Tag:Alex Tanney
Posted on: March 1, 2011 3:34 pm

So now here's a long-snapping trick shot video

Posted by Adam Jacobi

It's clear now that 2011 will be the off-season of the trick shot video in college football, with outstanding submissions by quarterbacks Johnny McEntee of UConn and Alex Tanney of Monmouth. But throwing the ball overhand like that? So played out. So February.

The logical next step, then, is long-snapping, and Zach Enyeart of Washington State is here to school the masses on how to do that properly. It's now time to watch four minutes of long-snapping tricks, because why not? It's the off-season!

There's an endearing goofiness to it, like a PG-rated Jackass episode -- for crying out loud, there's a target hanging between a guy's legs -- but with tricks instead of human misery (the denouement aside, of course). Also, the golf course sequence was particularly inspired, and we'd like to believe that his "putt" was on the first take so it's a legit par. Odds aren't great on that, but this is a trick shot video on YouTube; the end product is what matters, not the process.

One must wonder, though, that if we're already in the long snap portion of this fad and it's been less than a month, where will it go by June or July? Athletic trainer stunts? Check out this person putting an air cast on a shattered tibia in under 30 seconds! Watch as the trainer throws balls of tape into a garbage can from 30 rows up at the stadium! Who can stay in the cold tub the longest without developing life-threatening hypothermia???

Actually, now that I think of it, I really want to watch an athletic trainer trick shot video. Get at it already, Internet!

Posted on: February 22, 2011 11:07 am
Edited on: February 22, 2011 11:07 am

Another trick shot QB looks for his 15 minutes

Posted by Chip Patterson

Everyone hopes for their chance at fame, and few backup quarterbacks have gotten attention like Connecticut's Johnny McEntee.  McEntee recently lit up the interwebs with his trick shot compilation video.  Currently the video has hit 4.8 million views, so Johnny Mac might be on to something here.

So here come the impersonators.  I have no problem with replication, or trying to improve the product.  But Monmouth quarterback Alex Tanney gets advertised in his YouTube video as "even better than Johnny Mac."  While many of Tanney's throws are impressive, I fail to see the difference between these videos and something that would be put together by Dude Perfect.  Is it cool? Absolutely.  But does it display actual quarterbacking prowess?  Not entirely.  Which is why it was so silly that a radio host recently asked McEntee why he wasn't the starting quarterback.

So it's the battle of the trick shot quarterback.  Who do you think is more impressive?  Monmouth's Alex Tanney or Connecticut's Johnny McEntee?  Let us know in the comments section below.

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