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Don’t stop now, keep laughing

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2010 by rylanreed

Here are the Russian Bobsled team, having a little chuckle at the Canadians expense during the Olympics this past year.

I would have to say that South Dakota State is probably laughing at us, the Huskers, for the performance that we put on tonight. It looked like heads skidding across ice…

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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!

Potholes, Elephants, getting arrested… Waterfall… potholes, elephants

Posted in South Africa Stint with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2009 by rylanreed

Our team decided to use the time that the students had off, for our vacation time and seeing some of the sights of Africa. My friend and teammate James Pruch, took a couple of weeks to go back to the states, wasn’t able to tag along, but the rest of us in Pretoria and one from Durban decided to head up through Botswana to go see Victoria falls in Zimbabwe.

The trip through Botswana was definitely an interesting one, taking us two days to make it to our destination, about 20 hours or so from Pretoria. The second day on the road was the most exciting, with miles of road that looked more like a war torn area than just potholes, seeing elephants along the road and myself getting arrested. (I was let go with a small payment, and if you want to know more just email me and I can tell you the story. Too long for this…) We stayed at the Chobe River Lodge, just at their campsite, but were able to enjoy the surrounding life on the deck of the lodge.

The Chobe River is the separation line between Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. The first full day we were there, we decided to take a boat trip to go see a Namibian village. We really saw the need for Christians to go there and spread the word while living with them. The one cool thing we all noticed was how content they were with life, even when there was so much around them and I am sure people coming to visit them all the time like we did. They didn’t know of anything better and they were fine with that. We also took a boat that had a dinner on it that evening. It was a really relaxing time eating and listening to the different sounds of the night.

The Next day, we went to Zimbabwe, taking a tour guided bus trip to the Victoria falls. It was amazingly huge, definitely one place everyone should see at some point in their life time.  Niagara falls is pretty cool, but this sounded like jet engines all around you, it was that loud. Anywhere you would stand, you probably will get wet, there is that much water coming over the falls and misting/spraying all around.  There was one place where you could go up on the wet rocks, to look over the ledge and where most of the spray comes to land. I definitely got soaked, but it sure was fun. On the way back to Botswana, we were able to see a few giraffes on the side of the road. There were “Pumbaa’s” all over the place as well, both in Zimbabwe and Botswana.

The next day we took a safari boat trip and were able to see a lot of crocks, hippo’s and elephants. It was a relaxing time as we floated along, and we were able to experience an African sunset on the water of which I took plenty of pictures. The following two days were spent driving back home, the first day almost the same as the second day going north, without the arrest. The one almost cool part about the drive was when we came upon a watering hole with about 6-8 elephants there drinking. One that was off to the side was walking towards the road, not knowing we were there. It would have been a great video of the group and an elephant walking across the road; I can already see it on National Geographic. Sadly, we drove off instead of backing up to take position. I guess it will only be in my dreams…

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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Football without God

Posted in following Jesus, God, Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2009 by rylanreed

What a tragedy if someone is like this, and I know of plenty that are in this position.  I saw a really good quote from someone on this subject and it caught my interests. He said that if he didn’t have Christ in his life, he would have probably killed himself after the tragic defeat that happened against the Husker football team Yesterday, the 19th of September, 2009.  (I won’t post a link to inflict more pain, its OK) I love sports and I love football, but I especially love Husker football.  Back in the day I would have flipped out with the loss that we had, but as I have grown older and a little more knowledgeable on how important the eternal perspective is for my life and those that are committed to Christ, not just the importance of one single football game.

Yes it was a tough loss to take, but where you will go in eternity matters with not just your life or death here on earth, but for an eternal life and eternal death.  Instead of what this loss against Va Tech, pretty much inflicted by our team, means to your week, what does spending eternity without Christ in Hell, lonely and in darkness, mean for your life right now?

Why redshirting?

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2009 by rylanreed

Why is red-shirting some players good for the team and for the player it self and why should you not red-shirt player in different situations.

Compton redshirted as a freshman, but there were several times when he nearly saw the field.

During NU’s game against Virginia Tech, Ekeler came running down the sideline looking for Compton.

“Get ready to rock and roll! You’re going in!” Ekeler told him.

Head coach Bo Pelini also told Compton to get ready, but he soon changed his mind and said it would be a poor decision to burn the redshirt. In hindsight, Compton admits sitting out was the right choice.

“I was nowhere close to where I am now,” Compton said. “It’s an awesome thing to redshirt. You get a year of learning and getting a feel for the game instead of being thrown into the fire.” (Daily Nebraskan)

Here is a little about Josh Williams, Nick Rubek is asking the questions and wrote this article:

Q: What’s the toughest part of redshirting?

A: Just sitting out. I came in and wanted to be in the game. But actually just sitting out and watching guys, that’s probably the toughest part. I think the best part about it was just being able to develop myself to be ready to play college football.

Q: When you look back at it now, do you think a year ago at this time you would have been ready to play?

A: No, I don’t think so. I don’t think I would have been able to do it.  Nick Rubek

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God in football?

Posted in following Jesus, Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2009 by rylanreed

Nebraska football isn’t all about becoming a star on and off the field for a few of the players on the team, even though they have become stars in their own right.  Its more about giving glory to Jesus Christ in everything they do, both on and off the field!

Not having football be god like so many people do, but having God be in football.