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Bigger than sports

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2011 by rylanreed

This showed on Outside the Lines, ESPN, a day or two before the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  It’s an excellent story of sports and major events, and how at times the moment of a sport doesn’t and shouldn’t take over the attention of what ever the major event brings to focus about life.  Here is a transcript of what Bruce Smith said after he received the Heisman.

Another moment comes to mind for me, the day Nebraska played Penn St. in Football and how both teams came to the middle of the field in unity and prayer.  A great moment in sports, and a small starting block of healing for everyone involved.

what’s with all the dancing?

Posted in Random, Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2010 by rylanreed

I’m not sure how Digger Phelps came to the position that he did, but somewhere in that brain of his he decided that it would be fun to dance with every single cheerleader from each school that was hosting College Game Day basketball.  I’m not saying that he should stop, or that it’s not funny, because it is pretty funny to watch him dance.  I just want to know where that idea came from.  A dancing Digger!

Getting ready for the RED

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2010 by rylanreed

I wrote this a little while back and never got it posted. More of a thing for me to read, but enjoy if you stumble upon this.

Alright, I’m sure everyone has heard of the new website, “Red Out Around the World . com” and possibly the hype that is starting to surround that video and site.  The site is suppose to be for the game against Texas on the 16th of October this year.  I actually thought right-off-the-bat that it was just something for the last year in the Big Twelve or something, and the only part on the video and the site in general is the date (and BEAT TEXAS) that they have published on the site.  No big deal…

My take… its a really cool video that definitely got me hyped up for the whole year, not just one game and it’s not that obvious that it’s for the game against Texas. Ok, it’s got the date and i guess it says beat Texas, but that’s pretty much it… the video sure doesn’t say anything, or it does and I don’t want to put the hype into the site.  I am totally fine with the establishment that has become the Huskers, to have this going for the year.  I know for sure that Washington is going to be a big game and Kansas State will probably be tough as well, so the first five games before Texas will not be a breeze at all. And Bo Pelini will definitely not let his players look anywhere other than right where they are right now heading into camp/fall practices and possibly the first game against Western Kentucky. 

Here are some other points of view by a couple guys in Nebraska and one guy from ESPN. If you go on to the next video or so after the Red Out Around the world, it talks about Pat Forde’s post and  this whole situation.  I agree with a small part of what Pat said in the article, but some of the stuff in there is just outrageous.  Saying we are like Dan Gilbert from the Cleveland Cavilers, that’s over stepping the bounds.  And having this video be a sharp shot at Texas is asking a little too much as well.  I’m pretty sure Texas has had a Bull’s-eye on it self for the last ten years in the Big Twelve conference, by winning and being their very own special self.  I have a lot more to say about Texas and all that has happened over the last few months with the Big Twelve-Pac 10-Big 10 situation, but I don’t even want to hear my ranting anymore.  It is pretty funny that Pat had to go to a message board from months back just to get something bad about us as fans, and it was probably the one fan that thinks everyone is against the Huskers (which is not at all like the majorities of Husker fans out there), so that is what you will get. 

Coach Bo Pelini and Athletic Director Tom Osborne were both unhappy about the website and the single direction to the date of October 16th and the words beat Texas.  The words beat Texas has now been taken off of the site. 

The purpose of Red Out Around the World is to connect, celebrate and salute Husker fans across the globe for their unparalleled support. We want to showcase the depth and breadth of support from Nebraska fans. We hope that all fans, wherever they may be around the world, will visit the Red Out Around the World website often from mid-August to mid-October and participate in the Red Out.”  – Tom Osborne, Nebraska Athletic Director

Mark Schlabach of ESPN sure does like the hype and the website/video… he made our game the top hottest rivalries in 2010.   Take that one Pat…

Ndomination Suh

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2009 by rylanreed

This is a great website, because its all about SUH!

Everyone else for the most part is talking about it, so I will include all of what they say together and maybe add in a couple of my own thoughts on the Big man SUH.  If you want, vote him for the Heisman here.

I think voters should start considering him. Seriously. I don’t think it’s necessarily a crazy notion. The award is supposed to go to the nation’s best player, right? How many defenders do you see who are as disruptive as Suh week in and week out? Plus, he’s extremely athletic for a man his size. Carl Pelini told me recently Suh could be an All-American guard or center on offense. He’s that talented.  He was easily the best player on the field Thursday night on ESPN against Missouri. ~ Steve Sipple

I was thinking about this earlier and trying to decide how one votes on this issue. Essentially, like in the school yard, you would have to ask yourself who would you rather have on your team as your first pick. Or, you would ask yourself who do you NOT want on the other team. Given that it seemed at first that one would want a tallented offensive player. I then thought about that… A great offensive player is only as good as those that surround him. A hole in the armor and that player is susceptable to nullification or injury. Suh is the person that single handedly can nullify the effectiveness of an ENTIRE offense. He can, has and will again, put numerous players out of the game or simply just render them ineffective. Who do I want on my team as my first pick? Suh! Who do I NOT want on the other team? Suh! ~posted by BleedingRed

Suh is a great player and probably the glue that holds the ship together for the defense and he is probably the sails that push the offense to keep going.  Crick is also a pretty darn good player, maybe that’s because he is playing right along side one of the greatest Defensive lineman that has come through Nebraska in a while.

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh: You rarely get to see “legendary” defensive performances from a single player. On national TV, Suh delivered one. I’m not sure even he understood just what he’d done. In the coming weeks, if he makes a push for the Heisman, he will. The Missouri game was his launching pad. ~Samuel McKewon

From ESPN’s Tim Griffin:
[Suh] has been the most dominant defensive player in the Big 12. What I enjoyed watching last night was how quickly he can drop into coverage and make big plays, like his fourth-quarter interception against Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert. It will be interesting to see how much that performance on national television last night propels Suh into the talk for the Heisman or at least awards like the Outland Trophy.  Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini told reporters last night that he had never seen quite a dominating performance in his coaching career.  If Suh keeps making these plays, I think we might see him bringing a lot of hardware back to Lincoln, and maybe even a trip to New York City in mid-December for the Heisman presentation. He’s playing well enough that he could be a finalist.

*Suh’s hardware: The honors rolled in for senior Ndamukong Suh after his Thursday performance. In addition to being chosen the Big 12 defensive player of the week, Suh was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation national defensive player of the week and the Lott Trophy player of the week.  Suh had six tackles (including one for loss), a sack,   a forced fumble, a pass breakup and an interception against the Tigers. “I saw this game in person and was I ever impressed with the quickness and athleticism of Suh,” said former Washington coach Don James, a member of the legends coaches group that selected the Lott player of the week. “It is hard to believe he is a defensive tackle with those skills and that big body. He almost had a second interception that just slipped out of his grasp. A very dominating performance.”  In an amazing statistic, the Husker nose tackle is tied for sixth nationally with eight passes defended — a category usually dominated by defensive backs. He has seven pass breakups this year and one interception.  “He’s the first person in the film room watching film, always encouraging us to get in there and watch film with him,” Asante said.  ESPN’s “College GameDay” is working on a feature about Suh that is expected to air Saturday. Sports Illustrated is also coming to Lincoln for an apparent story on Suh. ~ Steven Sipple

Even though the football team is not winning games so far, back to back losses, Suh and the defense is doing all it can to continue on and play well.  Here is a good link about how Suh played in interesting circumstances.

Ndomination SUH