There are now 58 days left until the start of Nebraska football season. It still sounds like a long ways away.
I hope you had a good fourth. I spent some time with my neighbors as they grilled out and made me food. I had zero alcohol, as I did the night before, and I wasn’t feeling exactly all that well. Still the fact that I had zero alcohol, and I was relatively quiet while my neighbors were loud as hell Monday night seemed to bother them somewhat. It was kind of funny.
Cal Bentz, who led Nebraska to 26 swimming and diving conference championships, died at his home in Lincoln on Tuesday, July 4. He was 84.
Bentz coached swimming for more than 50 years, leaving his greatest impact at the University of Nebraska in the 1980s and 1990s.
Jill linked to this yesterday, but here’s the one from the Nebraska Athletic Department.
Steven M. Sipple: Nothing pretend about Weber's steady rise in Husker program | Column | journalstar.com
Nebraska linebacker Chris Weber occasionally hears Bob Diaco use the concept "pretend student-athletes."
Those athletes falter in classes and don't always go full-bore in the Husker football complex.
Former Husker Ameer Abdullah on Nebraska ground game in 2017: 'It's the balance of the team'
When Abdullah looks at the Huskers’ 2017 running backs roster, he likes what he sees. He’s particularly high on junior Devine Ozigbo.
Booker earning players' trust after sudden shift - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
“The other thing is Coach Diaco, in his short time as defensive coordinator, has really created a culture here that allows for coach-to-player trust and player-to-coach trust and coach-to-coach trust. That’s the culture we have, and I’m coming into that. I don’t have to build that. That’s something that’s already in place.”
The Midwest is a wonderful place. Tell us your Midwest story.
Once again, I’m stealing from OTE. This is a sad state of affairs.
Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy has a mullet. You must know these 7 things about it - SBNation.com
Look at that rascal perched atop his head, just raring to party.
Penn State was 2016’s most fun team. Now 2017 means huge expectations - SBNation.com
The B1G champs won’t fly under any radars this time.
Penn State vs Bob Shoop: Coaches and schools fight all the time, but rarely in public | PennLive.com
Usually this sort of contract squabble is settled behind closed doors if not amicably. But Penn State's suit against its former football assistant is a rare case of a coach taking a stand and a school calling him on it publicly.
Intro | What football will look like in the future
This is... rather bizarre.
Then There’s This:
Here's a challenge: See how well you can draw the outlines of all 50 states from memory. It's harder than you think
I got a C on North Carolina, a D on Rhode Island, and an F on Alaska. Then a C+ on Pennsylvania, and a B on Utah, and a B+ on Georgia. Then I quit.
The website key.me will make a duplicate key from a digital photo.
Nothing is safe. Security is non-existent. This doesn’t even involve Russian hackers.
My name is Kainoa Little, and I am a Shoreline, Washington-based conflict photographer. I was in Mosul in April and May 2017, documenting Iraqi forces as they fought Islamic State militants to liberate the city.
I tried and failed to find newspapers and wire services who would purchase my photos. But the soldiers had fed me and given me a seat in their Humvees, and the refugees had tolerated my presence on some of the worst days of their lives. They very rightly expected that I would tell their story.
It’s amazingly difficult to make money being a professional photographer anymore. You can try to do things like wedding photography, portrait photography, real estate photography, or be creative in other forms where you’re doing something totally new. The key word there is “creative”.
Journalism though, is another story. It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s sports photography or, as in the linked article, news, a lot of photographers just don’t get paid for their work. I know that a lot of you probably just don’t care, but we get what we pay for in terms of journalism and that isn’t more evident than right now.
SBNation web sites have access to Getty and USA Sports photography. Under Getty, we get everything, not just sports. Under the entertainment selection, there are approximately 9.3M photos available. Under royalty, (yes there’s a royalty category), there are over 262,000. Under college football, around 232,000. (If I search for “Eric Crouch”, 120 photos are available.) That’s a lot of photos available through Getty. All of them licensed. Someone is getting paid, most likely Getty, rather than the photographers, most of whom have to shell out at least $15k to $20k in equipment costs just to start.
I probably should go more in depth about the subject, but again, I’m not sure if anybody cares. Here’s a quiz for you. In the comment section, name your favorite writers. It’d be nice if they were sports writers, but I’ll leave it open. Along with your favorite writer, and I’m trusting you to not look them up, name your favorite photographer.