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Friday Flakes: Scott Frost Shares Video That Makes Me Think Nebraska Will Win a National Championship Next Year

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It feels good. Watch it again.

Michigan State v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

If you haven’t seen it. Here it is.

The reactions on twitter were similar to my initial reaction. Not only would I run through a wall for Scott Frost after watching that video, I think we are probably going undefeated next year and winning a national championship.

It is a great video.

Then I am reminded that Nebraska won four games last year and the maybe we should try and just contend for the division this year instead. Maybe.

That’s okay. I realize that fact and I understand it. However, I prefer the feeling of thinking we are going to win a national championship.

So I’ll just go watch it again.


Weekend Trip To Vegas - Looking for Recommendations

The wife and I are heading to Vegas in a few weeks for a wedding. We staying at a place on the strip (I think?).

The wife and I aren’t really gamblers and couldn’t care less about clubs. We actually prefer a dive bar atmosphere compared to some nice $15 a drink, type of bar.

Also, we enjoy good food. So if anybody has recommendations for food and drinks we would love to hear them.

I am particularly interested in late night food, because of course.

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Gratitude for You All

I still remember driving home with some friends after a weekend trip to Chicago. At that time I had been an attorney for three or four years. I asked my friends that if they could go back in time and start back at the point after graduating from high school, would they have gone into something different.

One friend is a psychologist. One works for a metal scrapping/recycling company. One is a doctor.

I believe two were happy with what they were doing, while one responded he wished he was doing something else.

However, I remember my answer. If I could go back in time I would have gone to school to be a sports journalist. I wanted to write about sports and I wanted people to read it. Little did I know that the opportunity fell into my lap with Corn Nation.

So while I am not a sports journalist and am in no way on the level of the real professionals that write for the various publications around this state that cover Nebraska sports, I still get to remind myself that people read what I write.

For that I am thankful.

I have been here for two years now and have written some idiotic things like the following, from 2017:

After two seasons at Nebraska, Mike Riley fired one of his best friends. Riley realized Mark Banker was not good enough to be the defensive coordinator at Nebraska. So Riley goes out and hires Bob Diaco. If given the opportunity, we could have a top flight defense in the next couple of years.

I have also written a fictional Halloween story about the ghosts of Tom Osborne and Bob Devaney haunting Scott Frost, which was not read by many people, but was still read by some. I really enjoyed writing that piece, regardless of if it was any good.

I have written the Five Reasons Why Nebraska Will Win for the past two seasons, and loved hearing from the lovely opposing fans for how stupid I am and how horrible Nebraska was at that time. Usually, they would wait until after the game. This was especially true for Oregon fans.

Over the past few weeks I have felt particularly stretched. My wife noticed.

I ended up writing down a list of my “obligations.” Starting with 1. Faith, 2. Husband, 3. Father, 4. Lawyer....and the list went on and on. I ended with a list of 15 “obligations” or “hats that I wear.” There are obviously “sub-obligations” to each obligation, but I felt that 15 was too big of a number.

So after making the list I wrote down next to each obligation whether I need to consider ending that particular obligation. Some are nonnegotiable like the ones I listed. Others are definitely negotiable.

Back to that conversation with my friends on the way back from Chicago. So while I am still in the same profession, I do however get to write about sports and people actually read it.

So for those of you who read the stuff I write, I am eternally thankful.


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