This one will be brief. Yesterday, we went to great lengths to show our respect and admiration for Venric Mark. Well, tonight, you get that behind the scenes look at the fan favorite as he is one of the featured storylines in BTN’s The Journey. The weekly show premieres tonight at 8pm et and you’re going to love the Venric piece.
Separately, I recently stumbled across a feature titled “NFL Films:Pat Fitzgerald” as I was camping out at Northwestern Highlights private page. It is a 10-minute feature, apparently done after the 2011 season, that goes in-depth in to Fitz with a ton of behind the scenes footage I have never, ever seen – both with the Dallas Cowboys tryout and at practice. I’m imploring you to take 10 minutes to go and watch this video. The frustration with the three blown losses this year and the several in 2011 are fair game and Fitz would tell you so to your face. However, I feel that this piece, this feature, does more to show you why I want the guy here forever and may remind you about what really matters. NU should use this feature for every parent that sets foot on campus thinking of having their child play for Fitz. It will do in 10 minutes, what takes four years for some to figure out elsewhere. I have met dozens of players and parents over the past five years and I know you read this site regularly. I invite you to post a comment (even though many of you told me you never will) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so you can weigh in on whether or not this feature does Fitz justice.
Again, Fitz will be the first to tell you he deserves criticism for this season – we’ve got a lot to clean up – in-game coaching, end of game mentality, ya da ya da ya da. I’m not asking you to be a Pollyanna, I’m asking you to take 10 minutes and watch this piece so you can be reminded what makes NU different and why we should support the school, hold the program to a higher level, BUT, and this is key, do OUR part to help improve the program by bringing as many people to the purple party as we can.
Enjoy: PASSWORD: NFLFilms