NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Dede Westbrook of the Oklahoma Sooners, Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers, Jabrill Peppers of the Michigan Wolverines, Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners and Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals pose for a photo with the Heisman trophy during a press conference prior to the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is still over a month away but speculation on the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner has been raging for months. While a handful of quarterbacks from the College Football Playoff contenders have held the top spots for ages, there are plenty of players who can emerge and surprise us.According to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook via 247Sports, 10 players have been given 20/1 odds or better.The top odds are actually tied between Alabama junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence at +275.Tagovailoa led Alabama to a national title win over Georgia in the 2017 season and followed that up with a Heisman trophy runner-up performance in 2018. Lawrence took over as Clemson’s starter in Week 5 and went on to lead the Tigers to an undefeated season, culminating in their 44-16 national title game victory over Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide.Three quarterbacks are tied for the third-best odds at 10/1: Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez, and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. Of the three, Hurts is the most experienced and part of the program that boasts the last two consecutive Heisman Trophy winners.In sole possession of sixth place is Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor at 18/1. Over the past two seasons he has rushed for 4,171 yards, a 6.9 yards/carry average, and 29 touchdowns.The final four players in the top ten are all quarterbacks from different Power Five conferences: Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, and Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger.Will the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner be one of these ten players, or will another under-the-radar player surprise us all?
Christmas may be over, but with all of the work and time that San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company has put into their annual Christmas Ale, it’s something to stock up on and celebrate year-round.In 2017, Anchor released the 43rd iteration of the Anchor Christmas Ale. Each year, a new recipe is written, but the beer is always meant to provide a holiday celebration, says brewmaster Scott Ungermann. In addition to the beer inside, the label itself changes annually, highlighting a different tree.The most recent iteration showcases the Santa Lucia fir, which can only found along the central California coast. The design comes courtesy of artist James Stitt, who has drawn the Christmas Ale labels since 1975. This, Ungermann says, not only helps to symbolize the winter solstice, but it also gives collectors something new to look for year after year.Available from November and through January (there’s still time to get yours!), Christmas Ale is full of cacao, toffee, nuts, honey, and herbal spice flavors. The spice levels this year, however, are less than years past, allowing other ingredients to shine through, Ungermann says. Anchor also added more specialty malts, including some that were used for the very first time at the brewery. The exact ingredients are held close to the vests of just a few brewers.“This year’s Christmas Ale has a strong malt profile that is enhanced with wintry spices,” Ungermann said. “This is the third year in a row that we peeled back the layers of spices, taking some ingredients out and making those remaining stand out even more.”While you can drink it now, it is also highly encouraged to save some of the Christmas ale so that you can do a vertical tasting. Once you’ve collected a few years’ worth of ales, invite some friends over and pop them open to see how the spices have evolved over time.Throughtout the years, the new recipes have increased the beer’s alcohol level, going from 5.5-percent ABV two years ago to-6.7 percent for the 2017 version. Anchor suggests settling in next to a fire to enjoy this Christmas Ale, as one might enjoy a holiday cocktail, or pouring next to a classic feast of roasted turkey (here’s your excuse to whip up another holiday meal before next December). Editors’ Recommendations The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season
Australian gold producer, Southern Gold Ltd, has a new agreement with development partner, Westgold Resources Ltd for the underground development phase at Southern Gold’s Cannon gold mine, near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia).Proven underground gold mine operator Westgold Resources to pay A$1.5 million upfront to Southern Gold for a five year right-to-mine within a defined area at the Cannon gold project east of KalgoorlieSouthern Gold to be paid A$160/oz Au by Westgold for the first 15,000 oz gold produced and then A$180/oz for production in excess of thisThe rate increases to A$190/oz and A$210/oz respectively if the gold price averages in excess of A$1,800/oz in the previous reporting quarterJORC Indicated Resources of 22,000 oz @ 5.68g/t Au at Cannon ensure cash flow from production. With the deposit remaining open at depth Southern Gold retains excellent exposure to future upsideThe arrangement removes the need for mine financing, minimises shareholder dilution and shifts underground operating risk to Westgold.Southern Gold Managing Director, Simon Mitchell: “Southern Gold has turned a cash consuming asset into a cash generating one. And it has done so in alignment with Southern Gold’s development philosophy of bringing in third parties who know how to mine and manage risk, particularly the elevated risks of underground mining. This deal with Westgold should generate cash for Southern Gold based on the high grade gold resource at Cannon which stands at 24,000 oz at 5.2g/t Au in the Indicated and Inferred categories. The arrangement also ensures Southern Gold remains significantly exposed to the upside should the deposit continue at depth.”