jones go so wide open. The pass was on a rope, first of all. Secondly, Tua hasn’t played much this year so there was no tape on him. He filled in for Jalen Hurtz in the second half to try to create spark. The safety, Dominick Sanders, likely underestimated the strength of Tua’s arm. Once he got out of position and the ball was in the air it was too late. Tua threw a missile between the corner, Malkom Parrish, and Sanders and the Tide ran off the field in celebration. It happened in the blink of an eye.
During he post-game interview Tua explained how he baited Sanders into moving to the center of the field just far enough to catch him lacking.
They had a split-safety … He tried to disguise his coverage. I tried look him off. He stayed in the middle. I took a shot down the field and he (DaVonta Jones) caught it.
Tua is a 6’1″ 215 pound freshman who can also read defenses. He can interpret a split-safety and a cover-2 defense like John Elway or Tom Brady. Ridiculous!
On Trump And The Global Economy
Trump And The Global Economy Town Hall took place October 24th in Fort Greene. It Featured Professor Lance Brofman, Coconut Rob (Coconut Rob Smoothies), Wuyi Jacobs (AfroBeats Radio) and Ralph Baker, author of Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead.
The event was well-received by the community. We parsed through President Trump’s proposed tax plan and [i] how it was pure economic folly and [ii] high net worth individuals could potentially game the system by shifting income around. Apparently, Kansas Coach Bill Self did this when the state of Kansas cut taxes in the past. We discussed the pros and cons of technology on workers and the economy. How will the economy and country prosper under Trump’s leadership vis-a-vis Obama? What’s behind the verbal sparring with black athletes, ESPN’s Jemele Hill and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?