Husker Fan

Only two more days until the Nebraska Cornhuskers open their 2019 football season against Southern Alabama. The entire Husker nation, which is world-wide, is excited for this season to get underway, hoping to make last year's 4-8 record a distant memory. Husker t-shirts are even being sold by street vendors in Jerusalem. Is this escapism … Continue reading Husker Fan

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House Cleaning

Thursday, January 2, 2014.  Typically, I use this day to check all my moving parts to see if I survived New Year's Day, a day to recover from watching 8-10 football games, and think rationally about the long term impact of college football won/loss records.  But, the bowl season isn't over yet. Tonight is the … Continue reading House Cleaning

Go Army – part II

The Army-Navy football game was played this last Saturday, the 114th meeting  between the two oldest military academies.  It is one of my favorite football games of the year, and I've written about it before.  The tradition of the game and the spirit in which it is played always sends a chill up my spine … Continue reading Go Army – part II

Go Army!

While watching the annual Army - Navy football game last Saturday, the Greatest All Time Rivalry, I began to wonder what makes this game so special.  Is it the tradition, the pageantry, the sea of cadets and midshipmen in the stands, the sky darkened when the victors throw their hats?  What is it? My Dad, … Continue reading Go Army!

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Like the song goes, "Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,  full of soda and pretzels and beer", nothing beats a rope swing over the water for good clean summer fun.  Where did the summer go?!  The kids are back in school, college football is here (nothing wrong with that), days are getting shorter and … Continue reading Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Another Year Down the Drain

December 31, 2011.  The last day of the year.  New Year's Eve.  Wow, where did the year go?  Another growth ring on the tree of life, so to speak.  Was it a good year or a bad year? I like this time of year, for several reasons:  1) Christmas is over.  There's more good things … Continue reading Another Year Down the Drain

Gridiron Success

YAC = Yards After Catch.  After four weeks of playing offensive tackle or blocking back, the young lad finally got a chance to play split end.  As luck would have it, a rare well-thrown spiral made it to his vicinity; he caught it and scampered toward the end zone. I was happy to see his patience and … Continue reading Gridiron Success

Grunge Ball

During a photo shoot of a local high school senior, I noticed how beat up his football looked.  So I isolated the ball in his firm grip, converted it to B&W and started playing with different grunge-looking effects.  This is pretty mild compared to some grunge effects I've seen, but I like the way it … Continue reading Grunge Ball

Smash Mouth

Now that Labor Day is behind me I can concentrate on football, my favorite sport -- that is spectator sport.  Play football?   Are you kidding me!?  I could get hurt!  I played flag football in 7th and 8th grade and tackle football in 9th grade.  That was enough for me; I finally realized how important … Continue reading Smash Mouth