Saturday, September 27, 2008

35-30 Nebraska loses to Virginia Tech

That was my angle for the Suh hit on QB Tyrod Taylor of Tech....not great but it looked like he fell on him to me.....

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Playoff Prediction vs. Reality

So as the MLB playoffs get set let's see how I did back in April when I made predictions: Here is what I thought would happen:

Predicted: AL East - Boston
Actual: AL East - Tampa Bay - Wrong barring collapse

Predicted: NL East - New York
Actual: NL East - Philly- BIG MAYBE HERE

Predicted: AL Central - Cleveland
Actual: AL Central - Chicago or Minnesota - Wrong

Predicted: NL Central - Chicago - Right

Predicted: AL West - Seattle
Actual - AL West LA Angels - Wrong

Predicted: NL West - Colorado
Actual: NL West - LA Dodgers - Wrong

Predicted: AL Wild Card - Detroit
Actual: AL Wild Card - Boston - Wrong

Predicted: NL Wild Card - Arizona
Actual: NL Wild Card - NY, Milwaukee or Philly - Wrong

So, let's see...I was right about The Yankees not making it.....and that's about it. YIKES! Only the Cubs pick turned out to be completely right. I might be right with the NL East but I'm wrong right now....that would 2 of the 8 playoff teams predicted that I got right. Not something to be proud of.....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Last One Out Turn Out The Lights

God had a sense of humor when he created emotions and allowed them to enter every aspect of life. Even sports. Only baseball though can create the emotions of sadness and happiness simultaneously like tonight watching the New York Yankees close down their home of 85 years.

Yankee Stadium saw it's last game tonight and even me -a true hater of the Pinstrips - got choked up watching the end of the building that has been a house of horrors for Red Sox teams and fans. True class. That is what you say when you talk about the Yankees. They might take advantage of a system weighted towards the rich but they have always been known for great baseball tradition.

This sport can do that to you. Make you laugh, make you cry and make you see ghosts in the outfield. I'm really happy that I was there on July say goodbye. Because after tonight - the field that saw Ruth and Jeter play in it's diamond....Ford and Rivera pitch on its mound is no more.

How would you like to be Joba Chamberlain? The kid from Lincoln pitched in the final game. Was on the mound during the Jeter speach. Walked around the stadium with his team to say goodbye....pretty cool.

As Terrance Mann said - "America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again"

PS - Yes, I'm sick about the Patriots looking like a defense being coached by Kevin Cosgrove as they get diced by the SPREAD?! offense of Miami. Sick and sad but it's one week 3. Long way to go - but there will be no domination of the league this year. First time Pats out of at least a tie of 1st since 2003 in the AFC East.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remebering 9/11

Here's a link to a story about a 9-11 memorial service today in Andover, MA that honored the 4 people who lost their lives in the attack. I know some of you have family in the military, have family members in New York, the police, fire is the day to remember those who lost their lives and thank those who keep us safe everyday.

Story on my hometown

Nice Job Warren!

The Oracle of Omaha visited Fenway Park this week for 2 Red Sox vs. Rays games. The Sox lost the series 2-1 to Tampa but it was cool to see Warren at the game.

Video from Fenway

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tell Me How My Ass Tastes....

In today's paper, a story on All-Big 12 Linebacker Joe Mortensen ran with this picture in the that really a good message to send to Nebraska fans?

Captions that Liked:
-Mr. Mortensen, I'm happy to tell you that your colonoscopy results came back clean.
-Former NU wrestling commit strikes a pose for online fans
- "Save your girlfriend, ride a Husker!"

Monday, September 8, 2008

Still Clean?

Helmet on knee...illegal for sure. You debate clean or dirty but clearly it's illegal

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Season Might Be Over After Week 1

I don't really know what to think tonight about the injury to Tom Brady's left knee because football is a contact sport and contact can cause injuries. However, when a 3rd year blitzing saftety of the Kansas City Chiefs named Bernard Pollard dives at Patriot QB Tom Brady's left leg after he released a throw down field (after looking at it again, the ball was released as contact happened but it doesn't change where he was hit)- you have to ask yourself - didn't the league outlaw this type of thing a few years ago? The answer - yes.

It's called the "Kimo Rule". Kimo von Oelhoffen was a player for the Steelers who dove at the leg of Carson Palmer of the Bengals. Palmer's knee was shreaded and so were the hopes of the team for the Playoffs. The NFL stepped in and said a player on Defense must take "every opportunity' to avoid hitting the QB at or below the knees when the QB is in a defenseless position looking to throw with both feet on the ground." That didn't happen with Pollard today. He crawled and dove at Pats star QB's leg. In my opinion...I agree with Randy Moss - "I think it was a dirty play"

But is that the fan in me coming out? Probably. I'm pissed off cause one player took out the star of the league. The entire AFC just became wide out because of one guy's mind cramp. Would Pollard have liked it he was in Tom's position and Tom did that to him? I seriously doubt but it's part of the game...injuries that is. Stars get hurt and you have to go on without them. is reporting that it's a serious knee injury for Tom Brady. Last year they were 16-0 and nearly made history by winning the Super Bowl but he was injured for that big game and now injured in game 1 of the year. I'm sick. I'm stunned. I'm pissed. But it is part of football...a nasty part of the game that shows that one guy's idiot move can wreck so much.

Let's hope the Patriots can rally around Matt Cassell and play well next week at the Jets.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Lots to Come on Tuesday!!

Hi Guys -FOOTBALL IS BACK and so is Huskers Monday. For the first time, we take the show on the road - Every week will be at T.O. Garcia's in Papillion from 2 to 6 pm for Big Show with Matt Perrault and the program dedicated to nothing but Nebraska Football (for the first 2 hours). Former Husker Clester Johnson, Petey Mac from Action 3 and your phone calls! Much more on the Husker win over Western Michigan and the rest of the great action from around the country!