A new kind of trifecta

A new kind of trifecta

A new kind of trifecta

(Stay tuned for a “do you see it like this?” kind of photo)

Back in the day I used to have what I’d call the trifecta weekend. I’d shoot a high school game on Friday. College game on Saturday, then a pro game on Sunday. I don’t cover the NFL any more so this is a modified version of that kind of weekend.

The Gainesville public high schools share a stadium so some teams play their games on Thursday nights. So this past weekend, I had high school games on Thursday and Friday. Then a college game on Saturday.

Nothing to wild and crazy, just a fun three evenings shooting some football (with some nice light to boot)

Buchholz Bobcats running back Khauriee Sullivan runs up field against the Columbia Tigers on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 in Gainesville, FL. Buchholz came from behind to win 27-23. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

FUMBLE!

Eastside Rams wide receiver Devonte Tanksley has the ball knocked away by a Santa Fe Raiders defender on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 in Gainesville, FL. The Raiders recovered the fumble. Santa Fe defeated Eastside 24-20. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

Pass intended for #19. It was easily intercepted.

Santa Fe Raiders safety Isaiah Cromarty (10) intercepts a pass intended for Eastside Rams receiver Anthony Richardson on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 in Gainesville, FL. Santa Fe defeated Eastside 24-20. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

But he made up for it by scoring a touchdown later.

Eastside Rams quarterback Anthony Richardson celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Santa Fe Raiders on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 in Gainesville, FL. Santa Fe defeated Eastside 24-20. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

Another huge play by Antonio Callaway. This kid is fun to watch.

Florida Gators wide receiver Antonio Callaway (81) hauls in a pass for a touchdown against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at Steve Spurrier Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Gainesville, FL. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

Florida Gators wide receiver Antonio Callaway (81) runs for a touchdown after making a catch in front of Kentucky Wildcats cornerback Derrick Baity (29) during the first half at Steve Spurrier Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Gainesville, FL. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

Florida’s new kicker has become a mini-celebrity. Last season they’d go for two just to avoid brining their kicker onto the field. They even held tryouts and brought on a dental student to kick. That’s how bad it was. Eddy Pineiro is perfect with his PAT’s and 4 of 6 with a long of 54.. which you see him celebrating below. Fans chant his name when he comes onto the field.

Florida Gators place kicker Eddy Pineiro (15) celebrates with defensive lineman Jordan Sherit (17) after kicking a 53-yard field goal against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at Steve Spurrier Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Gainesville, FL. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

Referee in the way? Doesn’t stop these two Gators from celebrating a tackle for loss.

Florida Gators defensive back Marcus Maye (20) and linebacker Alex Anzalone (34) celebrate around a referee against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at Steve Spurrier Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Gainesville, FL. Florida defeated Kentucky 45-7. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

Should be noted that the photo of the catch below was ruled incomplete. So it’ll just live here on the blog because it’s a pretty sweet catch that meant nothing. He bobbled it a little and trapped it on the ground.

Florida Gators wide receiver Brandon Powell (4) hauls in a pass in front of Kentucky Wildcats safety Mike Edwards (27) during the first half at Steve Spurrier Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Gainesville, FL. After review, it was determined that the ball hit the ground as he fell and was ruled incomplete. Florida defeated Kentucky 45-7. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

Now for some fun. I posted the below photo on Instagram and got a comment from someone saying “That’s the strangest photo I’ve ever seen. What’s up with his arms?”

Take a look and see if you can see why someone would say “That’s the strangest photo I’ve ever seen.”

Florida Gators running back Jordan Scarlett (25) runs in for a touchdown against the Kentucky Wildcats during the second half at Steve Spurrier Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Gainesville, FL. Florida defeated Kentucky 45-7. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun

My first thought was “You’re crazy, nothing’s wrong with his arms. He’s just reaching out across the goal line like any running back would.”

But I get it. If you look at the image just right, it starts to look like he has short, stubby arms. Anybody else see that?

Ether way, this player has normal football player arms and was just scoring a touchdown. Wouldn’t have looked this way had I been 2-feet to ether side. But since he reached out right toward me, the compression of the lens makes his arms look short.

 

 

 

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