My football weekend was a bit of a rollercoaster that started off really badly but ended well. The five-game stretch started Friday night with Son 1’s high school team getting shutout by the rival a few miles down the road. Son’s team thought they would win fairly easily and they played like it.
Then there was the Husker game. I got to see a tiny bit of the first quarter as we drove up to Brookings, South Dakota for senior day. That little bit was more than enough.
Saturday evening, things started to look up as the South Dakota State Jackrabbits boatraced Drake 51-10. It also helped that I got to watch a kicker by the name of Vinatieri booting field goals for the home team....again. You see, there was a kicker by the name of Vinatieri doing the same back when I was a student at SDSU. That guy’s name was Adam. The current iteration of Vinatieri is Chase, his nephew. The final points in the game were a 51 yard (career record) field goal by Vinatieri the Younger to bring the Jackrabbits’ final tally to 51 in the 51st Beef Bowl.
Yes, there is a such a thing as a Beef Bowl and South Dakota beat Nebraska to the trademark.
Sunday started with Son 3’s peewee football team notching a convincing win over the rival down the road. Of course, that game included Son 3 getting a bloody nose and me giving him a cotton ball with some Vaseline. It was a small cotton ball from the car first aid kit, not a typical-sized one. He promptly sucked that thing up into a sinus. He did finish the game, but ranchdude took him into the doctor’s office later. We are awaiting the bill. Mom lesson learned.
Sunday afternoon/evening got a bit more enjoyable as I watched the Broncos. I am still trying to figure out how the Trevor Siemian that played for Northwestern is now leading the NFL in touchdown passes through two games. Some of life’s mysteries may never be solved.
So Corn Nation, how was your weekend outside of the game-that-shall-not-be-mentioned?
Also, here are a couple of handy articles you may want to read, in case your secondary college team, child’s team, or professional team didn’t come through and balance out the Husker performance.
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Indiana Hoosiers basketball: Are comparisons to Nebraska football valid? - The Crimson Quarry
Nebraska football and IU basketball seem similar at first, but the Hoosiers may be in a better position for long-term success.
Top 5 Rutgers players to watch | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights come to Lincoln on Saturday, Sept. 23, to open Big Ten Conference play against the Huskers. Rutgers has a record 1-2 so far this season. Here
The timing for Rutgers football to go to Nebraska couldn’t be worse - On the Banks
It’s always dangerous to face a wounded animal, and the Cornhuskers are just that
Husker volleyball takes two of three in Omaha Challenge | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Husker volleyball players went into the Omaha Challenge with their heads held high, fresh off two straight three-set sweeps against No. 11 UCLA. The No. 10 Huskers started things
Huskers head into Big Ten play | HuskersHQ.com | theindependent.com
The non-conference season is over for John Cook and the Nebraska volleyball team.
'Embarrassed' offensive line needs communication, technique improvements | Football | journalstar.com
Nebraska’s starting offensive line Saturday against Northern Illinois trotted on to the field for the Huskers’ first series with 52 combined starts and 72 games played.
Pumping the brakes on Josh Allen; Nebraska seat getting hot
Less than a month into the season, it's probably time we pump the brakes on the Josh Allen hype train. (annoying autoplay video alert - turn off your speaker)
Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 3 Mockery - The Daily Gopher
Nebraska is out here doing Rutgers things.
Elsewhere In Sports
Alex Gordon hits MLB’s record-setting 5,694th HR of the season
Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night.
Utah bar owners love Wisconsin football fans in town for BYU game
There are two bars in Provo. Was it enough with Wisconsin fans coming to town?
Colorado football's rise faces another reckoning vs. Washington
CU's game Saturday against the Huskies should be revealing for both teams.
Michigan football 2017: What’s wrong with this offense? - SBNation.com
The Numerical. Also, new numbers on Alabama, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, Purdue, Duke, Houston, and more.
Tennessee vs. Florida Hail Mary: defensive coordinator Bob Shoop Vols’ coverage - SBNation.com
Now we really know what happened.
Then There’s This
Most-wanted criminal arrested after posting Instagram video of himself | Ars Technica
Officials obtained fugitive’s GPS coordinates after he took to social media.
I may or may not have clipped the one below just because of the opening phrase of the headline.
Flush With Cash: Swiss Toilets Mysteriously Stuffed With 500-Euro Bills : The Two-Way : NPR
Toilets in Geneva were clogged with tens of thousands of dollars' worth of discarded cash earlier this summer — and nobody knows why.