Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Here it comes...

I am a sports fan. I love watching sports. I love playing sports. I love sports. There is a time, however, that comes once a year. Its called summer. Sure the beginning is great, there is still playoff basketball on. But when the NBA season has officially closed, a new champion is crowned, and the draft is over, the natural order of things takes a turn for the worst.

There are 2 things that happen every summer that just make me cringe. One is baseball season and the second is all news about Brett Favre. Now don't get me wrong. I love baseball. But there is just something about a 162 games season that doesn't appeal to me. Sure there are some sweet plays, like an unassisted triple play, awesome diving catches, and no hitters. But it seems like every night, half of Sportscenter's Top Plays are home runs of some sort. And Favre...what a guy! I am a Green Bay Packers fan. I thank Favre for all the great seasons and for a Superbowl win. But I almost stopped watching ESPN these past 2 years because every single show was talking about Favre...is he retired?...will he play again?...if so, for what team?...etc. I'm not saying that he shouldn't play. If he is still able, and a team will take him, then I think he should play. But do us all a favor Favre and be decisive please...you are worse than a Jr High girl choosing between which guy she likes.

OK, enough venting. Back to what I really wanted to talk about. Just like there is a time when the natural order of sports takes a turn for the worse, there is also a time every year when the natural order of things is restored and things are once again as they should be. A time when Sportscenter can stop showing 5 different home runs in their Top Plays even though they always look EXACTLY the same. A time when bipolar Favre actually makes a decision and sticks to it. (this is why i think he throws so many interceptions...indecisiveness/bipolar disorder) That time is now...

Yes, football season is here. Time to sign up for a Fantasy League or twelve. Time to clear your Monday night schedule. Time for fall weather and FOOTBALL! Husker football in 4 days! And 9 days until the start of NFL regular season! Finally there will be some balance to Sportscenter's Top Plays and the only Favre news I will hear is when he is actually playing a game. So, in light of my recent celebration, I thought I would post some of my most favorite football highlights of all time. (in no particular order)

1. Tommie Frazier's 75-yard TD run in the 1995 National Championship Game against Florida.

2. Black 41 Flash Reverse

3. Matt Davison's Missouri Miracle

4. The Blackshirts

5. Tunnel Walk

I know these are all Husker highlights. But I am a Husker fan above all other teams! Hope you enjoyed...let me know what you think.


  1. Just a comment that may cause you to look up to me as your new hero - hahaha:
    I actually tutored Tommie Frazier one year while he was a "student" at UNL. To say the least, it was an interesting experience.

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the video's. :D

  3. Fantasy leagues are all set and I am PUMPED for the season!