This week I purged my twitter account. I stopped following about 150 people. Most of them were political accounts. I tried to make sure I followed people from different political perspectives. Well I unfollowed them all. Well almost all of them. This includes people I generally “agree” with most of the time.
It is emotionally draining and probably not good for my mental health. Earlier this week I asked a couple fellow Corn Nation staffers if they think writing about Nebraska sports requires us to be on twitter.
Admittedly I receive most of my Husker sports news from twitter. I get ideas on what to write about through various twitter accounts. I am not the type of guy that will go from news site to news site to see what Tom Shatel, Steven Sipple or Sam McKewon wrote today. Maybe I should give it a try.
The past couple weeks I’ve published more than my fair share of article for Corn Nation. I enjoy doing it, so I’m not complaining about that part.
What we have had over the past weeks is a Nebraska rebellion, Big Ten infighting, Conference drama, sources sources sources, Kevin Warren vague statements, sources sources sources, football in the fall, Justin Fields petition, football in the spring, Parents United, football in the winter, Presidents with zero foresight, and now we have a lawsuit.
Then last night I saw this tweet.
Big Ten working on a plan that could feature football starting Thanksgiving weekend. https://t.co/23hspABzKV— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) August 28, 2020
I didn’t even click on it. My only response was, “I’m tired of everything.”
Sports! Sports! Sports!
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Clear the paint for Chuck and Kobe, one last time.
Kobe Bean Bryant….
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Geez, this is tough.
The best recruiting win of the Scott Frost era so far? Was it last night? I know, I know. They have to play ball for us to really find out. But in answering this question, I'm thinking mostly about the perception and situation surrounding the commitment. That does count for something even before the games are played. Especially now.
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This past Sunday, Paul George further entrenched himself in his narrative of failing to perform in the playoffs with a 3-for-14 performance against the Mavs. It was easy to poke fun at him – I did so when I wrote that while I probably wouldn’t come through in the clutch either, it wasn’t my job to win basketball games.
“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.
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When you really think about it, the weather impacts our decisions every single day. What we wear, when we leave for our morning commute, the chores we do, the hobbies we partake in, the family activities we plan. And on and on the list goes of how our lives are influenced by the winds and skies.
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The Best Things I Saw On the Internet This Week
The sound of the 16th century book pic.twitter.com/sOefYwvRqj— Marsh's Library (@MarshsLibrary) August 27, 2020
pic.twitter.com/5rRJmrG0y2— Chris Stefanick (@ChrisStefanick) August 25, 2020
Mother with Alzheimer’s recognizes her daughter.
Beautiful humanity in its raw state...made by Love and for Love!
1 John 4:8.
LOCAL HERO: Following a destructive storm, this restaurant owner in Iowa started driving to devastated neighborhoods to cook free meals for the community. pic.twitter.com/nmxk9T0nZ9— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 19, 2020