Yesterday morning my hometown had a tractor pull. Most people in Nebraska have been around tractor pulls at county fairs where headphones may be required because of the huge impressive tractors.
Well in my hometown of people pulled the tractor.
It was a first time event and a fundraiser for the local Lion’s Club. There were ten teams. Three from the volunteer fire department. One from a group of wives from members of the fire department. They even beat a team from the fire department.
Also, there was a family from New Zealand.
It turned out the father of the family from New Zealand was also a fire fighter. The fire chief sent a shirt home with the father. He plans on sending one back from New Zealand. Also his kids (who participated in the tractor pull) rode on the fire trucks that went down main street through the parade route.
They can all go back to New Zealand and tell their friends about that time their family pulled a tractor and rode on fire trucks in a fourth of July parade in a small town in the middle of the United States of America.
That’s pretty cool.
In case you were wondering, here is the winning run of the day. Congrats to those guys!
This is how we tractor pull in Murdock, NE on the 4th of July. Oredigger O lineman Caleb Marlatt, Midlands RB Austin Meisinger, Tyler Marlatt and Dylan Burns. 1st place 17.89 sec. @DiggerStrength @MidlandU_FB @MiceA41 @Big__Sweat @greggbrandon1 pic.twitter.com/MQJvn7JJXI— Randall Marlatt (@marlatt_randall) July 4, 2019
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Nebraska Football and Fireworks | Hail Varsity
Happy Fourth of July. May your day be filled with burgers, brats, beer and blowing stuff up.
There is truly no better way to celebrate America’s birthday. And there is nothing more American than football. At its most basic level, it’s a bunch of jacked dudes hitting each other to see who can hit harder while drunk dudes outside the stadium slingshot themselves onto flaming fold-out tables (Bills Mafia will forever be the G.O.A.T.). If we could play football in the summertime and not risk the entire field melting, we would play football on Independence Day every year and it would be the greatest sight you’d ever see.
But we don’t.
That doesn’t mean we’re not still thinking about football though. At least, Joe Evans is.
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The Volleyball Nations League rolls on this week with the final six, and all three former Huskers were selected to the 14-player roster for the United States.
USA earned the No. 2 seed with a 12-3 record, tying China — the host country for the final round — who took the top seed with a better set ratio. Brazil, Italy, Turkey and Poland round out the six-team field for the VNL Finals Round.
Newest Husker baseball commit Mackie talks decision
A stressful two weeks ended with 2019 Liberty (Mo.) outfielder Drew Mackie committed to Nebraska.
Mackie was forced to reopen his recruitment two weeks ago after being a long-time commit to Texas Tech, and after a visit to Lincoln on Tuesday, committed to join the Husker program. He will enroll at Nebraska and July and be eligible to play for the Big Red next spring.
Knicks favored to win Vegas Summer League title
The New York Knicks are the favorites to win the championship -- the Las Vegas Summer League championship.
The Las Vegas Summer League tips off Friday with a 10-game slate, highlighted by a matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Knicks (9:30 p.m., ESPN).
2019 World Cup: Meet Dutch striker Lieke Martens, the breakout star in France
If you’re a women’s soccer diehard, you might wonder what’s up with this headline. Lieke Martens is 26. A proven commodity, not some fresh-faced prospect. In 2017, she was named FIFA and UEFA’s best player. Earlier that year, she led the Netherlands to the European title. Hell, France 2019 isn’t even her first World Cup; four years ago in Canada, she scored her country’s first goal in its tournament debut.
But the fact of the matter is that Martens remains mostly unknown to audiences in Africa, Asia, South America and, especially, in the United States.
NBA rumors: Warriors, Steph Curry 'took personally' how Kevin Durant left
In the days following Kevin Durant's announcement that he was leaving the Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency, more is coming to light about what possibly drove him to that decision.
There have been reports that Durant never felt properly acknowledged in the Bay Area, particularly in comparison to Steph Curry. Also, we learned Durant reportedly didn't see eye-to-eye with Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
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Padding the Stats: Fred Hoiberg and Developing Pro Talent | Hail Varsity
The basketball world is gathering in Las Vegas starting this weekend for the annual NBA Summer League. The league offers fans the opportunity to see their teams’ new draft picks in action and it also gives athletes a chance to impress teams, both in the NBA and across the world.
“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.
Could new research allow to choose their baby gender? - HEALTH & SCIENCE - Jerusalem Post
Israeli scientists have demonstrated the ability for mammals to mate and produce only female babies. A similar system based on identical principles could produce only males.
The quote from Jurassic Park pops into my head. " Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should."
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Elif Batuman explores a new feature on Merriam-Webster’s Web site that allows users to see all the words first used in print in a given year.
Vatican to open tombs in search for girl missing since 1983 | Catholic Herald
The Vatican has announced that it will be opening two tombs in a Vatican City cemetery to determine if the body of Emanuela Orlandi is buried there.
Her case, still unsolved, is very popular in Italy as it has been the focus of several conspiracy theories.
Declassified spy plane photos reveal patterns in ancient archaeological sites--Aleteia
We normally think of archaeology as being conducted with shovels and brushes, with teams carefully uncovering the secrets long hidden beneath the surface of the earth. But photos taken from the air are useful to archaeologists as well—used for identifying patterns and features that are not so easy to notice at ground level.
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My co-worker's sister wasn't ready man. pic.twitter.com/ENRPrr09zW— Angela Rodriguez™ (@_ang03) July 1, 2019