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Hold the hype

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2010 by rylanreed

I am totally fine with Taylor  Martinez being the starting QB over Zac Lee and Cody Green.  He is just a redshirt freshman, but he can definitely move.  I just want everyone out there that has already crowned T-Magic as the one who will bring us to the national championship, to hold your horses for a little bit.  Don’t jump just yet, because we all know what happened to Green when we hailed him as the next champion.  He (being Martinez) is a good player, all of them are, we just need to wait and see what will actually happen in the games that matter. 

This is taken from Husker Extra:

Enjoy the show. Just don’t go anointing anyone the next Tommie Frazier when it’s over. This Western Kentucky defense ranked 118th nationally last year and three times gave up more than 62 points. Big plays should happen. So take pleasure in collecting the side bet from your buddy if you predicted the correct starter. But don’t consider this quarterback race over. It’s likely still got miles to go.

We can still cheer T-Magic on to greatness and the other QB’s as well, but there is a whole team and a long season ahead.  Sooner than later, we’ll see what Taylor is made of.  Lets go have some fun this year!

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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…

What’s so wrong with what happened?

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2010 by rylanreed

This might not be the same, but Arizona let the Huskers finish the shutout with a play towards the end zone and not a field goal. It let the Husker defense prove to the last play how good they really are. UCLA shouldn’t be mad at all as to what happened to them during the USC game. (sorry that this is a month or so too late)

I did not watch this game, but I agree with what happened. The game was for the most part out of reach, and USC was not wanting to “run the score up” and insult UCLA.  I can see why UCLA might want to try and get the ball back, maybe getting a quick TD and then an onside kick and another score to take it to overtime, but I don’t think there would have been much time anyways for all of that to happen the way UCLA would want.  USC saw something from the defense and they took it, it was just for a TD and there was really not much UCLA could do about it.  If I was UCLA, which I am not, but I would have taken the loss with how USC was going about it first and not what actually happened, but it is what it is.  Have fun UCLA waiting a whole year to get your rematch

Baseball

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2009 by rylanreed

I am the feeling on the ball after it has left your hand

I am the feeling the player has as his ball goes flying over the fence

I am the piece of string in your glove

I am the Ball

I am the holder of the ball

I am the feeling on your glove as it grabs the ball

I am the one digging for the ball

I am the Glove

I am the one diving for the ball

I am the one giving it my all to reach first

I am the one sliding to the bag

I am the one jumping and reaching over the fence as I snag the homerun

I am the one leaving the field with grass stains on my pants

I am the Player

I am the Hat and the sweat on it

I am the marvelous game of Baseball

By: Jeff Rosacker

Rest in Peace buddy! May God bless those that knew you!

Next generation SUH

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , on November 8, 2009 by rylanreed

Everyone knows how good SUH is, and now everyone is getting the chance to see just how good Crick is; right now and in the future.  The Baylor game was Cricks coming out party and I thought these two posts summed up a lot of what is needed to be said about Crick.

300th

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2009 by rylanreed

This is a great post from Samuel McKewon about the 300’th sell-out and how it needs to be more about the game and love for it, instead of where we are ranked or who is watching who and how we compare to others.  Here is an excerpt:

If this seems like a sour column in light of NU’s achievement, think of it, instead, as sobering. Older generations of fans brought us to this point by staying committed and positive. Even in some tough years. Most of them weren’t “lean,” exactly, but the Huskers have endured their share of tough, ugly losses. Each home game, they’d come back, hopeful. And the fans next to them rarely let them down.

Petty things, like who stands to cheer and who doesn’t, or whether the students have good enough seats, need to be set aside on game day. Memorial Stadium was never about being vicious, a Temple of Doom from the Indiana Jones movies. Rather, the place is a warm spirit the color of its sea of fans. Remember that.

A few great memories, or one’s that will last a lifetime for those that went to the games.  The craziest one that I was at, was the 2006 UT game, where it was sunny, cloudy, snowy, and then sunny again all in 15 minutes. And then Nunn fumbles, I know it hurts, but that was such a crazy game.

Here is another post by Tom Shatel about the greatness of what the sellout is all about.

Blaming who?

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by rylanreed

If you are going to blame one person on the Nebraska football team, you better just blame them all, every single one of them and the coaches too.  There should be one singling out on one person totally screwing the win up for the team.  It was a team effort and a team failure.  I would like to see a lot of you who are complaining and crying over someone’s bad choice of action, to get in there and try it out for yourself.  I am pretty sure not to many people can play at their level, so let’s give them a break and hope they learn from this lession, which I am pretty sure they will do…

I hope Bo see more in the football game than just this, and think he does, he just wants to motivate the players…

Added Pelini: “We did some good things; a lot that we need to get fixed. In the end, we didn’t make the play. I don’t measure on yards or how we play. You’ve got to win the football game. We didn’t win the football game so we didn’t play good enough in any phase of the game. I measure it on results. That’s how we measure things around here.”

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