I was going to open with, “It’s been quite a week around the Nebraska football program,” but that would qualify for understatement of the decade.
The Huskers are so thin at quarterback, during the week the Taylor Martinez cut-out was working with the scout team.
Nothing against Tommy Armstrong, but I would’ve liked to have seen Ron Kellogg take the first snap. He would have made history as the first assistant coach in NCAA history to start a game.
The first half was so competitive at one point, BTN briefly focused on the game and not people cooking meat outside the stadium.
The U.S. soccer team is ranked 13th in the world, four spots ahead of England. Now I don’t feel quite so bad about the Huskers being out of the Top 25 and Northwestern and Baylor being in.
Regarding the Bo Pelini audiotape: I’m just glad coaches somehow refrained from blaming it on a lack of execution.
Maybe now that things have died down, The World-Herald will stop running stories about the Pelini audiotape on the front page and feature what’s really important on Page 1 — Taylor Martinez’s toe.
Now it’s time for the Husker program to get back to normal. Unfortunately, playing South Dakota State in a nonconference game is normal.
Pelini will not be punished. Unless, of course, you consider having to talk to a sideline reporter and show up for a press conference on Saturday to be “punishment.”
The Michigan athletic department paid for skywriters to write “Go Blue” over Michigan State’s Spartan Stadium. Wars have been started over lesser offenses.
Going in to this weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs were 3-0 and the Royals are in contention for a wild card spot. As a longtime Kansas City professional sports fan, I didn’t want to take any chances and went ahead and celebrated Friday night.
Next Friday night, the Husker basketball team will hold a scrimmage open to the public at the new Pinnacle Bank Arena. The atmosphere should be tremendous. It’ll be like the NCAA men’s tournament, only with a team from Nebraska.
And finally: An Italian soccer coach used a full camouflage disguise to spy on his rival at practice. This is when sports cheating has reached a new low. You’re at practice and someone says: “Hey, did that tree just move?”