(EDS: With more inputs)Chennai, Dec 5 (PTI) Former AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was today remembered on her first death anniversary with party veterans K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam leading workers in paying tributes to their Amma at her mausoleum here.Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran also took out a procession with his supporters and paid floral tributes at Jayalalithaas mausoleum.Clad in black shirts, AIADMK coordinator Pannneerselvam and co-coordinator Palaniswami led a silent march of party functionaries, including ministers, MPs and MLAs from Anna Salai to late Jayalalithaas burial site at Marina beach, and paid floral tributes at the bedecked mausoleum.Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami, and his deputy Panneerselvam, placed a wreath at the memorial, where Jayalalithaa was laid to rest in December 2016.The two senior leaders stood with folded hands for sometime and then bowed down to pay their respects.Chants by supporters hailing Jayalalithaa filled the air even as some functionaries were seen getting emotional.AIADMK functionaries led by the two veterans also paid tributes at the memorial of party founder, the late chief minister M G Ramachandran. Later, the party workers led by Panneerselvam took an oath to mark the day. In the oath read out by Panneerselvam and repeated by others, including Palaniswami, the AIADMK workers vowed to ensure that the golden rule of Amma continued by their hard work. Jayalalithaa is fondly addressed by her supporters as Amma, meaning mother in Tamil. They recalled the “relentless hard work of Amma” in making AIADMK a successful peoples movement and each one of them vowed to be a true party worker walking in the footsteps of the late leader to ensure the partys growth. They also recollected Jayalalithaas popular statement of “makkalukkaga naan, makkalukkagave naan” (I am for the people, I am because of people), and vowed to continue working in that direction. Panneerselvam started reading the oath by describing Jayalalithaa as AIADMKs “permanent general secretary,” a refrain often used by the party leaders when she was in charge of its affairs. The unified AIADMK, formed following the merger of then factions led by Palaniswami and Panneerselvam in August, has since done away with the powerful general secretarys post, making Panneerselvam the coordinator and Palaniswami the co- coordinator. The partymen today also vowed to “protect” AIADMK and strive to work towards its future successes. Later, they observed a two-minute silence in respect of the late leader. Jayalalithaas mausoleum saw a steady stream of visitors today, with scores of public paying tearful tributes to the late chief minister. Jaya Plus, a news channel part of the Jaya TV network managed by the family of deposed and jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, ran shows on Jayalalithaas various pro-people initiatives as chief minister of the state. Later, Dhinakaran also took out a procession from Anna Salai to Marina Beach in a jeep. The vehicle sported a bedecked photograph of late Jayalalithaa and he was accompanied by his supporters, including some of the disqualified MLAs. He later placed a wreath at the Jayalalithaa mausoleum. Meanwhile, actor Vishal Krishnan, who is contesting the December 21 bypoll to Radhakrishnan Nagar here, paid floral tributes to Jayalalithaa at his office here, his publicist said. A popular leader, Jayalalithaa breathed her last on December 5, 2016. She was admitted to a corporate hospital here on September 22 with complaints of fever and dehydration and underwent medical treatment for about 75 days before her demise.advertisementHer death later triggered a split in the party in February when Panneerselvam, the then chief minister, revolted against Sasikala, now serving a jail term in connection with an assets case in Bengaluru, alleging he was forced to make way for her to the states top post.Palaniswami was subsequently made chief minister but he later revolted against then party deputy chief Dhinakaran, with a section of ministers led by the former sidelining him.The factions led by Palaniswami and Panneerselvam later merged on August 21. A party general council in September sacked Sasikala as its chief. In a major boost, the unified AIADMK was recently awarded the partys popular Two Leaves symbol also. In Puducherry, AIADMK workers, including a good chunk of women, took out a procession from near the statue of Annadurai to the beach road there to pay homage at the portrait of Jayalalithaa on the occasion. PTI SA APR ZMN
He performs like a champ and starts racking up his YAC immediately — watch No. 9 (poor guy) go limp as he tries to take down the big man. Also our friend No. 31 is back. He tries to help No. 9…kind of. It doesn’t amount to much.Here’s what Castleman said about the catch.“He threw it to me, concentrate, concentrate, catch. Took off and I started running and they hit me.” More like he hit them…Photo via USATSIHere’s the video of that. Look at those paint chips!Castleman kept going though even though he didn’t know whether No. 9 was dead.“I didn’t go down so I kept running and I was like nobody has hit me yet and kept looking to see where they were at.”This was the moment everyone on Washington’s sideline realized what was happening. Here’s a look via okstate.Fella No. 1 is likely the kicker who didn’t make his grades and is just thankful he’s not on defense right now. Guy No. 2 is a fourth string QB looking for a 15-point play in case OSU scores.No. 3 is like “welp, they did it again” and No. 4 will have a job in insurance by the time spring ball starts.Castleman continued on. Watch him cut (“cut”) back towards the middle of the field as No. 20 jumps on his back for a ride.“I glanced up at the screen (video board) and I thought, ‘Oh gosh, they’re right there.’ I tried cutting back in and that wasn’t happening and the check engine light came on and I had to go down.”At this point in the broadcast you can hear Kanell screaming in the background “GO BIG FELLA!” which was pretty awesome.The whole thing was just a truly unbelievable ending of a very bizarre season. In a lot of ways it almost had to end this way.Chris Petersen, your thoughts?“When you get in bowl games there are always some new little wrinkles and he (Castleman) got away from us a couple of times.”I should say so. Gundy even admitted he should have gotten No. 91 involved in the offense earlier in the season. “I thought that I ought to be hit in the head with a board for not using him on offense.”The Oklahoman turned the moment into a great headline and Castleman crushed the postgame quote:Castleman also noted that this isn’t a game he would soon forget. “Coach (Glenn) Spencer talks about that you’re always going to remember your last game. I promise you, I’ll remember this last game.”We all will.Here’s the entire thing in video form (sorry, no sound).Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! James Castleman is a large, large man. (USATSI)It was too much to be believed as it was happening.Part of the reason for that is that it was taking place at 1 in the morning Oklahoma time but part of it was because, well forgive my unbelief, but Mason Rudolph and James Castleman were catching passes in an Oklahoma State bowl win and that’s just so far from where OSU was in October that it’s borderline unfathomable.I did want to take one last look at the Castleman catch and rumble for 48 yards because it was one of my favorite plays in recent OSU history.Deep dive time — let’s go.As Castleman trots out onto the field Danny Kanell says the following on the broadcast:“Would you trust a 320-lb. defensive lineman to carry the football in this situation?” His play-by-play guy responds “Would I? I would trust that guy to do almost anything.”He turned out to be correct even though right before the play Kanell followed it with “they would never throw it, would they? A little play-action…”The first amazing thing about the play is how smooth No. 91 looks when he goes in motion. We have fullbacks and tight ends that don’t look this fleet of foot when going in motion.The next thing is No. 31. Poor No. 31. I’d fall down too if Castleman was running straight at me like that looking like he wanted to truck stick me. And he never recovers.This is when Castleman knew he might be getting the look from Rudolph.“Honestly, I didn’t think he was going to throw the ball to me until the play was going and the guy that was supposed to be guarding me fell,” Castleman said. “I was like, ‘Oh man, Mason’s going to throw me the ball. Oh gosh, what’s going to happen?’”Then the actual catching of the thing. Gundy said Castleman probably has the best hands on the team and I believe him. This is an incredibly difficult maneuver — especially given the situation — and Castleman has never done it before in a game!