Tanner Lee’s mom on Nebraska fans, the NFL, and the best Mother’s Day gift of all is an article written by Sean Keeler of Land of 10 which I thought was one of the best reads in recent memory regarding Nebraska Football.
I suggest reading it.
I am against booing athletes as a general matter and I am particularly against booing athletes that play for the team I’m actually rooting for.
And I get it. After Tanner Lee had a particularly rough first half against Rutgers last year I was texting my friends that there is no way Riley should bring Tanner Lee back out to play quarterback. And he did. And if I was there I would have wanted to boo Mike Riley for that decision. But by booing Mike Riley, you are essentially booing Tanner Lee right?
I think I would rather be booed than having somebody else get booed for playing me. Isn’t that worse? I don’t know.
Anyways, the next time you want to boo a Nebraska football player think — “What if that was my kid out there?” Or if you don’t have children then use your imagination. If you wouldn’t want your child booed by their own fans then I suggest not booing.
Or think about your mom if you got booed. Or just read what Tanner Lee’s mom, Kimberly, said in Sean Keeler’s article.
“The hardest day was when they booed him,” Kimberly says. “As a parent, how do you sit there and listen to 80,000 people boo your child? You just want to run and cry.
“When I see a kicker miss a kick or a player miss a crucial play, I think, ‘There’s a mama whose heart is breaking out there.’”
Kids playing college football didn’t sign up to be booed by their own fans. However, what they did sign up for was to be booed by opposing fans.
So when Colorado players come trotting out on the field next year then LET IT RIP.
Colorado deserves anything we can give them.
Anybody who has ever been to a Nebraska-Colorado game in Boulder knows exactly what I’m talking about.
NEBRASKA ISN’T IN THE TOP 25, BUT SCOTT FROST IS
In CBS Sports’s annual Coaches Power Rankings Scott Frost comes in at #21.
Coach Who I Think Should Be Ranked Higher: Paul Chryst comes in at #19. I’d probably put him at #10.
Coach Who I Think Should Be Ranked Lower: Kirk Ferentz. How much is he making?
NON-NEBRASKA SPORTS NEWS
It would be a sad sad NBA. Who’d want to live in a world where James Harden, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbook are the best players in the NBA? Not me.
So they’re the Atlanta Hawks from a few years ago I guess.
Unless the Cavs can turn that first round pick into immediate help now, I am hoping for the 76ers to be Lebron’s next landing spot.
If you ever feel a long way from home, maybe you should stop feeling sorry for yourself! This asteroid is much further from home than you are! It is so lonely!
Move over, Dracula: A new flying reptile fossil adds to the unusual population of large pterosaurs that once stalked Romania.
WEEKLY CORMAC MCCARTHY QUOTES
“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.” - The Road
AND THEN THERE’S THIS
Before she became a rising track star at Cal, Deshae Wise first had to escape a world in which her mom was beaten and used against her will daily for six years.
Heartbreaking that this still goes on.
MINI-MOVIE REVIEW: A Quiet Place
Is this a horror film? No. It is a thriller? Eh. Probably not. It does however walk the line of both horror and thriller. And it is very good.
It is the emotional story of a family trying to survive a set of monsters who rely on hearing to hunt them.
Is it possible for a horror/thriller movie to be pro-family? Yes. And John Krasinski (of Office Space fame), who directed and starred in it pulled it off beautifully.
As you can tell from the trailer, Emily Blunt’s character is extremely pregnant, so when a family is surviving by being absolutely quiet, how do you think they could actually survive when a baby is born?
Below is the trailer.