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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.

Where will SUH go?

Posted in Sports world, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by rylanreed

If you want more about SUH, you can go here.

Here we GO!

There has been soo much talk about where Suh will go and how high he should be, and all that other talk… now is when everything comes into place and where Nebraska fans will start having a new football team to root for (if you somewhat like the NFL).  Let’s all Cheer him on to where ever he will end up at! 

Here are a few more articles and one sweet sports science show with Suh totally demolishing a crash test dummy!

HE WENT TO THE LIONS!!!!    A little history…

Why would you change the eye black

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by rylanreed

I understand some of the rulings that the NCAA put down this past week for the next couple years of football, but why ban eye black that has words on them… isn’t that like freedom of speech kind of thing? I mean, it’s not distracting the other players on the opposing team, and if it is, they need to work on that themselves…

The schedule is served

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by rylanreed

In non-conference play, three out of the four teams are from a lower level division and not really someone that would attract much attention to their play or the game.  I still say both FAU and ASU gave us some problem area’s to work on and challenged us in some others. Why are we playing low level team instead of another BCS great?

Some fans are asking this question, rather wanting the good ole days where high level ranked teams would go head to head to see who was the best.  Trying to play up to someone’s level instead of playing down to another’s.  If anyone looks at our Conference Schedule, you will see it ususally is based with some pretty good teams that could change the final letter either way, and much of Nebraska’s focus needs to be on those teams.  Yes, it would be awesome to see a NU vs. ND,  a NU vs. LSU, or a NU vs. PSU, but with how the money issue and home field advantage has started to decrease the potiental of getting high profile teams to play in our none-conference games, we get the fortune of being able to play those “so-called” “lower-level” football teams.  It definitely helped Nebraska see where they need to improve before actually playing the big boys.

Shatel: November time for big games

It’s big-game week here in God’s country, but elsewhere they are wondering how to liven up September. Esteemed colleague Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star opines that the Big 12 should consider playing more conference games in September — such as this week’s game matching Texas Tech and Texas — à la the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast. The thinking is that it makes the Big 12 more attractive to TV networks.

I’m all for that — if I don’t have to give up my conference games in November. To see Nebraska play Louisiana-Lafayette between games with Oklahoma and Kansas would be an absolute momentum-killer. Don’t mess with my conference schedule; I want the league dramas to build each week toward a Thanksgiving crescendo. To me, that’s college football. Now, if the Big 12 athletic directors would like to knock off one of the meaningless nonconference games and replace it with a ninth conference game, I’m all for it. But that won’t happen. Too many Big 12 schools need the seven home games. For NU, that’s nearly $5 million a home game.

With a shake, comes the fist

Posted in Sports world, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2009 by rylanreed

I just found out about the Oregon – Boise State game and the punch at the end.  Both Players shouldn’t have done what they did, but I have to say that I did laugh a little bit when watching it.  Not to say that we should be praising either players on either teams, since they are role models for everyone that is younger and wanting to be in their shoes someday.  Here are some good links about what happened and what Tom Shatel has to say about the incident and what will happen tonight.